Master of IT-Auditing EMITA

Executive Master Of IT-Auditing
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Start- and course dates
November 8, 2024
Tilburg Campus
November 7, 2025
Tilburg Campus
2 years - including thesis
€ 28900 for the entire master (exempt from VAT)
Study load
12-15 hours / week
Full time/part time
Collegedag: vrijdag (partly online)

IT auditing high on the agenda

The IT landscape changes almost daily, and what is required of IT evolves along with it. Organizations depend more and more heavily on automation, and that makes them vulnerable. This means IT auditing is often high on the corporate agenda. IT audits play an increasingly important role in effective corporate governance. IT auditors assess organizations’ automation and automation’s organization. This allows organizations to prepare for change proactively.

Part-time Executive Master of IT Auditing (EMITA) 

As an IT auditor, information specialist, accountant, IT manager, quality manager or risk manager, you are always working to keep up with the latest IT developments, assurance, legislation and financial issues. Competent IT professionals must have a thorough understanding of cybersecurity, business processes, data analysis, algorithms and auditing competencies. Such professionals can support organizations in their risk, control, design and change management. Our part-time Executive Master of IT Auditing program helps IT professionals advance their careers. Take a look at our other information management & technology programs.

Why TIAS School for Business & Society?

  • Financial Times top-ranked business school for executive and in-company education.
  • All lecturers are top experts from academia and the business world.
  • Directly applicable scientific and practical knowledge.
  • Flexible programs tailored to your needs.


Studying at TIAS means an education to fit your requirements. Our custom advisory processes consider your individual needs and those of your organization. You will also receive advice on career development to support you in making the right choices for a successful career.

Exemption for RA, RC and RO candidates

Have you completed the theoretical part of the post master register accountant (RA)? This gives an exemption for the first and second module. As a result, you complete the program within 1,5 years, including graduation. If you are RC or RO, you may also be able to get an exemption. Please contact the Program Adviser.

Participant Profile

The participants in the Executive Master of IT Auditing program come from various backgrounds; including IT auditors, but also information specialists, accountants, IT managers, quality managers and risk managers. The range of experiences within your group will facilitate the further development of your IT Auditing skillset.
Are you an accountant or controller? The Royal Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants (NBA) qualifies the Executive Master of IT Auditing as continuing professional education. 

Admission requirements for the Executive Master of IT Auditing

We aim to form groups of participants with lots of talent, experience and potential. We therefore impose admission requirements. This helps us guarantee provision of education at the highest level. What we ask:
  • A bachelor's degree (from a research university or university of applied sciences) in a related field
  • At least 1 year of auditing experience
  • An introductory interview with the Academic Director is part of the admission procedure
  • If applicable, the successful completion of the necessary components of the premaster

Take your career to the next level with a part-time EMITA

A part-time Executive Master of IT Auditing (EMITA) can take your career to the next level. As a Master of IT Auditing, you have a wide range of skills. You are up to date on the latest IT developments, can design and perform complex audits and provide support to management. You can also advise broadly on IT policies and implementation and have an understanding of ethical dilemmas. The part-time Executive Master of IT Auditing imparts academic knowledge through practical case studies relevant to the duties of an IT auditor.

Learning on the Job

Unique to the Master of IT Auditing is the option to choose between two specializations; Cybersecurity and Data & Analytics. Determine your own specialization by selecting one of these modules. A key element of this program is the practical application of up-to-date knowledge and skills gained through case studies. The program does not conclude with the usual master’s thesis. Instead, your final project is a practical IT audit, performed as a team. You and your team will complete an entire audit from start to finish and report on your findings.

What does the part-time Executive Master of IT Auditing have to offer? 

  • Learn to assess IT security, integrity, continuity, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Gain an understanding of developments in the (international) field of IT auditing, preparing you for administrative responsibilities
  • Hold your own in discussions with senior management
  • Gain new, immediately applicable knowledge and skills
  • Receive the right to call yourself a Registered EDP Auditor, or RE
  • You will have access to a broad network of professionals who share your drive and ambition.

Result: EMITA master’s degree and MSc

On successful completion of the program, you will be awarded an EMITA master’s degree and the internationally recognized MSc title. The degree is recognized as a Master of Science by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). Additionally, TIAS is recognized by AACSB and NOREA.

