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Business Analytics and Operations Research

Tilburg University

Master Postgraduate Tilburg

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Economics, commerce, management and accounting
Course summary Do you like working with data and mathematics? Do you want to specialize in solving the most complex decision problems by using mathematical models and methods? Then is the right program for you.
Course description This program teaches advanced Data Science and Optimization methods that allow you to solve decision problems in a wide variety of applications. Examples from logistics include vehicle routing, supply chain optimization, and inventory management. But there are many other applications, such as donor kidney allocation and optimizing tumor treatment plans in the medical field, or dike height optimization and train scheduling in the public sector. Business Analytics and Operations Research professionals are currently in very high demand, and the demand is predicted to increase even further. Hence, your career perspectives are excellent. On average our Business Analytics and Operations Research graduates find their first paid job within 1.1 month after graduation, with a gross monthly income of €3.226. Rankings #1 in the Netherlands, #3 in Europe and #11 worldwide in Business and in Economics - Times Higher Education Ranking, 2017
Study subjects The program consists of 60 Credits (ECTS). Students will take at least 5 out of 6 core courses. The 6 core courses are Optimization, Simulation, Decision Making with Business Analytics, Data Science Methods, Supply Chain Analytics, and Professional Business Analytics Skills. Furthermore students have 2 electives of 6 ECTS each and write a Master's thesis of 18 ECTS.
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, literature study, oral presentation, computer exercise, research, research project, tutorial, lecture, group assignment, individual assignment, self study, seminar
Accreditation AACSB, NVAO

About the institution

Department Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Information about the institution At Tilburg University, our mission is to inspire students and faculty members to reach their full potential, and in doing so, reap a positive impact on the society around them.


Admission requirements
  1. The minimum GRE score for applicants is 160 on the quantitative part.
  2. Proficiency in English is required. Students who obtained their Bachelor's degree in the Netherlands, native English speakers and applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a programme entirely in English can be admitted without an English proficiency test.
  3. University Bachelor's degree in a relevant field in Economics, Operations Research
Language requirements
IELTS listening 6
IELTS overall band 6.5
IELTS reading 6
IELTS speaking 6
IELTS writing 6
TOEFL computer based 233
TOEFL internet based 90
TOEFL paper based 575
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Aug 2019 1 Aug 2019 1 Apr 2019
1 Jan 2020 1 Jan 2020 1 Oct 2019
1 Aug 2020 1 Aug 2020 1 Apr 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083€ 14600€ 14600

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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