Career prospects Strategic Management

Future jobs

The Master's program Strategic Management prepares you for jobs that require the ability to identify, analyse and solve the major strategic issues faced by various types of organizations - valuable expertise that delivers abundant career opportunities.


Many of our students choose career paths in consulting internally (advising the organization you are employed by) or consulting externally (advising clients of the organization you are employed by). Starting positions include that of :

  • strategic planning associate
  • business analyst
  • junior consultant


Strategic Management is also an essential general management skill. A second major career path for our graduates is a management career, with starting positions including that of:

  • management trainee
  • (assistant) project manager
  • member of a strategy or new business department

Whichever path you choose, your Tilburg University Master's degree in Strategic Management represents an exceptional launch pad and the promise of accelerated career momentum.

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Outstanding career perspectives wherever your degree takes you

Facts & Figures

  • Is (very) satisfied with the Master's program: 88%
  • The gross monthly income of our graduates the first year: € 2.713

Source: Nationale Alumni Survey (NAE) 2015

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Where do our graduates work?

Alumni of the Master's program in Strategic Management currently work for international companies, small and large domestic firms, and large Dutch and international banks. Others work in consulting. Examples of companies that employ our graduates:

Industries and companies

  • Professional Advise
    Accenture, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PwC, Scenter, Thaesis
  • Multinationals
    Apple, Ahold, ASML, Ballast, Nedam, DAF, DE, Masterblenders, DSM, Grolsch, Heijmans, KPN, Mammoet, Philips, Unilever, FrieslandCampina, Fujifilm, Henkel, IBM, PostNL
  • Banks and Insurance Companies
    ABN AMRO, Achmea, CZ, DAS, Menzis, Rabobank, Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. ING Bank
  • Not-for-Profit (8%)
    Avans, HZ University of Applied Sciences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tony's Chocolonely

And many others...

Looking at the industries where graduates of the Master’s program in Strategic work, we see a very diverse picture.

Examples of positions attained by our graduates include that of:

  • Business Analyst at ABN AMRO Bank
  • Marketeer and management Adviseur at Accenture
  • Management Trainee at Achmea Holding
  • Management Control & Process Management at APG
  • Business Engineer for Delivery Operations at ASML Holding
  • Young Executive Programme at PostNL
  • Account Manager at Canon
  • Senior Consultant at Capgemini
  • Jr. Business Consultant E-commerce at De Bijenkorf
  • Consultant at Deloitte
  • Trade Consultant Financial Logistics at Rabobank Nederland
  • Risk Modeling Consultant at De Lage Landen
  • Management Trainee at Delta Lloyd
  • Advisor Performance Improvement at Ernst & Young
  • Mobile Manager Benelux at Google
  • Project Management Officer NL IC at Koninklijke KPN
  • Senior Advisor at KPMG
  • And many more….
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Meet our graduates

Alumnus Guy Alleleijn

"Being able to look at the bigger picture, but also keeping an eye at the details at virtually the same time is an important skill I acquired during my studies. Next to that, I learned not to take everything for granted when somebody puts down his opinion. Is there proof? Where are the numbers? Are there reliable sources to build a particular opinion on?" Read more

Alumna Diana Itzel Galicia Cárcamo

"Tilburg University gave me a set of skills and knowledge which now I apply in my everyday job. As a consultant, analysis and research are very important to understand client’s problems and frame solutions. Additionally, the knowledge I gained in the Master's program constitutes a very firm basis when it comes to strategy and organization."

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Career Services

We offer a number of career services to help you prepare for your transition to the labor market:

  • The Career Center offers coaching, support and training courses to improve your job application and communication skills
  • Tilburg School of Economics and Management has a dedicated Career Services Officer for individual career guidance and help with finding internships
  • Several career events are organized every year in collaboration with the study associations in order to familiarize yourself with the labor market and to meet possible employers
  • You can make use of the Career Mentor Program to get in touch with alumni to learn about future career options and develop professional and networking skills
  • Tilburg University encourages entrepreneurship both through Education and Support services

Become a teacher

Are you passionate about sharing your knowledge with others? After finishing your master in Strategic Management, Dutch graduates have the possibility to follow a one year educational post-master to become a teacher in Management and Organization.

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Stay in the Netherlands after graduation

After obtaining a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the Netherlands, non-European students can apply for a residence permit under the ‘Orientation Year for Graduates Seeking Employment’ scheme. This allows you to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find employment.

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