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TIAS Business School (Affiliated to Tilburg University)

TIAS Business School in the Netherlands is one of the top business schools in Europe and one of the most outstanding MBA schools in the Netherlands. It offers a one-year, English-taught MBA program and the Netherlands' top-ranked Master of Business Administration (MScBA) program.


Our one-year English-taught master's program (MBA and MScBA) is tailor-made for ambitious graduates and professionals, and cultivates key capabilities for entering global companies! At the same time, small class teaching, diversified student composition, international faculty, five majors, overseas study and one-on-one career guidance expand students’ international horizons and open career prospects. They can extend their residence in the Netherlands for one year within three years after graduation. Find a job, and apply for a high-skilled immigration residence permit, studying abroad and employment are satisfied at one time!


In recent years, the TIAS MBA program has been assisted by academic resources from the top research university in the Netherlands, Tiberias and the top three universities of science and technology in the Netherlands. The best choice for working in the Netherlands.


TIAS MBA also provides scholarships of up to 25,000 Euros for Taiwanese students, which can be regarded as the best choice for Dutch MBA schools.


One of the experience of Taiwan graduate alumni: Experience sharing of Philips internship in the Netherlands


Josh, a Taiwanese graduate of TIAS Business School MBA in the Netherlands, has a half-year internship in the Philips LED business group in the Netherlands. Before choosing to study the TIAS MBA course in the Netherlands, his career goal was to intern in the Philips LED lighting business group in the Netherlands, from an Asian workplace to Europe and even standing on the world stage. The following is a summary of his valuable internship interviews along the way:

Q1. How does TIAS Business School in the Netherlands assist MBA students in finding internship opportunities?

Every MBA student will have a Personal Leadership Coach (a senior human resource consultant from the industry) to do one-on-one career/life direction consultation. She helps me understand my passion and my strengths and weaknesses, and understand my choice of work Priorities and expectations for work, and guided me to find out my future career development direction. For example, I once again learned about my enthusiasm for the lighting industry and overseas business positions, hoping to work with more international elites. British co-workers and so on. In addition, the school also has Career Consultants to assist students in revising their resumes, writing cover letters, and teaching students to use the alumni database and link with job-seekers through alumni referrals. Like me, through the alumni database and alumni activities, I "proactively" contacted alumni working at Philips. They helped me understand the organizational structure of Philips and shared their connections with Philips to me. In the process of searching for the MBA Project, they provided Very valuable advice.

Q2. How did you get the Philips MBA internship opportunity in the Netherlands?

In order to find the internship opportunities of my dreams, I was very cheeky. I probably used all the contacts I could use in the past and present. Through the alumni working at Philips in the Netherlands, the customers, suppliers, and industry friends I met before working in the lighting industry, as well as the active contact with Philips’ internal personnel on LinkedIn, I was able to gain a relationship with the senior directors of the Philips LED business group in the Netherlands. Interview opportunities for global marketing executives. In order to impress the interviewer, I made "full preparation". I checked the thesis topics of the previous MBA senior sister during the internship at Philips in the Netherlands, and through industry news and industry contacts, I learned about the products that the Philips LED business group cares about in the near future. Development direction, challenges and bottlenecks encountered, and did a research on the LinkedIn Profiles of the two interviewers to understand their professional backgrounds and the topics of interest to the department. Sure enough, the first question of the interviewer asked me in response to the current challenge facing Philips: "What do you think?" I just had the opportunity to report to them the homework and proposal I have done before, and discuss the content after the interview. And the follow-up proposal sent to them, this move seems to be effective. Three weeks later, I received an internship contract from Philips HR in the Netherlands. After several internal meetings and discussions, I decided on the subject and content of the internship. In hindsight, the key to my internship at Philips in the Netherlands should be that I have an international industrial background, work experience in strategy and marketing management, LED industry-related contacts, inter-departmental communication and teamwork capabilities.

Q3. Can you tell us about your internship at Philips in the Netherlands?

The development of LED lighting technology enables traditional lighting manufacturers to integrate backwards by themselves, making LED bulbs and light source modules by themselves, which makes Philips' light source business face considerable challenges, which is also a problem faced by large global lighting system manufacturers. problem. My job is to assist the Philips LED light source module business group in the Netherlands to do market research to understand the motivation, cost structure, driving factors and future strategic directions of downstream customers' backward integration, and to explore opportunities there, and propose corresponding strategies and solutions. During this process, I also interviewed the R&D and design department of the Philips LED business group, the global product department, the marketing communication and marketing department, the strategy department and other Stakeholders in the LED industry value chain. In the research results presentation meeting before the end of the internship, more than 20 Stakeholders of the Philips LED business group were briefed, and the recommendations were adopted, and the follow-up will enter the stage of specific implementation.

