#1 Business School in Executive & InCompany Education in the Netherlands according to the Financial Times 2020

Jaarlijks 2.500 deelnemers en een netwerk van 18.000 alumni

Diploma of excellence upon full completion, certificate of participation per masterclass

Gain new knowledge and develop further insights and perspectives on how to manage business within your organization

In today’s complex business environment, you have to keep your ear to the ground and stay ahead of the flurry of changes and innovations. You have to be able to approach today's challenges from different perspectives to come up with an effective solution. That is why the Leadership and Business Management Track focuses on a variety of business perspectives. In addition, we work on improving your leadership skills using a personal approach. This will help you become a truly effective business manager. Extend your knowledge and reinvent yourself The Advanced Program of Leadership and Business Management is aimed at experienced managers and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. What they have in common is the ambition to create impact, stay up to date, work on their professional development and reinvent themselves by generating insights. At TIAS, we work in a small-scale, personal, interactive and academic learning environment, supported by the very best lecturers with ample experience in their fields. Design your own learning track by choosing one of our many options This brochure covers our popular Leadership and Business Management Track. It is up to you how you want to design your track. TIAS offers a wide range of Masterclasses—tailor your track by selecting the topics that interest you most. You can customize your learning track to match your work-life situation, choosing to go faster or to spread things out. Diploma of excellence This learning track consists of five masterclasses, personal leadership development, and a paper. Upon successful completion of the track, you will receive the TIAS Diploma of Excellence. This TIAS diploma serves as proof of your extensive, integrated perspective and understanding of business management within your organization.

A degree that lets you have an impact on business and society? I’ll be happy to help you find the program or course of study that best suits your ambitions, learning goals and career path.

Jet Eshuis Coordinator Program Advice +31 13 466 86 95


Participant profile

The Advanced Program is aimed at experienced managers and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. They all share the passion and drive to make an impact in leadership and business management. Participants include SME directors and board members, executives, division managers, senior advisers and team managers. They come from various profit and non-profit sectors, such as financial services (banks and insurance companies), government (departments, state and local government), higher education, healthcare, industrial engineering and construction.

InCompany Program for Organizations

TIAS School for Business and Society maintains close contacts with nationally and internationally operating organizations. We develop tailor-made courses for all subjects, disciplines and functions that are relevant to business transformation. This can be a 100% tailor made program or a customized program, made up of existing program components from our open courses.

More information about TIAS InCompany programs?


Vision on business management: Use your extensive, integrated perspective and understanding to develop a vision on business management within your organization.

Broader, deeper understanding: Gain expert knowledge and insights in your own field and extend your learning to other fields.

Flexibility: We offer a wide range of masterclasses. You can customize your learning track to match your work-life situation, choosing to go faster or to spread things out.

Personal support: Our one-on-one support and highly efficient learning methods help you maximize your results.

Practice-based concepts and challenging work methods: These open up new ways of thinking you can apply in your work from day one.

Interaction: Learn with and from each other through interactive assignments and discussions.

Program of Excellence: #1 Business School in Executive Education in the Netherlands for 2019, according to the Financial Times.

Participant rating Our participants rate our masterclasses with an average of 8.6/10

How will the Leadership and Business ManagementTrack benefit you?

You will improve your leadership and business management skills. By generating new insights and new ways of thinking, you will be better equipped to approach business issues from a broad perspective, become an effective leader and a better partner for various business units within the organization, and know how to inspire and encourage stakeholders and employees to change. The Leadership and Business Management Track is a multi-angled pathway that will equip you with extensive insights and a deeper understanding of what is needed to run a business within an organization. The various masterclasses will also teach you different perspectives, handles and tools to tackle this topic. It is then up to you to internalize and incorporate the knowledge provided and develop your own vision on your daily practice.



“The methods, together with the theoretical frameworks and the lenses through which we view reality, have helped me develop a vision and a strategy and subsequently implement and incorporate that strategy within the organization. The fact that you can apply the knowledge you gained in your own business environment from day one is a huge advantage. You become much faster at framing and connecting issues, and at switching – which is highly useful in strategy and leadership, of course. You'll be looking ahead to the future, and then bringing that back to your organization.″ Patrick Meeren Sustainability Specialist, CM.com Want to know how Patrick developed a solid foundation for strategic issues?


Design your own learning track With this program, you get to create your own learning track. This makes it a unique program, tailored to your needs. You choose the masterclasses that best suit your learning objectives. You can complete the entire program within one year, but you have the option of taking up to two years, if you prefer. You can organize the content, intensity, and duration of your track to suit your work-life situation. Masterclasses The Advanced Program of Leadership and Business Management includes five masterclasses. The Masterclasses Leadership and Strategic Management are compulsory, but you are free to choose the other ones. We have special masterclasses for profit and non-profit. You have the option of starting with one masterclass and continuing with the full program later. Develop your personal leadership Part of this program is dedicated to the further development of your personal leadership. You can choose between one-on-one coaching or the Masterclass Personal Leadership. Final paper At the end of the program, you write a final paper in which you immediately apply your newly gained knowledge and skills to your organization. Ideally, you start writing your paper after having completed at least three masterclasses. This will allow you to use knowledge and insights from different perspectives. During the diploma track, you will attend an online lecture on how to write the final paper. Want to know which masterclasses you can choose?




