Tilburg University

Introduction

Tilburg University: outstanding education in an international environment


Choosing Tilburg University in the Netherlands, means choosing to study at one of Europe's most respected institutions. The university is known for its international orientation: students from 95 countries currently study at the university, literally making the campus a 'global village' of diversity.

Involvement inSociety

Through top-level research and outstanding teaching, Tilburg University wants to contribute towards a better, fairer and more sustainablesociety.In their educational programs, important societal and global issues form the backdrop to learning, whether it is ageing, individualism and religious differences or climate change and poverty. As a student at Tilburg University, you will become more aware of the issues facing our globalizing world and how your future decisions will impact society.

Top research and innovation

Tilburg University's knowledge often arises as a result of collaborations between different research disciplines, a process that is frequently innovative and inspirational.

We offer a wide range of English-taught Bachelor’s, Master’s, en Research Master’s programs in the areas of:

  • Economics
  • Business & Management
  • Law
  • Social Sciences
  • Communication, Culture and Philosophy
  • Data Science
  • Theology

Tilburg University also attaches much value to the transfer of knowledge to society and the valorization of academic knowledge, as manifested in our various collaborative partnerships with businesses and social organizations, for example.

Rankings and Achievements

Tilburg University is an inspiring university offering a stimulating and challenging environment for students, staff, and alumni. This results in the University's high rankings and many prizes and awards.

  • Best specialist university in The Netherlands, in Elsevier's Higher Educatoin Review
  • #18 in the world in Economics & Business in the US News Best Global Universities Ranking
  • #51-100 in the world in Law in the QS ranking
  • #63 in the world in Social Sciences in the Times Higher Education ranking
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

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Master

Master in Economic Psychology

Campus Full time August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

The track Economic Psychology is embedded in the Master's program Social Psychology. Economic Psychology studies the psychological mechanisms that underlie consumption and other economic behaviors. It is an area where psychology and economics intersect. It deals with economic preferences, choices, decisions, and factors influencing these, as well as the consequences of economic decisions... [+]

Master in Economic Psychology The track Economic Psychology is embedded in the Master's program Social Psychology. Economic Psychology studies the psychological mechanisms that underlie consumption and other economic behaviors. It is an area where psychology and economics intersect. It deals with economic preferences, choices, decisions, and factors influencing these, as well as the consequences of economic decisions. Program In our program, you learn about economic and psychological reasoning and theories and how to apply them in order to understand decisions and motivation behind consumption and other economic behavior in daily life. You develop an understanding of the basic principles of the psychology of economic behavior and, as such, our graduates become experts on consumer behavior, financial behavior, negotiation and bargaining. The focus of the program is on basic theories of economic behavior, basic theories of consumer behavior, and more specific courses on marketing and money. Our core curriculum focuses on the integration of psychological and economic theories and practice, consisting of four unique courses is a minimum to ensure this and to prepare you for a career in which you will collaborate with economists, marketers and business researchers. In your second semester you will learn to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills acquired during your coursework (thesis and internship). Our program provides you with comprehensive in-depth knowledge and excellent skills in economic psychology, enabling you to work independently at a professional level in a relevant field. Courses Economic Psychology consist of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1,680 hours of study, divided into four units. The last two units are reserved entirely for writing your Master's Thesis and doing an internship or an in-depth course. The program for the academic year 2014-2015 consists of the following courses: Unit 1 Advanced Consumer Science Individual Research Proposal The Psychology of Economics Unit 2 Individual Research Proposal Money and Financial Behavior Psychology and Marketing Unit 3 Master's Thesis Economic Psychology Internship or In Depth Module or The Psychology of Negotiation Unit 4 Master's Thesis Economic Psychology Career Perspective With an MSc in Social Psychology, you can work in positions at an academic level in research, communication, policy, consulting, human development and organization development in private, semi-private or governmental organizations. With this MSc, you are able to conduct theoretical and applied research to advance scientific knowledge in the areas of social, economic and work and organizational psychology. You are also able to contribute to many applied fields, because you will be able to develop tools and interventions to solve practical problems in the areas of social, economic and work and organizational psychology and to research the effectiveness thereof. [-]

Master in Human Resource Studies

Campus Full time August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

The Master's in Human Resource Studies provides you with a critical understanding of the importance of people for the performance of organizations. It is a unique multidisciplinary degree program at a high academic level for those wishing to study the broad field of people, work, and organizations... [+]

Master in Human Resource Studies Many organizations nowadays subscribe to the notion that people are their main assets. Huge amounts of time, money, and effort are spent on people management and employee development in order to improve individual and, ultimately, organizational performance. The Master's in Human Resource Studies provides you with a critical understanding of the importance of people for the performance of organizations. It is a unique multidisciplinary degree program at a high academic level for those wishing to study the broad field of people, work, and organizations. Extended Master HRS If you are an excellent student and want an additional challenge to distinguish yourself from your fellow students, we can offer you the Extended HRS Master’s program (EMHRS). The EMHRS is an extension and deepening of the regular graduate program. It provides you with relevant experiences and learning opportunities to enhance your professional and academic skills and knowledge. Within this Extended Master, we offer three different tracks: International Comparative HR Professional Traineeship HR Analytics Career perspectives When you have graduated in Human Resource Studies at Tilburg University, you will have excellent career opportunities. The HRS Master prepares you for HR positions with an emphasis on analytical, strategic, and leadership qualities. Graduates are equipped to analyze and advise on HR, work, and organizational issues, such as understanding the underpinnings of HR decisions and their consequences for work, well-being, and performance, or to implement new HR policies in the context of a changing environment. Five reasons to choose Human Resource Studies Multidisciplinary approach Anchored in practice International orientation Focus on academic and personal skills Interactive and engaging teaching methods Curriculum Content The program consists of 60 credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1,680 hours of study, spread over two semesters. The first semester starts at the end of August, with most deadlines and exams in December and January. The second semester runs from January to June and is reserved entirely for writing your Master's Thesis. Courses Human Resource Metrics and Valuation Individual Research Proposal HRS Personal Skills Seminar Human Resource Studies Organizational Change Master's Thesis Human Resource Studies Choice of electives Choose a course of 6 ECTS of the cluster KEUZE Choose a course of 3 ECTS of cluster KEUZE 2 Learning and Development (KEUZE) Performance Management (KEUZE) Compensation and Benefits (KEUZE 2) International Human Resource Management (KEUZE 2) [-]

Research Master in Business

Campus Full time 2 - 2  August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

The CentER Research Master's program in Business consists of the doctoral course work which precedes the research years of the PhD. It enables students to accumulate theoretical and technical knowledge of research methodology courses and develops the skills required for cutting-edge research in their field. [+]

Research Master in Business The CentER Research Master's program in Business consists of the doctoral course work which precedes the research years of the PhD. It enables students to accumulate theoretical and technical knowledge of research methodology courses and develops the skills required for cutting-edge research in their field. The Research Master's program in Business ensures that students get acquainted with analytical and empirical tools that are frequently used in business research. In addition, the students gain a deep knowledge of their chosen field of specialization (accounting, finance, marketing, operations research, and organization and strategy). The courses of the Research Master's program in Business are taught by internationally renowned researchers belonging to the faculty of CentER, and some excellent scholars invited from abroad. This program offers seven different specializations Finance (corporate finance, asset pricing, banking) Accounting (managerial, financial accounting) Organization and strategy Marketing (marketing research, consumer psychology) Operations research (operations management, optimization techniques) Tax Economics Career Prospects If you follow the Research Master's program in Business - be it accounting, finance, information management, marketing, operations research, or organization and strategy - you are prepared to continue in a PhD program. More than 75% of the graduates continue at a PhD position at either Tilburg University or another university. 25% of the graduates start a professional career, mostly in the consultancy or financial sector. The Research Master's program in Business in combination with the subsequent PhD studies enable our students to find jobs at universities around the world, at research institutes or in the banking and consultancy sectors. In the PhD phase, most accepted PhD students become university employees earning a gross salary over more than Euro 85000 over three years and are granted pension rights. Duration 2 years (a reduction to 1 year of doctoral course work is possible for people with one or two MSc relevant degrees with excellent grades) Rankings #11 worldwide in Business and Economics Times Higher Education, 2016 #18 in the world in Economics and Business Global Universities Ranking US News, 2016 [-]

Research Master in Economics

Campus Full time 2 - 2  August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

CentER's Research Master's program in Economics offers two years of graduate level coursework and research training in economics. It prepares you for PhD dissertation research. The program is intergrated with CentER's three-year PhD program to comprise the five-year Graduate Program in Economics. [+]

