Modern organizations are operating these days in hypercompetitive environments, forcing them constantly to monitor their environment for new business opportunities and to aim for stakeholder satisfaction by delivering products and services of unprecedented quality. For most enterprises this has resulted in important challenges with increasing complexity and continuous change. Moreover, these challenges are requiring high evolvability, agility and flexibility of the organization and its information systems.
As there are obviously no simple solutions, enterprises are looking for advanced expertise grounded in research. In order to meet this demand, Antwerp Management School and the University of Antwerp established a unique partnership more than 20 years ago to offer a professional Executive Master in Enterprise IT Architecture. This executive master program is built upon state-of-the-art scientific research in the field of ‘enterprise engineering’ at both faculties.
This part-time master program provides an overview and scientific evaluation of frequently used enterprise architecture and systems development methodologies, i.e. TOGAF, Zachman, Archimate, Unified Process, Agile methodologies, etc. Furthermore, in order to establish the agile enterprise, Normalized Systems Theory and enterprise ontology (DEMO, Design and Engineering Methodology for Organizations) are put forward as important frameworks in both enterprise and IT architecture. In addition, participants will acquire a broad perspective and the managerial skills needed to lead and to succeed in a dynamic and fast evolving digital environment.
This internationally accredited Master of Science (MSc) in Enterprise IT Architecture, will trigger participants to confront practice with science. A highly interactive learning journey – supported by top faculty, visiting guest lecturers, peer-to-peer learning, case studies, individual and group assignments – will guarantee a well-balanced and unique mixture of rigor and practice.
This program is the only, double accredited Master of Science in Enterprise IT architecture in the Benelux
After attending this program:
You have broadened and deepened your knowledge of IT management and IT governance under the umbrella of general management;
You can leverage information technology to help innovate the enterprise. You can design and implement the digital enterprise in a unified and integrated manner – including process models – required to realize the enterprise strategy;
You will become a driver and leader for company-wide digital transformation projects;
You can design and implement future-proof and evolvable IT systems;
You are able to integrate enterprise IT architecture aspects with insights in IT governance and value creation management;
You are well prepared to successfully obtain professional certifications such as the DEMO Professional 4.0 Certificate and ISACA’s CISA, CISM, CRISC and CGEIT certificates.
The master’s degree ‘Executive Master in Enterprise IT Architecture’ is AACSB and NVAO accredited. Graduates obtain a “MSc” (Master of Science) diploma of Antwerp Management School.
This program is designed to accommodate experienced IT professionals as well as experienced business managers:
Enterprise IT architects, IT analysts, IT managers, CIOs, business & IT consultants, business unit managers, digital marketeers, business analysts, business & service architects, solution architects, program and project managers.