Part-time Master of Science in Business Administration (MScBA)

Location and start date
October 24, 2020 (Dutch) - June 5, 2020 (English)
18 months
Study load
15-20 hours / week
€ 29,900
Dutch, English 

Get ahead in a constantly changing world. As a career professional you want to stand out. You want that extra punching power to confidently take a step up. Defining yourself as a solid leader has never been so important.

Our part-time Master of Science in Business Administration (MScBA) both enables and empowers you to develop personally and professionally. The program gains you an internationally recognized qualification, opening up wide career progression opportunities. It instantly increases your footing within your organization, allowing you to function more effectively, more decisively and more determinedly.

Why choose TIAS:

  • Combine work and study by taking what you learn straight out of the classroom and on to the business floor.
  • A unique English taught international program, attracting expats and internationally focused Dutch professionals. With classes one weekend a month the program is specifically designed for working professionals.
  • TIAS is the Best Business University 2018 (KeuzeGids Masters) and has the Best Master in Business Administration (Elsevier Best Studies, Full-time MScBA, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
Location and start date
October 24, 2020 (Dutch) - June 5, 2020 (English)
18 months
Study load
15-20 hours / week
€ 29,900
Dutch, English 

Our Part-time Master of Science and Business Administration degree is a 4 step program, completed over a two year period. It equips you with a profoundly deeper insight into business practice and gives you a distinct advantage in the work place. An MScBA not only signifies accomplishment, it lets you delve deeper into the theoretical issues of management and sets you on course to pursue an international business career.

Program Aims

The depth and scope of the program allows you to:

  • Ensure a solid grounding in general abilities while also allowing you to focus on a field of your choice.
  • Gain international exposure through our multi-national faculty and student body, combined with opportunities to participate in foreign exchange programs in Asia, USA or Europe.
  • Excel with a Personal Leadership Program (PLP) which prepares you to develop and manage your career and develop a broader perspective on business, gaining you an international foothold and a certified career boost.

End Result: Master’s Degree

Upon successful completion you will receive the degree title Master of Science in Business Administration (MSc). In addition, this program has received national (NVAO) accreditation and the business school has institutional (AACSB) accreditation.  


Classes are as diverse as possible with a wide range of geographical, educational and professional backgrounds. The age of our participants is between 24 and 39, ideal for young professionals with around 4+ years of work experience.

Course Outline

The program is built up in 4 stages. Each stage lays the foundation to successfully master the next. Before you get started though, preparatory courses are available, if necessary, to bring you up to the required entry level.

Stage 1: Foundation courses
The foundation courses provide the fundamentals of business and management.

Stage 2: Track courses
This stage sets you off on a specific specialist track of your choice. Download the brochure for more information on the tracks.

Stage 3: Integration Courses
Here you will connect and build upon the knowledge and skills acquired in the previous stages, deepening your understanding and broadening your insight.

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, or business issue.

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

Successful enrollment in our Part-time MScBA is subject to a number of admission requirements.


  • A bachelor degree in any field.
  • You must take the TIAS Capacity Test, which is a standardized, computer-based assessment.
  • If you are a non-native English speaker or you have not taken your bachelor program in English, you will need to take a TOEFL or IELTS test.
  • Depending on your bachelor background and test results, you may be required to attend all or one of the preparatory courses.

Admission Interview

After receiving your complete application our Program Adviser will contact you to arrange a date for test and interview.

Preparatory courses

The preparatory courses are designed to bring you up to the required Part-Time MScBA entry level.

  1. Academic Writing and Study Skills
  2. Basic Accounting and Finance
  3. Quantitative Methods 
  4. Business Research & Reports

The costs of the modules are € 300 each. This includes access to our digital learning environment, digital course materials and teaching support during actual classes.

