The Master’s courses really look closely at models and strategies, and at the important aspects of the innovation process.

BSc Thomas Prevoo, student

Turning innovative ideas into successful business models and strategies is something I find fascinating, and that’s why I chose this Master’s program.

During my bachelor’s program in Industrial Engineering & Management Science at TU/e I developed a passion for solving business problems and designing solutions that really help companies. In my view innovation is the success factor for companies today, and I think it’s sure to be even more important in the future. Turning innovative ideas into successful business models and strategies is something I find fascinating, and that’s why I chose this Master’s program.

The master’s program courses really look closely at models and strategies, and at the important aspects of the innovation process. As well as that a lot of use is made of actual cases dealing with issues relating to innovation in international companies. For me that adds an important extra dimension to the courses, because you’re challenged to apply the knowledge you’ve gained directly to a business problem. Most of the lectures are in small groups, with plenty of room for interaction.

In my master’s program I’ve been a committee member of the student section of KIVI NIRIA, the largest network of engineers in the Netherlands. I’m currently working on my graduation internship at Philips, and I work full-time at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. In my free time I like making and listening to classical music, and I’m also active in bike racing.

Even though Eindhoven doesn’t have a long history as a real student city, it’s starting to develop increasingly in that role. There are a lot of student and sports associations that offer plenty of facilities for leisure and meeting other students. Study associations are also very active in Eindhoven, and as well as selling books and study-related activities they offer plenty of facilities to develop your interests and get to know other students!

My tip if you’re looking for the right program: start by deciding for yourself what you like and what you’re interested in. A good way to do that is to take a look at the courses you were most interested in during your Bachelor’s, and then to look at the Master’s program that’s the best match for them.