Research Master in Business
The CentER Research Master's program in Business consists of the doctoral course work which precedes the research years of the PhD. It enables students to accumulate theoretical and technical knowledge of research methodology courses and develops the skills required for cutting-edge research in their field.
The Research Master's program in Business ensures that students get acquainted with analytical and empirical tools that are frequently used in business research. In addition, the students gain a deep knowledge of their chosen field of specialization (accounting, finance, information management, marketing, operations research, and organization and strategy).
The courses of the Research Master's program in Business are taught by internationally renowned researchers belonging to the faculty of CentER, and some excellent scholars invited from abroad.
This program offers seven different specializations
- Finance (corporate finance, asset pricing, banking)
- Accounting (managerial, financial accounting)
- Information Management
- Marketing (marketing research, consumer psychology)
- Operations research (operations management, optimization techniques)
- Organization and strategy (international business, innovation management, organization theory)
If you follow the Research Master's program in Business - be it accounting, finance, information management, marketing, operations research, or organization and strategy - 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.
2 years (a reduction to 1 year of doctoral course work is possible for people with one or two MSc relevant degrees with excellent grades)
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#18 in Best Global Universities for Economics and Business (US News, 2016)
#12 in Economics & Business in Europe (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2015)
#1 voted best specialist university in the Netherlands (Elsevier, 2015)
#13 in Marketing Research worldwide (UT Dallas Ranking 2011-2015)
Last updated February 29, 2016