36 months
8800 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
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The Bachelor's program in Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation at Tilburg University is for those who want to change the world with a start-up, or move a large organization or scale-up forward. We educate entrepreneurial, open-minded professionals that think and act. Graduates with the self-confidence and skills to take action and bring about positive change for people, planet and profit.

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Follow your passion

Why study business if you could instead join a rigorous academical degree program to study how business is started and scaled-up? Learn all aspects of the entrepreneurial process, including the role of business innovation in creating and capturing value. Prepare for international business by studying how entrepreneurs start businesses to serve global markets. Entrepreneurship and business innovation tends to me much more dynamic than managing established business operations. Through this academically rigorous and practically relevant program you prepare for a career as an entrepreneur or an entrepreneurial employee (and intrapreneur). It equips you to start your first business, or to join a company as a change maker upon graduation. Obviously, you can also continue your education with a Master program, both in Tilburg or elsewhere.

Mindset, Knowledge & Skills

To us, entrepreneurship and business innovation revolves about mindset, knowledge and skills. The program is designed to develop your competences. It requires you to be curious, critical and ready to be pushed outside your comfort zone. For example when reaching out to entrepreneurs and investors. This ensures you will also learn a lot while engaging with the  entrepreneurship and business innovation in action.

A clear focus on new value creation 

The program blends courses that facilitate entrepreneurship and innovation with courses that help you explore, understand, and master the entrepreneurship and innovation. You will develop your academic skills (navigating the literature, writing and reporting) together with your professional skills (teamwork, pitching, creative problem solving). 

International learning experience

The Bachelor's program in Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation offers a unique international learning experience: fellow students from all over the world, an international teaching staff, a semester abroad, and courses with a global outlook.

Solid academic foundation

To provide you with a solid academic foundation, the program is designed to develop your ability to critically evaluate and use theories, and to conduct scientific research. This entrepreneuship program will sharpen your analytical skills, also when working on practical assignments. We have learned that this is essential preparation for making a successful start in your career.


In the third year you can choose one of three specializations:

  • Social and environmental entrepreneurship
  • New venture creation and growth
  • Corporate entrepreneurship

Career prospects

Upon graduation, you have a range of career options, ranging from self-employed entrepreneurship, business development, venture capital, and corporate venturing. You might even end up running the HR department for a scale-up. The value of a Tilburg University bachelor degree is widely recognized by companies in the Netherlands and abroad. They hire graduates of Tilburg University because of their strong analytical skills and their ability to combine thinking with acting. But you can, of course also decide to first continue your education with a Master program at Tilburg University or elsewhere.



Programme Structure

Year One: Awaken

In the first year you will follow courses introducing Entrepreneurship and Business innovation, Marketing, Finance, Quantitative methods, Micro economics, Business modelling and Creative problem solving. You will also follow to two projects-based Entrepreneurship in Action courses; one that focusses on finding unmet needs, the other focusses on developing solutions that address unmet needs. 

Year Two: Develop

In the second year you cover Law, Accounting, Leadership & Ethics, Innovation Management, and specific contexts for entrepreneurship: start- & scale-ups, existing businesses, and ventures with an aim to create social or environmental value. 

Year Three: Accelerate

In the first semester you can study abroad at one of our many International partner universities. You could instead opt for an Minor program offered at Tilburg University. You conclude the program with a graduation project. 


This program caters to those that really want to get ready for entrepreneurship and business innovation. You may fit the program if your friends and family confirm that you have a genuine proclivity for enterprising behaviour. You are different. You are a rebel, but also a team player. You are not afraid to be heard. You want to make a difference. 


The Bachelor's in Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation is the only bachelor program focussed on entrepreneurship and business innovation provided by a reputed research university in the Netherlands, and one of a few in Europe. Tilburg University is consistently ranked by THE and others as one of the best Dutch universities for business and management studies. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You can register if you expect to obtain a secondary school diploma which is equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma prior to the start of the program. You can find out whether your non-Dutch diploma meets our admission requirements on our website.
  • You must have sufficient knowledge of mathematics, equal to the Dutch VWO mathematics A or B level, or IB Standard Level maths.  More detailed information can be found on our website.
  • You need to prove your English language proficiency. More detailed information can be found on our website.

Are you applying with a Dutch diploma? The following VWO - profiles are accepted:

  • Economics & Society
  • Nature & Technique 
  • Culture & Society (with Mathematics A or B)
  • Nature & Health

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8800 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2143 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


If you are from outside the EEA, you can seek to obtain partial funding for this program through a Holland Scholarship provided by the Dutch Government. 

Application criteria
  • Your nationality is non-EEA.
  • You are applying for a full-time bachelor’s or master’s programme at one of the participating Dutch higher education institutions. 
  • You meet the specific requirements of the institution of your choice. You can find these on the website of the institution.
  • You do not have a degree from an education institution in the Netherlands.

You can find more information about this and other scholarships at https:/studyinholland.nl

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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