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Graduate School

The CentER Graduate School offers various programs to graduates and professionals in the fields of business and economics.

By joining the Graduate School, you will join many others who have made CentER their academic home. Since its inception in 1992, over 540 CentER students have successfully completed their PhD studies.

At the Graduate School, we are here to help you find the right program.

PhD/Research Master's programs for graduates

CentER offers two graduate programs in business and economics. These five-year programs consist of a two-year Research Master’s program, followed by a three-year PhD program. After finishing your studies, you will be well prepared for an academic position at any top university in the world.

PhD Program for Professionals

Are you an experienced professional from the business, banking, or government sector? Are you looking for a new challenge in your professional career development? Then our PhD Program for Professionals may be just what you are looking for. Our program provides you with a framework that enables you to take doctoral courses and write a doctoral thesis on a part-time basis. In this way, CentER can help you achieve your professional ambition.

CentER Honors Program

Are you one of TiSEM's top students and interested in a future career in research? Then the CentER Honors Program will boost your academic career. We offer a series of interactive lectures by some of our best researchers. This will help you become even better acquainted with research topics and research methods in economics and business.