Full-time Master in Management/Business Administration (MScBA)

Fulltime Master of Science In Business Administration
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Start- and course dates
September 13, 2024
Utrecht Campus
January 23, 2025
Utrecht Campus
Duration
1 year
Fees
€ 26200 for the entire master (exempt from VAT).
Language
English
Study load
40-50 hours / week
Accreditations
AACSB, MSc, NVAO
Full time/part time
Full-time
Study trip
Study trip
Availability
2 start moments per year

The Nr 1. Master in Management (MScBA) in The Netherlands for Career Development according to the Financial Times!

Take the fast track into a successful career!

As an aspiring business professional, you want to accelerate your career, regardless of the state of the world economy. To compete successfully in the job market, you need to have a clear career goal and a passionate ambition to realize it. In addition, you need a broad range of skills, knowledge and know-how to set yourself apart from the rest. 

Our One-year Full-time Master in Management program will enable you to act in and engage with different areas of an organization. The program provides a broad business foundation with the opportunity to specialize in a specific area of choice. You will not only acquire the necessary knowledge and skills, but also have many opportunities to practice and apply them in theoretical and practical settings. To further shape you as a responsible business leader, you will also take into account the various social impacts and consequences of business decisions. 

Get the broader perspective with international experience and exposure within a year!
Classes are very diverse with a wide range of geographical, educational and professional backgrounds. About 50% of the students in our program come from abroad, while the other half is made up of internationally minded Dutch nationals. Some have professional experience and some come straight from their bachelor degree.

The full-time Master in Management is taught in English and is officially accredited as an MSc in Business Administration

Facts & Figures Full-time Master in Management students

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Continuous debate with your classmates will help you truly understand how cultures other than your own think and act in business. Become challenged by different philosophical, moral, social and cultural views. Our Full-time Master in Management encourages you to develop a broader perspective on business, giving you an international foothold and unparalleled career prospects.
 

Why choose TIAS

  • The Full-time Master in Management has two starting moments per year. This provides you with additional flexibility to enroll at a time that aligns with your personal ambition
  • A top-ranked business school in Executive and InCompany Education according to the Financial Times
  • Prepare for an international career: the TIAS Full-time MScBA is top-ranked for international careers, Nr. 1 in the Netherlands & Nr. 17 worldwide for career development and Nr. 23 for international mobility according to the Financial Times (2023).
  • Internationally recognized MScBA master's degree, accredited by NVAO and AACSB, the most important national and international accreditations for management education 
  • Top-level international academic faculty with business experience, teaching you both academic rigor and practical relevance  
  • Private school environment with personal attention for your academic, personal and career development. 
  • A business school with an extensive network and connections to the job market
    – TIAS has more than 20,000 alumni from +75 countries
    – 69% of our students find employment before graduation
    – 96% of the graduates find employment within 3 months after graduation

Studying in the Netherlands

The Netherlands: small country, big opportunities
Did you know that the Netherlands has one of the strongest economies in the world? And, that the Dutch, once again, recently have been named ‘best non-native English speakers in the world’? Education in the Netherlands is known for its international approach and excellent quality. There are international career opportunities at companies where English is the main language. And nice to know:  the Dutch work-life balance is very important and key to success. 

TIAS is centrally located in the Netherlands
The Full-Time Master in Management program is offered at our Utrecht campus: With six lecture theaters, twelve breakout rooms and one scrum area, the new TIAS building is a modern educational location.  Located in the center of the Netherlands, near to Amsterdam, it is very easy to travel from Utrecht to other European cities. 

Utrecht’s hundreds of monuments give this centuries-old city a unique atmosphere. Utrecht is home to over 25% of the 330,000 students in the Netherlands, making it one of the country’s largest student populations. 

Ask a Student Ambassador

If you're eager to dive deeper into the world of studying in the Netherlands or the TIAS experience, our offer to connect you with one of our current students is your gateway to getting all your questions answered. Our student representative is open to share her first-hand knowledge, ensuring you gain a comprehensive understanding of what it's like to study at TIAS. Click here to ask your question.

Is this not the program you are looking for? Then check out our other business administration programs.

Our participants talk about the Full-time Master in Management

The Full-time Master in Management is for talented higher professional education (HBO) and university graduates who want to develop their management and business skills within a year and fast-track the start of their careers.

