Combining knowledge of business processes and IT
Our Information Management & Digital Transformations (MIMDT) program provides both content and strategic enrichment. It pays extensive attention to the various ways organizations can make use of scientific analysis and business cases to design digital transformations for the implementation of innovations and information technology (IT). Additionally, you will get to work on accelerating your own organization’s digital transformation.
Part-time MIMDT master in brief
This part-time Executive Master of Information Management & Digital Transformations (MIMDT) is made up of four core modules and four supplementary modules. The program is fully modular by design. You can choose to attend individual modules or the entire program. Depending on when you start, it is possible to complete the full program in 19 to 29 months. TIAS is also flexible in offering custom options, allowing you to complete elements of the program in your preferred sequence and at your own speed.
Each module is preceded by a two-hour online introductory lecture by the program’s Academic Director. This is also an opportunity to present your own organization’s dilemmas for discussion during the in-person lectures to follow.
These lectures take place at our campus in Tilburg. They are taught by experienced lecturers. The team consists of lecturers from Dutch and international universities. They help you make connections between scientific models and your own practice, as well as digital leaders from the private and public sectors.
The full course consists of four core modules and four supplementary modules.
Modula A - Digital Strategy
A digital strategy is a continuation of an organization’s business strategy. Organizations use innovation and technology to create (public) value. To achieve this, strong connections between business operations and information technology are vital. This involves defining long-term goals, identifying the steps required to get there, and determining how organizations should be responding to changing market conditions and new technological developments.
Module B - Enterprise Architecture and Information Security
Responding quickly to market opportunities and new technological developments requires the right architecture. Both enterprise and IT architecture are topics of discussion. To be able to design for change, these are the foundations. Additionally, this module addresses information security, covering both technical and management concerns, such as the need for cyber security insurance and how to figure out whether to pay the ransom if your organization gets hacked.
Module C - Digital Transformation
Digital transformations cannot be done by yourself. Partnerships and ecosystems are indispensable elements of a successful transformation. We also devote ample attention to ways to guide organizations through digital transformations and your own contributions as a change manager.
Module D - Innovation in Information Technology
Besides discussing current technological developments such as AI, blockchain, IoT, the metaverse and quantum computing, this module covers the requirements to perform a good analysis of a new technology’s potential. We also take a look at new technologies’ impact on society.
You don’t have to take the above modules in any particular order. The program adviser will be happy to help you decide on a sequence to suit your learning ambitions.
Supplementary modules for Full Master
To be awarded an MIMDT MSc degree, you must complete both the core modules and the modules described below.
This module teaches you the basics of how to do research. It guides you through the performance of a structured analysis and the subsequent drawing of conclusions and formulation of recommendations.
Module 2: International Study Trip
We spend a week as guests at a university in the USA, attending lectures in the mornings and conducting company visits in the afternoons. You get a glimpse behind the scenes and discuss various topics with senior managers.
Module 3: Capita Selecta
You carry out research relating to digital transformation within your own organization. The recommendations resulting from your research are aimed at the acceleration of your organization’s digital transformation.
Module 4: Final Project
In groups of three, program participants design a digital strategy for a specific organization. This final project makes use of everything taught during the program modules. You present the results to a panel of experts in a session that lasts two and a half hours. This presentation helps you to combine and apply the knowledge accrued during your executive master. You must design a digital strategy that incorporates all the program’s various elements.
Result: A Master's Degree (MSC in Information Management & Digital Transformations)
This program is accredited by the NVAO (Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders) and is one of only 13 programs out of over 1200 MSc programs in the Netherlands to be rated excellent.