Measured by its publications the accountancy group of Tilburg and London Business School alternate between the number one position and the runner-up position. In 2012 Tilburg was on top. It is our purpose to prepare students to achieve this top level. You will be taught by the best professors in economics finance and accounting on offer in Europe.
Students educated in Tilburg are publishing at the highest level and are employed at the best institutions. For instance, Valery Nikolaev works as an Associate professor at the University of Chicago Booth Business School. Of course if you join the program you will be expected to perform accordingly. After finishing his Research Master in accounting Duff and Phelps put Folkert Botma on a fast career track. He now holds the position as senior associate analyst.
The program will be challenging, even to the brightest student. We believe, however that this program offers the best preparation to excel in either academia or in business. There is only one point in time in your life where you have the opportunity to focus on your education to this extent and that is during your research master period and the subsequent PhD stage. As a research master student you are considered a member of the department of accounting. For instance, we expect you to participate in our weekly research seminars. We invite during the semesters the best researchers from all over the world to present their most recent work. These seminars give you a good feeling for the type of research questions that are presently relevant.
At the end of the research master you will have become passionate about research. Whether you pursue a career in academia or business, the research master of accounting offers you a world class preparation to pursue either career.
Career Perspective MSc specialization in Accounting
If you follow the Research Master's program in Business - be it accounting, finance, information management, marketing, operations research, or organization and strategy - you are prepared to continue in a PhD program. More than 75% of the graduates continue at a PhD position at either Tilburg University or another university. 25% of the graduates start a professional career, mostly in the consultancy or financial sector.
The Research Master's program in Business in combination with the subsequent PhD studies enable our students to find jobs at universities around the world, at research institutes or in the banking and consultancy sectors.
In the PhD phase, most accepted PhD students become university employees earning a gross salary over more than Euro 85000 over three years and are granted pension rights.
Completed academic Bachelor's or Master’s degree program in economics, econometrics or business studies or a completed program that the Admissions Committee deems a quantitative equivalent to the previous education profile; You have completed your previous degree with excellent GPA; An adequate knowledge of English is required.