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Wirtschaft und Management

Commerce Entrepreneurship and Organisations

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Short profile

Learn the tricks of the (online) marketing profession. The marketing world is looking for you! After obtaining the Commerce, Entrepreneurship & Organisations bachelor's degree, you know how to give online and offline sales a boost, both in SMEs and for a multinational.
You might, for example, work as an account manager, online marketer, communication consultant or sales manager. Or start your own online business!

Is this bachelor programme right for you?

Tio’s bachelor programme Commerce, Entrepreneurship and Organisations with additional focus on e-commerce a.k.a. online marketing. Do you recognise yourself in the following description? Are you:

  • Commercially oriented?
    Do you have a sense of commerce, do you know what sells, are you aware of the latest (online) trends? Then the bachelor programme Commerce, Entrepreneurship and Organisations suits you. During the programme you learn how to make a business profitable with your commercial insight.

  • Interested in the online world?
    Can you always be found online on your mobile or laptop? Do you wonder how you can get the best online sales? Perfect match! Setting up your own digital student company is part of the study programme and also boosting your online sales via, for example, Google.

  • Entrepreneurial?
    Do you see opportunities, always and everywhere? Would you like to start your own business? You can get started with this in this commercial economics programme. Together with your fellow students you set up an online business and you advise companies in the field of strategy and (online) marketing.

  • Sales minded?
    Do you pitch the best sales idea and do you leave the competition far behind? Your sales skills will be developed and put to the test during, among other things, the sales week and the final of the Student Company project.

  • Creative?
    Are you creative and do you think "out of the box"? Get started with developing your own brand, from logo to complete corporate identity.

  • Action-oriented?
    Do you like to roll up your sleeves and often take initiative? Develop the ultimate summer promotion and give the ice cream sales of a company like Magnum a boost. Just an example of a future assignment.

  • Not afraid of numbers?
    How is it possible that you have fewer website visitors this week than last week? You have of course noticed the statistics on your website. Is it due to seasonal influences or is there more to it? At Commerce, Entrepreneurship & Organisations you learn to understand these figures and take action accordingly.

  • Strong in communication?
    Do you know how to convince customers with a catchy text? You learn to write texts that get your customers to your website or app via social media, that encourages them to make a purchase and that is ranked highly in Google.

Do you recognise yourself in these descriptions? Take a look at the curriculum for more information about this bachelor programme or attend an open day to experience the atmosphere and meet students and lecturers. 

Why do students choose Commerce, Entrepreneurship & Organisations?

Why should you choose Tio University of Applied Sciences and the Commerce, Entrepreneurship & Organisations bachelor’s degree ? Simple: because the marketing world is looking for well-educated young professionals such as yourself and because this bachelor’s degree was awarded the title of best marketing degree in the Netherlands for the third consecutive year (Higher Education Guide).

Below, you can read more about why students choose this unique bachelor’s degree from Tio University of Applied Sciences.

  1. Tio offers the option of accelerated studying: complete a bachelor’s degree in just three years or an associate degree in only two years.
  2. You study at the best Commercial Economics / Marketing programme in the Netherlands (Keuzegids).
  3. There is a great demand for (online) marketers from the labor market.
  4. You follow interesting projects, for example, you create your own webshop and you set up a company.
  5. Through Tio's collaboration with, among others, Ecommerce Foundation, the study programme meets the wishes of employers in the online marketing world.
  6. You will have many career opportunities available to you after completing this bachelor programme.
  7. At Tio there is a strong focus on personal development and supervision.

Take a look at some other reasons

This bachelor programme is offered in English in Amsterdam and Utrecht.


Practical is the keyword: learning by doing! Circa 60% of the Commerce, Entrepreneurship & Organisations bachelor’s degree has a practical focus. The curriculum was designed in collaboration with trade associations such as Sales Management Association, Ecommerce Foundation and Thuiswinkel.org and experts with a wealth of practical experience. This ensures the study programme ties in well with the sector’s needs and the latest trends.


The curriculum is divided into four components:

  • E-commerce
  • Marketing, sales & branding
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Internship & final thesis

Find out more about the curriculum and the courses

Bachelor’s degree in 3 years or 4 years

Ambitious students can obtain a bachelor’s degree at Tio in just three years. If you achieve satisfactory results in the first year, you may qualify for the accelerated bachelor course. In the three-year course both internships will take place during the summer and this will shorten your summer holiday. Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree you may carry the internationally recognized title Bachelor of Science (BSc).