Q4. What do you think you learned the most during an internship at Philips in the Netherlands?

The first thing I learned at Philips in the Netherlands is the importance of goal setting. Based on my previous experience working in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region, sometimes even if the direction has already deviated, I have to rush forward desperately. However, at Philips, it seems that the clear setting of the end point has become a work habit. The concept that the end point is more important than the starting point is also reflected in the time management of Philips. My Mentor at Philips asked me to be in the first week of the internship. Create a Gantt chart, and set the end of the project on the date of the research results presentation. There are clear benchmarks every week and every day, so that you can control the progress of the project without losing your way. The second thing I learned is that you have to strive for everything by yourself, be professional and actively seek resources and assistance to complete the work; don’t think of yourself as an intern, but a consultant in charge of the project, because of the business group Only I researched this topic full-time, and it is related to the organization's follow-up strategic direction. As long as colleagues can be clearly convinced of the necessity of the meeting, any department or even GM-level supervisor can have the opportunity to interview them. The third thing is Philips’ open communication culture. The office is an Open Desk and there are no fixed seats, so the colleagues who surround you every day are different. You can be with the world’s top lighting technology or marketing with 20 to 30 years of experience. The experts communicated with strategic experts from well-known management consulting companies such as McKinsey, and even had lunch together. The fourth thing is Philips’ trust culture. It looks at employees’ Output rather than Input. They don’t clock in and out of get off work, and they can also work at home without a fixed seat. Employees manage their work progress and output independently. The fifth thing is that Philips pays attention to the efficiency of meetings. The meeting rules are as follows:

1. If I don't know why I'm IN, I'm Out (If I don't know why I'm IN, I'm Out)
2. No agenda-no minutes-no meeting
3. I am always 100% present, no laptops or phones (I am always 100% present, no laptops or phones)

Philips also requires everyone in the meeting to speak and contribute to the meeting and colleagues. At the same time, because of the flat organization and Dutch egalitarianism, the Philips supervisor also encourages interns to ask questions to challenge their arguments, because interns study specific areas full-time and know the most details, which is quite different from the upper-to-down teaching style common in Asia.

Q5. How does the experience of an internship at Philips in the Netherlands help you achieve your career goals?

Before choosing the MBA program of TIAS Business School in the Netherlands, my career goal was to intern in the Philips LED lighting business group in the Netherlands, and promote my career from Asia to Europe and even stand on the world stage. My previous experience as an LED component sales supervisor at Nissho was limited to LED chips and packages, but my internship experience in the Philips LED business group in the Netherlands complemented my industry knowledge of LED light source modules and power supplies, and made me work in LED The experience in the industrial value chain is more complete. At the same time, the LED technology innovation of Philips Netherlands is a world leader, leading the development of industry trends. Standing on the shoulders of giants allows me to stand on new commanding heights and find my own future foothold. With the vigorous development of smart lighting, big data and the Internet of Things, LED power supplies and control systems will be the focus of the industry's follow-up, as well as the focus of my future career development.

Conclusion: It’s not easy for Asian students to find their dream internship after leaving their comfort zone and coming to Europe, but by recognizing their own weaknesses, making good use of them, creating their own strengths, and taking the initiative in a planned multi-pronged approach. Strike out, persevere, always have more opportunities and see some different scenery, I wish everyone can find an ideal job in the Netherlands or Europe!


Alumni experience 2: Experience sharing of MBA study and job search preparation


Sherry, a graduate of the MBA from TIAS Business School in the Netherlands, shared why he studied for the MBA, why he chose the Netherlands, and further introduced the small class diversified student composition of the TIAS Business School MBA course, international faculty team, modular curriculum design, and corporate lectures (Company Network ), overseas study (Barcelona, ​​Spain), employment counseling (TIAS Connect / Alumni Network), three-month corporate internship, Dutch work visa policy, alumni employment development and colorful European MBA life, including MBA from top European business schools Tournament (MBA Tournament), how to adapt to culture shock and make good use of the advantages of TIAS Business School near the European low-cost airline headquarters Eindhoven Airport to travel around Europe:


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TIAS MBA course archives:

Course length: one year

Start time: September every year

Tuition fee: 37,500 euros


TIAS MScBA Course Archives:

Course length: one year

Start time: September every year

Tuition fee: 23,500 euros

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