Study programme Master of Business Administration
The curriculum of the MBA consists of a core programme, a specialisation programme, a development programme and a final thesis project. The specialisation programme lets you choose one of the following specialisations.
The core curriculum forms the basis of this master’s As a budding manager, you will learn all about good and inclusive HRM policies, as well as how to organise organisational processes as efficiently and effectively as possible. You will also dive into the financial documents of an organisation and develop your strategic skills through a simulation game, among other teaching methods. You will be taught modules on:
- Financial management
- Human Resource Management
- Operations management
- Strategic management
Depending on your previous education, you may have to take the preparatory modules for Financial Management and Strategic Management first.
Choose a specialisation that interests you. You can choose from:
Specialise in business intelligence and learn how to take better and faster decisions based on data (and Big Data). Want a high-flying career as an entrepreneur, either in the Netherlands or internationally? At Tio, you will use case studies, research, company visits, workshops, lectures and guest lectures to develop your entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and skills. You will also work to build personal leadership.
- Business intelligence
- Personal leadership
- International business and innovation
Learn sustainable business practices for the hospitality industry, as well as how to identify and make the most of opportunities for innovation. Dive into the world of strategic facility management and learn how to draw up facility-related policies. In doing so, you will naturally consider current developments such as robotisation and digitisation. You will also take a more in-depth look at personal leadership.
- Sustainable business and innovation
- Personal leadership
- Strategic facility management
Develop your commercial qualities and learn how to use marketing and communication tools strategically to increase turnover and form long-term relationships with customers. You will expand your knowledge with regard to information management and technology and learn how to organise business processes in a way that maximises profit. You will also work on yourself and your leadership qualities.
- Information Management
- Personal leadership
- Strategic marketing management
Before writing your final thesis, you will complete the development module, in which Tio’s lecturers and graduation coaches pull out all the stops to spark your curiosity. After all, your research will be most valuable if you choose a topic that genuinely fascinates you. During the development programme, you will write an essay in which you explore your own interests and draw up a first version of a research question: what do you want to know more about?
You will also learn about the research skills you will need during the Research Week: an intensive study week in which you dive into the world of theoretical frameworks, research methods, data collection and data analysis. These are the skills you need to carry out solid, high-quality research.
Researching and writing your final thesis is the crowning glory of your MBA degree programme. This is where everything you have learned comes together: analytical skills, strategic thinking and your new skills in doing research at a master’s level.
You will carry out research into a socially relevant development and give advice on a topic affecting the industry that’s closest to your heart – a great way to enrich or start off your career.
Thesis research project
Because every MBA student decides which question they wish to answer in their research and because everyone chooses their own specialisation, the variation within the graduation thesis research is enormous.
That being said, everyone works on their research in the same way: in small graduation circles, you take part in peer review and give feedback on each other’s work. You also learn how to define the scope of your research question, so that you actually measure only what you want to measure. Finally, based on your findings, you will formulate a recommendation to the industry, whether that’s marketing, finance, strategic business or human resource management.
Alumni of the MBA degree programme have advised SME marketing agencies in the consultancy industry and conducted financial research into how banks can respond to the investment behaviour of young people. Other studies have focused on the usefulness of the digitisation of medical care, on leadership, on psychological safety, inclusiveness and diversity in the workplace and on the influence of technological developments within a particular industry.
What do you do at the Master of Business Administration?
- Master of Business Administration programme at Tio University
- MBA students on study trip in Berlin