Research Master in Economics CentER's Research Master's program in Economics offers two years of graduate level coursework and research training in economics. It prepares you for PhD dissertation research. The program is integrated with CentER's three-year PhD program to comprise the five-year Graduate Program in Economics. Curriculum Year 1 The first year of the Research Master's program in Economics is fully devoted to rigorous training in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics.It equips you with a sound basis in economic and econometric theory and methods. Year 2 The second year of the Research Master's program in Economics is evenly split between specialized coursework and a first major research paper, the Research Master thesis. This year allows you to explore the many research areas available at CentER, to fully develop your research interests, and to match up with one or more advisers that share your interests. Career perspective The Research Master's program in Economics is fully dedicated to preparing students for PhD thesis research at CentER. To this end, we limit the inflow to a small number of excellent students with a sincere interest in pursuing a PhD at CentER. We expect at least 75% of these students to successfully complete the Research Master in Economics and continue with PhD thesis research in a fully funded PhD position at CentER. However, the graduates of the Research Master's program in Economics that do not continue with a PhD project, may also start a professional career, typically at government organizations (National Departments, Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, regional organizations) and in the consultancy or financial sector. After completing the PhD, many students participate in CentER's academic job placement procedure and find jobs at universities, research institutes, and government institutions around the world, as well as at private companies. In the PhD phase, most accepted PhD students become university employees earning a gross salary over more than Euro 85000 over three years and are granted pension rights. Rankings #11 worldwide in Business and Economics Times Higher Education, 2016 #18 in the world in Economics and Business Global Universities Ranking US News, 2016 [-]

Research Master in Law

Campus Full time August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

The LLM Research Master in Law is a two-year master's program designed for talented bachelor's students with strong analytical skills and an interest in academic research. Offered in cooperation with Leuven University (Belgium), students from all over the world gain access to the best professors in the field at two world-class universities. [+]

Research Master in Law The LLM Research Master in Law is a two-year master's program designed for talented bachelor's students with strong analytical skills and an interest in academic research. Offered in cooperation with Leuven University (Belgium), students from all over the world gain access to the best professors in the field at two world-class universities, participating in courses at both Tilburg and Leuven. The Research Master in Law ranks # 1 in The Netherlands according to the Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs (Dutch Guide to Higher Education), 2014. An exceptionally broad curriculum is just one of the ways in which this program offers talented young researchers a superior academic learning environment. Students enjoy a high level of faculty guidance and peer support in writing their research proposal, which serves as the basis for future applications to PhD or other research positions. Students enjoy exceptional flexibility, with the scope to choose their own research topic, supervisor and research group. The LLM Research Master in Law is your opportunity to immerse yourself in the task of developing new knowledge and first-rate academic research skills in the area that interests you. Program The Research Master in Law is designed for talented and motivated students with the ambition to develop a proficiency in legal research via a top-quality degree program. Developing your skills in academic research Intellectually challenging and intensive, students acquire a comprehensive understanding of how to conduct independent and critical academic research. Students gain specialized knowledge in one or more legal areas, and develop the social and intellectual skills needed to perform in national and international research groups. More individual support Every year, a maximum of 24 national and international students with strong academic records are admitted to the program. Because the group is purposely kept small, students can expect a more one-on-one time with their supervisors. Each student is also assigned a mentor, who can provide program support and guidance when it comes to the student's progress, direction and future ambitions. A unique opportunity The Research Master in Law is unique in its generalized nature. Talented young researchers are given the tools to conduct methodically sound legal research within a wide range of different legal fields. Particular attention is given to the fields of comparative law, judicial lawmaking, the principles of law, and the interdisciplinary study of law. Career Perspective A Research Master's in Law degree represents the successful completion of the first stage of your research career. It can also serve as a powerful launch-pad for a career as a legal practitioner. Graduates of this program are equipped to conduct research at various organizations from universities to government bodies and international organizations. While the emphasis in this program is on legal research, it is also excellent preparation for a career in legal practice. Around 50% of the students who have successfully completed this program have gone on to pursue a (PhD) research career within or outside Tilburg University, while 50% have become legal practitioners and found employment at law firms and international organizations worldwide. [-]

Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Campus Full time August 2017 Netherlands Utrecht Tilburg + 1 more

Our Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences is unique in the Netherlands, offering an interdisciplinary approach by integrating the different perspectives offered by social psychology, sociology, organization sciences and methodology to the study of human social behavior. During this two-year English-taught Master of Science program, you will follow state-of-the-art courses, led by the best researchers in the field... [+]

Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences Are you an excellent student and interested in conducting scientific research in the social and behavioral sciences? Then this is the Master program for you! The Research Master's program provides talented young researchers from all over the world with the tools they need to conduct fundamental scientific research in the field of social and behavioral sciences. Our Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences is unique in the Netherlands, offering an interdisciplinary approach by integrating the different perspectives offered by social psychology, sociology, organization sciences and methodology to the study of human social behavior. During this two-year English-taught Master of Science program, you will follow state-of-the-art courses, led by the best researchers in the field. You will be involved hands-on in their research area, actively participating in innovative projects and internships. This Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences offers one major in Individual in Social Context and a choice from one of three minors in: Social Psychology Social Sciences Methodology and Statistics The program is challenging and intensive. For that reason, the number of places available on this program is limited to 30, ensuring that only talented applicants, with strong analytical skills, a good academic record, and with a strong motivation for scientific research, are successful. Does this describe you? If so, click here to see whether you meet our requirements and for further information about the application process. The major Individual in Social Context focuses on individual behavior in three types of social contexts; social psychology, sociology, and organization studies . Each context is studied separately, but also in connection to the other contexts. The three contexts are studied in three different content courses - each of which takes one context as its focus and relates it to the other two - and two methodology courses, which connect the contexts and studies them from both a content perspective and a methodological perspective. In addition, the major also offers two statistics courses and a skills course - writing scientific articles and presenting research. See the the program structure (Major in Social and Behavioral Sciences) for details of all courses to be followed. In their first year, all students start with the major Individual in Social Context. They choose one of the three minors at the moment of application. After Graduation Methodology and Statistics Degree After successful completion of the Research Master, you will be awarded an internationally recognized Master of Science (MSc) degree. Career Experience shows that a completed Research Master program in Methodology and Statistics offers various career opportunities. After graduation, students will have the knowledge and skills to successfully enter and finish a PhD program at Tilburg University, or any other University in the world. Furthermore, students will also be qualified for other career opportunities, such as: researcher and lecturer in a faculty of social and behavioral sciences, such as Tilburg University's; statistical consultant, researcher and lecturer in faculties of medicine, biology, and economics; and in criminology, marketing and political science; psychometric and statistical researcher in educational testing, for example at CITO Arnhem or Educational Testing Service, Princeton NJ; methodological and statistical consultant, for example, in consumer research at Statistics Netherlands, Voorburg, Heerlen; applied statistician in demographic research, for example, at the Centraal Planbureau; applied statistician in industry (e.g., pharmaceutical companies) or the government. Due to their knowledge of statistical methods and software, methodologists often work in substantive projects, in psychology, sociology, education, and so on. Social Sciences Degree After successful completion of the master, you will be awarded an internationally recognized Master of Science (MSc) degree. Career After graduation, students will have the knowledge and skills to successfully enter and finish a PhD program at Tilburg University, or any other University in the world. Furthermore, students will be qualified for high-level research positions at universities and R&D departments of governmental institutes; companies involved in applied or fundamental research, such as Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP); research institutes for assessment, consultancy, and marketing; and the top research institutes for basic and applied research in the Netherlands and abroad. The program also trains people for high level research positions as policy researcher and advisor, organization advisor and management consultant. Social Psychology Degree After successful completion of the master, you will be awarded an internationally recognized Master of Science (MSc) degree. Career Students who have completed the two-year Research Master's program are educated to be very skilled researchers. After graduation, students will have the knowledge and skills to successfully enter and finish a PhD program at Tilburg University, or any other university in the world. Furthermore, students will be qualified for high-level research positions at universities and R&D departments of governmental institutes; companies involved in applied or fundamental research, such as Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP); research institutes for assessment, consultancy, and marketing; and the top research institutes for basic and applied research in the Netherlands and abroad. [-]

MSc

Master in Accountancy (MSc)

Campus Full time August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

Tilburg University's Master's program in Accountancy offers you an unbeatable start to an international career as a financial specialist and a strong foundation for a future general management position. Gain an in-depth, scientific and practically relevant understanding of financial and management accounting and other related subjects, including corporate financial reporting and auditing during this comprehensive graduate program. [+]

