Master s specialisation in Business Analysis and Modelling

Master’s specialisation in Business Analysis and Modelling.

Do you want to learn how to apply formal methods and modelling, focussing on both the analytical and the social aspects of decision making? During this Master’s specialisation you will gain the skills and academic knowledge required to become a specialist in developing sound simulation models that are valuable when designing and evaluating strategies.

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Master’s specialisation Business Analysis and Modelling: something for you?

This specialisation combines system dynamics with group model building. You will learn how to apply analysis in a social setting: communicating results, facilitating group sessions, creating consensus and commitment. We emphasise the importance and advantages of corporate social responsibility. We look beyond the private sector, also considering how business analysis can be applied in the (semi-)public sector.

Facts and figures.

Language: English Duration: 1 year (60 EC), full time Start month: September Contact hours: 5-10 hours per week Enrolled students: 280-300 per year Degree: MSc in Business Administration Faculty: Nijmegen School of Management Croho code: 60644.

Starting in September.

Has your study been delayed due to the corona crisis and are you, as a result, unable to obtain your bachelor’s degree before 1 September? Under certain conditions you may still be able to start a Master’s in September. Learn more about the admission and application procedure.


Business Analysis and Modelling is a specialisation of the Master’s programme in Business Administration. The other specialisations are:

Admission requirements.

Have you finished a Bachelor’s programme in Business Administration/Bedrijfskunde at Radboud University? Then you are admissible. Check immediately whether you can start the Master’s in Business Administration or the pre-Master’s programme with a different background.

What will you learn?

In the Master’s specialisation in Business Analysis and Modelling, you will learn about the role of formal modelling and computer simulation for organisational decision-making. You will become a specialist in developing sound simulation models that are valuable when designing and evaluating strategies. Besides that, you will gain understanding in what hinders effective problem solving and implementation of solutions in organisations. The Master’s also teaches you the basic terms and concepts of game theory and related decision analysis methods. You will also learn about the individual and social ‘biases and heuristics’ leading to suboptimal or even low quality decision-making.

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