The specific focus of the Master’s in ICT in Business and the Public Sector is on the alignment of ICT and management. The programme builds on a solid foundation of computer science that students bring from their bachelor’s education, and expands this knowledge and augments it with concepts and methods from the field of management.
ICT has become a vital part of the competitive strategy of many organisations. This situation does not only require a new perspective on the application of ICT, it also places different demands on IT Professionals. This New Manager is not only familiar with the latest developments in ICT, but is also capable of translating them to added value for organisations and their customers.
The modern IT professional will play an increasingly important role in making any organisation successful. It is his or her responsibility to align business operations and information technology to develop a vision, to communicate. Both knowledge of IT and business/organisational skills are essential.
“During my master’s in Leiden I developed a broad view of IT.”
“The KLM programme that trains participants for the position of IT manager has a stringent selection process. You have to have good analytical skills, be able to handle people and have broad technological knowledge.
What’s interesting is that in my Leiden master’s ICT in Business I learned to regard IT from these different perspectives – not only from a purely technological, but also from a social, economic and organisational viewpoint. I am now reaping the benefits of this.”