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Practice thesis

You are held accountable for the traineeship in Accountancy practice via a practice thesis and half-yearly trainee reports. Registration for the practice thesis is completely independent of the university where you did the theoretical part of the Accountancy program. You can register for practice thesis supervision as soon as you are admitted to the third year of the traineeship, which normally is after finishing the EPMA.

Obviously Tilburg University will take care for excellent thesis supersvision if you decide to do the practice thesis here, under guidance of one of our lecturers with a practical background. We then assess which supervisor is the most proficient in the topic that you have chosen for your thesis. From start to end you will have frequent discussions with your supervisor who advices you and serves as your personal sounding board.

After the practice thesis is approved by your supervisor, a second examiner is appointed who evaluates your thesis independently from your supervisor. You defend your practice thesis in front of the exam committee, consisting of your supervisor, the second examiner and in some randomly chosen cases, an examiner of the traineeship office of the NBA. The organization of the thesis defense is done by Tilburg University.