Executive Master in IT Governance & Assurance


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This program is taught in English

About the program

Information Technology has become a crucial enabler in the support, sustainability and growth of enterprises. Given this pervasive role of IT, a specific focus on enterprise governance of IT (EGIT) has arisen in these often turbulent and always dynamic times, as an integral part of corporate governance.

Going well beyond the implementation of a superior IT infrastructure, enterprise governance of IT is about embedding processes, structures and relational mechanisms throughout the organization. This enables boards, business and IT people to execute their responsibilities in support of business and IT alignment and value creation from the IT-enabled investments.

Featuring case studies, this program integrates theoretical advances and empirical research with practical applications, including an in-depth discussion on the COBIT 5 framework, which can be used to build, measure and audit enterprise governance of IT approaches.

In order to meet stakeholder’s expectations in this field of knowledge, Antwerp Management School and Maastricht University School of Business & Economics have established a unique partnership to offer a state-of-the-art Executive Master in IT Governance and Assurance.

Learning Objectives

After attending this program:

  • you have broadened and deepened your knowledge of general management and IT governance, IT management and IT assurance;
  • you can identify and communicate the organization’s IT related business value opportunities and risks;
  • you are able to prepare and make management decisions in the domains of IT governance, audit, control and security;
  • you can apply the international IT governance and assurance framework COBIT 5;
  • you are prepared to successfully obtain professional ISACA certifications such as CISA (Certified Information Security Auditor), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT) and CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control).







The program focuses on deepening your knowledge on enterprise IT governance and assurance. In addition this program holds modules and courses on business strategy, leadership, change and risk management. You can also register for a separate master class:


Profile of the participants of past editions





Average Age



  • Dutch: 45%
  • Belgian: 37%
  • German: 9%
  • Chinese: 9%

Level of education

Average highest degree: Master



The master degree ‘Executive Master in IT Governance & Assurance’ is AACSB and NVAO accredited. Alumni obtain a “Msc” (master of science) title of Antwerp Management School and a certificate of Maastricht University School of Business & Economics.

Target audience

This program is designed to accommodate experienced IT professionals as well as experienced business managers:

  • Business process owners, business consultants, operational auditors, IT auditors, IT assurance professionals, CIOs, IT managers, IT quality managers, information security managers, information managers, business/IT relationship managers, portfolio, program and project managers
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