Study programme Commerce Economics and Entrepreneurship
Practical is the keyword: learning by doing! Circa 60% of the Commerce Economics and Entrepreneurship bachelor’s degree has a practical focus. The curriculum was designed in collaboration with trade associations such as Sales Management Association, Ecommerce Foundation and Thuiswinkel.org and experts with a wealth of practical experience. This ensures the study programme ties in well with the sector’s needs and the latest trends.
Bachelor's in 3 or 4 years | Associate degree in 2 years
Ambitious students have the opportunity to complete the bachelor's degree in just three years. You can also complete the bachelor's programme in four years. You can obtain the Associate degree in two years. If you start in January, it will take you six months longer to complete the programme, at no extra cost.
This study programme focuses on sales and e-commerce. Marketing and management and entrepreneurship will play an important role as well.
You will also complete modules related to professional development and practice-oriented research. You will attend inspiring masterclasses, go on an international study trip and make many choices for yourself. You can take one or two minors or do an internship with a world-famous company.
International experience is important, which is why you will complete at least one study component abroad. You can opt to do your (final) internship abroad or study at a partner university.
You will learn to sell like a pro and know how to build and maintain a good relationship with your customers. You will learn about sales processes and refine your sales pitch and sales skills during the Sales Week.
- Sales skills
- lntroduction to sales and account management
- Advanced sales and account management
- Online sales
- International sales
- Sales processes
Marketing and e-commerce
Learn how to develop a product or service, successfully market it online and offline and obtain your Google certification. You will follow the latest trends and developments closely and learn how to capitalise on new opportunities for your business. During the project week, you will also gain an introduction to website optimisation.
- Search engine marketing
- lntroduction to e-commerce
- Law and ethics
- Web design and web tools
- Advanced e-commerce
- Marketing communication
- Strategic e-commerce
Management and entrepreneurship
You will develop your management and entrepreneurial skills and learn how to use your qualities to make a real difference for your clients and partners. You will also learn to work with management information and know how to use this data to your advantage.
- Digital marketing
- International strategic management
Professional and personal development
During your study programme, you will develop professionally and personally. For example, by working on your communication skills such as presenting, conversation techniques, storytelling and writing. You will also complete a module on intercultural communication and work on a personal development plan. As part of this, you will practise reflecting, giving feedback and learning to deal with stress, while also taking an in-depth look at time and project management.
Through practice-oriented research you develop an investigative approach through which you improve your professional skills. You learn how to give advice, make recommendations and design a plan or product. You will also learn how to devise solutions together with others for challenges that arise in practice. What are the exact requirements? What information do you need? And how do you collect that input in a good way?
Projects and events
Practice-oriented learning is key at Tio. Learning by doing. Roll up your sleeves during the project weeks!
Tio brings professional practice to your study programme: from your first to your last academic year, you will work on projects with your fellow students and attend events.
Let the year begin! The first event of your study programme is the kick-off. Here, you will meet fellow students from all Tio campuses and take part in inspiring masterclasses taught by well-known professionals.
Get inspired by sales professionals in the first academic year. Listen to their experiences and get training in how to conduct sales.
The best place to find an internship that’s right for you is definitely Tio’s annual Career Event. Here you will meet impressive speakers and choose from a wide range of leading companies. A great start to your career!
In the second academic year, you will advise a company on their website and online strategy. You will do so using digital tools, SEA and SEO.
Marketing business case
In the last academic year, you will spend eleven weeks working on a reallife business case. You will conduct research, think creatively and present your solutions or recommendations in the final project week. This is where everything you have learned comes together.
International study trip and internship
Explore another country and immerse yourself in the local culture during the international study trip, then develop your commercial talents during an internship in the Netherlands or abroad. You might be an intern at companies like Google, TomTom or G-Star RAW, to name a few.
International experience looks great on your resume. Tio gives you many opportunities to go abroad during your studies.
All Tio students gain experience abroad. For example by doing an international internship, a graduation project, a study period abroad or an international study trip. The benefit of foreign experience? You learn to solve problems independently and take initiative. You also get to know other cultures and improve your language skills.
International study trip
You will go on an international study trip once or more times during your studies. Work, learn and discover a new city! Think of destinations like Bilbao, Rome, Prague, Dublin, Berlin or London.
Study abroad for six months or a year at one of Tio's partner universities! With this, Tio offers its students an opportunity for self-development and to become well prepared for an international career. Naturally, a period abroad is also a valuable personal experience. Usually, you live on campus and study in an international class with different nationalities.
If you are enrolled in the four-year bachelor programme, you can opt for the Grand international tour. You then exchange your second-year internship for an extra semester of studying abroad and you study for a year at two different Tio partner universities.
