Program Research Master in Business

Director of Graduate Studies, R. (Renata) Sotirov

Over the past 15 years, Tilburg University’s Center for Economic Research (CentER) has been among the highest ranked schools in Europe based on research published in the top international journals.

Tracks & Curriculum


Measured by its publications the accountancy group of Tilburg and London Business School alternate between the number one position and the runner-up position. In 2012 Tilburg was on top. It is our purpose to prepare students to achieve this top level. You will be taught by the best professors in economics, finance and accounting on offer in Europe. As a research master student you are considered a member of the department of accounting.

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Curriculum Accounting


The Finance program at Tilburg University has two phases: a preparatory Research Master combining intensive coursework and research that culminates in the writing of a Research Master Thesis (which could later be built out into a chapter of the PhD thesis); and an advanced phase in which students devote all their time to research, at the end of which they complete their PhD dissertation.

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Curriculum Finance


The research-master program in Marketing trains you in applying advanced marketing theories and methods to marketing problems of companies. Teaching is led by academics that are at the forefront of their fields. You take classes in very small groups. This allows intensive interaction with professors who are top-notch researchers, both during as well as outside of classes.

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Curriculum Marketing

Operations Research

The Research Master’s specialization in Operations Research prepares students for the PhD programs in fields such as operations management or optimization techniques. This Research Master’s specialization in Operations Research is an in-depth study program focused on cutting edge research in Operations Research.

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Curriculum Operations Research

Organization & Strategy

Research in the Organization & Strategy group covers primarily the research areas of strategic management, international business, organization theory, entrepreneurship, and innovation from a variety of theoretical and empirical, methodological perspectives. The group pursues large-scale empirical analyses, but also encourages theoretical or exploratory research. Our researchers draw on a variety of disciplines and theories, including transaction cost economics, organizational learning, and evolutionary economics, institutional theory, organizational ecology and social network analysis. We welcome and support inter-disciplinary and innovative approaches in research.

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Curriculum Organization & Strategy

Tax Economics

In the Research Master's track in Tax Economics you learn valuable knowledge in economic-based fundamental theories of taxation, behavioral theories, principles of accounting and empirical methods and their statistical foundation. Besides, the program equips you with the necessary skills to conduct top level research, such as the use of econometric software and write any piece of academic work.

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Curriculum Tax Economics

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