Accreditations and rankings

Accreditations and rankings

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TIAS School for Business and Society and his programs have received accreditations from several institutions. 
Below you can find the accreditations that TIAS has received:


AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

TIAS is, as part of Tilburg University, AACSB Business accredited since 2002. The partner of TIAS, Purdue University (in the Global Executive MBA) is also AACSB Business accredited.


AMBA (Association of MBAs)

The following MBA programs are accredited by AMBA in 2021:


NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation)

The following programs are accredited by NVAO:


The specialization track Investment Management of the Part-time MScBA and Full-time MScBA is accredited by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA).



Participants, alumni and professors of TIAS School for Business and Society are satisfied about the educational quality. That is shown by how we ranked in the different media rankings.



European business school: TIAS ranks 30th in the Financial Times list of 95 European business schools. (December 2021)




TIAS EMBA Nr. 6 worldwide for Career Progress in Financial Times' ranking The Executive MBA of TIAS School for Business and Society particularly excels in the ranking with a 6th place worldwide in the area of Career Progress of its alumni. And, the overall satisfaction of their EMBA experience at TIAS is highly rated, with a score of 9.31 out of 10. (October 2021)



The Economist: TIAS Full-time MSc in Business Administration is the best Master in Management of the Netherlands. Nr. 11 worldwide in the creation of career opportunities for its participants and alumni in a wide variety of industries. (September 2021)




Global Masters in Management Ranking of the Financial Times: the TIAS Full-time MScBA scores particularly well on the career development of its students and alumni. Their careers have notably taken them around the globe as TIAS ranks Nr. 31 worldwide for international mobility, an improvement of 22 places from last year’s ranking. Moreover, alumni highly value the career services from their business school as TIAS ranks Nr. 38 in the world in this area. (september 2021)



The TIAS Full-time MBA is in the top 33% worldwide and is strong in Return on Investment, Class & Faculty Diversity and Thought Leadership according to the QS 2022 Global MBA Ranking. QS is the world's largest, international higher education network, connecting universities, business schools & students. (September 2021)



QS World University Rankings - Executive MBA 2021: TIAS EMBA is No. 50 in the world and No. 21 in Europe. in terms of work experience of the participants, we are among the best 15% worldwide and in Europe. No. 20 rank in the world in the area of career outcomes. (June 2021)




TIAS received a total score of 4.19 out of 5 on the 2021 National Student Survey. TIAS came out well above the national average in all areas. Participants gave TIAS high marks in areas like content and setup, lecturer quality, involvement from TIAS and applicability of newly acquired knowledge to daily practice. (June 2021)



TIAS is one of the top educators in e-Business according to the Emerce100
Emerce and Motivaction annually publish the Emerce100: a quantitative image survey among decision-makers in The Netherlands working in the field of online marketing, ICT and e-business about the performance of service providers in the e-business and marketing industry. According to the Emerce100 2021 TIAS School for Business and Society is one of the best educators in e-Business in the Netherlands in the "Education & Training" category. (April 2021)



According to the 2021 Keuzegids, the TIAS School for Business and Society Master programs rank very highly on 'challenging education'. This item measures students' satisfaction with the possibilities offered by the program to explore their own interests and dive deeper into the curriculum. Our participants also rank the TIAS Masters very highly on: Program, Internationalization, Practical Orientation and Facilities. Overall, the TIAS Master programs are among the best in the Netherlands, with rankings well above the national average. (April 2021)




The Economist: TIAS ' Full-time MBA is No. 1 in the Netherlands in the WhichMBA? 2021 Full-time Rankings. TIAS’ MBA is also the best in the Benelux. Globally, TIAS' Master of Business Administration ranks 76th. Each year, The Economist compiles this ranking looking at Career Opportunities for Students and Alumni, Personal Development and Educational Experience, Salary and Potential to Network. (January 2021)


QS2020The TIAS Full-time MBA is in the top 30% worldwide and is strong in Return on Investment, Thought Leadership and Class & Faculty Diversity according to the QS 2021 Global MBA Ranking. QS is the world's largest, international higher education network, connecting universities, business schools & students. (September 2020)




The Economist: TIAS EMBA the only Dutch Executive MBA in Which MBA ranking. The programs are ranked on two broad measures: personal development/educational experience and career development. TIAS takes the No. 61 position worldwide.  (June 2020)




Financial Times 2020 Executive Education Ranking: TIAS No. 1 business school in the Netherlands.TIAS is the only Dutch business school in the top 50 worldwide, and is the highest-ranked business school in the Netherlands. Furthermore, TIAS School for Business and Society is once again the best business school in the Netherlands when it comes to customizes programs for companies and institutions (May 2020). Due to the impact of the corona crisis, Financial Times will not publish an Executive Education Ranking in 2021.



TIAS is Nr. 1 in The Netherlands and Nr. 8 worldwide of the Corporate Knights Better World MBA ranking. Corporate Knights assessed the business schools on the following indicators: institutes and centers, curriculum, faculty research and diversity. (November 2019)

TopRated_2018_RankingpageBest Dutch provider of Masters: With a score of 75 out of 100, TIAS School for Business and Society again takes the top positions in the prestigious ranking of the Keuzegids Masters (The Masters Study Guide), published by the Center for Information on Higher Education (C.H.O.I.). In total, no less than eleven programs are rated as ‘top-quality programs’: Executive Master of Management in Education, Executive Master of Health Administration, Executive Master in Finance, Executive Master of Management & Organization, Execuitve Master of Operations & Supply Chain Management, Executive Master of Finance & Control, Executive Master of Marketing, Executive Master of IT-Auditing, Executive Master of Real Estate, Full-time MSc in Business Administration and Part-time MSc in Business Administration. (March 2019)


BesteStudies Best Dutch MSc in Business Administration according to Elsevier:
According to the Best Studies research done by Elsevier magazine, the TIAS Full-time International MSc in Business Administration (MScBA) has the highest score of all Dutch MSc's in Business Administration at Universities, for five consecutive years. Students especially give a high score to the professors of the master. Besides the professors, also the organization and communication and the quality of education of this TIAS master are highly appreciated by students. The rankings of Elsevier are based on the results of the National Student Questionnaire (Nationale Studenten Enquete). About 200,000 students scored the professors, educational program and facilities of their education.
(October 2018)

Programs at TIAS School for Business & Society

Are you ready for the next step in your career and do you want to create more impact in business and society? TIAS has developed a wide and varied range of courses and learning paths for this purpose. Including MBA courses, Executive Masters, Advanced Programs, InCompany, Modules, Masterclasses and TIAS8hr's. We offer courses and learning paths that match your ambitions, learning goals and career phase. With a program design that consists of a smart mix of individual and group activities: online and on-site in Utrecht or Tilburg.

We can also organize all our courses in-company. Online, onsite and in hybrid form.

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