International IT Architecture Programs Emerge as Critical Resources on the Global Stage


Editor’s note: Here’s part two of the list of 20 notable IT Architecture Programs. To see part one and the original article, visit

  1. Swinburne University of Technology

The Australia-based university offers an Enterprise Architecture, Strategy and Governance course designed to provide the skills needed to adapt planning tools, enterprise architecture frameworks and governance approaches to business. IT managers must provide systems and platforms that enable organizations to deliver their strategic objectives. Click here for more information.

  1. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)

 The Switzerland-based university offers strategic management and innovation elective master’s-level courses. They’re related to the interface between strategic management and innovation. Technological innovation is a key driver for company performance, and generating strategies that foster and leverage innovation is a critical management task. Research explores and explains sources of competitive advantage related to technology, and insights valuable to practitioners. Click here for more information.

  1. Technical University of Munich

The German university offers an executive master’s degree in business and information technology. The program is designed to develop a new generation of CIOs prepared for the complex business questions of the future. The focus of the program is linking business and IT because they are essential for successful corporate management. Executives in the IT sector need an overview of business processes throughout the entire organization and possess the right know-how to use the most important tools and figures. Click here for more information.

  1. Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet

 The Republic of Ireland school provides software solutions architecture lectures streamed live from TU Dublin and available for download and offline viewing.  The award structure will place emphasis on continuous assessment, practical and project work versus formal examinations. Participants must be either software architects or expecting to be. They also must have substantial experience in software, systems development and implementation in team and technical leading roles. Click here for more information.

  1. University of Antwerp

The Belgian university offers a master’s degree called executive master in enterprise IT architecture. It’s taught in English and designed for experienced IT professionals and experienced business managers. The program focuses on deepening the knowledge on enterprise and IT architecture. It also holds modules on business strategy, leadership, change and risk management. Click here for more information.

  1. University of Kent

The United Kingdom-based university’s Computer Science MSc prepares graduates from any discipline for a career in computing, or a career involving the application of computing within their original professional field. No prior knowledge of computer science is required. This conversion program provides a broad and balanced introduction to computer science, including the key technologies and skills needed for employment. Students may also specialize on the systems architecture module. Click here for more information.

  1. University of Reading

The United Kingdom-based university offers the computer science course designed to adopt service-oriented concepts and principles for developing and integrating software applications and technology. The approach represents business operations in business services and breaks down a software application into common repeatable application services and technology services. To meet architectural requirements, the enterprise architecture and ArchiMate can be employed for modelling service-oriented systems applications. Click here for more information.

  1. University of Tasmania

The Australian university’s school of information and communication technology offers an enterprise architecture and systems course. Students examine major enterprise systems such as enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management and business intelligence systems with discussions on their benefits and implementation challenges. Students also explore alternative approaches to adopting enterprise systems including service-oriented architecture or cloud computing. Click here  for more information.

  1. University of Toronto

The Canadian university’s school of continuing studies provides a certificate with three required courses. They’re designed to provide participants with ways to align business strategy with IT, sustain business growth and ensure good governance and best practices are being applied. Students also discover various accepted methodologies. Click here for more information

  1. University of Twente

The Holland-based university offers an enterprise architecture and IT management concentration that “focuses on the overall organization of business and IT within organizations.” Participants learn how information technology infrastructure and software systems can be configured to support business processes. They study business processes, strategies and missions involving information technology. Click here for more information.

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