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    Denise Groeneveld
    ''The Full-time Master in Management at TIAS is more than just a degree. TIAS provides you with a network and a community that you can join. Of course, you will also need to play an active role yourself but it provides you with lots of opportunities for growth and development.''
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    Pepijn Pieterse
    Junior Financial Reporting Specialist at ABN AMRO
    “I opted for the Full-time Master in Management (MScBA) at TIAS because the program had a strong reputation and I’d heard some good things about it. The combination of a solid foundation in business and management, an opportunity to specialize and also work on my personal leadership skills was very appealing to me.”
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    Yi-Chun Lin

    ''One of the most valuable sources that TIAS provides for us is the Personal Leadership and Career Development Program (PCDP) in which we are assigned to an individual coach with whom we can discuss our career planning or share our life experiences. At TIAS, we are offered many bridges by which we can connect with real industries, putting our learning into practice.''

    Read the full blog here
  • A year at TIAS: It feels too short!
    Chi Vo

    ''Prior to joining TIAS, I had been studying and working in Amsterdam for four years. Familiar with the Dutch life and educational system, I had no difficulty in choosing TIAS as the next destination. It distinguishes itself from other business schools with a unique academic curriculum, helpful career services and a top personal development program. Situated near the center of lovely Utrecht, TIAS has offered me both a professional environment to grow and a student-friendly vibe to enjoy.''

    Read the full blog here
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    Dang Chau

    ''TIAS not only organized many events (online and offline) to connect students with its wide network of alumni, companies, and career partners but also proactively connected us to selective cohorts, who have a similar background to share their experience. Besides, I re-built my Linkedin profile to increase visibility and build up professional relationships, especially with TIAS alumni. My first 3 job interviews were referred by my networks and 2 of those were made by TIAS alumni.''

    Read the full blog here

Accelerate your career: 96% find a job within 3 months after graduation

  • Get a master of science degree in one year with a short preparatory program. 
  • Take the fast track into a successful career:
    • TIAS MScBA ranks Nr. 1 in The Netherlands & 17th worldwide for the career development of its alumni (Financial Times 2023). 
    • 87% of our international students are able to find a job in the Netherlands. Additionally TIAS ranks Nr 23 worldwide for international mobility (Financial Times 2023). 
    • This program offers a life changing experience where you learn to combine a sound footing in general business and management as well as specialized knowledge with leadership skills and a clearer view on your career goal.  
    • Through our network of alumni and companies you can acquire business connections and practical work experience (Company Day, Student Consultancy Committee, Internship) 

  • Both a foundation in business knowledge and a specialization of your choice: TIAS’ Full-time Master in Management (MScBA) combines fundamental business knowledge with an in-depth study of your choice in Marketing, Finance, Investment Management, Change and Business Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management or Business Analytics. 

  • Faculty at TIAS provide you with knowledge with an international perspective: 
    • The majority of our faculty are visiting professors from other top universities across the globe. 
    • In international project groups and during our study trip, you gain insight into intercultural sensitivities and can handle challenges in an international environment. 
  • All our professors have a significant level of industry work experience (outside of academia). This enables them to effectively apply the imparted theory to real-world situations to foster action-based learning in the classroom. 

Find the right job with out Personal and Career Development Program (PCDP)

The Personal and Career Development Program (PCDP) is part of the master program. It will help you understand better who you are and what you are capable of, so that you can establish and work towards your ultimate career goal. We do this by providing individual coaching sessions, workshops on personal skills (eg presentation, intercultural and team dynamics, personal branding, negotiation and communication) as well as practical skills for searching and applying for a job. Each individual student is assigned a personal coach and a career consultant, and the career consultant is available for free career advice up to 3 years after graduation.

Develop yourself into an internationally-oriented management professional

The right skill set: The TIAS Master in Management doesn’t only provide theoretical knowledge. We also focus on fostering critical thinking and an inquisitive approach, combined with practical relevance in the business world. In a year’s time, you will have developed into an internationally-oriented business professional, possessing all personal skills and competencies necessary to pursue a successful career. 
Jump-start your career: The Full-time Master in Management enables you to complete your master in one year (without a long pre-master) so you can start your professional career very quickly – 69% of our students secure a job before graduation & 96% of our students find employment within 3 months after graduation! 
Start a career abroad: 87% of our international students are able to find a job in the Netherlands. 
Better prepared for an international work field: A better grasp of cross-cultural sensitivities, and the capability to resolve operational problems in an international setting.
Insight and experience in putting theory into practice, with a generous proportion of real-world cases; experimenting in a safe learning environment.
Member of an executive and international alumni network: Our TIAS Connect community portal and Alumni Services help you to establish and maintain your network, even after completion of the program. You receive access to a large network of professionals who share the same drive and ambition. This allows you to expand your network with equally motivated professionals from all over the world.

