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What will I learn?

Tilburg University’s Research Master’s and Ph.D. programs in Accounting are offered by one of the most productive faculties in Europe. Consistently ranked in the top three in Europe in the prestigious UT Dallas ranking of Business Schools, Tilburg’s Accounting group is known for its innovative research in capital markets, managerial accounting, and tax.

Learn to conduct independent research at the frontier of the field

The Research Master’s provides a two-year coursework program designed to equip students with all the skills needed to conduct independent research at the frontier of their field.

Grounded strongly in economics and quantitative methods, our faculty encourages students to explore creative, new ideas in a rigorous way.

We prefer students to extend the boundaries of the field by incorporating insights from adjacent areas such as finance, management, linguistics, and the behavioral sciences rather than making incremental technical improvements.

The program is structured in two phases: a two-year Research Master (RM) and a three- to four-year PhD phase.

Become an integral part of the Accountancy department

We want our students to share the faculty’s passion for research.

Students are an integral part of the Accountancy department, benefiting from the many workshops, conferences, and visitors and overall lively, informal but intellectual culture.

We encourage students to work together with faculty on their research ideas and students have easy access to all the department’s research resources.

Which department am I in?

School of Economics and Management

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
€14,600.00 (11,79,321) 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

International diploma holders

  • If you hold an international university diploma, it is compulsory to submit your GRE General Test ór GMAT test score.
  • Applicants must belong to the 10% best test takers of either the quantitative part of the GRE, or the total score of the GMAT.
  • The test result must not be older than two years.
  • In general, applicants must belong to the 10% best test takers of either the quantitative part of the GRE, or the total score of the GMAT. It is very rare that an applicant with a score below the 85th percentile is accepted, unless there are very strong counter-balancing factors, such as an outstanding undergraduate academic performance, or compelling evidence of extenuating circumstances.
  • Academic IELTS: a minimum of 7.0 overall and 6.5 on parts;
  • TOEFL: paper-based: a minimum of 600, internet-based: a minimum of 100;
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a minimum level of B, or a
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

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