Purpose, mission and vision
TIAS School for Business & Society is the Business School of Tilburg University (TiU) and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).
We believe business exists to serve society.
We develop leaders to serve society by transforming business.
We are the go-to school for business transformation that serves society.
We are an international hub for life-long learning and development for leaders who want
to have impact and serve society by transforming business.
TIAS School for Business and Society is Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology's business school for executive education. TIAS offers a wide range of degree and non-degree programs, learning paths, and program formats for both individual participants and organizations. We cover themes such as Accounting, Finance & Control, Business Management, Governance & Education, Innovation & Transformation, Strategy, Leadership & General Management and Healthcare & Wellbeing.
These courses are offered as open programs – MBAs, Masters, Advanced Programs, Masterclasses and TIAS8hrs – and can be developed as tailor-made programs as well. In addition, we offer career and consulting services, we conduct applied scientific research, and we disseminate our knowledge and insights using a variety of channels and platforms. This portfolio allows us to respond flexibly to the needs of individual participants, teams, and organizations in almost every stage of their development (life-long development). We do this online, on site, and in class at our Utrecht and Tilburg campuses or any preferred location, whether local, regional, national, or international.
Our programs are aimed at driven and ambitious leaders, managers and professionals who want to boost their personal and professional development and that of their organization. People who want to work at the highest level, who want to lead the way in their field, or who want to increase their career prospects and employability in the local or international market. These people want to work on becoming a stronger discussion partner and, as such, help develop new perspectives for their organization and its professional and social context. This way, they make an essential contribution to the transformation of business & society.
Our programs are all about leadership development and transformation. By inspiring and challenging our participants and letting them experiment, we ensure that scientific knowledge and insights are embedded in practice, and that participants develop the behavior and skills they need to become resilient, agile leaders.
Our programs are internationally accredited, top ranked, and highly valued. The drive to create excellent programs is in our DNA. We start from a powerful notion about the program's content and educational approach. Our focus is on delivering committed, personal coaching and professional organizational support.
We work with an international pool of passionate, experienced, and renowned professors, learning & development professionals, and lecturers. Our teaching staff have a strong connection to business, society, and science, and keep abreast of the latest educational insights.
TIAS' flexible approach guarantees a good balance between work, personal life, and study. We use a blended program design: a smart mix of interactive learning and working methods – including games and simulations – and individual and group activities, online, on site, and hybrid. We offer multiple intakes, which allows participants to learn and develop at their own pace. We help participants build a powerful professional network by means of facilitating personal contacts, events, and online platforms. This way, we encourage and support individual participants, teams, and organizations in developing innovative solutions and creating an impact in business and society. Our participants learn to develop an open mind and a positive-critical attitude: never stop asking!
TIAS offers a wide range of degree and non-degree programs, learning paths, and program formats for both individual participants and organizations.These courses are offered as open programs – Masters, MBAs, Advanced Programs, Masterclasses and TIAS8hrs – and can also be developed as tailor-made incompany programs.
This allows us to respond flexibly to the needs of individual participants, teams, and organizations in almost every stage of their development. Our program set-up consists of a smart mix of individual and group activities: online, on site, and hybrid, both in Utrecht and Tilburg.
TIAS offers part-time executive Master's programs for experienced managers and professionals who want to take the next step in their careers, stay ahead in their field, and strengthen their network. In addition, TIAS offers full-time Master's programs for talented graduates from research universities or universities of applied sciences who want to kickstart their career as a successful manager. TIAS offers both Dutch and English-language Master's programs.
TIAS' Master's programs are academic-level programs. They are internationally accredited, top ranked, and highly valued. Graduates from our NVAO-accredited Master's programs receive the internationally recognized title of Master of Science, MSc.
The TIAS Executive Masters are easy to combine with your work and personal life. Our flexible learning pathways allow participants to select their preferred start date, and to study individual modules or the entire Master.
Our Master's programs encourage critical and analytical thinking and offer a strong theoretical basis that will help you make better-founded decisions. Our excellent lecturers deliver the latest scientific insights and new ways of thinking to help participants develop innovative solutions and create an impact in business and society.
TIAS' MBA programs are internationally oriented, top-level Masters, aimed at experienced senior and executive managers and professionals, as well as ambitious high-potentials who want to make a difference in their professional and social context.
The TIAS Master of Business Administration is highly geared towards personal and professional development and leadership, with a solid, up-to-date academic program that integrates knowledge from different fields. The programs offer a challenging learning environment with participants from a variety of backgrounds and excellent lecturers who push them to achieve their very best.
TIAS' range of MBA programs caters to participants' needs in almost every stage of their development.
With our MBA programs, you can earn an MBA degree from an internationally accredited, top-ranked business school with highly valued full-time and part-time programs within only 1-2 years.
TIAS offers Advanced Programs for executive-level leaders and managers who want to develop new ways of thinking, sharpen their intuition, and strengthen their network, with the aim of improving their leadership skills and taking responsibility in their professional and social context.
TIAS Advanced Programs are intensive multi-day part-time learning paths. Our top faculty has extensive experience in both executive education and the boardroom, and will bring a fresh perspective to their lectures. They inspire and encourage like-minded participants to step out of their comfort zone and come up with new insights. Programs take a couple of months to a year to complete and can easily be combined with a busy schedule.
TIAS masterclasses help driven and ambitious leaders, managers and professionals gain deeper, more extensive knowledge that will help them create an impact on business and society. By choosing and combining masterclasses from our wide range, participants get to design their own learning path to suit their personal and professional development.
Our masterclasses are intensive 3-day programs in which leading experts and professors combine in-depth knowledge and academic rigor. They are focused on the practical implementation of new insights and ways of thinking.
TIAS8hr helps driven and ambitious leaders, managers and professionals contribute to the transformation of business & society. TIAS8hr is a series of short, high-quality, interactive programs on current topics. Using a high-impact mix of lectures, interaction, and self-study, TIAS delivers powerful, in-depth updates with an academic underpinning in 8 hours. Leading experts and professors translate current developments into today's and tomorrow's reality.
TIAS InCompany creates tailor-made learning paths for organizations wishing to develop future-oriented leadership and business skills. We develop tailor-made programs for all current topics and disciplines that are relevant to business transformation. We have a wide variety of clients from various sectors (both profit and non-profit) that approach us for courses on topics such as innovation, change & transformation, leadership, management development, business management, and strategy development and implementation. TIAS offers two ways of developing an InCompany program: we can create a 100% tailor-made program together with you, or we can customize an existing program from our range of existing programs.
We help organizations and their employees create an impact and make an essential contribution to the transformation of business