Sjors Baten_alumnus International Management

Program and courses International Management

International Management is an all-round preparation for a future managerial career in an international context; whether your ambitions lie in business, nonprofit or the public sector.

Program structure

This one-year program consists of 60 credits (ECTS):

  • 6 core courses (30 ECTS)
  • 2 elective courses (12 ECTS)
  • Master’s thesis / internship (18 ECTS)

You can start at the end of August or at the end of January.

Program content

Core courses

You will follow 6 core courses (36 ECTS):

  • Consulting Skills
  • International Marketing
  • Managing and Motivating for Value
  • Cross Cultural Skills
  • International Finance
  • International Management
Elective courses

Choose 2 of the following 4 elective courses:

  • Research Skills (Fall)
  • Corporate Responsibility A
  • Research Skills (Spring)
  • Corporate Responsibility B

Not mandatory, but highly recommended:

Career Development module

Master's thesis/Internship

In the fourth unit (second unit for February entrants) you will write your Master's thesis.

Combine your thesis with an internship in an internationally operating company, focusing on a topic related to the business of this company.

This internship could be anywhere in the world and provides you with fast track career opportunities.

You will find a detailed description of the courses and required literature in our course catalog.

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Please note: programs are subject to change. We advise you to look up the current program in OSIRIS Student at the start of the year.


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Make the most of your Master's

In the first semester of the regular program, ambitious students can apply for the following additional advanced programs:

Extended Master's Program: traineeship (+0.5 years)

Short overview of the Extended Master's Program

During your traineeship, you work on practical assignments for a company, follow professional skills courses, and receive mentoring and guidance. By increasing your professional experience, skills, and network like this, you seriously boost your chances in the job market.

  • If selected, you will fulfill your traineeship from April to October. On average, you will work four days at the company, and attend skills training once a week at Tilburg University. In addition to this, company visits will be organized in the Extended Master's Program network.
  • If both you and the company are happy with the results, you are welcome to extend the traineeship by writing your Master's thesis at the company. Your research topic then needs to be approved by the Tilburg University thesis coordinator.
  • There are no administrative or participation fees for taking part in the Extended Master's Program. You will pay the regular tuition fees for the extra six months the Extended Master's Program takes.

Application and admission

You can apply for the Extended Master's Program once you've started the regular Master's program.

More on the Extended Master's Program

QTEM program: study abroad and traineeship (+1 year)

This Master's program is a proud partner of the prestigious Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management (QTEM) network.

  • Excellent and ambitious students have the opportunity to extend their one-year Master's program with an additional year.
  • In this additional year, they can spend up to two semesters at different QTEM partner universities, and do an internship abroad at one of the corporate partners. Corporate partners include McKinsey, Bain, Deloitte, and ABInBev.
  • Successful QTEM students are awarded the QTEM Network Certificate.

Application and admission

You can apply for the QTEM program once you've started with the regular Master's program.

More information about the QTEM program

Entrepreneurial Literacy Initiative: online extracurricular program

Entrepreneurial Literacy Initiative (ELI) is an online extracurricular program that provides Master's students with tools to reflect and plan for an entrepreneurial career. Overall, ELI can be a very useful experience if you have entrepreneurship on your mind. —either right after graduation or later in your career! If you are unsure whether entrepreneurship fits you and your goals, ELI will help you find out.

Application and admission

All students enrolled in a Master's program at TiSEM are invited to apply.

More information about the Entrepreneurial Literacy Initiative

Or apply for a two-year double degree program with one of our international partner universities, to acquire two full Master's degrees.

Double degree: study abroad (+1 year)

Benefits of choosing a double degree

  • A great opportunity to expand quantitative and financial knowledge and skills. 
  • Because of your wide perspective in addressing international issues, you have gained a competitive edge in the job market; potential employers highly value international exposure and experience.
  • Experience two distinct academic, social, and cultural environments.

Partner university

  • LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy

More on the content of this double degree

Application and admission

You can't apply for the double degree program directly. Once you've started the regular master's program, you can apply for the double degree program. There will be a selection process, so please keep in mind that there is no absolute guarantee that you can start the double degree program. 

Short overview of International Management

All-round preparation for a future managerial career, in both a domestic or international setting; whether your ambitions lie in business, nonprofit or the public sector.

  • Truly global experience which includes teaching by international academics and professionals, culturally diverse classmates and content that incorporates global business methods and models.
  • Strong connection to practice:
    - Practice oriented cases, assignments and guest speakers on a regular basis.
    - A flexible curriculum enabling you to do an internship.
    - Several career events are organized every year in collaboration with  study associations, so you can familiarize yourself with the labor market and can meet possible employers.

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