Executive MBA

Executive MBA
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24 months
€ 51475 (free from VAT)
Study load
16-18 hours per week
Full time/part time
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Take Control of Your Career with the Executive Master of Business Administration

Drive and ambition – your career so far proves you have plenty of both. Now, you are ready to seriously boost your career. Building on your experience and skills, you want to take the next step towards becoming a decisive leader who knows how to guide the organization through changes with a positive outcome. Your talent and potential put you in excellent company within a group of like-minded, driven EMBA participants. This diverse environment will challenge you to explore your boundaries as you step out of your comfort zone, and encourage you to further develop your leadership skills. This is how the TIAS Executive MBA program takes you where you want to go. Is this not exactly the program you are looking for? Then check out our other business administration programs.


Inspiring and Highly Qualified EMBA Participants

We have strict entry requirements for our Executive MBA. We make sure the group is small enough to allow for personal attention, and large enough to ensure a rich exchange of experiences and ideas. Most participants have at least 5 year' relevant professional experience in a variety of positions. Our Executive MBA participants have on average 14 years' postgraduate professional experience. Ideally, we are looking for candidates who are already in a position that requires overview, strategic insight and high-level decision-making skills.


Facts & figures Executive MBA participants

Check the facts & figures of the Executive MBA participants »


Why Choose TIAS School for Business and Society?

  • #1 Executive MBA-program in The Netherlands in The Economist Which MBA-ranking
  • Nr. 16 in the world in the area of career outcomes: QS World University Rankings - Executive MBA 2022
  • # 6 worldwide for Career Progress - Financial Times ranking 2021
  • The EMBA has been assessed by our alumni with a score of 9.3 - Financial Times ranking 2021
  • A top-ranked business school in Executive and InCompany Education according to the Financial Times
  • Internationally recognized AMBA and AACSB accreditation


Work-Study-Life Balance

The two-year Executive MBA is set up to help you combine work, study, and your personal life. The English-language program provides you with in-depth business knowledge which will improve your effectiveness and decisiveness in ever-changing, complex environments. The program's emphasis on personal development will help you develop new skills. You will learn to ask the right questions and make the right decisions, which makes you perfectly equipped to handle complex situations that require overview and insight – a highly sought-after skill. Your excellent leadership skills will open up new, high-level career opportunities and help you generate a positive impact on your immediate environment.

Face the Future with our Executive Master of Business Administration

Our world is changing at an ever faster pace. Businesses must adapt or risk being left behind. Agile organizations need leaders who are on the ball, who have a razor-sharp mind and an eye for innovation. Decisive leaders who have no trouble weighing the interests of various stakeholders when faced with decisions. These are the kind of leaders the TIAS Executive MBA Program delivers.


English-Language Executive MBA Program: Academic Knowledge, Personal Excellence 

Our all-round, fully English-taught Executive MBA program offers a one-of-a-kind leadership program. Our focus is on both the development of professional and personal skills and on gaining in-depth knowledge of the field, giving our students a unique advantage. Our EMBA program is founded on solid academic principles and promotes integrative and critical thinking. Personal development is a key part of the curriculum. As part of our EMBA you will undergo a personal transition that allows you to lead with impact and to make a difference in your own future, and that of your organization.


IQ and EQ

The TIAS EMBA is more than just an MBA – you will work on your business acumen and sharpen your management skills, while developing your professional and personal competencies. You can expect to:
  • Become the architect of the second half of your career.
  • Boost your extensive professional experience with the latest theories and the experience and knowledge of your fellow students—the best way to expand and capitalize on your talents.
  • Generate impact with our Personal Leadership program.
  • Put your acquired knowledge and skills to use from day one.
  • Increase your agility and your ability to adapt to changing business models and markets.
  • Learn how to get the most out of your teams and employees by being a multi-level sparring partner and inspirator.

Understanding the business in the broadest sense

“Now, when I spot certain recurring patterns or dynamics, I can predict what is going to happen and which adjustments I need to make. Previously, I would have just dealt with things as they came up.” Thijs Evers, Engineering Manager at Bilfinger Tebodin, shares his experience. Thijs decided to do the TIAS EMBA, as he wanted to learn how to better substantiate his decisions and gain a deeper understanding of business operations. “The program has definitely given my career a boost.”

Thijs Evers, Manager Engineering Architectual, Structural & Building Services at Bilfinger Tebodin


'EMBA Helped Me Broaden My Horizon'

'The Executive MBA program has helped me tremendously as a manager, by teaching me to look at things from different perspectives. This EMBA course has encouraged me to broaden my horizon and take a close look at how I can improve in my own professional field. The program also focuses on the social impact of your business. You look at long-term solutions that will help your company contribute to society. The Executive MBA course was easy to combine with my personal life. Lectures only took place during one weekend a month, which meant I did not have to sacrifice quality time with my family or my job.'

Boy Sleddering, Business Manager Rabobank

Executive MBA Program – Program Overview

The TIAS Executive MBA program consists of three theme-based blocks. The program focuses on your academic and personal development, as well as on your social awareness. Each block is concluded with an integration module, which brings together insights from earlier modules. This is what sets the TIAS Executive MBA Program apart.


Generate Impact with Leadership Development

The TIAS Executive MBA Program offers a fully integrated Personal Leadership Program. The purpose of this program is to help you develop and strengthen your core competencies. With your leadership skills firmly in place, you are ready to define your personal goals and set the course for the next half of your career. Once you have established your own roadmap, you will soon find yourself moving from goal setting to goal getting. Your leadership skills will help you gain credibility with the C-suite and inspire your team. This, in turn, will boost your decisiveness and confidence.


