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About Master of Business Administration, MBA - at Tio Business School

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The business community is crying out for highly skilled professionals like yourself. This broad-based degree programme will help you develop the right skills within one academic year: you will strengthen your analytical thinking while, at the same time, putting in-depth academic knowledge into practice.

Focus on the professional field
Tio’s Master of Business Administration has a strong focus on real-world practice. Through case studies from the professional field, assignments and company visits, you will gain awareness of current developments and continuously strive to link theory and practice. You will also take part in inspiring masterclasses from renowned speakers and be taught by top lecturers from the field. Because they know exactly what is going on in the industry today, these lecturers can give you excellent guidance.

Why choose the Master of Business Administration?
Why should you choose Tio University and the Master of Business administration? Because the business world is desperate for highly educated managers like you with the right skills. With this master's degree, you can also hold positions that you cannot get with just a bachelor's degree. You are widely employable and the business world likes to work with professionals who have practical experience, but who also have well-developed analytical skills.

Why do students choose the Master of Business Administration?

  • You will have your master degree in only one year. The MBA programme is a twelve-month master's programme that is available at all Tio campuses.
  • The MBA programme hones your critical thinking and analysis skills. You can translate your analyses into concrete recommendations, plans and innovative tools at the strategic level. In doing so, you take various perspectives and developments within the organisation into account.
  • This master's programme leads to more job opportunities and a higher starting level and starting wage. In other words, a master's programme is an investment in your career.
  • With this MBA, Tio gives you the opportunity to enrol in a master's programme in a small-scale environment. You can enjoy the many benefits of Tio's personal and top-quality education while giving your career a boost with a valuable degree.
  • As an ambitious student, you are able to choose your own curriculum and the structure of your MBA programme. You can choose one of three specialisations (international management, hospitality or commercial management) and pick your own graduation theme.

Master's degree in only 1 year

All MBA students complete the core curriculum:

  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management

During your Master of Business Administration, you will also choose one of three specialisations: international management, hospitality management or commercial management.

International management
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

Hospitality management
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

Commercial 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

Development programme
This is your chance to develop yourself personally and professionally: learn what your interests are and write an essay about them. You will also acquire all the skills you need to conduct solid research at a master’s level

A problem statement, literature research, surveys, variables: all the ingredients you need for your thesis research are covered here. While working on your graduation thesis, you will provide a recommendation to the industry in which you are conducting your research. 

This Master of Business Administration (ISAT-code 70024) has been accredited by the NVAO and educate students in one year for the internationally recognized title of Master of Business Administration (MBA)4). This Master of Business Administration (MBA) is made available in collaboration with our business partner NTI.

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Notes about fees for this course

The Master of Business Administration is a private master's degree from Tio University of Applied Sciences. Because of the private character and the exceptional education, the tuition fee is higher than that of government-funded education. With more budget, Tio can invest more into better lecturers, smaller classes, appealing projects and more lectures. The focus Tio puts on the quality of its education leads to satisfied students.

The overview below applies to Dutch students and students from the EU/EEA. For non-EU/EEA students, requiring a visa, Tio has put together a package fee. Detailed information on the package fee can be found here.

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 0-3 years of work experience.
  • English Proficiency: CEFR: ≥ C1 | TOEFL: iBT ≥ 90 points (Institutional TOEFL code Tio: 4764) | TOEFL papier ≥ 575 points | TOEIC: Listening & Reading 720 + Speaking & Writing 310 | IELTS academic: ≥ 6.5 | Cambridge exam: Advanced (CAE) - Grade C (scale 180- 184) / First (FCE) - Grade A (scale 180 - 184) / First (FCE) - Grade B (scale 176-179).
  • Knowledge of finance and marketing: This prior knowledge is necessary in order to be able to make a deeper understanding of these fields within the master. After registration, Tio checks whether you have sufficient knowledge. This depends on your previous education. If knowledge is lacking, an extra module can be followed before the start of the master programme.
  • Personality and capacity test: you will be invited by Tio.

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From Spain to a lot of rain: 'Totally worth it!'

Sandra Mariscal Toro is from Spain. During her time in the Netherlands and studying at Tio, Sandra was able to learn a lot of new things: “I improved my English and also learned a lot of new things about tourism. The classes are very practical and the teachers are excellent."The biggest difference between Spain and the Netherlands? Sandra: “The weather definitely. In Spain the weather is much better.” It didn’t stop Sandra and when asked if she would she recommend this to anyone she replied with a resounding: “YES!” 

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'Personal and practical'

The German Layla about Tio: “The bachelor course at Tio is not more difficult, but it has been more challenging and time-consuming so far. I really like the personal atmosphere here. At Tio I get a lot of practical experiences because of all the projects and assignments. Also all the presentations are a good exercise and good for your self-confidence.”

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'I would definitely recommend Tio to other students'

Daniel dreams of owning his own hotel one day in either Las Vegas or New York. “I’m really learning a lot from the hospitality lectures and classes at Tio. Especially the subject Rooms Division has given me some great skills and tools which I’m sure I can utilize in the future.” He would definitely recommend Tio to students at his home university and especially to the ones interested in hospitality.

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