What will I learn?

In the Bachelor's program in Human Resources Studies: People Management, you will study the human side of business (people management). You will focus on the performance and efficiency of organizations as well as the well-being of employees. People, work and management issues are approached from different disciplinary perspectives: psychology, sociology, economics and management studies.

Program

Human Resource Studies: People Management has an international orientation, with an emphasis on the European context. This is reflected in the choice and content of the cases that you will study in the courses. The program has strong links with large internationally operating companies and offers a strong interaction between academic approaches and real world problems. You will be trained to take evidence-based management decisions.

  • In the first year of your Bachelor's program, you will learn the basic concepts and ideas of psychology, sociology, economics and management studies. At the end of the year, you will begin to apply these disciplinary perspectives to analyze issues related to work, organization and people management.
  • The second year focuses on a number of integration courses. In these courses you will learn to combine disciplinary insights and to apply these insights to real world people management problems. You will also be trained to formulate evidence-based management interventions.
  • In the third year of the program, you will perform scientific research on a problem related to people management. You will be expected to use the theoretical knowledge you have acquired earlier in the program to conduct original scientific research. You will conclude the program with a Bachelor’s thesis.

Career prospects

Graduates of Human Resource Studies: People Management have various job options, such as management trainee, junior policy advisor or recruiter. At a later stage in your career, you will grow into more strategic roles such as HR Manager, HR Specialist, consultant, senior policy advisor or researcher.

Following your Bachelor's program, you can also continue towards a Master's degree. You can opt for a mono-disciplinary degree or continue with a multidisciplinary degree. The mobility window will enable you to prepare for the Master’s program of your choice.

Which department am I in?

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
€8,700.00 (US$ 9,591) per year
Start date

Expected August 2020

Venue

Tilburg University

Warandelaan 2,

TILBURG,

Noord-Brabant,

5037, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL test score with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based version; Cambridge Proficiency Examination (CPE, score A, B or C) or Cambridge Advanced English (CAE, score A, B or C).

For international students

The admission requirements for this program for international students are, in short:

  • You have a secondary school diploma which is equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma.
  • You need to demonstrate your English language proficiency. Tilburg University accepts Academic IELTS (minimum score 6.0 overall and a minimum score of 5.5 for all sub scores), TOEFL (minimum score of 80 for the internet based test, 550 no paper based test accepted), and 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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