Be optimally prepared for your Master's!
- Pre-Master's program for Dutch hbo graduates
- Pre-Master's program for (international) university graduates
Pre-Master's program for Dutch hbo graduates
Get your Master's degree in 1,5 year
The Pre-Master's program for Dutch hbo graduates builds on the practically-oriented knowledge you acquired during your Bachelor's, by enhancing your theoretical knowledge as well as your capacity for conceptual thinking, ensuring you get the most out of your Master's program. The Pre-Master's program starts in September and, after finishing this program with good results, you can enroll in the 1-year Master's program at the end of January.
The Pre-Master's program for Dutch hbo graduates consists of 30 ECTS and starts in September until January. The courses are:
- Academic Competences Organization and Strategy
- Business Research Techniques for Pre-master
- Industrial Organization (External Organization)
- Organization for Pre-master (Dutch)
- Statistics for Pre-master (Dutch)
Check the study guide for more information about the courses and program structure.
Admission and application
be eligible for this Pre-Master's program, you must have completed a
hbo-Bachelor's program that gives direct access to the Pre-Master's
program. Please check your eligibility and the deadlines for application on the admission and application page.
If your hbo-Bachelor's program is not indicated as admissible, you can not apply for the Pre-Master's program because the gap with our Master's programs is too big. You can consider applying for one of our Bachelor's programs.
Pre-Master's program for (international) university graduates
Tilburg University offers a Pre-Master's program for students whose university Bachelor's degree does not meet the entry requirements of the Master's in Strategic Management. This program is designed to fill knowledge gaps and provides you with the essential foundation needed to pursue your Master's in Strategic Management.
The Pre-Master's program for university graduates is tailor-made to your individual learning needs and consists of up to 30 ECTS.
Admission and application
As a university graduate you can not apply for our Pre-Master’s program directly; you should always apply for the Master’s program. The Admissions Board will then decide, based on your complete application, whether:
1. You can be admitted to the Master's program directly
2. You need to take a 6-month Pre-Master's program
3. You cannot be admitted to the (Pre-)Master's program
Please check your eligibility and the deadlines for application on the admission and application page.
(Pre-)Master's student Martijn Verleisdonk from the Netherlands
Ask Martijn your questions about the Pre-Master's programs in Economics and Business / Management and what it's like to study at Tilburg University.