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At TIAS School for Business and Society we educate on the guiding principle that today’s insights are not tomorrow’s solutions. So apart from teaching theory, we also focus on developing critical and inquisitive students. An attitude that inspires them to ask the questions that get to the truth of the matter and pursue the answers that will impact organizations, business and society. TIAS is the business school of Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology. The world is changing at a rapid pace. Technological, economic, and social developments are succeeding each other at breakneck speed. Businesses and institutions are looking to give a clearer meaning to their activities.

At TIAS School for Business and Society, we operate on the basis of the philosophy that economic success goes hand in hand with social progress. Business is society and society is business. You cannot have the one without the other. Businesses, authorities, and society are confronted with the challenge of devising solutions for the future in a co-creative process. TIAS facilitates them in their search in this new context.

At TIAS, we do so by encouraging a critical and inquisitive approach," says dean and director, Prof. Kees Koedijk. "We have to ask different questions to find out how things really are. We search for answers with an impact on organizations, businesses, and society. A new leadership of men and women with a long-term perspective. Professionals who sense what society needs, who want to educate it in that respect, and who want to take part in it. And who understand that companies and institutions can only be successful when they also take their role in society instead of merely focusing on profits.

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