Master Controlling (MSc)

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Start- and course dates
May 23, 2024
Tilburg Campus
November 7, 2024
Tilburg Campus
18 months (short version) and 24 months (long version)
€ 27850 - exempt from VAT (re-indexed for each course)
Study load
16-18 hours / week
Full time/part time

Expand your career horizons with a Master Controlling (MSc)

Finance is a fast-evolving field. Numerous new developments are making financial controllers’ duties more challenging than ever. Examples include conflicts between sustainability and short-term profit, or the outside world’s need for information that goes beyond financial results. And then there’s the influence of accounting information on employees’ behavior. Or what about VUCA and all the associated effects? The TIAS Master Controlling (MSc) reinforces your subject-matter expertise, making you a valued business partner. With an Academic Master of Science degree, you can expand your career horizons and increase your impact within your own organization and on society.

Why TIAS School for Business & Society?

  • Financial Times top-ranked business school for executive and in-company education.
  • All lecturers are top experts from academia and the business world.
  • Directly applicable scientific and practical knowledge.
  • Flexible programs tailored to your needs.

Participant profile MSc Controlling

This Master Controlling (MSc) is designed mainly for financial professionals who started their career in this field after completing a Bachelor in Finance or Economics. They see many new challenges and want to advance themselves to be able to continue fulfilling their duties. Participants have a minimum of 2 years of work experience in finance.

Our participants include:

  • Assistant Controller
  • Financial Controller
  • Business Unit Controller
  • Business Analyst
  • Assistant Business Controller

Admission requirements for the part-time Master Controlling (MSc)

TIAS aims to attract participants who are strongly driven and well-matched. This is why we apply admission requirements. We want a group that is small enough for everyone to be assured of individual attention, and large enough to ensure a rich exchange of experiences and ideas. The admissions process includes an intake interview with our Academic Director. This allows us to guarantee the highest quality education. We expect:

  • Educational background in Finance or Economics, with at least a Professional Bachelor's degree.
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience.
  • Successful completion of TIAS premaster for participants with a Professional Bachelor's degree.
  • Successful completion of Business Research Methods 1 module.

Participants with a Professional Bachelor in Finance or Economics may not be required to complete certain components of the premaster. Participants with an Academic Bachelor in Finance or Economics may not be required to take the premaster at all. This will be determined during your intake interview with our Academic Director.

Participants with a non-Finance Professional Bachelor may still be eligible in certain cases. To determine your eligibility, please contact our Academic Director at no obligation.

Executive Master of Finance & Control/Register Controller

Are you interested in this program, but do you have more experience than mentioned in the admission requirements? Take a look at our part-time Executive Master of Finance & Control/Register Controller.

Have an impact on organizations and society with the Master Controlling (MFC)

Our world is undergoing many changes in rapid succession. To be able to respond appropriately, organizations must become faster and more agile. The controller’s role in accomplishing this is increasingly important. Financial controllers are responsible for controlling cash flows, internal and external reporting and decision-making support for the procurement and allocation of scarce resources. Furthermore, they must be capable of objectively judging their organization's performance in relation to the goals and risks. Such responsibilities require financial controllers with an academic background and insight into the latest reporting trends and developments, including financial reporting. The TIAS Master Controlling (MFC) educates these people.

How will the part-time Master Controlling benefit you?

  • You can describe and analyze operating, financial and tax cash flows.
  • You can advise on the preparation of an organization’s external financial and economic information provision.
  • You have solid knowledge of internal financial and economic information provision within organizations and can describe and analyze how this is set up.
  • You can provide as objective an analysis as possible of an organization’s performance in relation to its goals, risks and social risks.
  • You can advise on the procurement and allocation of scarce resources within an organization.
  • You fully meet the admission requirements for the Executive Master of Finance & Control.

Master Controlling (MSc) program at TIAS

The Master Controlling (MSc) consists of nine modules that combine to form a solid academic foundation. You learn all about the importance of financial information to organizations. Ample time is also devoted to professional skills and competencies. Instead of being addressed separately, these are integrated into the various content modules. Numerous real-life case studies, presentation assignments and professional ethical dilemmas challenge you to put your acquired knowledge into immediate practice. Your master concludes with a final thesis during which you apply what you have learned to a management control issue at your own organization.

