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Study programme

When deciding what to study you undoubtedly read a lot of information about your study programme. Leiden University employs various systems to provide information about programmes and courses and to facilitate communication between lecturers and students.

The e-prospectus contains information about all the courses within your study programme. Here you can find all you need to know about your programme. Via Blackboard you can communicate with your lecturers and submit assignments.

 The Course and Examination Regulations (OER in Dutch) and the Rules and Regulations set by the Boards of Examiners (R&R) can be found on the page Faculty and study programme regulations.

The ICT in Business and the Public Sector programme consists of around 20 courses and a thesis project. During the first semester a student chooses for one of the two tracks:

  • ICT in Business
  • ICT in the Public Sector

The courses are normally offered in a combination of (guest)lectures, company visits, case work, lab work, and student presentations. Many activities are based on team work. The 120 ECTS  programme structure is as follows:

Main Curriculum for both specialisations:

Course:

EC

Sem.

Global Business Game

1

1

Leading & Managing People

5

1

Strategy: Process, Content, Context

6

1

Behavioural and Analytical Decision Making

6

1

ICT Architectures

6

2

ICT Enabled Process Innovation

3

1

Accounting*

3

2

Process Modelling*

3

2

Research Methods

6

2

Software Engineering

3

1

System Development & Project Management

6

1

Applied Research Methodology (year 2)

4

1

Business Intelligence* (year 2)

3

1

Specialisation A or B (see below)

18

 

Electives (year 2)

9

 

MSc Research Project

38

 

 

 

 

A. Specialisation ICT in Business:

 

 

Marketing and Corporate Communications*

3

2

Managing the Digital Business

3

2

Finance*

3

2

Managing Innovation

3

2

Entrepreneurship (year 2)

3

1

Capstone Cases

3

1+2

 

 

 

B. Specialisation ICT in the Public Sector:

 

 

Role of ICT in Public Administration

6

2

Digital Government-Citizen Interaction (year 2)

3

1

Data-driven Policy Making (year 2)

3

1

Working for the Government as ICT Expert

6

2

The master thesis research project is not necessarily but often based on an in-company project in a complex organization like a Government Institution, a multinational or a bank. Duration: 6 months.

Electives

The electives allow you to individualize your programme and accommodate special interests. Examples: ICT in the Public sector, legal aspects of ICT, Consultancy Skills, Management Science and Data Driven Marketing. Taking electives abroad.

The programme schedule is intense, allowing participants to complete the programme (with a regular course load of two academic years) in around  22 months of full-time study.

For detailed curriculum information, see our e-prospectus.