Master in Accountancy (MSc) Tilburg University's Master's program in Accountancy offers you an unbeatable start to an international career as a financial specialist and a strong foundation for a future general management position. Tilburg University is ranked #11 worldwide in Business and Economics (Times Higher Education, 2016). Gain an in-depth, scientific and practically relevant understanding of financial and management accounting and other related subjects, including corporate financial reporting and auditing during this comprehensive graduate program. A flexible format allows you to develop specialized expertise by following one of the different knowledge tracks. A Tilburg University's Master's program in Accountancy offers you: Access to some of Europe's leading business minds, with teaching by international professors from the Tilburg School of Economics and Management, whose research endeavors are among the most high-profile in the world. A curriculum that delivers the most relevant concepts, principles and insights from both scientific literature and industry, taught in a way that will help you remember them for years to come. A credential respected by employers around the world as an indicator of solid business knowledge and well-developed analytical and critical-thinking skills. The opportunity to customize your degree with a specialized track. Choose between the Professional track (RA/RC) or the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) track. There are two start dates available for this Master's program: end of August and end of January. Curriculum Content The program consists of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1680 hours of study, offered over two semesters. The two semesters are divided into two blocks each. One semester starts in August, with exams in December and January. The other semester runs from January to June. Your program depends on when you'll start with your Master's program: at the end of August or at the end of January. Courses are offered once a year, this means that when you start with the program in August you will follow other courses first than when you start in January. Core Courses Management Control Systems Corporate Financial Reporting Advanced Financial Accounting Financial Statement Analysis Professional track (RA/RC) The professional track (RA/RC) focuses on the set-up and control of external financial reporting with additional core subjects in management accounting, auditing and accounting information systems. You can choose between either financial reporting or management accounting within the program's elective. The Professional Track offers excellent preparation for a range of careers including auditing, tax consulting, management consulting, or as a controller in a company. It is also a stepping stone to the Post-Master Accountancy (Registeraccountant RA) - in Dutch; the European Post-Master Accountancy (Registeraccountant RA) starting in May 2014 or the Post-Master's program Executive Master of Finance and Control (Registercontroller RC) in Dutch. CFA track The CFA track offers students interested in both accounting and finance the opportunity to acquire the prestigious CFA® qualification (Chartered Financial Analysts Institute). During this track you follow core accounting courses supplemented by finance electives such as investment analysis, and can expect to be adequately prepared to sit the CFA exams upon completion of the program. Subsequent career paths include that of financial analyst and investment banker. Some knowledge of finance (e.g. courses finance 1 and finance 2 or the equivalent in premaster) is required. Rankings #11 worldwide in Business and Economics Times Higher Education, 2016 #18 in the world in Economics and Business Global Universities Ranking US News, 2016 [-]

Master in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics (MSc)

Campus Full time August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

Taught by some of Europe's pre-eminent academics in the field of econometrics, the program focuses on the mathematical and quantitative analysis of economic problems. [+]

Master in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics (MSc) The program focuses on the mathematical and quantitative analysis of economic problems. Acquire the tools to apply mathematical and statistical methods to produce solutions to real-world economic and business challenges in everything from the labor market, capital investment and industrial organizations, to the strategic behavior of firms and individual decision-making. Tilburg University is ranked #11 worldwide in Business and Economics (Times Higher Education, 2016). The Master’s program in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics belongs to the programs with the best career perspectives. Graduates are awarded an internationally-recognized Tilburg University Master of Science degree, and are qualified to pursue careers in a range of different organizations. A Tilburg University's Master's program in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics offers you: The latest theories, techniques and applications in econometrics taught within a stimulating and intellectually-challenging academic environment, where you get the scope to develop and test your own mathematical and statistical tools. Teaching by leading international scholars from the world-renowned research institute CentER at Tilburg University. A degree with a specialization in Pensions, Aging and Retirement. The best start to your future career. Our students go on to pursue successful careers in government, consultancy firms, large and small companies and the non-profit sector, as well as scientific careers in economics or business research. Career perspective The Master’s program in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics belongs to the programs with the best career perspectives. Graduates easily find jobs, often before graduation, and they earn above average. Graduates are qualified to pursue careers in a range of different organizations, including: Government departments Consultancy firms Research Institutes Research departments of large companies Banks Insurance companies Pension funds Curriculum content The program consists of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1680 hours of study. The Fall semester starts in September, with exams in December and January. The Spring semester runs from February to June, during which you can take unit courses (from February to March) or Semester courses (from February to May) or both. If you start in September you can focus on your Master Thesis during the Spring semester. If you start in February you can focus on your Master Thesis during the Fall semester. Key courses & optional courses Empirical Finance Micro-Econometrics Panel Data Analysis of Microeconomic Decisions Dynamic Models and their Applications Dynamic Real Investment Games and Cooperative Behavior Financial Models Nonlinear and Robust Optimization Pension System Design Simulation The Economics of Finance and Pensions Asset Liability Management Management Science Issues in Finance and Insurance Other courses, to be approved by the examination committee Start End of August and end of January Rankings #11 worldwide in Business and Economics Times Higher Education, 2016 #18 in the world in Economics and Business Global Universities Ranking US News, 2016 #37 in the world in Economics & Econometrics QS World University Rankings [-]

Master in Economics (MSc)

Campus Full time August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

Tilburg University is ranked as #11 worldwide in Business and Economics (Times Higher Education, 2016). With its excellent quality and relatively low tuition fee, the program at Tilburg University is an excellent choice for those wanting to develop the skills, knowledge and attitude for a professional economic analyst. The program is unique in its kind due to its flexible curriculum. [+]

Master in Economics (MSc) What defines the modern economy? Increasingly integrated and turbulent markets, opening up unprecedented opportunities for firms as well greater risks. With your deep understanding of how markets function, when they fail, and the implications of this for market participants, you will be optimally prepared to help organizations and governments seize the opportunities available in the global economy while avoiding potential market pitfalls. A Tilburg University's Master's program in Economics offers you: Teaching by the internationally-reputed economics professors of Tilburg University, world-leading scholars known for their academic publications and influence in policy circles. In the latest National Student Enquiry (NSE) 'The expertise of teachers in their area’ scored 4.22 out of 5. The opportunity to customise your degree; Students can compose their own personalized curriculum by selecting courses from 13 different seminars and 5 methods courses. By selecting specific courses, they also have the opportunity to compose one of the specialized tracks Competition and Regulation Public Policy Sustainability and Growth Pensions, Aging and Retirement (NETSPAR) Money, Banking and Financial Markets Behavioral Economics International classroom; the economics program welcomes a great diversity in nationalities. This offers a new and broader perspective for you as a person and it is a unique preparation for your future career. Curriculum Content The program consists of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1680 hours of study, offered over two semesters. You take seven courses of 6 ECTS each, and write a Master's thesis of 18 ECTS. Applied Methods for Economists Master Electives; 4 courses out of: Corporate Governance and Restructuring Investment Analysis Seminar Development and Growth Seminar Public Economics Seminar International Competitiviness Seminar Game Theory and Industrial Organisation Seminar Competition Policy Seminar Competition and Regulation in Network Industries Seminar Environmental Economics Seminar Labor Economics Seminar Taxation Seminar Financial Economics Seminar Financial Markets and Institutions Seminar Generational Economics Seminar Economics and Psychology of Risk, Time and Social Norms Maximum of two additional electives Master's Thesis Career Prospects Because of the excellent reputation of the Tilburg University Economics Department in both teaching and research, your Master's in Economics qualification gives you a competitive advantage in any career that requires sound economic knowledge, strong economic intuition, and sharp analytical and problem-solving skills. Your degree will be an excellent launch pad for a career as consultant, analyst or policy advisor. Possible job opportunities include positions in: International companies Banks Management Consulting firms Research agencies Public sector Non-profit sector Start End of August and end of January Rankings #11 worldwide in Business and Economics Times Higher Education, 2016 #18 in the world in Economics and Business Global Universities Ranking US News, 2016 #37 in the world in Economics & Econometrics QS World University Rankings [-]

Master in Finance (MSc)

Campus Full time August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

The Master's program in Finance delivers broad business knowledge and specialized expertise in both financial management and investment analysis - first-rate preparation for students seeking a career at the top of the world of finance. [+]

Master in Finance (MSc) The Master's program in Finance delivers broad business knowledge and specialized expertise in both financial management and investment analysis - first-rate preparation for students seeking a career at the top of the world of finance. Taught by lecturers from Tilburg University's Department of Finance, home to some of the world's most renowned and cited academics, the program offers the latest thinking across the essentials of investments and corporate finance. Learn how to determine a firm's cost of capital, plan mergers and acquisitions, bring companies to the stock exchange, restructure corporations, make portfolio investment decisions, quantify risks, and hedge them using various derivative instruments. A Tilburg University's Master's program in Finance offers you: Excellent career prospects in the financial industry both on a national and international level with future careers including that of chief financial officer (CFO), financial planner, treasurer, portfolio manager, risk manager, or investment adviser. A solid foundation in the principles - and practice - of finance. Learn the latest theoretical concepts from scientific literature and apply them to real-world cases during assignments, simulation games and in-class discussions. Teaching by some of the world's preeminent finance academics, faculty members from the Department of Finance at Tilburg University. Scope to customize your degree by composing your own program or follow one of the specialized tracks. Follow the CFA track and get the best preparation for the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) level-1 exam. Or follow the Pensions, Aging and Retirement track. Curriculum Content The program consists of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1680 hours of study, offered over two semesters. The first semester starts in September, with exams in December and January. The second semester runs from February to June, but is divided in two. From February to April, you will take the two courses. From April on, you will be able to focus on your Master's thesis. Core courses Advanced Corporate Finance Investment Analysis Empirical Methods in Finance The option to choose your own electives. Some examples: Financial Statement Analysis Corporate Financial Reporting Applied Corporate Finance Entrepreneurial Finance Global Banking Corporate valuation Career prospects The Master's program in Finance equips you with a broad knowledge framework in business and specialized knowledge in financial management - a highly attractive profile for companies, banks and consultancy agencies. Possible job functions after graduation: Financial planner Portfolio Manager Risk Manager Investment adviser Treasurer and eventually Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Rankings #18 in the world in Economics and Business - Global Universities Ranking US News, 2016 #12 in Europe in Economics & Business - Academic Ranking of World Universities #51-100 in the world in Business & Management – QS Subject Ranking [-]