The Personal Approach of EMBA

The Executive Master of Business Administration's unique personal approach combines workshops focused on skills and intensive coaching with experiential learning. You will work towards the goals you set for yourself, and in doing so, discover your true potential. Our Personal Leadership work is firmly underpinned by an academic program that stimulates integrative and critical thinking. This unique approach will help you generate impact on your own future, on your organization and on the broader world in which your organization operates.


Overview of the Executive MBA

The EMBA program consists of the following 3 blocks including the underlying modules:

Block 1 - The Role of Business in a Complex World
Module - Managerial Accounting
Module - Sustainable Supply Chains
Module - Economics
Module - Data Analysis
Module - Corporate Finance
International Module 1 - Creating Shared Value in an Emerging Market Context
Module - Integration: Doing Business in a Complex World

Block 2 - Positioning for Long Term Value
Module - Marketing Management
Module - Human Behavior in Organizations
Module - Operations Management
Module - Corporate and Business-Level Strategy
Module - Sustainable Innovation
Module - Integration: Entrepreneurship

Block 3 - Change for Impact
Module - Strategy Implementation
Module - Leading Change
International Module 2 - Collaborating in an International Environment
Module - Integration: Strategic Leadership for Future Success
Capstone Project


Consultation with our Program Adviser 

To find out more about the TIAS EMBA program, please contact our Program Adviser. We will gladly answer any questions you might have about the content of the course, the type of participants, the fees, or the entry requirements. If you decide to proceed with your EMBA candidacy after your consultation with the Program Adviser, we will send you an invitation to apply online. Your application will be assessed by the EMBA Admissions Committee, and, where necessary, followed up by a meeting with the Academic Director.


Result: Executive MBA Degree

Once you have completed your program, you will receive the title of Master of Business Administration (MBA). The TIAS program also carries international (AMBA) and institutional (AACSB) accreditation. The Executive Master of Business Administration degree is issued under the auspices of Tilburg University and TU Eindhoven.

The Executive MBA is for ambitious professionals who want to grow to the highest level.
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    Thijs Evers
    Manager Engineering at Bilfinger Tebodin

    “The Executive MBA has definitely given a boost, to me and my career''.


  • Maaike at TIAS
    Maaike Blom-Bronkhorst

    ‘’What I was looking for and what I found in the program: professors who do not get the theory from a book, but who bring experienced knowledge that you can apply directly in your own practice. My scope has broadened, which is noticeable in my daily work. I ask different questions, I am more inquisitive.’’


  • Rob
    Rob van Dijk

    'The Executive MBA of TIAS teaches you to look beyond profitability, but also at the impact you make as a person, and as a leader at your organization.'

  • Rajesh Mandamparambil
    Director : NXP Semiconductors/ Smart Antenna Solutions
    'The MBA made me more visible in the professional network and I was able to position myself as a technological expert with a business acumen. This unique combination and the improved confidence in dealing with all aspects both in personal and professional life, molded me to make the next big step in my career. I was able to radiate the new found knowledge and confidence that has helped me to take up a new and challenging career.'

Apply for the Executive Master of Business Administration

Take the next step in your career to where you want to be – apply for our Executive MBA Program.

Entry requirements

We have strict entry requirements for our Executive MBA. We make sure the group is small enough to allow for personal attention, and large enough to ensure a rich exchange of experiences and ideas. The entry requirements:

  • Relevant prior education at bachelor, master or PhD level
  • If you do not have a PhD or master's degree, you will be required to take the TIAS Competence Test
  • Depending on your proficiency in English, you will either take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test or the Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • A minimum of 5 years' professional experience, of which at least 3 years in a managerial position

Demonstrate the Benefits for Your Company and Convince Your Employer

  • Immediate Return on Investment (ROI) for your company; you can put your acquired the knowledge to use from day one
  • With your newly gained knowledge and insights, you will increase your organization's ability to respond to the latest developments
  • Your organization will benefit from your improved business IQ and EQ skills: you have better decision-making skill, you are quicker to identify opportunities and your increased agility will help you anticipate rapidly changing business models and markets
  • You will become a sparring partner for senior management and an inspirator for the organization 
  • Under the supervision of our lecturers, you will work on a Capstone Project in which you provide advice on solutions and models that add value to your organization

Executive Master of Business Administration – Fees

€ 51475 (free from VAT)

Cost per block:

  • Block 1: €18000
  • Block 2 € 18000
  • Block 3 €13300
  • Block 3 (incl capstone project) €21500
  • Capstone project €8200

These prices include:

  • Day packages (lunch, coffee/tea and soft drinks) during college days
  • Registration and administration costs
  • International study trip (the substantive program)
  • Access to the online learning environment
  • Mandatory literature, textbooks and teaching materials

Possible additional costs:

  • Dinners and overnight stays
  • Premaster (modules), if necessary (€ 325 - € 975)**
  • Travel and accommodation costs during a study trip
  • Software licenses (if specific software is required)

** During your application, the Admissions and Assessment Committee will determine which premaster modules are required.

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 »



Candidates with excellent results in previous academic programs may be eligible to have part of their tuition fees waived. Participants must demonstrate strong leadership qualities and contribute to the promotion of diversity with the EMBA group of participants. Please contact the Program Adviser to find out if you are eligible.

Academic Director

Roemer Visser
Executive Professor


Tijs Rotmans
Adjunct Professor
Michael Corbey
Full Professor
Carla Koen
Full Professor
Rudy Moenaert
Full Professor
Frans de Roon
Full Professor
Evelien de Kroon
Evelien de Kroon
Program Adviser
+31 13 466 86 68

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