The world is changing at a rapid pace. Technological, economic, and social developments are succeeding each other at breakneck speed. Businesses and institutions are looking to give a clearer meaning to their activities. At TIAS School for Business and Society, we operate on the basis of the philosophy that economic success goes hand in hand with social progress. Business is society and society is business. You cannot have the one without the other. Businesses, authorities, and society are confronted with the challenge of devising solutions for the future in a co-creative process. TIAS facilitates them in their search in this new context.
"At TIAS, we do so by encouraging a critical and inquisitive approach," says dean and director, Prof. Kees Koedijk. "We have to ask different questions to find out how things really are. We search for answers with an impact on organizations, businesses, and society. A new leadership of men and women with a long-term perspective. Professionals who sense what society needs, who want to educate it in that respect, and who want to take part in it. And who understand that companies and institutions can only be successful when they also take their role in society instead of merely focusing on profits."
New perspectives do not only demand high-quality education, but also high-quality applied research. TIAS employs approximately 100 professors, all with extensive academic as well as practical experience.
They raise new questions in the applied research organized by TIAS in its LABS. Those are open platforms on which our professors work together with participants and organizations from the private and public sector.
Tomorrow's complex challenges increasingly demand cooperation between business, authorities, and social organizations. New alliances between businesses and institutions that complement each other, for the purpose of developing new ideas and knowledge and of generating creativity and distinctiveness. TIAS has partnerships with a broad range of businesses and institutions in its LABS. In addition, we facilitate meetings between very diverse businesses for the purpose of co-creative idea-sharing and innovation.
We are the business school of Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology. Both universities have a strong track record in technology, economy, management, and society. Each year, TIAS attracts 2400 participants from 25 countries with its broad portfolio of MBAs, (executive) Masters, custom programs, master classes, and PhDs. We have been doing so for more than 25 years.
TIAS School for Business and Society and his programs have received accreditations from several institutions.
AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
TIAS is, as part of Tilburg University, AACSB Business accredited since 2002. The partner of TIAS, Purdue University (in the International Executive MBA) is also AACSB Business accredited.
This accreditation is part of the Triple Crown.
AMBA (Association of MBAs)
This accreditation is part of the Triple Crown.
NVAO(Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation)
RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
The Executive Master in Real Estate is RICS accredited. The RICS is created in 1868 and with 130 000 members in 120 countries, the institution represents professionals working in property, land and the built environment all around the world.
TIAS is accredited by CEDEO for Accountancy Programs. CEDEO is an independent accreditation body, which measures and guarantee the quality of human resources service organisations.
Present-day Tilburg (200,000 inhabitants, the sixth-largest city in The Netherlands) is a creative city with a thriving art scene and a bustling cultural life. 013 is a hotbed of new rock and pop talent. Paradox is a respected and influential international jazz podium. The Concertzaal offers classical music while the Stadsschouwburg is the stage for performing arts,also in English.
With three dance academies and companies, Tilburg is the unchallenged dance capital of the southern Netherlands. The museums house large collections and changing exhibitions. De Pont, museum for modern art, and the Textielmuseum, specializing in textile arts to honor the historical legacy of the city as a textile industry hub, both have sound international allure.
The city of Tilburg hosts many festivals such as Festival Mundial (two weeks of world music, global culture and activism), Stranger Than Paranoia (jazz and improvisation) and ZXZW (independent culture).In the traditional Maria Month of May close to 100,000 people come to attend processions, open-air masses and sing-along gatherings. The markets, parades and rides of the Tilburg Fun Fair in July attract over a million visitors year after year. It's the biggest fun fair in the Benelux countries. The fair's Pink Monday is the biggest gay-themed event in The Netherlands.
Today, healthcare is Tilburg's biggest industry in terms of employment (19.3% of the labor population). Other important industries are trade, transportation, logistics, distribution, chemicals and metallurgy. Over the past two decades, Tilburg has attracted a cluster of creative, design, communication and other innovative service companies that continue to grow. Villa Media is a well-known cluster of multimedia enterprises, located in an old manor downtown. Due to the stunning natural surroundings, the hotel, restaurant and tourism industry is well-developed, and makes up a large share of the local economy, far above the national average. Multinationals like Fuji Photo, Ericsson, Coca-Cola, Sony and Christian Salvesen have major operations and plants in Tilburg.
With three universities (Tilburg University, Fontys University and Avans University), Tilburg has a real student-town feel. Affordable eateries and cozy bars dot the town to serve the over 20.000 students in Tilburg (making up for 10% of the population).
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Short Course at TIAS School for Business and Society!