Make the difference and gain your EMITA master’s degree

The duties of an IT auditor go beyond the performance of audits. Technology’s rapid evolution requires IT auditors to have a solid grasp of the reasons behind audit requests. Therefore, in addition to the gaining of knowledge, the program also focuses on promoting a critical, investigative attitude. The assessment, reporting and substantiation of audit findings play important roles. A key element of this program is its focus on using the knowledge and skills gained through case studies in your own work. A wide range of stakeholders and ethical dilemmas are addressed as well.

Composition of part-time Executive Master of IT Auditing (EMITA)

The master’s program offers a highly varied curriculum. Lectures are heavily case-oriented. They are taught from the perspective of management and focus primarily on how to set up operational control processes. Our lecturers are authorities in their fields, have extensive practical experience and are highly involved in the program. The personalized guidance at TIAS and the part-time format make sure that you can combine your studies with work and other duties. The master’s program consists of these modules:

  • Business Process Control 
  • IT Auditing Fundamentals
  • Trust & Controls Technology
  • Business Research Methods
  • Management of IT
  • One of the following specializations:
    - Cybersecurity
    - Data & Analytics
  • Comprehensive IT Auditing

The program is concluded by a master’s thesis project that centers on your performance of an IT auditing assignment as a group.

Study load

The number of lecture days per academic year is approximately 28 days. The lectures are given on Fridays, which will take place partly online. In addition, the study program has a study load of 12 -15 hours per week excluding the lecture days.

Personal development

Your personal development is an integral element of the EMITA program. The aim is that in addition to gaining knowledge and insight, you will also work on your personal development and leadership skills.

Advisory interview with the Program Adviser

Are you ready to take your career to the next level, and do you want more information? Would you like to speak with an alumnus of the EMITA part-time master’s program first? Or are you looking for advice about financing options? Please don’t hesitate to contact the Program Adviser with any questions regarding the Executive Master of IT Auditing.

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Find the best fitting moment to obtain your TIAS Premaster

The premaster is designed for people with a higher professional degree (“HBO”) who are interested in doing a master at TIAS. You can start your premaster at different times throughout the year. Your Program Adviser will be happy to work with you to fit the premaster into your busy schedule. We can offer you a personalized program where necessary.

Start dates:

NameLocationStart dateHBO sign up WO sign up
Executive Master of IT-Auditing (EMITA)Tilburg CampusNovember 8, 2024August 16, 2024October 18, 2024
Executive Master of IT-Auditing (EMITA)Tilburg CampusNovember 7, 2025August 14, 2025October 10, 2025

Cost of a part-time Executive Master of IT Auditing (EMITA)

€ 28900 for the entire master (exempt from VAT)

These prices include:

  • Day packages (lunch, coffee/tea and soft drinks) during college days
  • Registration and administration costs
  • Access to the online learning environment
  • Teaching materials

Possible additional costs:

  • Dinners and overnight stays
  • Premaster (modules), if necessary (€450 - €1350)**
  • Software licenses (if specific software is required)
  • Compulsory literature and textbooks (approximately €1500)

** During your application, the Admissions and Assessment Committee will determine which premaster modules are required.

How do you finance your education?

You have found the program that best suits your learning goals and ambitions. But how do you finance this? There are different ways to do that. Your employer can play a role, but there are also interesting statutory regulations that you can use yourself. We list the possibilities for you.

Read about the possibilities here »

Faculty Executive Master of IT-Auditing (EMITA)

Academic Director

Rob Fijneman
Full Professor


Erik Beulen
Full Professor
Wim Pauw
Adjunct Professor

Start your application 

Following your enrollment, the Executive Master of IT-Auditing (EMITA) Program Adviser will reach out to you for an initial introduction and to schedule an intake meeting with the Academic Director. The purpose of this intake is to discuss your development ambitions and the match with the learning objectives of the program. Upon a positive recommendation from the Academic Director after the intake, you will receive the official study agreement and can finalize your enrollment.

Zhané Bastiaanssen
Zhané Bastiaanssen
Program Adviser
+31 13 466 3902

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