Commerce Entrepreneurship and Organisations

3 Years
English or Dutch

Fachhochschulreife or Abitur (Allgemeine Hochschulreife)

Special remark

tuition fee: No, €19,400 including study materials, the study trips and projects.

Application deadline: You can apply for the Tio programmes until the start of the semester. However, the number of available positions is limited. Therefore, it is recommended to register on time. Positions are assigned in order in which students register.

What is this programme about

You can study this programme in three or four years. More details see below.

Learn the tricks of the (online) marketing profession. The marketing world is looking for you! After obtaining the Commerce Entrepreneurship and 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?
  • Interested in the online world?
  • Entrepreneurial?
  • Sales minded?
  • Creative?
  • Action-oriented?
  • Not afraid of numbers? 
  • Strong in communication?

Why do students choose Commerce Entrepreneurship and Organisations?

Why should you choose Tio University of Applied Sciences and this Marketing 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 bachelor degree.

  1. Tio offers accelerated studying: complete a bachelor’s degree in just three years or an Associate degree in just two
  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, you are not a number; there is a strong focus on personal development and supervision. 

Study programme Commerce Entrepreneurship and Organisations

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 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 and internship & final thesis. Given the importance of having international experience, you complete at least one component of your study programme abroad (e.g. an internship, graduation project or an international exchange programme).

Highlight: Digital student company

Together with your fellow students you set up their own online company. Jointly devise a product, conduct market research to see what the odds are, prepare a business plan, sell shares and then really get to work!

Bachelor’s degree in 3 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 programme. Students who opt for the four-year programme can participate in the grand international Tour, which gives students the opportunity to study abroad at Tio’s partner universities for two semesters. You can also earn your Associate degree in just two years.

Career opportunities

There are many roads open to you when you earn your International Tourism Management bachelor’s degree. What about working as a manager sustainable tourism at TUI or a project manager at Zoover. You can also work as a product manager or an (online) marketer.

What can you do and where can you work?

What can you do once you complete the Commerce Entrepreneurship and Organisations bachelor’s degree 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

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.

The Netherlands

Tio University of Applied Sciences is located in The Netherlands. This country is the perfect place to start your international career, since the Netherlands is (and always has been) the trading centre of the World. Dutch people are known for their spirit of commerce, open-mindedness towards people from different countries, international ambitions and innovative ways of thinking. The ideal place for an international education. Tio's international campuses can be found in Amsterdam and Utrecht.


Who would not want to study in the vibrant and innovative capital of Amsterdam? Tio Amsterdam is the largest of all of Tio’ s campuses, but still smallscaled and very personal. It is a modern campus with a hint of that typical Amsterdam bravura and an international character. Tio Amsterdam is located just a three-minute walk from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.


Utrecht is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to study in a true student city. There is always something to do at Tio Utrecht, thanks to its international character and the many activities which take place at the campus. This campus is the most centrally located, that’s why it’s obvious that students from all over the Netherlands and far beyond find their way to Tio Utrecht. The Utrecht campus is just a ten minute walk from the Central Station and close to the city centre.

About Tio

Tio’s recognized bachelor programmes will prepare you for a career in businesshospitality and tourism industry. Tio offers high quality education based on an unique concept: education in a small-scale environment, with personal attention. The bachelor programmes have been among the best in the Netherlands for years and are ranked #1 in various rankings, for example the Higher Education Guide.

Student society Cognatio

The national student society Cognatio is the student association of Tio. It is a great society that offers you the opportunity to make new friends for life and expand your network. Together with Cognatio, you can make the most of your student days.

Study Places

  • Amsterdam
  • Utrecht
  • Eindhoven
  • Hengelo
  • Rotterdam


TIO University of Applied Sciences

International office

St. Jacobsstraat 400, 3511 BT Utrecht, The Netherlands

phone.: +31 (0)30 7 999 000



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