Master in Management: combine fundamental business knowledge with an in-depth study of your choice

The program starting in January has a different structure than the one in September. Are you interested in starting in January? Discover the program structure of January.

Ambition alone is not enough to propel you into a successful career. Without clear goals, or a development strategy, you face stiff competition. Define yourself as an aspiring professional by developing a broad range of skills, a sound footing in general business and management and a deep insight into what drives and motivates business success.

Our Full-time Master in Management is a 4-step program in English, completed over a 12-month period. This course is specifically designed for you to develop the competencies needed to overcome challenges in the business world. Open up international opportunities with broader insights into global economics. Fulfill higher career goals by refining your skill set, defining who you are, what you think is important and who you would like to be as a professional. 

PCDP: Helps you accelerate your career
Throughout the four fases of the Master in Management program you will continuously work on your personal leadership and communication skills as well as prepare yourself for the job market with a focus on improving your LinkedIn profile, CV, interview techniques etc. through the Personal and Career Development Program (PCDP). 

Course outline

The program is built upon 4 phases and offers you the opportunity to combine an internship or exchange program with your study.

Phase 1: Foundation Courses

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Economics
  • Marketing in the Services Economy
  • Managing Information Systems/IT
  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Business Research Methods

Phase 2: Specialization Courses

  • Business Analytics  
  • Change and Business Management
  • Corporate Finance and Investment
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management (New!)

Phase 3: Integration Courses

  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
  • International study trip
     
Phase 4: Masterthesis

 

Overview Specialization Courses

In November, you will choose one of the four specialization tracks. In every specialization track an elective course is included.

Business Analytics Track

  • Business Process & Data Mapping
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Decision Analysis and Optimization
  • Business Intelligence
  • Elective course

Change and Business Management Track

  • Organizational Coaching and Consulting
  • Business Dynamics
  • Change Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Elective course

Corporate Finance and Investment Track

  • Financial Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Capital Markets and Investment Management
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Elective course

Marketing track

  • Marketing Communications and Branding
  • Digital Marketing
  • New Product and Service Development Strategy
  • Global Marketing in Dynamic Markets
  • Elective course

Operations and Supply Chain Management track*

  • Operations Strategy
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Quality Management
  • Elective course
*Please note that this specialization requires a minimum of 3 years work experience in a relevant area. The other specialization tracks do not have this requirement.

Extra opportunities

Internship
Optional: Full-time students have the opportunity to do an internship after the thesis so as to gain workplace experience.

Exchange Program
Optional: Exchange programs are available at partner institutes to ramp up your international exposure.

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

Student Associations

During the Master in Management program you have the opportunity to join a student association for extracurricular activities that provide you with additional professional experience as well as fun with your fellow students. The student associations at TIAS are:

TIAS Student Association (TSA): is a student-run association that organizes social events for fellow students to celebrate national holidays, exchange cultural traditions and stimulate integration. Within the TSA different subcommittees are formed and assigned to a specific event.

End result: Master's degree

Upon successful completion you will receive the degree title Master of Science in Business Administration (MScBA). In addition, this program has received national NVAO (Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organization) accreditation. The business school has institutional (AACSB) accreditation. The specialization track, Corporate Finance and Investment, is accredited by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA).

Admission requirements Full-time Master in Management

Successful enrollment in our Full-time Master in Management 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.

  • At least a Bachelor's degree (Research University or University of Applied Sciences).
  • An average (GPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0 or 7 out of 10, or an overall average of 80 from 100% (B on a scale of A to F).
  • You must take the TIAS Capacity Test (TCT – free, online test available in multiple languages) or the GMAT.
  • Proficiency in English, demonstrated by being a native English speaker or your bachelor program must have been taught fully in English.
  • If you are a non-native English speaker, you will need to achieve a result in one of the following English tests: IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 or Cambridge C1 Advanced.
  • Work experience is not required for this master, except for applicants who wish to take the Operations and Supply Chain Management specialization track. For that specific track you must have 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Depending on your bachelor background and test results, you may be required to attend all or one of the preparatory courses.

If you have any questions on any of the admission requirements above, please contact your program adviser for further consultation. Upon receipt of your application our Program Adviser will contact you to arrange an interview, and where applicable the TCT. Your interview will take place with a member of the Admissions Board.