Excursions and activities
Every year, you can participate in various study trips and international excursions, both within and outside the study programme, and join in the activities of student association Cognatio. These include the winter sports trip and the introduction week in the Ardennes.
The Erasmus+ grant is intended for students in higher education who want to study or do an internship in Europe. Whether a student can receive a grant depends on the grant amount made available to Tio. Your study coach can give you more information.
If you are going to do an internship abroad or going to study abroad, your study coach will be happy to help you plan and prepare. Costs should also be considered as they are not included in the tuition fee. These include costs for a plane ticket, accommodation, household expenses and a visa (if you need one). If you receive Dutch student finance, you will be eligible for an allowance for the period your student travel product was inactive during your international internship and study abroad. You may also be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant.
Internship and graduation project
Gain work experience, get a behind-the-scenes look at top companies and discover what really inspires you.
The best study programme naturally includes the very best internship experience. Your internship and graudation project are the real deal! This is where you put your knowledge into practice and take your first steps toward a successful career. The best way to develop skills such as communication, research and cooperation is through practice: by doing. Which we do! Many students consider their internship to be one of the most enjoyable and instructive parts of their study programme.
Choose an internship with a major Dutch company or a successful start-up or broaden your horizons with an internship abroad. You will complete two internships lasting 13 weeks each. This is your chance to immerse yourself in real-world practice!
A Tio internship lasts at least 13 weeks, but internships abroad may take longer. There is normally a minimum age of 18 years. One thing is certain: the experience is unforgettable! You can also graduate abroad. A great stepping stone to an international career.
Large international network
From ID&T, G-star RAW, and fonQ, to Heineken, Disney, and BMW: Tio has a robust international network and solid connections with major (international) companies across various industries. Ask your lecturers if there are exciting internship opportunities within their network, propose your own internship company, and discuss your ideas with your personal study coach.
Your study coach is ready to support you with a listening ear and valuable tips. Additionally, you attend internship classes and can always consult with your lecturers. Once you've started, your study coach visits you in your internship location, even if you're working abroad.
In addition to the major, in which you follow the courses of the curriculum, you choose one or two minors to broaden your knowledge. Which minor suits you best?
You may choose the minors that you relate to most. Once you have chosen a study programme, you will receive more information about the minors you can choose during your studies.
This minor teaches you how you can strategically use an event to promote a brand or business.
Put everything you have learned during your studies into practice by conducting research at an organisation.
Grand international tour
Instead of a second internship, you will study abroad for two semesters at one or two of Tio’s partner universities.
Only available as part of the four-year programme.
Immerse yourself in the international real estate market and learn everything about valuation, real estate as an investment and strategies in this successful industry.
You will acquire knowledge of international marketing, cultural differences and international management to be able to advise a global player.
This minor is the perfect preparation for an academic master’s programme and teaches you more about conducting research.
International financial management
You will analyse the international, business and financial risks of corporate acquisitions.
Stocks and bonds
Shares, bonds, options, futures and securities; after this minor, you know everything about the financial market.
If you want to acquire even more practical experience, increase your knowledge of the sector and give your CV a boost, you can complete an internship at an organisation of your choosing.
Enrich your language skills and international contacts by studying one semester at a partner university abroad.
The semesters of some universities do not align with Tio’s. As a result, you may miss a few weeks of classes at Tio or incur one or more months’ worth of study delay. Spending two semesters at one of Tio’s partner universities is only possible when you choose the four-year study programme..
Management development internship
An intensive management internship for exceptional students that has you developing and applying your management skills.
Minors MinorsEvent managementPractical minorGrand international tourReal estateInternational businessResearchInternational financial managementStocks and bondsInternship minorStudy abroadManagement development internshipMinorsEvent managementGrand international tourInternational businessInternational financial managementInternship minorManagement development internshipMinorsPractical minorReal estateResearchStocks and bondsStudy abroad
Which minor suits you best?
- Which minor suits you best?
- Minor Marketing Communication @ Tio University
- Reasons why you should experience a semester abroad
- Event Management Minor @ Tio University
- Practical Internship Minor @ Tio University
- Research Minor @ Tio University
- Minor International Business @ Tio University
- Sales minor at Tio
- Management Internship @ The Grand Hotel Amsterdam
- Minor Entrepreneurship @ Tio University
- Minor Stocks & Bonds @ Tio
- Minor Financial Management @ Tio
What do you do at the study Commere Economics and Entrepreneurship?
- Projects during Commerce Economics and Entrepreneurship
- Internships during Commerce Economics and Entrepreneurship
- Study trip to Tallinn for marketing students
- Branding: develop your own brand
- Sales week project @ Tio University
- Marketing and Sales internship in New York
- Marketing & Sales internship in London