Pre-Master's program International Management

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Pre-Master's program for Dutch hbo graduates

Get your Master's degree in 1,5 year

The Pre-Master's program for Dutch hbo graduates builds on the practically-oriented knowledge you acquired during your Bachelor's, by enhancing your theoretical knowledge as well as your capacity for conceptual thinking, ensuring you get the most out of your Master's program. The Pre-Master's program starts in September and, after finishing this program with good results, you can enroll in the 1-year Master's program at the end of January.

Program

The Pre-Master's program for Dutch hbo graduates consists of 30 ECTS and starts in September until January. The courses are:

  • Business Research Techniques for Pre-master
  • Statistics for Pre-master (Dutch)
  • One of the following courses:
    • Academic Competences Accounting
    • Academic Competences Finance
    • Academic Competences Marketing
    • Academic Competences Organization and Strategy
  • Two of the following courses:
    • Finance for Pre-master
    • Intermediate Management Accounting
    • Marketing for Pre-master
    • Organization for Pre-master (Dutch)

Check the study guide for more information about the courses and program structure.

Admission and application

To be eligible for this Pre-Master's program, you must have completed a hbo-Bachelor's program that gives direct access to the Pre-Master's program. Please check your eligibility and the deadlines for application on the admission and application page.

If your hbo-Bachelor's program is not indicated as admissible, you can not apply for the Pre-Master's program because the gap with our Master's programs is too big. You can consider applying for one of our Bachelor's programs.


Pre-Master's program for non-Dutch hbo graduates

For non-Dutch hbo graduates, we offer a Pre-Master's program that gives access to the Master's program in International Management. The Pre-Master's program builds on the practically oriented knowledge you acquired during your Bachelor's, by enhancing your theoretical knowledge as well as your capacity for conceptual thinking, ensuring you get the most out of your Master's program.

Program

The Pre-Master's program for non-Dutch hbo graduates consists of 30 ECTS and starts in September until January. The courses are:

  • Finance for Pre-master
  • Intermediate Management Accounting
  • Statistics and Data Management 2
  • Business Research Techniques for Pre-master
  • One of the following courses:
    • Academic Competences Accountancy
    • Academic Competences Finance

Check the study guide for more information about the courses and program structure.

Admission and application

To be eligible for the non-Dutch Pre-Master's program you must have completed the hbo-Bachelor's program International Business and Management Studies.

Please check your eligibility and the deadlines for application on the admission and application page.


Pre-Master's program for (international) university graduates

Tilburg University offers a Pre-Master's program for students whose university Bachelor's degree does not meet the entry requirements of the Master's program in International Management. This Pre-Master's program is designed to fill knowledge gaps and provide you with the essential foundation needed to pursue your Master's program in International Management.

The Pre-Master's program for university graduates is tailor-made to individual learning needs and consists of 30 ECTS. Should you require more than 30 ECTS, we recommend you follow a relevant Bachelor's program before applying to the Master's program.

Admission and application

As a university graduate you can not apply for our Pre-Master’s program directly; you should always apply for the Master’s program. The Admissions Board will then decide, based on your complete application, whether:

1. You can be admitted to the Master's program directly

2. You need to take a 6-month Pre-Master's program

3. You cannot be admitted to the (Pre-)Master's program

Please check your eligibility and the deadlines for application on the admission and application page.


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