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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.

Departments and institutes

The School’s departments are clustered into the Business departments and Economics departments. Additionally, the School stimulates thematic and inter-disciplinary research by hosting or partnering in interdisciplinary research centers and networks.

Management Team

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:

Associate Dean's:

  • Jorna Leenheer, Associate Dean Internationalization & Marketing
  • Astrid Kramer, Associate Dean Programs & Innovation
  • Vacancy, Associate Dean Professionalization

Dean' s Office:

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:

TiSEM Staff

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.

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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:




Nienke Desmares, secretary of the AC

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Faculty Council

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.

TiSEM Faculty Council - Meeting schedule 2023-2024

Contact Nienke Desmares for more information.

Staff members
Lieke Beekers (Employees of TiSEM)Gueorgui Kolev (Employees of TiSEM)
Marjan Groen (Employees of TiSEM)Nikolaus Schweizer (Employees of TiSEM)
Christoph Horner (Employees of TiSEM)Teodora Tsankova (Employees of TiSEM)
Fatemeh Hosseini Tash (Employees of TiSEM)  
Student members
Nikita KokkeMick Peters Sengers
Website ECCO 
Lotte GeertsemaIsabelle Kooijman
Dylano PaansPaul van Dommelen
David Beijer 
Website Active TiSEM 
, chairNienke Desmares, secretary
Academic Directors

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  

Dr.  B.J.A.M. van GroezenAcademic Director (BSc Economie en Bedrijfseconomie)
Dr. B.A. VollaardAcademic Director (MSc Economics)
Dr. E. CettolinAcademic Director (BSc Economics (former IEF))
S.C.M. de BonthEducation Coordinator (MSc Economics)
S. AbdoelEducation Coordinator (BSc Economie en Bedrijfseconomie)
M.M.E. PrinceEducation Coordinator (BSc Economics)

Academic Director Business Economics

BSc Business Economics

Dr. A.E. KramerAcademic Director (BSc Business Economics)
Dr. W.A. StienstraAcademic Director (BSc Business Economics)
MA C. de Oliveira RochaEducation 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. H.W. NordeAcademic Director (BSc Econometrics and OR)
Prof. dr. B.J.M. WerkerAcademic Director (MSc QFAS)
Dr. M. SalmAcademic Director (MSc EME)
Dr. C. DobreAcademic Director (MSc BAOR)
S. AbdoelEducation Coordinator (BSc Econometrics and OR)
S.C.M. de BonthEducation Coordinator (MSc EME, MSc QFAS, MSc BAOR)

Academic Director Tax Economics

BSc en MSc Tax Economics

Dr. F.J. Elsweier Academic director (BSc and MSc Tax Economics)
Mr. drs. H. de BruijnEducation Coordinator (BSc and MSc Tax Economics)

Academic Director Information Management

MSc Information Management

Dr. H. WeigandAcademic Director (MSc Information Management)
Dr. E.AM. CaronAcademic Director (MSc IMMIT and ITEM)
H. KoçakEducation Coordinator (MSc Information Management)
H. KoçakEducation Coordinator (MSc IMMIT and ITEM)

Academic Director International Management

MSc International Management

Dr. L.M.A. MulotteAcademic Director (MSc International Management)
N. Donkers MAEducation Coordinator (MSc International Management)

Academic Director International Business Administration

BSc International Business Administration

Dr. J. LeenheerAcademic Director (BSc IBA)
Dr. ir. B.L.E. DormansAcademic Director (BSc IBA)
N.C.W. van EnckevortEducation Coordinator (BSc IBA)
V.M. van ThielEducation Coordinator (BSc IBA)

Academic Directors Business Masters

Masters Accountancy, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Marketing Management, Marketing Analytics, Strategic Management

S.N.M. Vandenbogaerde MScAcademic Director (MSc Accountancy)
J. KünnekeAcademic Director (MSc Accountancy)
Dr. P.C. de GoeijAcademic Director (MSc Finance)
Dr. M.A.H. GroenAcademic Director (MSc SM)
Dr. ir. C.M.H. KuijpersAcademic Director (MSc SCM)
Dr. A.A.M. BosmansAcademic Director (MSc MM)
Dr. A.I.J.G. van LinAcademic Director (MSc MA)
H. KoçakEducation Coordinator (MSc SM)
Drs. K.M.P.C. WeijtersEducation Coordinator (MSc SCM)
Mr. drs. H. de BruijnEducation Coordinator (MSc Accountancy)
L. van der HeijdenEducation Coordinator (MSc MM, MA, Finance)

Academic Directors CentER programs

Prof. dr. B.C.G. DierynckAcademic Director Research Master in Business
Prof.dr. A.H.O. van SoestAcademic Director Research Master in Economics
J.J. PiroeEducation Coordinator (RM in Business and RM in Economics)

Academic Director Postmaster Accountancy

Postmaster Accountancy

Drs. R.C.W. Eken RAEducation Coordinator

Academic Director HBO pre-master programs

Pre-master programs

Dr. H. HaansAcademic Director
Drs. E.L.H. NiestenEducation Coordinator

Academic Director Master Data Science in Business and Entrepreneurship

Dr. M.C. WillemsenAcademic Director (MSc Data Science in Business and Entrepreneurship)
N.R. Claus MScEducation Coordinator (MSc Data Science in Business and Entrepreneurship)

Academic Director Bachelor Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation

Dr. ing. W.E.J. BodewesAcademic Director (BSc Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation)
F.S. Hosseini TashAcademic Director (BSc Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation)
K. van RietschotenEducation Coordinator (BSc Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation)
Education Committees

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 Education 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.

Contact Information

Examination Board

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.

Patrick Kenis

Assessment specialists
Miriam Gianotten

Paulien Booij


AccountingAjanee Ranasinghe
EconomicsKhulan Altangerel
Econometrics and Operations ResearchRuud Hendrickx
FinanceFabio Castiglionesi 
MarketingGeorge Knox
Information Systems & Operations ManagementHung-Jui Wu
Strategy & EntrepreneurshipRoisin Donnelly
Tax EconomicsEd Westerhout and Cees Peters
Social Advisory Council

The purpose of the Faculty 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.


Secretary of the Faculty Advisory Council:

Nienke Desmares

Research Coordinators

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:

AccountancyProf.dr. Eddy Cardinaels
EconometricsDr. Pavel Cizek
Operations ResearchProf. dr. P.J.J. Herings
Economics  (micro)Prof. dr. Sigrid Suetens
Economics  (macro)Prof. dr. Harry Huizinga
FinanceDr. Marco Da Rin
Information Systems & Operations ManagementProf. dr. Henk Akkermans
Strategy & EntrepreneurshipDr. Louis Mulotte
MarketingDr. Barbara Deleersnyder
Public GovernanceProf. dr. Patrick Kenis
Tax EconomicsProf. E.C.C.M. Kemmeren