Associate degree in 2 years

As of September 2020, Tio also offers Associate degree programmes! An Associate degree is a 2-year higher education programme (hbo in Dutch), after which you can immediately get started in the professional field. The programme offers professional knowledge and skills that you can immediately apply in practice.

The Associate degree programmes are set up in collaboration with the business world, based on the special desire for employees with a level of education that lies between mbo4 (vocational training programme) and a bachelors degree.

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privat, staatlich anerkannt




Amsterdam | Eindhoven | Hengelo | Rotterdam | Utrecht


Deutsch | Englisch


Wirtschaft und Management


Bachelor of Science




3-4 Jahr Studienzeit
Kosten EU: 19 400 EUR/Jahr
Kosten Nicht-EU: 19 400 EUR/Jahr



A glimpse of your future

There are many roads open to you when you earn your Commerce Entrepreneurship and Organisations bachelor’s degree. What about working as an account manager at Booking.com or as a project manager at the marketing department of KPMG. You can also work as an online marketeer or consultant. Do you want to know more about your many options? Take a look at the career opportunities.
Do you want to continue your education after completing the Commerce Entrepreneurship and Organisations bachelor’s degree? This bachelor’s degree grants you access to many domestic and foreign master’s degrees.

What can you do and where can you work?

What can you do once you complete the Commerce Entrepreneurship and Organisations bachelor programme at Tio University of Applied Sciences?
Nearly every sector of industry has a need for well-trained young professionals with excellent management skills. After earning this bachelor’s degree, you can therefore have your pick of many positions and areas of expertise.

Think of professions such as:

  • E-commerce manager
  • Brand manager
  • SEO/SEA consultant
  • Sales manager
  • Market researcher
  • Online marketeer
  • Account manager
  • Consultant
  • Marketing manager
  • Social media executive
  • Entrepreneur 

Where can you work? Examples include:

  • Advertisement and communication agencies
  • Webshops
  • Multinationals
  • Research agencies
  • Automotive, fashion or electronics companies
  • SMEs
  • Multimedia organisations
  • Travel agencies
  • PR agencies
  • Retail organisations
  • Your own business


Below, you will find an overview of the admission requirements for the bachelor programme International Business Management, with which you can determine whether you can start this unique bachelor programme.

Admission requirements

  • Havo, vwo (any profile), mbo4-diploma.
  • Comparable diploma, e.g.: German Fachhochschulreife or Abitur (algemeine Hochschulreife), British GCE A-levels, French Baccalaureat, American High School (incl. a college preparatory programme) or secondary business education.
  • CEFR: ≥ B2. TOEFL: iBT ≥ 75-80 points (Institutional TOEFL code Tio: 4764). IELTS academic: ≥ 6.0. Cambridge exam: ≥ 160 points / Cambridge First Certificate. 

Admission process

After we receive your registration, Tio will send you a written confirmation of your admission (provided that you meet the pre-education requirements and there is no waiting list). If your pre-education is insufficient for the programme you wish to take, we will schedule an assessment. The assessment costs € 80. The admissions committee will decide whether you can be admitted into the programme.

Why choose the programme?

Why should you choose Tio University of Applied Sciences and the Commerce Entrepreneurship and Organisations bachelor’s degree? Simple: because the marketing world is looking for well-educated young professionals such as yourself and because this bachelor’s degree was awarded the title of best marketing degree in the Netherlands for the fourth consecutive year (Higher Education Guide).

Below, you can read more about why students choose this unique bachelor’s degree from Tio University of Applied Sciences.

  • Best commercial economics bachelor’s programme
  • E-commerce
  • Specialisation entrepreneurship
  • Employment opportunities
  • International
  • Interesting projects
  • Widely employable
  • Learning by doing
  • High-quality degree
  • E-Academy certificate
  • Specialisation sales
  • Creatief
  • High starting salary
  • Lots of guidance
  • Cooperation with sector
  • Small classes
  • Accelerated learning
  • Guaranteed lecturers

Online Open Day

Can’t come to one of our open days at the Tio campuses? No problem! We offer you the possibility of attending an online open day from your lazy chair. Just sit back & relax and we will tell you all about Tio and its possibilities for you! A new online open day is scheduled at the 5th of February 2020 for the Commerce Entrepreneurship and Organisations programme.

You can find the recorded online open days at www.tio.nl/en/open-days.


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