Application deadline

We strongly advise you to submit your application as soon as you have made your decision. This will increase your chances of acceptance, particularly if you are an international student and will need to apply for a visa. Our VISA officer will assist you during the VISA application process. 

Preparatory courses

The preparatory courses are designed to bring you up to the required Full-Time Master in Management entry level. The recommended courses must be completed before the start of master. The program contains the following modules:

  1. Academic Writing Skills (600 euros)
  2. Basic Accounting and Finance (400 euros)
  3. Quantitative Methods (400 euros)

The fee per module includes access to our digital learning environment, digital course materials and teaching support during actual classes.

The actual pre-master study load is dependent on your level of academic ability. This will be assessed during your evaluation of your application, the Admissions Board will determine which preparatory courses are required.

Costs Master in Management

€ 26200 for the entire master (exempt from VAT). 

This price includes:

  • International study trip (including the substantive program, flight & hotel)
  • Access to the online learning environment
  • Access to webinars and must-reads on the alumni website
  • Mandatory literature, study books and teaching materials
  • Application Fee (€100)*
  • Enrollment fee (€2000)**
     

*The €100 non-refundable application fee is payable via our online application system
** Once you have been accepted into the Master in Management program, you must pay a non-refundable Enrollment fee of €2,000 to secure your place in the program.

Possible additional costs:

  • Preparatory courses, if necessary (€400 - €1400)**
  • Software licenses (if specific software is required)

** During your application, the Admissions and Assessment Committee will determine which Preparatory modules are required. 

Funding of your Master in Management

Pursuing a Master in Management is a serious commitment of time and money. It is an investment that needs to be carefully considered and planned for. However, we believe the TIAS Master in Management will be an investment in your future with an unbeatable cost-benefit ratio. Most of our students meet the cost of our Master in Management program through scholarships, savings, and student loans. Though the responsibility of funding the TIAS Master in Management lies with you, your Program Adviser will be happy to discuss your options. If you have any questions, please contact you Program Adviser here.

Scholarships 

TIAS School for Business and Society understands the financial commitment of funding a Master in Management. Like you, we also know knowledge is power and great education is priceless. This is why we offer merit-based scholarships to qualified candidates to encourage a diverse and inclusive classroom. Most scholarships are essay-based and all essays should reflect your personal point of view expressed in your own words. The quality of the admission application will also be taken into consideration.

Scholarships available for the Full-time Master in Management:

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 assesses each candidate's overall qualities: academic profile, strength of overall admissions application, quality of admissions interview, and employability.

Loan programs

Prodigy Finance 
Prodigy Finance’s innovative lending model offers community-funded loans to international students at the world’s top business schools, including TIAS Business School. The Master in Management loan is offered at an attractive interest rate and is available to candidates who have been accepted to the International Full-Time Master in Management program.
Visit the Prodigy's website for more details about the terms and conditions, and how to apply for a loan.

Lendwise - MBA Loans
Lendwise is a specialist loan provider based in the UK which is dedicated to education finance for individuals who are looking to fund their studies at world class universities.

Lendwise’s aim is to enable access to education through its affordable and flexible student loans that come with a fixed interest rate and no early repayment penalties.  Interest rates are personalised and depend on an applicant’s overall profile including future earning potential, and the application process is entirely online. Full time programme students have access to a grace period that allows for repayment to start after graduation.

Candidates applying for the Full-Time Master in Management and the Full-Time MBA are eligible to apply for a loan.  UK residents are eligible for a Lendwise Loan and other nationalities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Contact Lendwise directly to apply

Fiderh
Fiderh is a federal trust, managed by the Bank of Mexico, which provides educational loans to Mexican students. You can find all the information and apply here.

Deutsche Bildung Student Financing
Deutsche Bildung makes it possible for people to study: in addition to Bafög, as an alternative to loans, and regardless of social background. Deutsche Bildung offers monthly or lump-sum payments to allow students to fully concentrate on their studies. Furthermore, access to Deutsche Bildung Academy provides students with the skills to succeed in their studies and early careers. Repayment is based on income share agreements and used to finance a new generation of students. Applications are accepted all year round at www.deutsche-bildung.de

Tax deduction

International Full-Time Master in Management fees and study-related expenses may be tax deductible. Please contact the local authorities in your country for additional information. For Dutch participants additional information is available on the website of De Belastingdienst.

Non-EU students need to apply for a visa and/or residence permit and go through the full process.
EU students only need to register as a new resident of the town where they are going to live.