In the small-scale masterclasses, specialized teachers share their vision on current and future developments. You are invited to actively contribute ideas and during the process you are increasingly able to provide clear answers to complex issues and you can make well-considered choices for your organization. The following masterclasses fit well with the Leadership and Business Management Track and lay a good foundation for deepening knowledge and insight into general business operations:

  • Leadership
  • Strategic management
  • Financial management
  • Talent management
  • Operational Excellence

You can also supplement or deepen the above track with master classes that are often discussed in business management-related issues. With this you choose your own specialization:

  • Board & Governance
  • Innovation
  • Risk Management & Behavior
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Change management



Together with a TIAS coach, you evaluate the knowledge and insights you have gained. You also discuss what this means for your personal development and how these new insights affect your organization. For this part, you can choose from the following:

  • Personal coaching (individual, 3 sessions)
  • Masterclass Personal Leadership (group, 2 days)



At the end of the program, you write a final paper under the personal supervision of an Academic Director. In this paper, you link the core elements of the program to your daily work. By working on an issue that is relevant to your work, you get to apply your newly gained knowledge and skills to your organization even before you graduate.

Time investment

The time investment for each masterclass is 3 days. For all masterclasses together, the total is 15 days. Depending on your preferred option, the time investment for Personal Leadership Development is 2 days for the masterclass, or an average of 12 hours for the coaching sessions (3 sessions, including personal preparation and reflection). Most participants complete their final paper within a time frame of 3 to 6 months. The entire program can be completed within 1 to 2 years.

Results: Diploma of Excellence

Upon successful completion of the entire track, you will receive the TIAS Diploma of Excellence. You will also receive a certificate for each masterclass you have taken. The Diploma of Excellence is not an officially recognized diploma. For those who wish to obtain an officially recognized diploma, we offer Executive Masters and MBA programs.

PE points

PE points registration may be requested for a number of masterclasses. Participants should bear in mind, however, that the awarding of PE points is currently undergoing some changes. Feel free to contact our Program Adviser for any further information.


These other tracks are very popular with our participants: Leadership and General Management | Leadership or Leadership for Non-Profit | Strategic Management or Strategic Management for Non-Profit | Financial Management or Financial Management for Non-Profit | Operational Excellence | Change Management Leadership, Innovation and Change Management | Leadership or Leadership for Non-Profit | Strategic Management or Strategic Management for Non-Profit | Innovation or Innovation and Transformation for Non-Profit | Design Thinking | Change Management Leadership and Strategy | Leadership or Leadership for Non-Profit | Strategic Management or Strategic Management for Non-Profit | Strategy Implementation | Future Outlook | Change Management

Advice on compiling your own learning track? I would be happy to help you discover which training program or learning path fits well with your ambitions, learning objectives and phase in your career.

Jet Eshuis Coordinator Program Advise +31 13 466 86 95


Geert Desmet has over 20 years' experience as a Marketing and Services Marketing Manager at companies such as Procter & Gamble, Heineken International, Synovate and the Brenninkmeijer group of companies. During this time, he worked in various areas, such as business strategy consulting, strategic marketing, business & competitive intelligence, copy development & communication, market research & consumer insight, and knowledge management. Adj. Prof. Geert Desmet Academic Director An expert in public administration, Dr. Eelco van Hout specializes in innovative organizational and network design and their effects on leadership, HR, management, and change processes in the public sector. He is particularly interested in public-private network alliances and the strategic dilemmas these pose for managers and administrators. Dr. Eelco van Hout Academic Director


Customizable program

Design your own learning track


18 days, spread over 1-2 years


€17810 (VAT-exempt)


TIAS Diploma of Excellence upon completion of the entire program, Certificate for each masterclass






TIAS in Tilburg and Utrecht The Masterclasses take place on our well-equipped and modern campuses in Tilburg and / or Utrecht. Both locations are centrally located and easily accessible by public transport and car.


Do you want to create more impact on your organization and on society?

With the flexible approach of TIAS, you create impact:

  • Tailor your education and learning path to your learning needs
  • Learn a lot in a short time through frequent interaction
  • Individual attention is at the heart of the TIAS approach
  • Learn at your own pace, both online and on-site
  • Start whenever you want

Would you like more information about our program design?


Apply for the Leadership and Business Management Track

I would be happy to help you discover how this program matches your ambitions, learning goals and phase in your career. Feel free to contact me for personal advice.

Jet Eshuis Coordinator Programma Advies +31 13 466 86 95

Our conviction We believe business exists to serve society. Our purpose We develop leaders to serve society by transforming business. Our mission We are the go-to school for business transformation that serves society. Our vision We are an international hub for life-long learning and development for leaders who want to have impact and serve society by transforming business. TIAS #Neverstopasking At TIAS, we encourage people to never stop asking. To be critical, inquiring and creative, with a strong focus on collaboration.