Executive MBA

Executive MBA
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Start- and course dates
February 16, 2023
Tilburg Campus
November 8, 2023
Tilburg Campus
24 months
€ 51475 (exempt from VAT, start 02/16/2023) / € 53600 (exempt from VAT, start 11/08/2023)
Study load
16-18 hours per week
Full time/part time
Study trip
Study trip

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.

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

Facts & figures Executive MBA participants

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Why Choose TIAS School for Business and Society?

  • #1 Executive MBA-program in The Netherlands in The Economist Which MBA-ranking
  • #2 worldwide in career progress - Financial Times Ranking 2022
  • Nr. 16 in the world in the area of career outcomes: QS World University Rankings - Executive MBA 2022
  • 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.

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.

Costs Master of Business Administration

The cost of the Executive Master of Business Administration is € 51475 (exempt from VAT), if you start February16, 2023.

The cost of the Executive Master of Business Administration is € 53600 (exempt from VAT), if you start November 8, 2023 (Early Bird Discount of € 2000 for admission before April 1, 2023).

The Executive MBA program includes:

  • Registration and administration costs
  • Mandatory literature, textbooks and teaching materials
  • Catering packages (lunch, coffee or tea and soft drinks) during lecture periods, meals during residential sessions
  • Accommodation including breakfast for overnight sessions*
  • International study trip (the substantive program)
  • Access to the online learning environment
  • Alumni site access where you can browse specialist webinars and must-read articles

*Accommodation during residential overnight sessions enables full focus on your Executive MBA. Your Program Adviser can give you more details of the benefits to take accommodations as well as cost savings when you decide not to.

Not included: the travel costs for the international modules.

Persuade your employer with convincing company benefits

  • A professional within the organization capable of harnessing the latest business developments.
  • Career shaping, grow beyond your current specialist role into a managerial function.
  • Learn and work, benefit personally and professionally by practically applying what you learn within your organization.
  • Your company gains the latest insights and knowledge.
  • Renowned lecturers. Our faculty comprises leading experts and known scholars, who are active researchers and publish their work.
  • TIAS School for Business and Society is a university-based educational institute.
  • Recognized business school: praised by the Financial Times as the best educational facility for Open Executive programs in The Netherlands.


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.

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 »

References Executive MBA

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.''

  • TIAS Executive MBA
    Mike Burgers
    Head of Customer Care & Digitization at Moba Groep

    ''TIAS is committed to new leadership. At TIAS things are more personal and smaller-scale. They dedicate a lot of time and effort to learning from one another, with plenty of interaction during and outside of classes. And to stewardship; doing what’s most beneficial to society. How do you deal with power structures? How do you treat your colleagues? What’s your approach to the environment and society? That requires new leadership. They’re really committed to that at TIAS.''


Faculty Executive MBA

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

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.

Debbie de Heer
Debbie de Heer
Program Adviser
+31 13 466 3994

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