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Digital Business and Innovation 

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
16630 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master’s programme in Digital Business and Innovation from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam aims to answer such questions by enabling students to form a bridge between business and technology.

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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 curriculum of the Digital Business and Innovation from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam links information systems with innovation management, covering everything from traditional enterprise resource planning systems to chatbots, artificial intelligence and social media. 

But more importantly, students 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!

What Does The Programme Involve? 

  • The Digital Business & 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.


AACSB Accreditation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Design and Methodology
  • Ethics in a Digital World
  • Digital Business & Information Systems
  • Management of Digital Information
  • Working and Organising in a Digital Age
  • Digital Innovation Lab

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • EU/EEA or Dutch students: 1 June
  • Non-EU/EEA students who do not need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 June
  • Students who need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 April.




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to gain admission to our Master’s programme, you need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 EC or equivalent. 
  • We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score (but encourage you to submit if you have one). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16630 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16630 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Digital Business and Innovation
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


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