TIAS School for Business and Society Utrecht

Utrecht, Netherlands TIAS School for Business and Society
TIAS is an internationally top ranked business school focused on post-experience management education and the largest management school of its kind in The Netherlands. We enable you to participate in degree and non-degree programmes at multiple locations and formats. With different international degree options for the (Executive) MBA including European (Dutch), UK and US diplomas.


TIAS, the business school of Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology, offers a broad and flexible portfolio of internationally recognised management programmes. The motto of TiasNimbas is Never Stop Asking, and this is reflected in programmes that are rooted in leading management research, and designed to address the specific educational needs of individuals and organisations in the evolving world of business.
Studying at TIAS offers a unique experience, informed by:

International Focus: We Bring the World to You

International programme participants, faculty members, partner schools and teaching locations from Tilburg to Taipei translate into a truly international management learning experience. Our students gain cross cultural skills, and build a worldwide network of contacts that will continue to be of benefit long after they have left TiasNimbas.

Diverse Choice of International Degree Offerings

TiasNimbas recognises that people have different needs and commitments. So the diversity of our curriculum is endless:

  • Earn a European, American or British MBA degree;
  • MBA and MScBA offered on a full- or part-time basis;
  • MBA offered as one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme (Tilburg and Utrecht);
  • Programmes flex with your schedule and commitments.
Quality of Faculty

TIAS engages in continuous, intensive knowledge exchange with researchers at Tilburg University and the Eindhoven University of Technology. These eminent professors are part of our teaching faculty, as are an extended network of international experts. Whether you study on a degree programme or an executive non-degree programme, you will learn from faculty members who have a passion for management education.

Quality of Participants

A good management programme is highly interactive: you learn in part through working with your peers as you prepare, present and evaluate projects with them. The quality of a programme, therefore, is dependent upon the quality of its students. Each year TIAS attracts over 2500 high-calibre participants from 60-plus countries, each highly motivated and looking for a new intellectual challenge and a greater international understanding of business management.

Strong Alumni Network

Becoming an alumnus of TIAS is one of the great benefits of our programmes. You become part of a network that includes alumni who figure prominently in well-known organisations throughout the world, including Fortune 500 companies. Our alumni are keen to remain part of the team and may meet up at reunions and events; or at seminars, short courses or electives that keep their management skills top-notch.

Master's Programmes

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at TIAS School for Business and Society Utrecht!

Student Life

Utrecht has enjoyed a long history at the centre of The Netherlands. From Roman times onwards it has been a centre of trade moving across Europe. Control of Utrecht has changed many times; from being part of the low-country possessions of the Burgundians to being a strong commercial centre in the time of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and then to forming a key province within The Netherlands. Utrecht is therefore a very European city.

The city has a population of 307,000 of which 65,000 are students. This gives one of the highest ratios of student populations in The Netherlands. 23% of all Utrechters are students! Utrecht enjoys access to The Netherlands airports (Schiphol 35 mins, Rotterdam 50 mins) and also easily reachable by train from Brussels (3 hours), Paris (4.5 hours) and Amsterdam (30 mins). It is the perfect base from which to explore European culture and to visit other neighbouring countries. The Netherlands enjoys excellent public transport infrastructure.

The TiasNimbas location in Utrecht is an elegant historic building with an intimate atmosphere. This compliments very successfully our reputation for close personal attention and a supportive learning culture. We are located in the museum quarter of Utrecht. Our graduation day is held around the corner in the Utrecht Dom Cathedral under the imposing 12th century vaulted ceilings. You will walk with your fellow students, families and friends, dressed in academic gowns to take part in an impressive British-style ceremony. We make it a wonderful day to celebrate your achievement of your Master degree.


There are many different accreditation agencies and the following highlights themost important ones for TiasNimbas and its programmes.

The Association of MBAs (AMBA) is an international organisation that has accredited all our MBA programmes, including those offered in partnership with Bradford University School of Management. In addition, Bradford University is accredited by EQUIS.

The IMM (International Executive MBA Programme) is one of our programmes that, through its founding partners and their respective universities, qualifies for the international AACSB accreditation since both Purdue University and Tilburg University are AACSB accredited.In The Netherlands and Belgium, our MSc programme, as well as the Executive Master of Finance and Control (RC) are accredited by the NVAO. (Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation).

The following programmes are accredited by the NVAO. (Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation):

  • International MSc in Business Administration
  • Executive Master of Finance and Control (RC)
  • Executive Master in Finance
  • Executive Master of Business Valuation
  • Executive Master of Management and Organisation

The TiasNimbas Master in Real Estate programme is RICS accredited. Created in 1868 and with 130 000 members in 120 countries, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) represents professionals working in property, land and the built environment all around the world.The International Executive Doctorate (DBA+PhD) is accredited by the Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC). This programme is one of only six in the UK to be recognised.

TiasNimbas is accredited by CEDEO for Accountancy Programmes. A selection of programmes at TiasNimbas is available for achieving the PE (permanent education) requirements for Royal NIVRA (Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Registeraccountants).

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.