Master in Information Management (MSc)

Campus Full time January 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

The Master’s program of Information Management prepares you for a career at the interface of Information Technologies and business. Your expertise will be key in translating strategic and operational needs into better systems to improve performance. [+]

Master in Information Management (MSc) The Master’s program of Information Management prepares you for a career at the interface of Information Technologies and business. Your expertise will be key in translating strategic and operational needs into better systems to improve performance. You will learn how to strategically apply IT to fundamentally change an enterprise and enable a company to achieve its strategic, tactical, and operational goals. Tilburg University is ranked #11 worldwide in Business and Economics (Times Higher Education, 2016). The program focuses on three pillars: Preparing for the Future: digital business and a digital society Managing Change: to achieve better performance Managing the Present: optimizing operational service delivery by IT to the business functions Career The Master in Information Management currently ranks among the top 10 programs in the Netherlands as regards best career prospects. You will find it easy to find a job after graduation and can choose from a diverse range of positions and organizations. A Tilburg University's Master's program in Finance offers you: Teaching by international lecturers who bring a blend of contrasting experiences and perspectives into the classroom. The department of Information Management is a global department that collaborates with top universities around the world. The latest knowledge in the field of IT thanks to Tilburg University's position at the forefront of international research. A strong link with the business world; the program has an advisory board with members from leading companies, regular guest speakers and offers internships as common basis for the Master's thesis. A degree qualification ranked among the top 10 for best career prospects according to a recent study. Curriculum Content The program consists of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1680 hours of study, offered over four units. You can start in either fall or spring: the fall semester runs from the end of August to January, the spring semester runs from January to June. The first and the third unit consist of mandatory courses, the second and the fourth unit consist of electives. You will work on your Master thesis during your fourth unit. Program structure Unit 1 – Mandatory courses Advanced Resource Planning Business Intelligence and Data Management Enterprise Governance and Digital Transformation Unit 2 – Electives (choose 2 out of 4) Enterprise Architecture as a Business Strategy Strategic Sourcing Business Process Integration Service Oriented Architecture Unit 3 – Mandatory courses Project Management: People and Technology Supply Chain Modeling Unit 4 – Master's Thesis MSc Thesis Information Management (18 ECTS) Career prospects The Master in Information Management currently ranks among the top 10 programs in the Netherlands as regards best career prospects. You will find it easy to find a job after graduation and can choose from a diverse range of positions and organizations Possible jobs after graduation: Business process analyst Big Data analyst Systems consultant Project leader Consultant IT auditor Systems developer Information Manager IS analyst/architect Start End of August and end of January Rankings #11 worldwide in Business and Economics Times Higher Education, 2016 #18 in the world in Economics and Business Global Universities Ranking US News, 2016 [-]

Master in International Business Tax Economics (MSc)

Campus Full time August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

Tilburg University's Master's program in International Business Taxation / track International Business Tax Economics equips you with the advanced tools needed to understand and manage the complex problems companies and governments face in the field of international business taxation. [+]

Master in International Business Taxation, Tax Economics Track (MSc) Tilburg University's Master's program in International Business Taxation / track International Business Tax Economics equips you with the advanced tools needed to understand and manage the complex problems companies and governments face in the field of international business taxation. Tilburg University is ranked #11 worldwide in Business and Economics (Times Higher Education, 2016). Students acquire in-depth knowledge in the key areas of international business tax economics. With your understanding on how tax and economic considerations relate, you will be optimally prepared to help multinational enterprises, organizations and governments to improve today's decision-making processes in the field of international business taxation. A Tilburg University's Master's program in International Business Tax Economics offers you: A multi-disciplinary approach which ensures that you understand the full range of economic and legal tax aspects of corporate organizations and international business transactions; A unique focus on concepts and principles underlying tax systems worldwide, instead of focusing on the tax system of one country only; The key competencies necessary for a successful career including the ability to gather, process, and analyze information and communicate the results in an effective way; A core team of senior, internationally-reputed economic and law lecturers teach the program. These academics are widely published in the top academic journals in the fields of corporate tax law, international and European tax law, VAT, accounting and economics. They are affiliated to the Tilburg School of Economics and Management. Curriculum The program consists of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1680 hours of study, offered over two semesters. You take seven courses of 6 ECTS each, and write a Master's thesis of 18 ECTS. The first semester starts in September, with exams in December and January. The second semester runs from February to June. •Corporate Tax Structures •Business Taxation •Value Added Tax in Cross-Border Situations •Business Taxation and Decision-Making Processes for IBTE •International and European Taxation Electives (choose 2 out of 3) •Advanced Financial Accounting •Financial Statement Analysis •Seminar Taxation Career perspective Expect to get a job soon after you graduate, finding positions in the private sector (internationally-operating companies, consulting firms) as well as the public and non-profit sectors. Your Master's degree in International Business Taxation / track International Business Tax Economics is an excellent launch pad for a career in tax consulting or as a tax policy advisor. Graduates may also pursue a Research Master's or PhD program either in the Netherlands or abroad. Because of the excellent reputation of the Tilburg University Economics Department in both teaching and research, your Master's degree in International Business Taxation / track International Business Tax Economics gives you a competitive advantage in any career that requires sound economic knowledge, strong economic intuition, and sharp analytical and problem-solving skills. Rankings #11 worldwide in Business and Economics Times Higher Education, 2016 #18 in the world in Economics and Business Global Universities Ranking US News, 2016 [-]

Master in International Management (MSc)

Campus Full time August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

The course curriculum covers all the major business and management disciplines: accounting, marketing, management, organizational systems, and finance. Tilburg University is ranked #11 worldwide in Business and Economics (Times Higher Education, 2016). [+]

Master in International Management (MSc) The Master's program in International Management offers you the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of global business. You become a highly skilled generalist with an integrated overview of business, management and corporate responsibility that is essential to any successful manager. The course curriculum covers all the major business and management disciplines: accounting, marketing, management, organizational systems, and finance - while ensuring that you will have a comprehensive understanding of how organizations can operate in a corporate responsible way to create value for every stakeholder involved. A Tilburg University's Master's program in International Management offers you: The broad knowledge framework and comprehensive skill set needed for understanding, managing and resolving the diverse dilemmas that exist within an organization. A truly global experience that includes teaching by international academics and practitioners, culturally diverse classmates and content that incorporates global business methods and models. A student-centred approach to learning, where you enjoy more individual attention from professors and thus more time to delve into topics and test your ideas. Ideal preparation for a future managerial career whether your ambitions lie in business, non-profit or the public sector. Curriculum The one-year program consists of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1680 hours of study, offered in four blocks. Each block ends with exams. Your program depends on when you'll start with your Master's program: at the end of August or at the end of January. Most courses are offered once a year, this means that when you start with the program in August you will follow other courses than when you start in January. Core courses International Financial Management International Management Control International Management International Marketing Corporate Responsibility Skills training Research Skills Consulting Skills Cross-Cultural Negotiation Skills Master thesis Career Prospects With a Master's degree in International Management, you can choose from a large range of possible careers in business and academia. Your qualification opens doors for future jobs in: multinational corporations, including general management positions and specialized positions in marketing, corporate finance and treasury, accounting and control, and financial reporting financial service providers, including commercial banks, insurance companies, and accountancy firms management consulting, with particular reference to strategic, marketing, and corporate finance policy-making institutes such as the IMF, the World Bank, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs economic research institutes The Master in International Management also offers a competitive advantage for students interested in applying for a PhD program at Tilburg University or another university of international standing. Start End of August and end of January Rankings #11 worldwide in Business and Economics Times Higher Education, 2016 #18 in the world in Economics and Business Global Universities Ranking US News, 2016 [-]

Master in Marketing Management (MSc)

Campus Full time January 2018 Netherlands Tilburg

The Master's program in Marketing Management offers students to gain an internationally-respected qualification in marketing management. Perspectives are drawn from economics, strategy, and economic psychology to examine the key tasks of every marketing manager: obtaining knowledge of market segmentation, gaining insights into consumer decision-making and using marketing instruments. [+]

