24 months
2205 EUR/year
2205 EUR/year
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CentER's Research Master in Business offers two years of graduate level coursework and research training. The Research Master in Business program from Tilburg University prepares students for a PhD dissertation research. Students gain deep knowledge in a chosen Track: accounting, finance, information management, marketing, operations research, organization & strategy or tax-economics. 

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The Research Master in Business at Tilburg University enables students to accumulate theoretical and technical knowledge of research methodology courses and develops the skills required for cutting-edge research in their field. It ensures that students get acquainted with analytical and empirical tools that are frequently used in business research. 

The courses of the Research Master's program in Business are taught by internationally renowned researchers belonging to CentER’s faculty, supplemented by some excellent scholars invited from abroad. 

Career prospects Research Master in Business

If you follow the Research Master's program in Business -  be it accounting, finance, marketing, operations research, organization and strategy, or tax economics - you are prepared to continue in a PhD program.

  • More than 75% of the graduates continue at a PhD position at either Tilburg University or another university.
  • 25% of the graduates start a professional career, mostly in the consultancy or financial sector.

The Research Master's program in Business in combination with the subsequent PhD studies enable our students to find jobs at universities around the world, at research institutes or in the banking and consultancy sectors.

In the PhD phase, most accepted PhD students become university employees earning a gross salary over more than Euro 85000 over three years and are granted pension rights. 

Programme Structure

This program offers six different Tracks: 

  • Finance (corporate finance, asset pricing, banking)
  • Accounting (managerial, financial accounting)
  • Marketing (marketing research, consumer psychology)
  • Operations research (operations management, optimization techniques)
  • Organization and strategy (strategy, organization theory, entrepreneurship, international business)
  • Tax Economics (taxation, principles of accounting, behavioral theories)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • NON-EU/EEA and EU/EEA applying for a scholarship: 01 feb.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An academic Bachelor's or Master’s degree program in economics, econometrics or business studies or another relevant field that is deemed a quantitative equivalent to the previous education profile.
    • English language proficiency
    • Adequate knowledge of English can also be demonstrated by successful completion of a Bachelor's degree program conducted entirely in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2205 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2205 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2205 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2205 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


If you are in full-time higher education in the Netherlands, EU/EEA students may be eligible for a student grant. In some cases you may be eligible for (full) funding for your studies (in Dutch: studiefinanciering) if you comply with one of the following conditions:

  • you have the nationality of one of the countries of the European Union and you work in the Netherlands for at least 32 hours per month 
  • you have the nationality of one of the countries in the European Union and you have been resident in the Netherlands for a minimum of 5 years without a significant break

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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