MScBA degree: combine fundamental business knowledge with an in-depth study of your choice
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 of Science and Business Administration 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.
The program is built upon 4 stages and offers you the opportunity to combine an internship or exchange program with your study.
Before You Start
If you need additional knowledge in certain areas, our preparatory courses will bring you up to speed before you start the program. Topics include Fundamentals in Accounting & Finance, Quantitative Methods, Academic Writing Skills and Business Research and Reports.
Stage 1: Foundation Stage
The foundation courses provide the fundamentals of business and management. The knowledge and skills gained here are critical for better understanding and dealing with the various functional departmental areas of organizations. During this stage you discover with the help of your personal coach, career consultant and others devoted to the MScBA program, in which area you would like to develop and specialize yourself further.
Stage 2: Specialization Stage
This stage sets you off on a specific specialization track of your choice. Available tracks are: Marketing Management, Financial Management, Investment Management, Change Management and Business Analytics.
Stage 3: Integration Stage
Here you will connect and build upon the knowledge and skills acquired in the previous stages, deepening your understanding and broadening your insight. You will also have an international study trip that fosters the integration of knowledge with a holistic approach.
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, investment, or business issue. It is an ideal way to test your newly acquired ideas and skills, enhance your career prospects and prove your capabilities.
Throughout the four stages of the MScBA 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).
Optional: Full-time students have the opportunity to do an internship after the thesis so as to gain workplace experience.
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 stages, contact the Program Adviser.
During the MScBA 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 Investment Management is accredited by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA).