About Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) is the leading European School for research and education in the fields of Business and Economics.
Mission and ambition
Our mission is to contribute to the development and transfer of top level knowledge in all the main fields in business and economics, by way of pre-experience and post-experience education, research and PhD program and societal outreach.
Our ambition is to be among the best in Europe in all our fields in business and economics (as measured by rankings), to strive for academic excellence in scientific research and in teaching, and to create societal impact.
- Excel: Our disciplinary research base is a precondition for high-quality academic education and relevant, impactfull research. Our priority is quality, not quantity.
- Innovate: We enhance the appeal of our educational programs through continuous portfolio innovation and an innovative teaching culture.
- Connect: We establish, develop and capitalize on focused partnerships in all of our research and education areas.
The Management Team is responsible for the content and organization of the research and education within the School as well as for the operations of the School.
Members of the Management Team:
- Geert Duijsters, Dean
- Joost Driessen, Vice-Dean Research
- Jeroen Kuilman, Vice-Dean Education
- Michelle Arets, Managing Director
- Julia Cleton, Student Member
Dean' s Office:
- Martyna Janowicz-Panjaitan, Secretary of the Board
- Jolanda Schellekens-Bakhuis, Secretary of Geert Duijsters and Joost Driessen
- Jacqueline Buurkes, Secretary of Michelle Arets and Housing Coordinator
- Mirjam Pennings-Schermij, Secretary of Jeroen Kuilman en Martyna Janowicz-Panjaitan
Heads of Departments
Heads of departments are appointed by the Dean and responsible for the organization of the education and research activities of the departments. The heads of TiSEM’s departments:
- Accounting: Prof. dr. S. Hollander
- Economics: Prof. dr. J. Boone
- Economics and Operations Research: Prof. dr. H.J.M Hamers
- Finance: Prof. dr. L. Baele
- Management: Dr. A.A.C.J. van Oijen and Prof. dr. X. Ou
- Marketing: Prof. dr. I Geyskens
- Public Governance: Prof. dr. P.N. Kenis
- Tax Economics: Prof. dr. S.A. Stevens
TiSEM is a home to a diverse group of scholars from around the world. The vibrant research community has a strong tradition in fundamental research with societal relevance. TiSEM staff is dedicated to delivering highest quality, innovative teaching grounded in continuous professional development of our teachers.
Faculty Assessment Committee
Faculty Assessment Committee monitors the application of departmental criteria and procedures in the tenure and promotion decisions.
Members of the Faculty Assessment Committee:
- Prof. dr. ir. B.J.J.A.M. Bronnenberg
- Prof. dr. P.P.M. Joos
- Prof. dr. H.W. Norde
- Prof. dr. S. Suetens
Jacqueline Buurkes, secretary of the AC
The TiSEM Faculty is the maim participation body within the School contributing to transparency, consultation and inclusion of student and staff interests and views in the decision making. The Faculty Council is comprised of 7 student and 7 staff members and meets with the School’s Management Team six times in the course of an academic year.
The (public) documents of the Faculty Council and the Faculty Regulations are available on SharePoint.
Contact Martyna Janowicz-Panjaitan for more information.
|Bob van den Brand (Independents)||Pavel Cizek (TiU International)|
|Marjan Groen (Independents)||Nazli Alagöz (TiU International)|
|Amini Khodabandeh Amiri (TiU International)||Francesca Verna (TiU International)|
|David Schindler (TiU International)|
|Jiri van Baren||Sjoerd van Bentum|
|Michelle Engelen||Cliff de Peijper|
|Maud Rutten||Rachelle van der Velden|
|Willem van Groenendaal, chairman||Martyna Janowicz-Panjaitan, secretary|
Academic Directors are responsible for shaping the content, assuring the quality and organization of the educational programs of TiSEM.
Academic Directors Economics
BSc Economics (former IEF), MSc Economics, MSc International Economics and Finance, BSc Economie en Bedrijfseconomie
|Prof. dr. A.C. Meijdam||Academic Director (BSc Economie en Bedrijfseconomie)|
|Dr. J.O. Prüfer||Academic Director (MSc Economics)|
|E. Cettolin||Academic Director (BSc Economics (former IEF))|
|S.C.M. de Bonth||Graduate Program Coordinator (MSc Economics)|
|K. van Rietschoten||Graduate Program Coordinator (BSc Economie en Bedrijfseconomie)|
|M.M.E. Prince||Graduate Program Coordinator (BSc Economics)|
Academic Director Business Economics
BSc Business Economics
|Dr. A.E. Kramer||Academic Director (BSc Business Economics)|
|N.C.W. van Enckevort||Graduate Program Coordinator (BSc Business Economics)|
Academic Directors Econometrics and Operations Research
BSc Econometrics and Operations Research, MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, MSc Business Analytics and Operations Research, MSc Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Sciences
|Prof. dr.ir. E.R. van Dam||Academic Director (BSc Econometrics and OR)|
|Prof. dr. A.M.B. de Waegenaere||Academic Director (MSc QFAS)|
|Dr. O. Boldea||Academic Director (MSc EME)|
|Dr. J.C. (Juan) Vera Lizcano||Academic Director (MSc BAOR)|
|N. Donkers MA||Graduate Program Coordinator (BSc Econometrics and OR)|
|S.C.M. de Bonth||Graduate Program Coordinator (MSc EME, MSc QFAS, MSc BAOR)|
Academic Director Tax Economics
BSc en MSc Tax Economics
|Prof. dr. A.J.A. Stevens||Academic director (BSc and MSc Tax Economics)|
|Mr. drs. H. de Bruijn||Graduate Program Coordinator (BSc and MSc Tax Economics)|
Academic Director International Business Taxation
MSc International Business Taxation
|Prof. dr. mr. D.S. Smit||Academic Director (MSc International Business Tax Law)|
|Dr. C De Pietro||Academic Director (MSc International Business Tax Economics)|
|MA A.J.E.C.M. van de Goor||Graduate Program Coordinator (MSc International Business Law)|
|Mr. drs. H. de Bruijn||Graduate Program Coordinator (MSc International Business Tax Economics)|
Academic Director Information Management
MSc Information Management
|Dr. H. Weigand||Academic Director (MSc Information Management)|
|Prof. dr. A.F. Rutkowski||Academic Director (MSc IMMIT and ITEM)|
Graduate Program Coordinator (MSc Information Management)
|K. van Rietschoten||Graduate Program Coordinator (MSc IMMIT and ITEM)|
Academic Director International Management
MSc International Management
|Dr. L.M.A. Mulotte||Academic Director (MSc International Management)|
|H. Koçak||Graduate Program Coordinator (MSc International Management)|
Academic Director International Business Administration
BSc International Business Administration
|Dr. J. Leenheer||Academic Director (BSc IBA)|
|Drs. S.A.M.M. Blijlevens||Graduate Program Coordinator (BSc IBA)|
Academic Directors Business Masters
Masters Accountancy, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Marketing Management, Marketing Analytics, Strategic Management
|S.N.M. Vandenbogaerde MSc||Academic Director (MSc Acc)|
|Dr. P.C. de Goeij||Academic Director (MSc Finance)|
|Dr. M.A.H. Groen||Academic Director (MSc SM)|
|Dr. E. Rosca||Academic Director (MSc SCM)|
|Dr. A.A.M. Bosmans||Academic Director (MSc MM, MA)|
|H. Koçak||Graduate Program Coordinator (MSc SM)|
|Drs. A. Jonkman MA||Graduate Program Coordinator (MSc SCM)|
|Drs. M.T.H. Gorris||Graduate Program Coordinator (MSc Accountancy)|
|E.F.C. Klijsen||Graduate Program Coordinator (MSc Finance)|
|L. van der Heijden||
Graduate Program Coordinator (MSc MM, MA)
Academic Directors CentER programs
|Prof. dr. ir. R. Sotirov||Academic Director Research Master in Business|
|Prof. dr. E.C.M. van der Heijden||Academic Director Research Master in Economics|
|C. de Oliveira Rocha and drs. B.W.A. Mulders||Graduate Program Coordinator (RM in Business and RM in Economics)|
Academic Director Postmaster Accountancy
|Drs. R.C.W. Eken RA||Graduate Program Coordinator|
Academic Director HBO pre-master programs
|Dr. H. Haans||Academic Director|
|Drs. E.L.H. Niesten||Graduate Program Coordinator|
Academic Director Master Secondary Teacher Training
Masters Secondary Teacher Training VHO General Economics and Secondary Teacher Training VHO Management & Organization
|Drs. H.A.J.P. van den Hout||Academic Director|
|K. van Rietschoten BSc||Graduate Program Coordinator|
Academic Director Master Data Science and Entrepreneurship
|Prof. dr. W.J.A.M. van den Heuvel||Academic Director (MSc Data Science and Entrepreneurship)|
|N.R. Claus MSc||Graduate Program Coordinator (MSc Data Science and Entrepreneurship, MSc Business and Data Science)|
Academic Director Bachelor Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
|Dr.ing. W.E.J. Bodewes||Academic Director (BSc Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation)|
N. Donkers MA
|Graduate Program Coordinator (BSc Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation)|
Tilburg University is well-known for its highly rated economics and business programs. Therefore, the Tilburg School of Economics and Management is very keen on monitoring and maintaining the quality of its programs. Both employees and students serve in this Education Committee (EC).
The committees provide (un)solicited advice on the quality of education to the Academic Directors and the Vice-Dean Education (or Research for the research masters). The committees have the right of advice on the Teaching and Examination Regulations, and starting academic year 2017/2018 also the right of approval on a few articles. Input from the student members in this process is very important and is highly appreciated.
At least once a year, the Academic Directors and the Vice-Dean for Education (or Research for the research masters). attend the meeting. Students inform each other of what is happening within the program and discuss what needs to be put on the agenda. Both student members as well as academic staff have contact with the faculty council.
Governing boards and compensation
As a student member of the Education Committee, you can apply for a grant. Students also receive an attendance allowance of € 50 for each formal meeting they actively participated in. Further information about student participation.
Introduction and information for new members
During an information session, the task of the Education Committee will be explained, the relation with other stakeholders as well as what is expected from them.
- Coordinator: Susan van Soest, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Examination Board is responsible for the organization and coordination of all the matters related to (preliminary) examinations.
More information about the responsibilities, how to file a request and the members.
Assessment Assurance Committee
The committee monitors the quality of assessment at TiSEM; the way exam questions are developed, the use of answer keys, thesis and other assessment forms, and whether appropriate procedures are followed.
Martin van Tuijl
|Accounting||Leo van der Tas and John van Kollenburg|
|Economics||Burak Uras and Ben Vollaard|
|Economics and Operations Research||Martin Salm and Marieke Quant|
|Finance||Fabio Castiglionesi and Christophe Schneider|
|Management||Cindy Kuijpers and Fons Naus|
|Marketing||Jorna Leenheer and Arjen van Lin|
|Public Governance||Rob Pranger and Michael Verba|
|Tax Economics||Frank Elsweier and Cees Peters|
The purpose of the Advisory Council is to advise the management strategic challenges faced by TiSEM. The council can point out "blind spots" in the education and research portfolio and contribute to building a stronger external profile. The members hold important positions in business or the non-profit sector and all have strong ties with economics and business economics. The management team and the advisory council meet several times a year.
- Lenny Berkers
- Huub Dekkers
- Eric Engesaeth
- Erik Kamps
- Pharailda Kokke
- Arno van Son
- Bert Pauli
- Rob Zandbergen
Secretary of the Advisory Council:
Scientific Council CentER
Scientific Council members (5 year periods)
|Econometrics||Richard Blundell, IFS|
|Economics||Rick van der Ploeg, EUI|
|Mathias Dewatripont, ECARES|
|Accounting||Peter Easton, Notre Dame, Indiana|
|Information Management||Bob Galliers, Bentley University|
|Finance||Geert Bekaert, Columbia University|
|Marketing||Michel Wedel, University of Maryland|
|Operations Research||Luk van Wassenhove, INSEAD|
|Organization||Donald Hambrick, Penn. State University|
Research Coordinators are appointed by the Vice Dean Research and responsible for the organization of the research activities of the departments. The research coordinators of TiSEM’s departments:
Management (information and supply chain)
Management (strategy and organization)