Innovation & Transformation Master Class

Masterclass Innovatie En Transformatie
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Start- and course dates
March 11, 2024
Tilburg Campus
September 17, 2024
Utrecht Campus
November 25, 2024
Utrecht Campus
All start- and course dates
3 days
€ 3800 (exempt from VAT)
Number of locations
Multiple locations

Innovation & Transformation Master Class

We live in unpredictable times. With developments coming in rapid succession, constant change is the only way to stay relevant. This can be a daunting challenge. Fortunately, we now know more than ever about how to innovate. In the Innovation & Transformation Master Class, you learn how to bring about technological transformations. With the latest scientific insights and practical tools, you can tackle innovation and transformation with success.

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
The Innovation & Transformation Master Class is specially designed for driven and experienced professionals and managers. They work in innovation, and are looking for tools to tackle it.

Because commercial enterprises have to deal with other dynamics and innovation requirements than non-profit and public organizations, we offer two variants of the Innovation & Transformation Master Class. One for participants from for-profit organizations, and one for non-profits. This ensures that new insights and knowledge link up with the day-to-day practice of participants.

Participants in the program for commercial organizations include:

  • Directors
  • Program managers
  • Project advisers

Participants in the program for non-profits include:

  • Consultants
  • Project managers
  • Team managers

Admission requirements

We strive for participant groups full of talent, experience and potential. We therefore impose admission requirements. This allows us to guarantee the highest quality education for you.

We expect:

  • At least 5 years of work experience in a relevant role.
  • Ability to work and think at the higher professional or university level.

Design your own track and earn your TIAS Diploma of Excellence.

Our master classes also let you design your own track and earn your TIAS Diploma of Excellence. You take five master classes, choose a concentration in personal leadership and write a final paper applying your new knowledge.

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You can also choose other subjects to build your Leadership & Management track.

Successful innovation and transformation

The Innovation & Transformation Master Class teaches you to think about innovation differently. It goes into detail on why this is necessary and how to go about it. Learn what exactly innovation is (and isn’t), and why many innovations fail to take off. Discover how to keep the shop open, as it were, while working on innovation. So you can help your organization achieve real success in innovation.

How will the Innovation & Transformation Master Class benefit you?

  • You get to know the main theoretical concepts and analytical frameworks for innovation and transformation.
  • You know what your organization needs to innovate successfully.
  • You’re able to assess, create and make the most of your organization’s opportunities for innovation.
  • You understand how to support innovation processes successfully in your own organization.

Program design of the Innovation & Transformation Master Class

The Innovation & Transformation Master Class gives you insights into the “what”, “why” and “how” of innovation. We delve into innovation strategy: what does it consist of? And why should you innovate, as an organization? We also look at practical application: how will you organize the innovation? This includes ample attention to dispelling resistance in the organization, as well as tools for successful implementation.

Program for commercial organizations

Day 1: What is innovation?

We start with the basics: what innovation is, and also what it is not. This knowledge lets you work towards your own innovation strategy.

Day 2: Innovation strategy

On day 2, you learn how to develop an innovation strategy, and how to set up innovation in your organization. We show you five basic questions you can use to arrive at a sound innovation strategy.

Day 3: Human-centered

You have an innovation strategy – now it’s time to get your organization on board. At the end of the day, it’s all about the people: they’re the ones doing the work. On day 3, you learn how to tweak your organization to get all employees on board with innovation, to ensure success.

Program for non-profit organizations

Day 1: Creating public value

Day 1 provides insights into societal transformations. You discover why many public sector innovation projects fail, and learn how to use innovation to create public value.

Day 2: Cutting red tape

Day 2 is about cutting red tape in the public sector. Rules and mindsets are often so ingrained in our day-to-day work that they pose an obstacle to innovation. You learn what is needed to enable innovation.

Day 3: Fundamental changes in value

On the third day, you learn how to spark an actual societal transformation. You discover how to change deep-seated rules, structures and social norms in a non-profit organization.

Dates and locations Innovation & Transformation Master Class

The Innovation & Transformation Master Class offers different starting dates and locations:

NameLocationStart date
Innovation & Transformation Master Class - 11, 12, 13 March 2024 (non-profit)Tilburg CampusMarch 11, 2024
Innovation & Transformation Master Class - 17, 18, 19 september 2024 (non-profit)Utrecht CampusSeptember 17, 2024
Innovation & Transformation Master Class - 25, 26, 27 November 2024 (profit)Utrecht CampusNovember 25, 2024

Cost of the Innovation & Transformation Master Class

The cost of the Innovation & Transformation Master Class is € 3800 (exempt from VAT). 

This price includes:

  • Catering packages (lunch, coffee or tea and soft drinks) during lecture periods
  • Enrollment, registration and administration costs
  • Access to the online learning environment
  • Mandatory reading material, textbooks and learning resources

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 »

Faculty Innovation & Transformation Master Class

Academic Director

Eelco van Hout
Associate Professor


Rudy Moenaert
Full Professor
Toni Sfirtsis
Associate Professor
Eelco van Hout
Associate Professor

Start your application 

After your registration you will receive, if you are applicable, within 5 days a confirmation of your registration. If there are any doubts about your admissibility, the Program Adviser will contact you.
Jorien van Loopik-van Dijk
Jorien van Loopik-van Dijk
Program Adviser
+31 13 466 86 14

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