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What will I learn?

Learn to merge business, mathematics and statistics with advanced data science and optimization methods. After graduation, you will be ready to take on a wide range of applications, including inventory management, recommendation systems, vehicle routing, and scheduling.

Program and courses

Combine the fields of business, mathematics and statistics to make smarter management decisions based on quantitative tools and data.

Learn theory and state of the art methods to solve complex business problems.

Develop skills to communicate your findings efficiently with decision makers, while discussing real business cases of companies with both academics and professionals.

In the first semester of the regular program, you can apply for the following additional advanced programs:

- The Extended Master, which adds a traineeship of half a year to the regular Master's program.

- The QTEM network program, which adds an additional year to the program which you spend at a QTEM partner university and corporate partner.

Career prospects

Your quantitative modeling expertise will open up extensive career opportunities in the private sector, as well as in the public and non-profit sectors. Our alumni work within operations research firms, consultancy firms, operations research departments, and logistics applications providers.

Which department am I in?

School of Economics and Management

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€14,600.00 (11,92,810) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


Tilburg University

Warandelaan 2,



5037, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based) / 233 (computer-based).

For international students

To be eligible for the Master’s program Business Analytics and Operations Research, you will need a Bachelor's degree in Econometrics and Operations Research or similar discipline from a university recognized by the Admissions Committee.
We require you to have a solid academic background in mathematics and probability theory.

The GRE test is a compulsory qualitative admission requirement for this program

The minimum GRE score for applicants is 160 on the quantitative part of the test.

TOEFL (internet based) with a minimum score of 90 overall and a minimum score of 22 on individual parts of the test.

Academic IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5 overall and a minimum score of 6.0 on individual parts of the test.

Cambridge English test results: C1 advanced (formerly CAE) or C2 proficiency (formerly CPE). For both C1 and C2, we accept a score of A, B or C.


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