Master in Marketing Management (MSc) The Master's program in Marketing Management offers students who aspire a marketing career the opportunity to gain an internationally-respected qualification in marketing management. Offering exceptional scope and depth to the subjects studied, your new knowledge will span everything from branding and developing advertisements to setting up new distribution channels and managing communications. Perspectives are drawn from economics, strategy, and economic psychology to examine the key tasks of every marketing manager: obtaining knowledge of market segmentation, gaining insights into consumer decision-making and using marketing instruments. Learn how to apply theoretical knowledge to develop new and better approaches to marketing in practice. Tilburg University is ranked #11 worldwide in Business and Economics (Times Higher Education, 2016). A Tilburg University Master's program in Marketing Management offers you: A world-class curriculum: designed and taught by experienced practitioners and academics from the Marketing Department at Tilburg University which belongs to the top in Europe. In the latest National Student Enquiry (NSE) 'The expertise of teachers in their area’ scored 4.14 out of 5. An ideal combination of theory and practice:you acquire the latest ideas from academic research along with insights, techniques, tools, and procedures that are used in commercial practice. You will also enjoy regular guest lectures and get the possibility to write your thesis for a company. A head start to your career: graduates of this multi-disciplinary program are in highly competitive positions to get the career they want in any number of marketing-related roles. Curriculum Content The program consists of 60 Credits (ECTS) - equivalent to 1680 hours of study - offered over two semesters. You can start in either fall or spring: the fall semester runs from the end of August to January, the spring semester runs from January to June. Both semesters consist of 2 blocks after which there are exams. In total you take seven courses of 6 ECTS each, and write a Master's thesis of 18 ECTS. Compulsory courses Introduction to research in marketing Brand Management Marketing Channel Management Marketing Communication Strategic Marketing Management Optional courses Advanced marketing research Research in social media Market assessment Experimental research Marketing information management International marketing Master Thesis Career perspective With your broad theoretical knowledge and relevant practical skills, you can expect to be in a highly competitive position when it comes to getting the job you want in marketing. Possible job functions after graduation: Product/brand manager Marketing Manager Account manager Communication manager Commercial manager Sales manager Consultant Product developer Academic career Start End of August and end of January Rankings #11 worldwide in Business and Economics Times Higher Education, 2016 #18 in the world in Economics and Business Global Universities Ranking US News, 2016 [-]

Master in Organization Studies (MSc)

Campus Full time August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

The Master in Organization Studies provides you with a critical understanding of organizational behavior and its theoretical foundations, with a specific focus on organizational complexity and dynamics. It is designed for those seeking a sound theoretical basis in organization studies, a deeper level of understanding about how organizations deal with complexity and dynamics and an advanced level study that will generate transferable skills and... [+]

Master in Organization Studies (MSc) Building on the latest research on how organizations function, this Master’s program offers a inter-disciplinary, Social-Science perspective on the ways in which highly complex organizations respond to fast-changing, dynamic environments. The Master in Organization Studies provides you with a critical understanding of organizational behavior and its theoretical foundations, with a specific focus on organizational complexity and dynamics. It is designed for those seeking a sound theoretical basis in organization studies, a deeper level of understanding about how organizations deal with complexity and dynamics and an advanced level study that will generate transferable skills and facilitate employment in a great variety of organizations. The Master's program focuses on two central organizational concepts: complexity and dynamics . Complexity is one of the key contemporary organizational issues. Individuals, groups, organizations and networks are embedded in complex webs of interdependent relations which can be of social, institutional or economic character. Dealing appropriately with complex relations is crucial for the good functioning of organizations and cooperations. The concept of dynamics refers to environmental changes that influence the choice of organizing processes and organizational forms and strategies. How organizations deal with these dynamic changes has a considerable influence on the way they function. Therefore, the central question is how organizations can handle these complexities and dynamics within the organization and organizational networks. Curriculum Content The program is divided into four units. The last two units are reserved entirely for writing your Master's Thesis.The program consists of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1,680 hours of study. Below is an overview of the courses that make up the program. The list below gives an overview of the courses that make up the programme. Kickoff day Organization Studies Complexity within Organizations Organizing Strategy and Entrepreneurship Organizational Dynamics Interorganizational Relationships Societal Developments and Institutions Master's Seminar Organization Studies Master's Thesis Organization Studies Career perspective Students graduating in Organization Studies at Tilburg University have excellent career opportunities. In an ever changing society, organizations need qualified employees with a comprehensive understanding of how organizations are structured and how they develop. In addition, the ability to analyze problems within organizations is of vital importance. The Master's program in Organization Studies prepares students for management positions in the public and private sectors, as well as for careers in research and consultancy. There are excellent opportunities for graduates who wish to pursue positions such as policy advisor, management consultant and quality project manager, to name but a few. Graduates have pursued careers in national and international consulting companies, such as Berenschot and Accenture, within organizations in the public and semipublic sectors in the Netherlands and in large multi-national companies, such as Philips and KPN. [-]

Master in Sociology (MSc)

Campus Full time 1 - 2  January 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

The Master's program in Sociology offers several options for students who are interested in the academic field of Sociology and want to acquire new knowledge and skills. The Master options are: • The Master in Sociology (1 year) • The Extended Master in Sociology including a traineeship (1,5 year) • Double Degree in Sociology and Population Studies (1,5 year) • Double Degree Program Tilburg & Trento (2 years) [+]

Master in Sociology (MSc) The Master in Sociology is a one-year, English-taught program containing 60 ECTS credits. The program focuses on the analysis of problems of social cohesion. It does so comparing individuals and countries. Questions dealt with include: What are people's attitudes about welfare rights for minority groups in society, such as immigrants, and what factors can explain these attitudes? Does a country's social security system effect solidarity with one's fellow citizens? Do people increasingly act individually, and does the existence of and involvement in social media compensate for this? How can we explain the growth of political cynicism? What social groups are more involved in crime? Are certain social groups more involved in crime than others? The Master's program has a theoretical and empirical research focus. This means that social problems and issues are translated into sociological research questions, which are then analyzed using sociological theories, models, advanced research methods and statistical techniques. In addition to this, students will then learn how policy solutions can be derived from the results of this sociological analysis, and to evaluate the implementation of these solutions. The broad and in-depth knowledge acquired during your Sociology studies will enable you to make a substantial contribution to the analysis and solution of today's social problems. Program structure The program consists of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1680 hours of study, divided into four units. As of Academic Year 2015-2016 the Master's program in Sociology will start with a second intake moment. Students can start the Master's program at the end of August 2015 (first intake moment) or at the end of January 2016 (second intake moment). The students follow the same program. First intake moment: start September 2015 Unit 1 Social Policy & Social Risks (6 ects) Master's seminar Sociology (9 ects) Unit 2 Social Capital: Networks Resources and Attitudes (6 ects) Master's seminar Sociology (3 ects) Master's Thesis Sociology (6 ects) Unit 3 The Social Structure of Western Societies (6 ects) Master's Thesis Sociology (9 ects) Unit 4 Populism in Comparative Perspective (6 ects) Master's Thesis Sociology (9 ects) Second intake moment: start January 2016 Unit 1 The Social Structure of Western Societies (6 ects) Master's seminar Sociology (9 ects) Unit 2 Populism in Comparative Perspective (6 ects) Master's seminar Sociology (3 ects) Master's Thesis Sociology (6 ects) Unit 3 Social Policy & Social Risks (6 ects) Master's Thesis Sociology (9 ects) Unit 4 Social Capital: Networks Resources and Attitudes (6 ects) Master's Thesis Sociology (9 ects) Master's Program in Sociology The Master in Sociology is an English-taught program that focuses on the analysis of problems of social cohesion (e.g., crime, social contacts, solidarity). It does so comparing individuals and countries. The Master program has a theoretical- empirical research focus. Social problems and issues are translated into sociological research questions and analyzed with the aid of theories and advanced research methods. Students will also learn how policy solutions can be derived from results of sociological analyses, and to evaluate policy. Master's program in sociology Extended Master in Sociology The Extended Master in Sociology (EMS) consists of the (regular) program of the Master Sociology extended with a unique one-year traineeship position. The entire program lasts 18 months (90 ECTS). During the first semester, EMS students will do the course work of the regular one-year Master in Sociology at Tilburg University. During semesters two and three, students will follow a junior traineeship at a selected organization for 50% of their time, during which they will participate in existing (research) projects; for the other 50% of the time students will carry out research for - and write - the Master’s Thesis. The EMS combines academic education and scientific research during the Master's thesis trajectory with in-depth work experience in an organization. The goal of the EMS is to provide students with relevant work experience and to enhance their research skills and knowledge. Double Degree in Sociology and Population Studies The English-taught international Master in Sociology and Population Studies is a Double Degree Program offered jointly by Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Tilburg University. This 18-month Double Degree Program is taught both in Barcelona (first year) and in Tilburg (second year). Double Degree Program Tilburg & Trento Have you decided to continue your education after your Bachelor's degree with a Master's degree in Sociology? Are you looking for a unique experience abroad to prepare yourself for a career in an international organization? Do you want to challenge yourself academically and distinguish yourself from your fellow students? Then we have the challenge for you! We have a unique, English-taught two year double degree program with the University of Trento in Italy. Duration 1 year Master's Program, 1,5 year Extended Master, 1,5 year Double Degree in Sociology and Population Studies, two year Double Degree Program Tilburg & Trento [-]

Master in Strategic Management (MSc)

Campus Full time January 2018 Netherlands Tilburg

Do you want to understand what drives long-term business success? Do you want to design and implement strategies to deal with the challenges that your organization faces? Then the Master’s program in Strategic Management is the right program for you. Tilburg University is ranked #11 worldwide in Business and Economics (Times Higher Education, 2016). [+]

Master in Strategic Management (MSc) Do you want to understand what drives long-term business success? Do you want to design and implement strategies to deal with the challenges that your organization faces? Then the Master’s program in Strategic Management is the right program for you. As a student of this program, you learn how to make decisions that can make or break your company, but also how to implement them. You are taught by renowned Tilburg University professors who represent some of the world's leading expertise in the discipline. A variety of small-scale teaching methods is employed, ensuring an exciting and challenging learning experience. We emphasize both sophisticated scientific insights and linkages with business practice. Tilburg University is ranked #11 worldwide in Business and Economics (Times Higher Education, 2016). A Tilburg Master's Program in Strategic Management offers you The opportunity to specialize through tracks in either consultancy or entrepreneurship. Insights from state-of-the-art scientific research, taught by famous professors. Strong links with practice, for example through assignments and guest lectures. Best-practice teaching methods, including cases, workshops, and coaching. Opportunity to combine the thesis with a company assignment, solving real company issues. Possibility to pursue a dual degree, in collaboration with one of our foreign partner universities. Specialized and broad career opportunities, in consulting, new business creation, and general management in any business sector. Curriculum The program consists of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1680 hours of study, offered over four units. If you start in September, the first units contains three compulsory courses and exams in October. The second unit starts at the end of October with Compulsory elective and research skills courses. The exams are offered in December and January. The third unit runs from January to March. The last unit starts in March/April and ends in June. Career perspective The Master's program Strategic Management prepares you for jobs that require the ability to identify, analyse and solve the major strategic issues faced by various types of organizations - valuable expertise that delivers abundant career opportunities. Many of our students choose career paths in consulting internally (advising the organization you are employed by) or consulting externally (advising clients of the organization you are employed by). Starting positions include that of: strategic planning associate business analyst junior consultant Strategic Management is also an essential general management skill. A second major career path for our graduates is a management career, with starting positions including that of: management trainee (assistant) project manager member of a strategy or new business department Start End of August and end of January Rankings #11 worldwide in Business and Economics Times Higher Education, 2016 #18 in the world in Economics and Business Global Universities Ranking US News, 2016 [-]

Master in Supply Chain Management (MSc)

Campus Full time January 2018 Netherlands Tilburg

The Master's program in Supply Chain Management is a world-class degree program that equips you with the expertise to design, implement and manage competitive operations processes and global supply and distribution networks - both essential for an organization's competitive edge. [+]

Master in Supply Chain Management (MSc) Successful implementation of a business strategy depends on excellent supply chain management. The Master's program in Supply Chain Management is a world-class degree program that equips you with the expertise to design, implement and manage competitive operations processes and global supply and distribution networks - both essential for an organization's competitive edge. Real-world application Academically-challenging and strongly oriented towards real-world application, the program examines how the execution of a company's primary processes and its network with suppliers and distributors are key to its performance; how companies can develop the best global operational networks; and how to optimize the management of the distribution chain so that a company's operations can optimally serve its customers. Tilburg University is ranked #11 worldwide in Business and Economics (Times Higher Education, 2016). A Tilburg University Master's program in Supply Chain Management offers you: Contemporary scientific theory combined with insights from industry. Diverse and engaging teaching methods that challenge and inform on multiple levels, from lectures and tutorials to guest lecturers from prominent industry representatives. Global and local perspectives on supply chain issues, the experiences and perspectives of your international) teachers, and the (contrasting) ideas of your global classmates. Internship opportunity allowing you to gain work experience, obtain an enhanced understanding of Supply Chain Management in practice, and to build up your network. Ideal preparation for a successful career as a manager of, specialist in, or consultant on the various supply chain processes (production/ operations, purchasing, distribution, coordination/ integration. Career perspective Companies today are developing global operational networks to meet the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities presented by economic globalization. Purchasing, production, and distribution activities are all taking place in various parts of the world. These companies need professionals with your expertise the field of logistics and operations management. Examples of employers where our recent graduates found jobs are: Logistics Support Preparation Employee at Ahold Supply Chain Management Trainee at Unilever Master Production Scheduler at AkzoNobel Logistics Supplier Manager at ASML Holding Operations Management Trainee at Avery Dennison Consultant at Capgemini Supply Chain Coordinator at Royal FrieslandCampina Material Planner Off Set Plates at Fujifilm Manufacturing Europe Coordinator Operational Planning Customization at Adidas Group Curriculum The program consists of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1680 hours of study, offered over four units. The September entrants start the first unit with three compulsory courses and exams in October. The second unit starts at the end of October with Compulsory elective and research skills courses. The exams are offered in December and January. The third unit, runs from January to March. The last unit starts in March/April and ends in June. In the second and third unit you also make a start with the preparations for your thesis. From April on, you will be able to focus entirely on your Master's Thesis. There is also an option to start in February. Key courses Purchasing Management Production Management Distribution Management Research Skills Supply Chain Management Entrepreneurship Planning, Modeling, and ICT Skills Game and Advanced Topics MSc Thesis Supply Chain Management Start End of August and end of January Rankings #11 worldwide in Business and Economics Times Higher Education, 2016 #18 in the world in Economics and Business Global Universities Ranking US News, 2016 [-]

Master in Work and Organizational Psychology (MSc)

Campus Full time August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

The track Work and Organizational Psychology concentrates on science based solutions to human problems in work and organizational settings. It aims to understand how to achieve each of the following objectives: optimizing performance, improving processes and relationships, enhancing fairness and equity, and increasing subjective well-being... [+]

Master in Work and Organizational Psychology (MSc) The track Work and Organizational Psychology concentrates on science based solutions to human problems in work and organizational settings. It aims to understand how to achieve each of the following objectives: optimizing performance, improving processes and relationships, enhancing fairness and equity, and increasing subjective well-being. Program The European Network of Work and Organizational Psychology (ENOP) developed a reference model and standards for a curriculum in Work & Organizational Psychology. According to the ENOP model, the main areas to be considered are Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology. The track Work and Organizational Psychology adheres to these standards as far as possible, and offers a study program that deals with the most important topics in Work & Organizational Psychology at the individual, task, group and organizational level. Work and Organizational Psychology is a field with both a strong scientific base and an applied orientation. Thus, the program connects psychological theory and application whereby theoretical concepts are shown to lead to useful interventions. In each of the areas of Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology, the program seeks to develop two types of knowledge and skills: explanatory and intervention. Explanatory refers to theory devoted to the explanation of (the context of) human behavior and to diagnostic skills in work, organization, and personnel fields. This will prepare you to assess, diagnose, explain, and interpret phenomena and processes in the areas of work, organizations and personnel. Intervention refers to change theory and intervention skills in work, organizational and personnel settings. This will prepare you to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate changes and interventions to improve behaviors, situations, and social processes in the fields of work, organizations, and personnel. This type of knowledge also prepares you to design new models, methods, and tools. The two types of knowledge and skills will be integrated as much as possible within the various courses. Course Unit 1 Individual Research Proposal Leadership and Organization Personnel Psychology Unit 2 Individual Research Proposal Occupational Health Psychology Work Group Psychology Unit 3 Master's Thesis Work and Organizational Psychology Internship or In Depth Module or The Psychology of Negotiation Unit 4 Master's Thesis Work and Organizational Psychology Career prospects After finishing your Master’s degree in Social Psychology at Tilburg University, you will be prepared for both academic and vocational careers. Our graduates work in a wide range of professions, such as human resource management, consultancy, training/coaching, policy-making, marketing, financial services, communication, and advertising. [-]

Master Specialization in Business Communication and Digital Media (MSc)

Campus Full time January 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

In the English-language Master's specialization in Business Communication & Digital Media, you will focus on communication issues in the area of business communications. You will research how people communicate with one another using a variety of means, and how they process information through language, pictures, sound and computers. For example, you will acquire knowledge about pitfalls and misunderstandings when exchanging... [+]

Master Specialization in Business Communication and Digital Media (MSc) In the English-language Master's specialization in Business Communication & Digital Media, you will focus on communication issues in the area of business communications. You will research how people communicate with one another using a variety of means, and how they process information through language, pictures, sound and computers. For example, you will acquire knowledge about pitfalls and misunderstandings when exchanging information, negotiating or managing conflicts in business settings, and the principles of marketing communications. The emphasis lies on the effects of digital communication on our society and culture. The program in Business Communication and Digital Media enables you to study the consequences/implications of media selection for effective communication transaction. Internal Communication One of the most important issues within organizations is internal communication. How do teams communicate and make decisions? How do people deal with conflicts within their organization? How do managers use advanced business communication to motivate their employees? These questions are all part of the internal business communication that you will deal with during your studies. You will focus on important aspects of interpersonal and group communication. Eternal Communication In this context, external communication is more than marketing and promoting the products on offer, it concerns the image of the organization. How do organizations manage a crisis situation? How do they communicate with media? How do organizations improve their image through communication? These questions will be answered during this program. You will study various theories that explain how people make observations and form their opinions and you will learn about how organizations reach customers and convince them. Digital Media Over the past decade, the internet and new media have developed rapidly. The increasing importance of the internet and new media has a major impact on business communication. There are several issues that organizations are facing in this particular field of communication, such as announcing news by email, the most convenient way of communication with customers, the quality and user-friendliness of their website. Another part of this study is the social media aspect and how organizations deal with it. How to plan and choose? Your Master's program in Communication and Information Sciences offers a list of courses to choose from in each of the four units. Each course has a label, referring to one of the specialization tracks: Business Communication and Digital Media (BDM), Communication Design (CD), Data Journalism (DJ) and Human Aspects of Information Technology (HAIT). You can choose freely from among the courses offered or decide to specialize in one of these tracks. If you decide to specialize, you should choose at least four courses with that specific label, such as BDM, CD, DJ or HAIT. Make sure that you have sufficient time left in the fourth unit to work on your Master's thesis. We strongly advise you to choose and finish 6 courses (36 ECTS) plus 2 research skills modules in the first, second and third units. You need the research skills to work on your thesis. [-]