Your visa application

We are happy to assist you with your Dutch immigration process. Our immigration office will help you with the application for your visa and/or residence permit for study purposes and will guide you through the process. You may not submit a visa application independently. Only an authorized referent may submit your application to the IND. When you are admitted, you will be invited by TIAS to start your visa application via the online application portal.

Immigration fee

The Dutch Immigration Service (known as the IND) charges for the processing of your application, depending on the procedure applicable to you. The amount of that fee is indexed each year.

After you have gone through the entire process in the online application portal, you can make the immigration fee payment online. TIAS Business School will collect this fee on behalf of the IND. Without the payment, we cannot submit your application to the IND. 
Please note the visa/residence permit fee is non-refundable, once the application has been submitted to the IND.

Residence permit

Non-EU students must have a residence permit for study purposes in addition to their visa. A pre-condition for obtaining a residence permit is having valid health insurance. Our Immigration Office will gladly guide you through the process or advise you further.

What we need from you

To successfully process your visa and residence permit application we need the following:

  • a copy of your acceptance letter (provided by us);
  • a copy of all relevant passport pages;
  • proof of sufficient funding, either by you, a third party, such as a parent or a company;
  • proof of health insurance

Sufficient funding: You will have to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to support yourself during your studies at TIAS for a stay of a full academic year.  In addition to the living expenses, you will have to prove that you have sufficient funds to pay for your study costs.

The required amount to live in the Netherlands is indexed each year and can be found under Application for a residence permit for study --> Higher professional education (hbo) or university. 

Health insurance: When living in the Netherlands, you must, by law, have sufficient health insurance. We recommend AON student Insurance package, as the coverage meets all legal requirements in the Netherlands. In case you have questions about health insurance in general you can contact the Zorgverzekeringslijn, see this flyer.

Immigration

Dependent upon your nationality, the immigration office may have additional requirements. We will gladly provide you with further information. It is important to note that under Dutch immigration law a visa obtained through TIAS is always restricted to a stay for the purposes of study only.

You can also find more information about visa, insurance, work permits and other procedures, applicable to your personal situation on the websites of Study in Holland and Dutch Immigration Service (IND).

Orientation year for graduates

If you wish to stay in the Netherlands after graduation at TIAS, you have to apply for a different residence permit. 

As a graduate you can make use of the orientation year for graduates. With your permit for the orientation year you have one year to find a job in the Netherlands, for example as a highly skilled migrant. You can also apply for a start-up residence permit. This gives you one year to start an innovative company. 

The purpose of the so-called ‘Orientation Year’ for highly educated persons is to retain and attract foreign talent for the Dutch labor market. During this ‘Orientation Year’, you can move freely on the Dutch labor market. This means that your employer does not need to obtain a separate work permit for you. 

You can read more about it on our TIAS page: Visas and working in the Netherlands.
You can find more information in the ‘FAQ Orientation year’.

Housing

Utrecht is one of the most popular cities in the Netherlands. Because of this, the demand for student housing in and around Utrecht is extremely high.
Many students find it difficult and time-consuming to search for housing. It is a good idea to anticipate the time and effort it may take you to find a room, and start your search several months in advance, even prior to your admission. Finding a place to stay is very important because you need a legal residence in the Netherlands in order to register with the municipality and obtain a Citizen service number (BSN). 

We are pleased to provide our international full-time students with a number of housing options in Utrecht. TIAS is a partner of HousingAnywhere, whereby TIAS students receive a 20% discount on the subscription fee of the HousingAnywhere platform for TIAS students. To sign up through TIAS, please click here.

Further, TIAS has made arrangements with SSH (shared housing facilities) and Canvas Utrecht (individual studios) for a limited number of furnished housing with facilities nearby the city center of Utrecht.

If you need information with finding accommodation, please contact housing@tias.edu.

Faculty Master in Management

Professors have affiliations with top universities around the globe. They combine academic rigor with experience in business and with teaching for management audiences. Professors bring their international and business experience to the classroom which creates a true business school environment. Examples of affiliations are University of Cambridge, Bradford University and Cardiff Business School.

Academic Director

Eric Dooms
Associate Professor

Faculty

Toni Sfirtsis
Associate Professor
Alfred Slager
Full Professor
Khelifa Mazouz
Full Professor
Tim de Leeuw
Full Professor
Ben Jacobsen
Full Professor
 
Huong Pham
Huong Pham
Program Adviser
+31 13 466 39 08

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