TIAS Premaster

Start- and course dates
January 10, 2023
Utrecht Campus
March 7, 2023
June 6, 2023
Utrecht Campus
All start- and course dates
2 months
€ 325 per required module (free form VAT)
Number of locations
Multiple locations
English, Dutch
Certificate of Participation

Develop basic academic knowledge and skills

The premaster prepares you for enrollment in an Executive Master at TIAS. You’ll quickly acquire the basic academic knowledge and skills you’ll need to successfully complete an Executive Master program at TIAS.

Several intakes every year, personalized solutions

You can start your premaster at different times throughout the year. Your Program Adviser will be happy to work with you to fit the premaster into your busy schedule. We can offer you a personalized program where necessary.

Participant profile

The premaster is designed for people with a higher professional degree (“HBO”) who want to take the Executive Master program at TIAS. The premaster is a prerequisite for these participants.

For people with a university degree (“WO”), the premaster is optional.

In some cases, the Academic Director for the Executive Master program may still decide that you do in fact need to take one or more parts of the premaster. Even if you have a university degree.

Why TIAS Business School?

  • A top-ranked business school in Executive and InCompany Education according to the Financial Times
  • 3,400 students enrolled annually, with a network of > 20,000 alumni
  • Internationally recognized Master of Science degree (MSc), accredited by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (the “NVAO”)

What can a premaster do for you?

The premaster gives you the best possible preparation for an Executive Master at TIAS.

The premaster is intended to ensure that Executive Master participants are on equal footing in terms of basic academic knowledge and skills at the start of the program. This lays the foundation for successful completion of the Executive Master, and ensures you’ll get the most out of the content modules.

The premaster consists of three different modules:

  • Accounting and Finance: this module covers basic academic and analytical knowledge of accounting (external financial reporting) and finance (corporate finance).
  • Quantitative Methods: this module provides basic skills in statistics.
  • Academic Reading and Writing: this module focuses on looking up, reading, evaluating and editing scientific literature.
  • Business Research and Reports: in this module, you’ll learn which topics, methods and techniques are suitable for a particular research project, and how to write it all up in a research proposal. This module is only available to participants in the part-time English-language Master of Business Administration.

The full premaster

The full premaster (three modules) is required for participants with a higher professional degree (“HBO”) who want to enroll in the following Master programs:


Exemption from the first module (Accounting & Finance) may be possible if you want to enroll in one of the following Executive Masters:

  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Business Valuation
  • Master of IT Auditing

In addition, the Academic Director may also decide that you do in fact need to take one or more components of the premaster, even if you have a university degree. For instance, if your degree is in a different field.

TIAS Premaster Executive Masters

All lecture days take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

NameLocationStart date
TIAS Premaster - 10, 17 & 24 January 2023 (Dutch)Utrecht CampusJanuary 10, 2023
TIAS Premaster - 7, 14 & 21 March 2023 (Dutch or English)OnlineMarch 7, 2023
TIAS Premaster - 6, 13 & 20 June 2023 (Dutch)Utrecht CampusJune 6, 2023
TIAS Premaster - 19, 26 September & 3 October 2023 (Dutch or English)Tilburg CampusSeptember 19, 2023
TIAS Premaster - 31 October, 7 & 14 November 2023 (Dutch)Utrecht CampusOctober 31, 2023

TIAS offers an extra (non-binding) information session for the participants of the premaster, two weeks prior to the start date. More information? Please contact the program advisor.


TIAS Premaster Deeltijd Bedrijfskunde and Part-time Master of Science in Business Administration

This pre-Master’s program is for participants of the Deeltijd Bedrijfskunde or Part-time Master of Science in Business Administration.

 Starting Month 2022  

 Lecture days (9.30-17.00 hrs  )




 September 17, 2022

 Saturday and Sunday



 Apply online 

 September 2022

 Saturday and Sunday



 Apply online 


Your Program Adviser will be happy to work with you to fit the premaster into your busy schedule. Please contact the Program Adviser for the master program you are interested in.

Cost of the TIAS premaster

Tuition for the premaster is € 325 per required module (free form VAT). If you are not required to take the program, but want to brush up on your knowledge, you can view the online materials free of charge. If you want to take the program after all (lectures, texts, testing and feedback), the standard tuition of € 325 per module will apply.

The prepcourse/premaster for the Part-time Master of Business Administration and the Part-time MScBA cost €400 per module.

Faculty TIAS premaster

TIAS School for Business and Society boasts an extensive network of lecturers. The following lecturers will support you during the TIAS premaster:

Academic Director

Ellen Peeters
Assistant Professor


Tim de Leeuw
Full Professor
Dirk Brounen
Full Professor
  • Accounting & Finance: Dr. Dirk Brounen
  • Quantitative Methods and Academic Reading & Writing: Dr. Tim de Leeuw

Sign up TIAS Premaster

Do you have a higher professional degree (“HBO”), and do you want to take an Executive Master at TIAS? Then sign up for the TIAS premaster via our Program Adviser.

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

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