Master (MSc) in Enterprise Architecture - New edition starts September 2017

This figure shows the journey you’ll go through from September until June. In the first module of the programme you’ll gain a broad view on the foundations of strategy, management and enterprise architecture. This module is followed by capita selecta 1 on research and soft skills. You then move on to the second module on business architecture and conceptual modelling. After New Year, you dive into more ICT-related content with module 3 on application and software architecture and module 4 on technology architecture and security. Then follows capita selecta 2 on portfolio, programme, project management and ICT processes. The courses conclude with module 5 on enterprise governance of ICT and enterprise architecture organisation.

Each module consists of contact hours, a study of the scientific literature and individual or group assignments. The courses are equally divided between theory and practice. Theories, techniques and methods are explained and applied to practical cases. Throughout the different courses you’ll be faced with numerous real-life case studies and hands-on assignments to experience how enterprise architecture is applied in practice.

In the second part of the programme (until February year X+2), you’ll have the opportunity to apply what you have learned by performing a Master thesis of which the subject will be related to your work environment and your interests.

Practical Information

Starting date

September 7, 2017

Deadline to apply

August 31, 2017

Location institute
Heiststeenweg 131, Beerzel


17 course weekends


10 months courses, 8 months additional time to finish the Master thesis

Official Master’s degree

'Master of Science (MSc)' Master of ICT Enterprise Architecture



Tuition fee

€ 14,450 for the Master
€ 3,000 for a Module
€ 1,000 for a Capita Selecta
40% KMO portefeuille

September year X 

Module 1: Foundations of Strategy, Management and Enterprise Architecture 

Introduction to enterprise architecture; value of enterprise architecture; standard enterprise architecture frameworks, methods and languages; business strategy and managerial decision making; organisation theories and ICT organisation; from business strategy to architecture; ICT masterplan; information economics (business case).

3 weekend sessions


Capita Selecta 1: Research and Soft Skills

Presentation and communication techniques; organisational development and change management; research methods and literature review.

1 weekend session


Module 2: Business Architecture and Conceptual Modelling
Standard business architecture frameworks, methods and languages; from business strategy to business architecture; business architecture best practices; from business architecture to business analysis; business process modelling, reengineering and change; business use cases and services; business domain modelling and advanced modelling; business rules; from business to information architecture.
3 weekend sessions

January year X+1 

Module 3: Application and Software Architecture
Standard application and software architecture frameworks, methods and languages; requirements management; application cartography and blueprinting; coarse-grained information models; application and software architecture in practice; enterprise and design patterns; integration architecture; reengineering; software development lifecycle.
3 weekend sessions


Module 4: Technology Architecture and Security
Standard technology architecture frameworks, methods and languages; architecture tradeoff analysis method and attribute-driven design; infrastructure architecture; performance and capacity management; security; identity and access management; communication infrastructure; operations organisation and ITIL; technological trends (e.g. cloud, big data, internet of things, …).
3 weekend sessions


Capita Selecta 2: Portfolio, Programme, Project Management and ICT Processes
Portfolio, programme and project management; project estimation and planning; project and process integration; realising architecture through projects; software test and incident management; process maturity models; agile and architecture.
1 weekend session

June year X+1 

Module 5: Enterprise Governance of ICT and EA Organisation
Business/ICT alignment; ICT governance (COBIT); ICT organisation concepts and structures; ICT organisation maturity and enterprise architecture; ICT process frameworks; enterprise architecture organisation; sourcing.
3 weekend sessions

February year X+2 

Completion of Master Thesis and Graduation Ceremony