Master Specialization in Data Science: Business and Governance (MSc)

Campus Full time 12  August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

Today’s society operates on large amounts of data. Industry, governments and academia are asked to provide insight into these data. The MSc specialization Data Science: Business and Governance trains students to become Data Scientists that can address these questions. The Harvard Business Review calls the job of Data Scientist "the sexiest job of the 21st century"!... [+]

Master Specialization in Data Science: Business and Governance (MSc) Today’s society operates on large amounts of data. Industry, governments and academia are asked to provide insight into these data. But how do we deal with such large amounts of data? What techniques do we use to mine the data? What are the legal and ethical aspects regarding these data sets? And what economic value can be found in big data? The MSc specialization Data Science: Business and Governance trains students to become Data Scientists that can address these questions. The Harvard Business Review calls the job of Data Scientist "the sexiest job of the 21st century"! Why Data Science: Business and Governance in Tilburg? Tilburg University offers a wide range of complementary expertise, including techniques for data mining, pattern recognition, business analytics, visualization and process analytics; as well as knowledge on law, regulation, ethics and entrepreneurship. The MSc specialization consists of courses in methods of analysis, together with economic and management as well as legal, ethical and methodological perspectives on data, all of them taught by experts in these fields. The Master’s specialization Data Science: Business and Governance offers (constitutes/ consists of) a well-balanced mixture of theoretical and practical (elective) courses. These elements combine to make this specialization unique in Europe and possibly even in the world: Four schools (Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Tilburg School of Law, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Tilburg School of Humanities) work together in offering the best possible training for the job of the future, that of Data Scientist. Career Prospects Data Science: Business and Governance graduates will not only have knowledge and expertise in the area of data analysis and data mining, but also in economic, management and legal perspectives on big data. Growing need for Data Scientists There is a growing need in government organizations, in companies and in academia for employees with the analytical skills needed to analyze large datasets, recognize patterns, and visualize data, and combining these skills with interdisciplinary knowledge of perspectives on Data Science. [-]

MSc in Victimology and Criminal Justice

Campus Full time August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

The Master Victimology and Criminal Justice at Tilburg University is the only Master's program in Europe and one of a handful of programs worldwide, focusing on victimology. Victimology can be considered the younger sister of criminology. Its object of study is the position of victims in society. Drawing upon the insights offered by law, psychology, criminology and other social sciences... [+]

MSc in Victimology and Criminal Justice The Master Victimology and Criminal Justice at Tilburg University is the only Master's program in Europe and one of a handful of programs worldwide, focusing on victimology. What is this master about? Victimology can be considered the younger sister of criminology. Its object of study is the position of victims in society. Drawing upon the insights offered by law, psychology, criminology and other social sciences, victimologists look at the consequences of becoming of victim of crime, accidents or disasters with the ultimate aim of setting people on the path of recovery and restoration. For whom is it meant Being the top-notch program in Victimology and Criminal Justice, this master is aimed at motivated students with educational backgrounds in criminology, law, psychology, sociology, anthropology and liberal arts. Why study Victimology and Criminal Justice? The Master aims at teaching students to academically analyze and professionally solve psychosocial, economic, political, and legal problems arising from victimization. It particularly focuses on the victim within the context of the criminal justice system. Students can expect to acquire the necessary intellectual knowledge and skills to tackle victimological or related challenges in either a academic research or professional setting. With a growing need for employees with an academic background in victimology in international and national, governmental and non-governmental organizations in the field of criminal justice, health care, disaster relieve, human rights, etc. graduates of this program have a wide range of employment opportunities. The master also offers an excellent preparation for those who want to pursue a Ph D. Curriculum The curriculum of the one-year Master in Victimology and Criminal Justice consists of 60 ECTS. Five compulsory courses must be completed along with two elective courses. All compulsory and elective courses comprise 6 ECTS. A Master's thesis of 18 ECTS must be written on a topic within victimology and/or criminal justice. A presentation on and defence of the thesis are part of the final examination. Preparatory courses Two preparatory courses are available for students to bridge the disciplinary gaps in their educational backgrounds. These courses take place in August, before the start of the academic year. Students with law or liberal arts backgrounds are required to take the course Introduction to Research Methodologies in Social Sciences. Students with a background in psychology, sociology, anthropology or criminology are required to take the course Introduction to law. These courses are compulsory unless students are able to demonstrate a proficiency in both law and the social sciences. Senior and junior staff from INTERVICT who have social sciences or legal backgrounds are also available to tutor any students finding these areas of the program challenging. Students from different disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to work together throughout the program on group assignments and when preparing for exams to share mutually complementary knowledge. Career Perspective Victim-related issues are of increasing interest within academia, policy-making, and the public and the private sectors at both the national and international levels. Graduates of the Master in Victimology and Criminal Justice are in high demand by institutions and organizations dealing with victims of crime and/or human rights violations, such as: ministries local governments victim support or assistance bodies national, European and international public or private institutions dealing with victims of crime and/or human rights violations Furthermore, with the growing importance of victims' rights in criminal justice systems, graduates of this Master's program can expect to embark on a rewarding career in victim-related services within judiciaries. [-]

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MA Specialization in Philosophy, Science and Society

Campus Full time January 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

The English-taught MA specialization in Philosophy, Science and Society develops your reasoning skills in these areas and enables you to critically analyze urgent problems within modern democracies. The program adopts an interdisciplinary angle where cutting-edge philosophical research is inspired by findings from psychology, economics and cognitive science. Upon graduating, you will be an expert on ethical and epistemic aspects of... [+]

MA Specialization in Philosophy, Science and Society Decisions in society have important knowledge-related and ethical dimensions. They affect people's obligations, rights and liberties, and they are based on scientific findings and expert advice. Studying reliable and responsible ways of decision-making requires philosophical reflection from various perspectives: we have to reason about human rationality, morality, political institutions and the science/society interface. The English-taught MA specialization in Philosophy, Science and Society develops your reasoning skills in these areas and enables you to critically analyze urgent problems within modern democracies. The program adopts an interdisciplinary angle where cutting-edge philosophical research is inspired by findings from psychology, economics and cognitive science. Upon graduating, you will be an expert on ethical and epistemic aspects of social decision-making and you will be able to demonstrate how philosophical analysis contributes to solving societal challenges. Moreover, the Tilburg University specialization in Philosophy, Science and Society offers you: Teaching by international and experienced faculty members. The lecturers in the Philosophy, Science and Society MA specialization have a strong international teaching record, including countries such as Belgium, Germany, Italy, the United States, and the United Kingdom. There are also guest lecturers from Australia, Canada and the US. At the forefront of international research. Your teachers are also internationally leading researchers. The Tilburg Center for Logic, General Ethics and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS), the philosophy department's research platform, regularly organizes international conferences, workshops and seminars that you are invited to attend free of charge. Research-Based Learning. Our MA program is in the forefront of current trends and reflects the commitment to include the most recent state-of-the-art approaches and developments in the field of philosophy. From the first day of your stay in Tilburg, you will be confronted with the latest philosophical research, and you will assist your teachers in developing and testing new research results. Innovative Methods. The program combines traditional philosophical methods (conceptual analysis, dialectical reasoning, case studies, thought experiments) with recently developed approaches, such as experimental philosophy, simulations and abstract modeling of philosophical problems. Curriculum Content The Philosophy, Science and Society specialization consists of four general courses (Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind and Human Action, Rationality) and four specialized courses in Logic, Language and Information, Social Epistemology and Group Agency, Moral Reasoning and Decision-Making, and Science and Democracy. Fall Semester (September 2015 - December 2015) Profile: Logic, Language and Information (6 ECTS) Social Epistemology and Group Agency (6 ECTS) Common: Ethics (6 ECTS) Rationality (6 ECTS) Political Philosophy (6 ECTS) Thesis Supervision Start-up (2 ECTS) Spring Semester (January 2016 - July 2016) Profile: Science and Democracy (6 ECTS) Moral Reasoning and Decision-Making (6 ECTS) Common: Philosophy of Mind and Human Action (6 ECTS) Thesis (10 ECTS) Career Perspective After completing the Philosophy, Science and Society specialization, you are a genuine expert on social decision-making, solving ethical dilemmas that such decisions trigger, and the interplay between science and society. This involves hot topics such as the ethics of science, risk assessment and the legitimacy of technocratic decision-making. Our program qualifies you for a large set of jobs in government agencies, research institutes and the private sector. Companies may be especially interested in your expertise in moral reasoning and the impact of moral factors on decision-making. After graduating, you can also continue your career as an academic researcher who has already acquired an interdisciplinary background and who can apply for PhD positions in various fields. This is a small selection of positions that you may apply for after completing your program: Policy Advisor Risk Assessment Engineer Values and Ethics Advisor Science Communicator Researcher in NGO's or think tanks Consultant Start The end of January or the end of August [-]

