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Executive Master in IT Governance & Assurance

Master in IT Governance & Assurance - Overview

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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) – as an integral part of corporate governance – is indispensable in order to guarantee value creation out of investments in IT.

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 will enable boards as well as business and IT people to execute their responsibilities in support of business and IT alignment and value creation from the IT-enabled investments.

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.

Featuring case studies, this part-time executive master integrates theoretical advances and empirical research with practical applications, including an in-depth discussion on the internationally accepted COBIT 2019 framework. The latter can be used to build, to measure and to audit enterprise governance of IT applications.

In addition, participants will acquire a broad perspective and the managerial skills needed to lead and succeed in a dynamic and fast evolving digital environment.

This internationally accredited Master of Science (MSc) in IT Governance & Assurance, 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 IT Governance & Assurance in Europe

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, communicate and manage the organization’s IT related business value opportunities and risks;
  • You are able to prepare and to make management decisions in the domains of IT governance, audit, control, security and compliance;
  • You can apply the international IT governance and assurance framework COBIT 2019;
  • You are well 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 master's degree ‘Executive Master in IT Governance & Assurance’ is AACSB and NVAO accredited. Graduates obtain a “MSc” (Master of Science) diploma of Antwerp Management School.

In addition you will receive a Certificate for the module Corporate Governance, Risk & Compliance of Maastricht University School of Business & Economics.


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

Business process owners, business & IT consultants, operational auditors, IT auditors, IT assurance professionals, CIOs, IT managers, IT quality managers, information security managers, digital transformation managers & project leaders, business/IT relationship managers, portfolio, program and project managers.

Profile of past 3 editions

  • Female 15%
  • Male 85%
  • Average age 39


  • Dutch 23%
  • Belgian 54%
  • International 23%
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Phone: +32 3 265 47 68


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