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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


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Digital Business and Innovation at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Digital technologies are changing businesses. But how do these technologies come about in the first place? What are their consequences for both people and organisations? And how are they disrupting entire industries?

 

The Master’s programme in Digital Business and Innovation aims to answer such questions by enabling students to form a bridge between business and technology. The curriculum links information systems with innovation management, covering everything from traditional enterprise resource planning systems to chatbots, artificial intelligence and social media. But more importantly, you learn how to innovate on products, services, processes and business models in a business context by using these new technologies. Unsurprisingly, this combination is extremely attractive to companies currently undergoing a digital transformation process or advising others in this phase. If you’re ready to meet the business challenges of the digital age with academic skills as well as hands-on experience, join us!


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Digital Business and Innovation

 

The Digital Business and Innovation Master’s programme is broken down into three thematic areas: information systems, innovation management and digital transformation. There are also core academic courses that will equip you with the research methodologies and critical thinking to succeed. The first half of the programme introduces you to the core topics, while the second half puts more emphasis on real-life projects.


The Master’s thesis is the final part of the program, and is an individual proof of your academic abilities. For the thesis, you design, execute, and write up an academic study on a specific subject within the domain of DBI. You can also use the findings from your thesis to develop practical advice to implement for the organisation you choose in the Digital Consultancy Project. Or you can take the Digital Entrepreneurship Project if you’re interested in starting up your own business in the area of digital business and innovation.


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Digital Business and Innovation

During this programme, you have built unique and coveted skills that companies are looking for in the digital age.


Based on a solid understanding of both business and technology, you will be able to bridge the gap between technology and what’s needed in a business environment. With your creative problem-solving skills, you are highly sought-after by numerous companies. Large and small. 


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Digital Business and Innovation

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If you have read the admission criteria and feel you are eligible for admission, please take the following steps to submit your application. Note that the initial application procedure is fully online and that scans of your original documents are required.

 

Step 1: Review the admission criteria

Step 2: Prepare your documents and apply online 
Please prepare the following documents. You can find an explanation of each document on the application page. All documents should be provided in English.

  • Copy of your valid passport or ID (only for EU citizens)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Transcript of records
  • A description of the courses you have taken during your previous higher education, that are relevant with respect to the ‘admission requirements (with an international degree)’. Don’t forget to mention the main literature used for the courses you took and the number of credits/class hours. Please use this format.
  • Thesis (or another sample of academic writing). If your thesis was not written in English, please submit the original with an added summary of about 3 pages in English.


 

Step 3: Await the decision on admission
The admission board will review your application as soon as it is complete. Normally this takes about four weeks, but it might take longer in busy periods so be sure to apply as soon as possible. If you are admitted to theprogramme, you will receive a letter of conditional admission by email. 

 

Step 4: Finalise your registration!
Make sure to finalise your registration as a student before the start of the programme. Here you will find an explanation on what to do after you are admitted. When all of the conditions are met, you will be ready to start your programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam! 

 


 

 

I have a Dutch university level (WO) bachelor’s degree (VU bachelor’s degree, VU premaster or bachelor’s degree at another university)

 

Application procedure 

 

Step 1:

Apply for the programme MSc Digital Business and Innovation via Studielink before 1 June.

 

Step 2:

Please complete your application in VUnet by answering additional questions and uploading the following documents: 

  • A transcript of your grades with your GPA 
  • A motivation letter in English in which you explain why you want to pursue a Master’s programme Digital Business & Innovation at VU Amsterdam 
  • A recent resume in English 
  • A description of the relevant courses you have taken during your previous higher education, with the main literature used for these courses. 


Your GPA has to be determined by taking the weighted average of all bachelor courses completed up to the moment of application. In case an additional degree has been pursued beyond the bachelor programme, the associated grades may be included in the calculation of the GPA, if that is beneficial for the GPA.

Please note: we can only process your application when you uploaded all documents. 

 

Step 3:

The admission committee will assess if you meet the admission criteria and will inform you about the decision via email. 


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Institution

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam De Boelelaan 1105
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Amsterdam

Field of study

Business & Economics

Degree

Master of science

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 16630 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Amsterdam

Field of study

Business & Economics

Degree

Master of science

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 16630 EUR / year

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