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Strategic Management: Entrepreneurship

1 year English Starts end of January

Learn how to recognize business challenges and design strategies to ensure long-term success. The Entrepreneurship track of the MSc Strategic Management specializes in the study of entrepreneurial behavior in large firms and start-ups, and challenges you to think differently about strategic choices.

in its field in the Netherlands

Elsevier Best Studies, 2023

in Business & Economics worldwide

US News Best Global Universities, 2023

of our students are (very) satisfied with the program

National Student Survey 2023| n=52 (Strategic Management total)

Program and courses 

Learn how to make strategic decisions and implement them to achieve business success, with an additional focus on entrepreneurial opportunities and challenges.

  • Taught by renowned professors representing some of the world's leading expertise in the discipline.
  • Works with small-scale tutorials to facilitate teamwork.
  • Strong connection with business practice through real-world cases, practical assignments and guest lectures.
  • Close collaboration with study association Asset and Career Services to reflect on your future career.
  • You can also apply for the following additional advanced programs:
    * The Extended Master's Program, which adds a half year traineeship to the regular Master's program.
    * The QTEM network program, which adds an additional year to the program which you spend at a QTEM partner university and corporate partner.
  • This Entrepreneurship track of the Master Strategic Management only starts in January. If you want to take the Consultancy track, you must start the Master Strategic Management program in September.

Typical courses are:

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy Implementation

More on the program and courses

  • Levi van de Wal - Strategic Management

    Levi van de Wal

    Master's student

    "I would definitely recommend this Master’s program to prospective students if they are interested in consultancy or entrepreneurship and want to know more about strategy."


  • Youri van Driel - Strategic Management

    Youri van Driel

    Master's student

    "The Master combines interesting academic theories with practical execution in the form of projects for real clients."


  • Kees van Rengs

    Kees van Rengs

    Sustainable entrepreneur

    "During my studies I started my own company.  Apart from it being something I’ve always had, it’s also partly thanks to James Small. He introduced me to the knowledge and statistics that made me understand where the world is at, which triggered me to contribute to the solution of complex problems in our society."

    Read Kees'story

Career prospects

Upon graduating you will have obtained the following title (as stated on your diploma): Master of Science.

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

Some examples of our graduates' jobs:

  • Mobile Manager Benelux at Google
  • Account Manager at Canon
  • Young Executive Programme at PostNL

Alumni facts

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 2.53
  • Is (very) satisfied with their Master's program: 89%
  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation: € 3,334

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n=45 (both tracks Strategic Management)

More on your career prospects

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Application and admission

This Master’s program starts:

End of January

Best preparatory programs:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from Tilburg University in Business Economics, International Business Administration, or Economics & Business Economics
  • Bachelors with a solid foundation in Management and Organization, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Mathematics, Statistics, Research methods and Academic

Pre-Master's program:

Open to both Research University students and students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO). 

Tuition fees and scholarships

International students find all information about the tuition fees and the scholarships here.

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More information on this Master's program

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