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Business Management - Specialisation Automotive

Bachelor's degree 3 year

Business Management - Specialisation Automotive

Always on the move: the automotive sector is so much bigger than people might think! Do you want to discover how new technologies are taking the industry in radical new directions? Then this bachelor's degree in Business Management with a specialisation in Automotive is the perfect fit for you! Get to know the huge international business community involved in this industry.
You might, for example, work as a product manager, custom relation manager, sales or automotive engineer. Or start your own business!

This bachelor programme is offered subject to NVAO accreditation.

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Does this bachelor programme suit you?

Tio’s bachelor programme Business Management prepares you to become a business professional with a keen sense for automotive management. Do you recognise yourself in some of the following descriptions? Then, this study is right for you!

  • I think in terms of possibilities
  • I want to be self-employed someday
  • I want to find out how companies work
  • I am ambitious
  • I like to take initiative
  • I am a creative person and think creatively
  • I seek out new experiences
  • I consider challenges from multiple perspectives
  • I am always on the lookout for ways to improve
  • I have a bug interest in automotive

Do you recognise yourself in these descriptions? Take a look at the curriculum for more information about this bachelor programme or attend an open day to experience the atmosphere and meet students and lecturers. 


Discover how new technologies such as artificial intelligence and connected cars are taking the industry in radical new directions. Deploy these innovations to ensure your business model overtakes – and stays ahead of – the competition. Sustainability has also become a key concern for today’s automotive industry thanks to developments such as hybrid vehicles, renewable energy and the circular economy. When you choose the specialisation Automotive, you are adding valuable and future-proof knowledge and skills to your Business Management bachelor's degree.

A drive for success

Get to know the industry before you even graduate. You could go for a business internship at the headquarters of a carmaker or import-export company or decide to tackle a logistical challenge in the market during one of your projects. Tio’s high-quality lecturers are open to your ideas and keen to collaborate with you! So if you are interested in innovation, sustainability and the future of transport, this specialisation is absolutely worth checking out!

Valuable education

With Tio's Business Management programme, you are guaranteed a valuable diploma: Tio is renowned for its excellent quality of education. This is evident in the consistently high rankings that Tio's programmes have achieved for twelve consecutive years in various assessments, such as the Higher Education Guide.

Why do students choose Business & Automotive?

  1. You are studying at the best university of applied sciences in the Netherlands, which stands for personal, excellent, and entrepreneurial education.
  2. Tio offers the option of accelerated studying: complete a bachelor’s degree in just 3 years.
  3. You specialise in Automotive with subjects such as innovation, sustainability, and the future of mobility.
  4. You are building a strong (international) network and preparing yourself for the dynamic business industry.
  5. You dive straight into the real world! Through projects, internships, and business cases, you develop the skills that you will use throughout your entire career.
  6. Your personal study coach will guide you throughout your entire study and you will receive lessons in small classes of an average of 10 students.
  7. You will be taught by the best lecturers who work or have recently worked in the business sector, often with their own company.

After graduating

The Automotive specialisation adds an extra dimension to your bachelor's degree in Business Management and opens the door to countless career opportunities in an industry that never stops growing. You develop as a individual, professional and leader. The government, social organisations, and the business sector are eagerly seeking business management professionals like you. Our top-notch lecturers prepare you for the career that suits you best. Interested in discovering the various opportunities? Check out your job prospects here!

Your career perspectives
This programme is offered subject to accreditation. The bachelor's degree Business Management educates students in three or four years for the internationally recognised title of Bachelor of Science (BSc). If you choose the specialisation Automotive, your diploma will include an annotation listing that specialisation when you graduate. The curriculum is aligned with the national educational profile of Business Administration (ISAT-code 34035). Upon completion of this bachelor's degree, you will be awarded the coveted diploma from Tio University of Applied Sciences.