What will I learn?

A new 3-year bachelor’s program for enthusiastic students who can’t wait to drive an organization forward with new entrepreneurial insights and business innovation or change the world with their new startup. Ultimately, we aim to educate entrepreneurial, open-minded academic thinkers who are curious and willing to continuously gain new knowledge. Students with the self-confidence based on practice, to act and bring about positive change, both economically and socially.

The curriculum is designed to complement an educational philosophy based on the stages: Awake, Develop and Accelerate. Each year has a specific focus:

Year One: Awake

In the first year you will follow courses introducing fundamentals of entrepreneurship, business innovation and strategy.

You will take fundamental courses in marketing, finance and economics. While courses like Business Model Experimentation and Creative Thinking will guide you towards a more entrepreneurial mind-set.

Year Two: Develop

In the second year the emphasis shifts to alternative perspectives on and specific contexts for entrepreneurship.

This will allow you to gain an understanding of entrepreneurship in the context of the start-up, existing business, intrapreneurship and sustainable entrepreneurship.

Year Three: Accelerate

In the first semester you can participate in an international exchange program to broaden and add diversity to your knowledge and learning experience. International partner universities will provide programs complementing the learning goals for the Bachelor in Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation.

Which department am I in?

School of Economics and Management

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
€8,800.00 (US$ 10,241) 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 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

You are eligible for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, if you hold a secondary school diploma which is equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma. Most European Secondary school diplomas which give access to university in your own country are equivalent, such as the IB, EB, Abitur or Swiss Maturité, but there are many others.

You need to prove your English language proficiency. Tilburg University accepts

Academic IELTS (6.0 overall, minimum of 5.5 on individual parts),

TOEFL (minimum score of 80 internet based), 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.