Part-time Master of Science in Business Administration (MScBA)

Location and start date
April 7, 2018
Duration 18 months
Study load 15-20 hours / week
Fees € 29,900
Accreditations MSc

Get ahead in a constantly changing world of business requirements. As a career professional you want to stand out. You want that extra punching power to confidently take a step up. When exceptionality counts for everything, defining yourself as a solid leader has never been so important.

Our part-time Master of Science in Business Administration (MScBA) both enables and empowers you to develop personally and professionally. It gains you an internationally recognized qualification, opening up wide career progression opportunities. It instantly increases your footing within your organization, allowing you to function more effectively, more decisively and more determinedly.

Why choose TIAS:

  • Best Master in Business Administration (Elsevier Best Studies, Full-time MScBA, 2016, 2015, 2014)
  • TIAS is the Best Business University 2017 - KeuzeGids Masters
  • Combine work and study by taking what you learn straight out of the classroom and onto the business floor.
  • A specifically designed degree program which complements a full-time job. Classes once a month, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • A unique English taught international program, attracting expats and internationally focused Dutch professionals
  • Benefit from a partnership between TIAS and the Charted Financial Analyst Institute (CFA). After completing the MScBA program with the Investment Management track you are fully prepared to take the first CFA exam which qualifies you for a career in the Finance sector.

This master is also available in Dutch.

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Tenacious career professionals know there is a difference between getting by and getting ahead. When looking for that step up you have to distinguish yourself form the rest. Your savvy business understanding and keen leadership traits need to be honed, sharpened and ready to be put to the challenge.

Our Part-time Master of Science and Business Administration degree is an English speaking, 4 step program, completed over a two year period. It equips you with a profoundly deeper insight into business practice and gives you an distinct advantage in the work place. An MScBA not only signifies accomplishment, it lets you delve deeper into the theoretical issues of management and sets you on course to pursue an international business career.

Program Aims

The depth and scope of the program allows you to:

  • Ensure a solid grounding in general abilities while also allowing you to focus on a field of your choice: Marketing Management, Investment Management, Business Analytics, Financial Management, Change and Business Management.
  • Gain international exposure through our multi-national faculty and student body, combined with opportunities to participate in foreign exchange programs in Asia, USA or Europe
  • Excel with a Personal Leadership Program (PLP) which prepares you to develop and manage your career, so that you may face current and future challenges by enabling you to explore your own potential and to build on it without losing sight of your everyday responsibilities
  • Become challenged by different philosophical, moral, social and cultural view
  • Develop a broader perspective on business, gaining you an international foothold and a certified career boost.

End Result: Master’s Degree

Upon successful completion you will receive the degree title Master of Science in Business Administration. In addition, this program has received national (NVAO) accreditation and the business school has institutional (AACSB) accreditation.

The specialization track Investment Management is accredited by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA). 


Classes are as diverse as possible with a wide range of geographical, educational and professional backgrounds. The age of our participants is between 24 and 39, ideal for young professionals with around 4+ years of work experience.

Course Outline

The program is built up in 4 stages. Each stage lays the foundation to successfully master the next. Before you get started though, preparatory courses are available, if necessary, to bring you up to the required entry level.

Stage 1: Foundation courses
The foundation courses provide the fundamentals of business and management.

Stage 2: Track courses
This stage sets you off on a specific specialist track of your choice. Available tracks encompass Marketing Management, Investment Management, Business Analytics, Financial Management and Change and Business Management.

Due to the accreditation of the MScBA with specialization track Investment Management by the CFA Institute the material in the program prepares you for the CFA Level 1 examination.

Stage 3: Integration Courses
Here you will connect and build upon the knowledge and skills acquired in the previous stages, deepening your understanding and broadening your insight.

Stage 4: Thesis Project
The program concludes with a thesis project in the form of a detailed and original academic report on a specific marketing, finance, or business issue. It is an ideal way to test your newly acquired ideas and skills, enhance your career prospects and prove your capabilities.

If you want more information about the content of the modules of these stages, contact the Program Adviser.

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Successful enrollment in our Part-time MScBA is subject to a number of admission requirements. This is to maintain admissions quality. That way you can benefit from a high potential, motivated group of talented individuals to further enhance your learning experience.


  • a bachelor degree in any field
  • you must take the TIAS Capacity Test, which is a standardized, computer-based assessment
  • if you are a non-native English speaker or you have not taken your bachelor program in English, you will need to take one of the following tests. This test score can also be handed in after your application but needs to be taken before the program starts:
    • the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, a standardized test to measure English language proficiency, or
    • the Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), designed to measure your ability to use and understand English in an academic setting.
  • depending on your bachelor background and test results, you may be required to attend all or one of the preparatory courses

Admission Interview

After receiving your complete online application our Program Adviser will contact you to arrange a date for test and interview.

Preparatory courses

The preparatory courses are designed to bring you up to the required Part-Time MScBA entry level. The preparatory program consists of in-class lectures with online support materials. To cover any deficiencies that candidates might have, we offer preparatory courses in:

  1. Academic Writing and Study Skills
  2. Basic Accounting and Finance
  3. Quantitative Methods in Business
  4. Business Research & Reports

The costs of the modules are € 300 each. This includes access to our digital learning environment, digital course materials and teaching support during actual classes.

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“The faculty selected to instruct in the MScBA program are distinguished senior faculty from TIAS, Tilburg University and other well-known institutes around the globe. They are selected for their demonstrated teaching ability and field experience. You benefit from the knowledge and experience of active researchers and seasoned practitioners in their respective fields. All of our instructors share TIAS’ commitment to distributing and creating knowledge. MScBA students engage with and learn from these scholar-practitioners in a variety of settings at different stages of the program and in a range of ways, from class to case discussions and debates to in-class hands-on experiments or out-of-class consultations.”

