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Master's specialisationBusiness Analysis and Modelling

Do you want to learn how to apply formal methods and modelling, focussing on the analytical ánd social aspects of decision-making? Become a specialist in developing sound simulation models that are valuable when designing and evaluating strategies.

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Something for you?

  • Combines system dynamics with group model building.
  • Learn how to apply analysis in a social setting: communicate results, facilitate group sessions, create a consensus and inspire commitment.
  • We emphasise the importance and advantages of corporate social responsibility.
  • Look beyond the private sector into how business analysis can be applied in the public sector.
Why study this programme?

Admission requirements

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In this specialisation, you are challenged to look at problems holistically.
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What will you learn

In the Business Analysis and Modelling Master’s specialisation, you will learn about the role of formal modelling and computer simulation in organisational decision-making. You will become a specialist in developing sound simulation models, invaluable for designing and evaluating strategies. You will also gain an understanding of what hinders effective problem solving and solution implementation in organisations. You become familiair with the basic terms and concepts of game theory and related decision analysis methods. You will also learn about individual and social ‘biases and heuristics' that lead to suboptimal and low quality decision-making.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

After graduation, our alumni find demanding and reputable jobs. These include:

  • Junior Business Consultant
  • Online marketing professional
  • Operations and Change Trainee
  • Analyst Business Engineering
  • Project Assistant
  • Researcher at university
  • Own business (mostly in consulting)

Career prospects


To indicate the type of research in this specialisation, a few examples:

  • What are the underlying causes of team performance in Group Model Building meetings: information elaboration and asking questions?
  • What are possible futures of Dutch healthcare by building a set of scenarios by doing a meta-study on explorative scenario studies?

Questions about this programme?

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.