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Pre-Master's program Strategic Management: Entrepreneurship track

The pre-Master’s programs in Strategic Management: Entrepreneurship track are designed for (1) students with a relevant Dutch hbo degree, and (2) students with a university degree that does not entirely meet the entry requirements of the Master's program.

Pre-Master's programs

For all students coming from a Dutch university of applied sciences (hbo)

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.

  • There are two options to choose from: 
    • Fast track: a half-year pre-master's program. The Fast track always begins in September and runs until January. 
    • Regular track: a one-year pre-master's program. You can start the Regular track in either September or February.
  • Each variant includes 30 credits, and the course content is identical. The admission requirements are also the same for both variants. You choose between the Fast track and the Regular track in advance.
  • After completing the program successfully, you can start with the 1-year Master's program in Strategic Management – Entrepreneurship track in January, or with the Consultancy track end of August
  • As of the end of August 2020, the hbo pre-Master’s program is completely taught in English. After completing the pre-Master's program successfully, there is no additional English language requirement to start with the English taught Master's program.

The courses for 2023-2024 are:

  • Academic Competences Organization and Strategy
  • Business Research Techniques for Pre-master
  • Strategy for Pre-master
  • Mathematics for Pre-master 
  • Statistics for Pre-master

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

Go to the course descriptions

Application and admission

To be eligible for this pre-Master's program, you must have completed a Dutch hbo-Bachelor's program that gives direct access to the pre-Master's program.

  • If your hbo-Bachelor's program is not indicated as admissible for this program, unfortunately you cannot apply. In that case you can look for other (pre-)Master’s programs more closely related to the topic of your hbo-Bachelor’s program.

Go to the application and admission procedure

For students with an international degree, or a Dutch research university (wo) degree

Tilburg University offers a program designed for students with a research university Bachelor's degree that does not entirely meet the entry requirements of the Master's program in Strategic Management: Entrepeneurship track.

Tailor made to individual learning needs

The program is tailor-made to individual learning needs and consists of a maximum of 30 ECTS, providing you with the essential foundation needed to pursue your Master's in Strategic Management: Entrepeneurship track.

  • After completing the program successfully, you can start with the 1-year Master's program in Strategic Management – Entrepreneurship track  in January, or with the Consultancy track end of August next academic year. 

Application and admission

As a university graduate you are encouraged to apply for the Master’s program directly. After receiving your application, the Admissions Committee will assess your academic background, and decide whether:

  1. You can be admitted directly into the Master’s program.
  2. You can be offered a pre-Master’s program (6 to 30 ECTS).
  3. Your academic background is unfortunately not matching enough to cover the gap with a 30 ECTS pre-Master’s program. In that case it is impossible to continue.

Go to the application and admission procedure

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.

Do you want to know more about this pre-Master’s program?

Visit this pre-Master’s information session during the upcoming Open day

Open day Master's programs

Interested in the MSc Strategic Management?

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