Master in Christianity and Society (MA)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg + 1 more

In this program you will learn how Christianity influences law, politics, economics, modern art, science, and world religions. At the same time, you will study the effects that society has on the history, sociology and theology of the Christian faith. In this way, Christianity and society mutually shape and guide each other, with implications for the lives of people everywhere in the world... [+]

Master in Christianity and Society (MA) Are you fascinated by religion and by Christianity in particular? Have you ever wondered what the impact of Christianity is on society, or how society influences Christianity? Would you like to study this topic in depth with students from around the world? In this program you will learn how Christianity influences law, politics, economics, modern art, science, and world religions. At the same time, you will study the effects that society has on the history, sociology and theology of the Christian faith. In this way, Christianity and society mutually shape and guide each other, with implications for the lives of people everywhere in the world. You will benefit from: expert knowledge of highly qualified lecturers, 75 percent of whom are full professors; a multidisciplinary program taught by theologians, sociologists, economists, law specialists and philosophers; small classes (on average 5-10 students), allowing for individual attention and personal contact with fellow students and teachers; and an international classroom with students from various countries, religions and academic backgrounds, ensuring a lively and balanced dialogue. You will become adept at: high-level philosophical questioning and debating; analyzing and reflecting on current theological and societal issues; understanding and solving problems in multidisciplinary contexts; writing clear academic papers and presenting them to an audience; and working in a self-directed and independent way. After graduation Upon graduation, you will be an expert on the relations between Christianity and society in multiple fields of study. You will be able to use your expertise in advisory or management roles in religious organizations and churches, in government organizations and in NGOs. You will also be able to apply your academic knowledge in the fields of media, politics and economic relations. Curriculum Content The three main sections of the curriculum comprise: Fundamentals, In Dialogue With (during which you have the option of swapping one 'In Dialogue' course in the prescribed curriculum for an MA elective of your choice) and In Conclusion. Fundamentals Sources and History of Christianity Christian Theology: Fundamental Issues and Contemporary Questions Christianity in World History and Contemporary Society In Dialogue With Christianity in Dialogue with the Social and the Economic World Christianity in Dialogue with Modern Art and Science Christianity in Dialogue with the World Religions Christianity in Dialogue with Contemporary Politics, Government and Law In Conclusion Thesis Seminar Master's Thesis After graduation Upon graduation you will be an expert on the relations between Christianity and society in multiple fields of study. You will be able to use your expertise in advisory or management roles in religious organizations and churches, in government organizations and in NGOs. You will also be able to apply your academic knowledge in the fields of media, politics and economic relations. [-]

Master Specialization in Art, Media and Society (MA)

Campus Full time 12  August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

The Master’s specialization in Art, Media and Society focuses on the transformations that cultural products undergo as a result of digitalization and globalization. In this program you will analyze how digital cultural products and artefacts critically reflect societal issues, such as the financial crisis, the rise of populism or the ‘tyranny of intimacy’ of social media. Furthermore, you will investigate the public impact of... [+]

Master Specialization in Art, Media and Society (MA) Art, Media and Society is a renewed, fully English-taught Master's specialization within the Master's program Culture Studies. The Master’s specialization in Art, Media and Society focuses on the transformations that cultural products undergo as a result of digitalization and globalization. In this program you will analyze how digital cultural products and artefacts critically reflect societal issues, such as the financial crisis, the rise of populism or the ‘tyranny of intimacy’ of social media. Furthermore, you will investigate the public impact of activities carried out by a range of different authors and artists. You will use theories and analytical tools to understand what is at stake here. Central questions are: How can art reshape the public sphere? What are new dimensions of information in the current public sphere? As a student of Art, Media and Society, you take an interdisciplinary approach to media and art in the modern digital and cultural diverse society, and find yourself at the interface between culture, media, aesthetics and politics. In this Master’s program, you study digital cultural products and artefacts in contemporary society: phenomena of high and mass culture as well as fashion and advertising, narrative forms of expression such as journalism and personal blogging, as well as literature and visual art focusing on varied purposes: to articulate human rights, to challenge neoliberal development, and to forge alternative local and transnational solidarities. You investigate how information circulates in various contexts, what the social, political and ethical implications are of cultural products, and how roles of producing and consuming these products are negotiated. In addition, you study theories about the way cultural products and artefacts are experienced and responded to. You practice and further develop your ability to communicate your knowledge and to define, formulate, develop and implement projects. The purpose of the Master’s specialization in Art, Media and Society is to educate professionals with clear profiles. Curriculum Content Fall Semester (September 2015 - December 2015) Unit 1 (September 2015 - October 2015) Self-Fashioning, life writing, biography Intimacy, Privacy and Authenticity Unit 2 (November 2015 - December 2015) Online Heritage or Cultural Custodianship Public Intellectuals in a Transforming Public Sphere Spring Semester (January 2016 - July 2016) Unit 3 (January 2016 - March 2016) Culture Policy and economic impact Elective course Unit 4 (April 2016 - June 2016) Master Thesis Prospective Students Artistic practices are undergoing rapid shifts, involving important changes in the products of cultural expression and imagination – visual art, literature, film, music clips – in the fora where they occur – the changing distinction between the private and the public spheres involved in the massive use of social media – and in the actors that generate or interpret these practices and products. These changes affect several areas of social life, such as the educational and political areas, and have consequences in regard to how people observe, understand and appreciate cultural artefacts. Digitalization and globalization result in a rethinking of (national) identity, strategies of economy and power, and the interconnection of communities, narratives and imagination as expressed (and critiqued) in artefacts and cultural practices. Innovative theoretical and methodological models for an understanding of the contemporary mechanisms of artistic production and reception are required. In addition, a comparative historical perspective on former technological and social changes (19th and 20th century) is necessary. The Master’s specialization Arts, Media and Society focuses on knowledge about and the analysis of the effects of globalization and digitalization on artistic practices. We study the way in which concepts such as ‘participatory art’ come to the fore in online contexts, how the balance between private and public information changes, and how life writing and narrating are used in constructing identities in (social) media. We focus on how concepts as authenticity, authorship and aesthetics are being transformed in online culture. This master program is interdisciplinary, internationally oriented and finds its foundation in methods from cultural studies, sociology, literary theory, cultural history and philosophy. Would this Program suit me? If you like debating art, media and politics critically If you are interested in various art forms, in literature, museums, but also in the aesthetic dimension and narrative composition of television series (The Wire, House of Cards), films or YouTube-clips. If you are interested in the larger (global, European) context that influences what is going on in Dutch society If you want to become a leading opinion maker of the future, writing columns, blogs and participating in the cultural debate on what is going on in society [-]

Master Specialization in Global Communication (MA)

Campus Full time August 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

In the Master’s specialization Global Communication the aim is to understand the communicative challenges of life in times of globalization and superdiversity. This entails knowing about the phenomena to which globalization gives rise, knowing about how people acquire and use the communicative skills one needs to succeed, knowing what roles education and policy making plays in this, and knowing about how all this contact between cultures or... [+]

Master Specialization Global Communication (MA) Global Communication is a new, fully English-taught Master's specialization within the Master's program Culture Studies. Modern life is seriously affected by globalization. Between cradle and grave you encounter thousands of situations in which you interact with people who do not share the same background as you. We are more mobile, fewer of us stay in the same place for all or most of our lives and our everyday contacts span many different social groups. In addition, the internet gives us unlimited access to people and information and enables us to communicate without being constrained by time and place. These aspects of globalization have made societies ‘superdiverse’. Living in a superdiverse world requires a flexible and expansive communicative repertoire. You need to be sensitive to variation in communicative behavior across social groups and across different settings, including offline and online modes of communication. In the Master’s specialization Global Communication the aim is to understand the communicative challenges of life in times of globalization and superdiversity. This entails knowing about the phenomena to which globalization gives rise, knowing about how people acquire and use the communicative skills one needs to succeed, knowing what roles education and policy making plays in this, and knowing about how all this contact between cultures or sub-cultures affects the people who it concerns. Curriculum Content Fall Semester (September 2015 - December 2015) Unit 1 (September 2015 - October 2015) Language, globalization and superdiversity Linguistic and cultural change: the individual Methods of research, part 1 Unit 2 (November 2015 - December 2015) Traditional and non-traditional modes of learning Linguistic and cultural change: the society Methods of research, part 2 Spring Semester (January 2016 - July 2016) Unit 3 (January 2016 - March 2016) Policies on language in a superdiverse world Life online Thesis, part 1 Unit 4 (April 2016 - July 2016) Thesis, part 2 Career Prospect Global Communication prepares you for a career in today’s global, digital and cultural diverse society. PR coordinator Public communications specialist (Web)editor Communications coordinator [-]

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