Prof. dr. Jalal Ashayeri, Academic Director

Academic Director

Jalal Ashayeri
Jalal Ashayeri
Full Professor
Dr. Ashayeri is professor of Supply Chain Management at TIAS Business School and School of Economics and Management, Department of Econometrics and Operations Research at the Tilburg University. He is Academic Director of MScBA programs of TIAS, the Utrecht Campus.  Dr. Ashayeri is also a member of the Center for Economic Research (CentER) at...

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The Part-time International MSc in Business Administration provides you with the latest theories, techniques and skills. You also obtain an extensive professional network. Therefore participants and alumni believe the program has been of great value.
  • Danaë Huijser
    Director and Lead Consultant CMC-Europe

    My previous Master’s degree gave me theoretical knowledge. TIAS gave me wisdom.
    I was looking for an international Master’s program that would fit my busy work schedule, and the TIAS part-time program stood out. It offered a module-based teaching schedule that allowed me to combine work and studies, and it connected me with a group of very ambitious and motivated students to learn from the most outstanding international professors.
    I completed the International Business and Marketing Management program last December and immediately took over my father’s consultancy. TIAS gave me the courage and self-confidence to build on my future as an international business consultant

  • PT-MScBA-Mike-Tournoij
    Mike Tournoij
    Business Controller at Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis
    “The TIAS environment is created by its students and lecturers who have different frames of thought due to different cultural backgrounds, career backgrounds and experiences. TIAS embraces inspiration that arises from those different views. This was exactly the creative friction I was looking for as a part-time student. That, combined with the high energy level and helpfulness of the lecturers, as well as the commitment and empathy of the TIAS staff, makes this business school a truly inspiring learning environment.”
  • Orfirah Helstone
    Regional Account Manager Nestlé

    The year was quite intense. You’re working, you’re studying and you’re learning in your job and in your study. It enforces one another. Things at work inspire you for your study and the other way around.

  • Merve Özdemir
    Product Manager Philips Healthcare
    "Today's industry not only seeks engineers with a solid technological background, but also those who have an understanding of how the business operates. This perspective is particularly important for innovative companies that develop customer-focused products and services. Also, the disciplined and precise approach of engineering coupled with business skills is required to move between technical roles and leading and managing the business.

    After having obtained my MSc in Mechanical Engineering, I decided to join the part-time MSc in Business Administration program at TIAS when I was already working as a design engineer in a high tech industry. The excellent mix of business and engineering competences will equip me with the necessary skills and knowledge to differentiate in a highly competitive, dynamic and rapidly changing business environment. More importantly the part-time MScBA is thoroughly preparing me for leadership roles in technology and innovation management in my future career."

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Total program price: € 29,900.

The Part-time MScBA course includes:

  • Enrolment fee of € 2.000,-. Candidates accepted need to pay the enrolment fee to secure their place at TIAS. This fee covers registration and related administration costs, and is non-refundable.
  • Accommodation including breakfast for overnight sessions. If you choose to opt out of the accommodation you receive a € 1,500 discount on the tuition fee.
  • All study books
  • All reading materials
  • Access to the Virtual Campus
  • Alumni site access where you can browse specialist webinars and must-read articles

Additional costs:

  • Travel and accommodation costs (hotels and diners) during the study trip
  • Dinners
  • If applicable: costs for the preparation module.

This course is exempt from VAT.

You may need to follow one or more of the available preparatory courses in order to step up your academic level to the required entry level. The price of each course is € 300,-. Find more information on preparatory courses under our admission requirements section.

Persuade your employer with convincing company benefits

  • A professional within the organization capable of harnessing the latest business developments.
  • Combine work and study by taking what you learn straight out of the classroom and onto the business floor.
  • Gain overall business competency and specialist knowledge by building a solid base in general business while also focusing on a field of your choice - Marketing, Finance, Change and Business Management or Investment Management.
  • Renowned lecturers. Our faculty comprises leading experts and known scholars, who are active researchers and publish their work: TIAS School of Business and Society is a university-based educational institute.
  • Recognized business school: praised by the Financial Times as the best educational facility for Open Executive programs in The Netherlands.

How will you finance the Part-time MScBA?

  • Your employer invests in you and takes care of (part of) the costs.
  • You pay for tuition yourself and take out a loan.

For practical examples consult our flyer.


A limited number of scholarships are availableto candidates with an outstanding academic record. These individuals will show strong leadership qualities that will significantly enhance the diversity. To find out if you qualify for a scholarship grant, please contact the program adviser as soon as possible.

Scholarships available for the Part-time MScBA:

  • Women in Business
  • Leadership

Please contact our program adviser if you have any questions about applying for a scholarship.

How scholarship decisions are made?

When making scholarship decisions, the TIAS admissions board reviews all application materials submitted by candidates and assess each candidate's overall qualities: academic profile, strength of overall admissions application, quality of admissions interview, and employability.

Like our admissions decisions, all scholarship decisions are made by the admissions board using a comprehensive approach that takes into account a variety of personal criteria, including educational achievement; life experiences; personal interests; location of residence; student's goals and background. Since we are such a very diverse school, we are keen to see whether you have worked, lived, studied abroad, or worked for an international company.

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Riejanne van Dijk
Riejanne van Dijk
Program Adviser
+31 13 466 8636

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