The faculty selected to instruct in the MScBA program are distinguished senior faculty from TIAS, Tilburg University and other well-known institutes around the globe. They are selected for their demonstrated teaching ability and field experience. You benefit from the knowledge and experience of researchers and practitioners in their respective fields. All of our instructors share TIAS’ commitment to distributing and creating knowledge. MScBA students engage with and learn from these scholar-practitioners in a variety of settings at different stages of the program and in a range of ways, from class to case discussions and debates to in-class hands-on experiments or out-of-class consultations

Academic Director

Eric Dooms
Eric Dooms
Associate Professor
Eric Dooms is Associate Professor of Strategy and Academic Director of the full-time and executive MBA programs. He obtained his PhD from Tilburg University on a study of headquarter-subsidiary relationships in large corporations. Eric taught modules on strategy at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels and has been strongly involved in... » read more


Jalal Ashayeri
Jalal Ashayeri
Full Professor
Dr. Ashayeri is professor of Supply Chain Management at TIAS Business School. He is Academic Director of MScBA programs of TIAS, the Utrecht Campus.  Dr. Ashayeri is also a member of the Center for Economic Research (CentER) at Tilburg University. He has delivered guest lectures at various conferences, workshops and other educational institutes.... » read more
The Part-time International MSc in Business Administration provides you with the latest theories, techniques and skills. You also obtain an extensive professional network. Therefore participants and alumni believe the program has been of great value.
  • Danaë Huijser
    Director and Lead Consultant CMC-Europe

    My previous Master’s degree gave me theoretical knowledge. TIAS gave me wisdom.
    I was looking for an international Master’s program that would fit my busy work schedule, and the TIAS part-time program stood out. It offered a module-based teaching schedule that allowed me to combine work and studies, and it connected me with a group of very ambitious and motivated students to learn from the most outstanding international professors.
    I completed the International Business and Marketing Management program last December and immediately took over my father’s consultancy. TIAS gave me the courage and self-confidence to build on my future as an international business consultant

  • PT-MScBA-Mike-Tournoij
    Mike Tournoij
    Business Controller at Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis
    “The TIAS environment is created by its students and lecturers who have different frames of thought due to different cultural backgrounds, career backgrounds and experiences. TIAS embraces inspiration that arises from those different views. This was exactly the creative friction I was looking for as a part-time student. That, combined with the high energy level and helpfulness of the lecturers, as well as the commitment and empathy of the TIAS staff, makes this business school a truly inspiring learning environment.”
  • Orfirah Helstone
    Regional Account Manager Nestlé

    The year was quite intense. You’re working, you’re studying and you’re learning in your job and in your study. It enforces one another. Things at work inspire you for your study and the other way around.

  • Merve Özdemir
    Product Manager Philips Healthcare
    "Today's industry not only seeks engineers with a solid technological background, but also those who have an understanding of how the business operates. This perspective is particularly important for innovative companies that develop customer-focused products and services. Also, the disciplined and precise approach of engineering coupled with business skills is required to move between technical roles and leading and managing the business.

    After having obtained my MSc in Mechanical Engineering, I decided to join the part-time MSc in Business Administration program at TIAS when I was already working as a design engineer in a high tech industry. The excellent mix of business and engineering competences will equip me with the necessary skills and knowledge to differentiate in a highly competitive, dynamic and rapidly changing business environment. More importantly the part-time MScBA is thoroughly preparing me for leadership roles in technology and innovation management in my future career."

Total program price: € 29,900.

The Master includes:

  • Enrolment fee of € 2,000. Candidates accepted need to pay the enrolment fee to secure their place at TIAS. This fee covers registration and related administration costs, and is non-refundable.
  • Accommodation including breakfast for overnight sessions. If you choose to opt out of the accommodation you receive a € 1,500 discount on the tuition fee.
  • All study books and reading materials
  • Access to the Virtual Campus
  • Alumni site access where you can browse specialist webinars and must-read articles

Additional costs:

  • Preparation courses you may need to follow. The price of each course is € 300
  • Study trip is estimated at € 500 and will be charged in advance.
    This course is exempt from VAT.

Finance your Part-time MScBA?

Several payment plans are available and customized to your personal needs. Please contact your program adviser for your options. Many students also get sponsored by their employers. As every business is different, please consult your program adviser to discuss the return on investment for your employer. 

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More information about course content?

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Esther Sinnige
Esther Sinnige
Program Adviser

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