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What will I learn?

The Research Master’s specialization in Operations Research prepares students for the PhD programs in fields such as operations management or optimization techniques. This Research Master’s track in Operations Research is an in-depth study program focused on cutting edge research in Operations Research.

Program and courses

The program is structured in two phases:

a two-year Research Master (RM) and a three- to four-year PhD phase

A graduated student from this program gains knowledge of and insight in the tools and methodologies of operations research, including optimization, stochastic modeling, simulation, combinatorics, and game theory. Teaching is led by academics that are at the forefront of their fields.

Career perspectives

Graduates of the Research Master program qualify for research positions anywhere in the world.

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

Educational background/diplomas

When applying for admission to the Research Master's program in Business or Economics, you need to have completed / will complete before the end of the academic year:

An academic Bachelor's or Master’s degree program in economics, econometrics or business studies or another relevant field that is deemed a quantitative equivalent to the previous education profile.

You have completed your previous degree with an excellent GPA (top 10% of your class).

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.

English language proficiency

An adequate knowledge of English is required, to be demonstrated with one of the following test results:

  • Academic IELTS (minimum of 7.0 overall and no components less than 6.5)
  • TOEFL (min. paper-based: 600, internet-based: 100)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) with a min. level of B
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

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