Structure of the part-time Master Controlling (MSc)

The Master Controlling (MSc) consists of the following modules:

Accounting Information Systems & Data Analytics
The establishment of relevant, reliable information provision is the foundation of your organization. Learn how to use reliable information to improve internal control.

Strategy & Organization
While financial controllers don’t draw up strategic plans themselves, they still need to understand strategists’ thought processes and know how to ensure that goals are achieved. That is taught in this module.

Management Accounting & Control
Accounting information can be used to support decisions and measure whether an organization is achieving its goals periodically.

When organizations make investment and finance decisions, they also deal with financial risks. Financial controllers know ways to measure and mitigate these risks.

Business Research Methods 2
Explore how organizations can use research to solve practical problems and learn to critically review your own and others’ research.

Financial Accounting & Reporting
External reporting is bound by legislation, standard setting, regulations and audits, and largely based on information prepared by financial controllers.

Corporate law
Financial controllers must know which legal entities are possible, as the choice for a specific entity can facilitate the achievement of goals and mitigate certain risks.

Marketing & Pricing
For an organization to increase its profitability, both cost structure and revenue require careful attention.

Tax law
A financial controller is responsible for ensuring controlled operating, financial and tax cash flows. That means it is important to have a working knowledge of tax law.

Result: Academic Master of Science (MSc)

On successful completion of the program, you will receive an academic Master of Science (MSc) degree. This diploma qualifies you for admission to the Executive Master of Finance & Control; our post-master Register Controller (RC) program, without any deficiencies.

Consultation with the Program Adviser

Contact our Program Adviser for further information on this Master Controlling (MSc). We’ll be happy to answer your questions on the program contents, group composition, financing, admission requirements and more.

Date and location Master Controlling

NameLocationStart dateHBO sign up WO sign up
Master Controlling (MSc)Tilburg CampusMay 23, 2024February 1, 2024April 1, 2024
Master Controlling (MSc)Tilburg CampusNovember 7, 2024September 1, 2024July 1, 2024

Costs of the Master Controlling

The costs of the Master Controlling is € 27850 - exempt from VAT (re-indexed for each course). The costs of the Master is re-indexed for each course.

The program includes:

  • Enrollment, registration and administration costs
  • Day packages (lunch, coffee/tea and soft drinks) on lecture days, meals during evening lectures
  • Access to the online learning environment
  • Course materials

Additional costs:

  • Dinners and overnight stays
  • Software licenses (if specific software is required)
  • Required literature and textbooks

Benefits of the Master Controlling for your organization

  • Complex issues within an organization can be resolved thanks to participants’ multi-disciplinary study and analysis of such issues.
  • For their final thesis, participants must analyze an actual management control issue at their own organization.
  • Participants can apply developments in business and society, such as integrated reporting, in their own professional practice.
  • Participants can advise responsible experts in their organization on operating, financial and tax cash flows and on how to set up the provision of internal financial and economic information.

How do you finance your education?

You have found the program that best suits your learning goals and ambitions. But how do you finance this? There are different ways to do that. Your employer can play a role, but there are also interesting statutory regulations that you can use yourself. We list the possibilities for you.

Read about the possibilities here »

Our team of teachers consists of an optimal mix of academics and professionals from the field. In addition to knowledge, experience, and an academic attitude, the teachers share their passion for the subject area and are uniquely capable of inspiring you.

Academic Director

Bianca Groen
Assistant Professor


Christof Beuselinck
Assistant Professor
Roger Bougie
Associate Professor
Eric Dooms
Associate Professor
Frans de Roon
Full Professor

Enroll in the Master Controlling

Are you ready to increase your career opportunities and create an impact within your own organization and on society? Sign up for the part-time Master Controlling.

Emily Franken
Emily Franken
Program Adviser
+31 13 466 86 02

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