12 months
14600 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Do you like working with data and mathematics? Do you want to specialize in solving the most complex decision problems, from supply chain management to vehicle routing and from donor kidney allocation to train scheduling? Then Business Analytics and Operations Research offered at Tilburg University is the right program for you.

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Combine the fields of business, mathematics and statistics to make smarter management decisions based on quantitative tools and data with the  Business Analytics and Operations Research program at  Tilburg University .

  • Learn the theory and state of the art methods to solve complex business problems.
  • Develop the skills to communicate your findings efficiently with decision makers, while discussing real business cases of companies with both academics and professionals.
  • Small, interactive classes with approachable and supportive professors.
  • In the first semester of the regular program, you can also apply for the following on top of programs:

* The Extended Master, which adds a traineeship of half a year 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.

Career prospects

Your quantitative modelling expertise will open up extensive career opportunities in the private sector, as well as in the public and non-profit sectors.  Our alumni work within operations research firms, consultancy firms, operations research departments, and logistics applications providers.

Graduates work or start for example as:

  • Optimization Algorithm Expert at Quintiq 
  • Supply Chain Consultant at ORTEC 
  • Quantitative Analyst at Rabobank Nederland

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Decision Making with Business Analytics
  • Optimization
  • Simulation
  • Data Science Methods
  • Professional Business Analytics Skills
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Finance Analytics
  • Asset Liability Management (MSc)
  • Valuation and Risk Management
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Customer Analytics
  • Market Assessment
  • Empirical Finance
  • Microeconometrics
  • Panel Data Analysis of Microeconomic Decisions
  • Data Science Methods
  • Dynamic Real Investment
  • Games and Cooperative Behavior
  • Time Series and their Applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible for the Master’s program Business Analytics and Operations Research, you will need a Bachelor's degree in Econometrics and Operations Research or similar discipline from a university recognized by the Admissions Committee.
  • We require you to have a solid academic background in mathematics and probability theory. 
  • It is compulsory for this program to submit your GRE General Test
  • You need to demonstrate proficiency in English 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14600 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


Partner Scholarships Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM)
  • Tuition fee waiver (25%) for non-EU students of non-EU partner universities of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management.

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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