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Why study Global Management of Social Issues in Tilburg?

The Bachelor’s program in Global Management of Social Issues offers a unique combination of scientific expertise in the fields of human resource studies, organization studies, and sociology. This academic approach will help you to develop and sharpen your analytical skills. It will also open the doors to a wide range of Master’s programs and internationally-oriented careers.

You will learn to examine and tackle real-world societal challenges, such as climate change and poverty, by using insights from a range of specializations in the social sciences. You will also learn how to evaluate, discuss, present and write convincing arguments. If you are aware that many challenges in today’s society ask for non-traditional thinking and creative problem-solving skills, this program is right for you!

Small-scale and interactive classes

This program is fully taught in English, bringing in the possibility of an international classroom and a chance to meet people from different cultural backgrounds and nationalities. The opportunity of socially and academically interacting with students from all parts of the world will enhance your critical thinking and broaden your worldview.

Our small-scale program offers an interactive approach with a strong emphasis on the training of academic skills, while leaving plenty of room for individual attention and feedback. You will attend interactive lectures and practical sessions in groups of 15 to 20 students on average. By actively participating in discussions, you will learn to develop and express your own critical voice. Furthermore, our community-building activities, such as speed-dating during the Program Introduction, extracurricular social activities, interactive lectures, and group work assignments, will enable you to build an international network that will last after graduation.

Prof. dr. Leon Oerlemans

Professor Leon Oerlemans about the program in Global Management of Social Issues

"Are you engaged in society and interested in complex social issues and challenges? Are you aware that we live in a complex world in which easy solutions are hard to find? And are you interested in the social sciences? If you can answer these questions with more than one ‘yes’, then this international Bachelor’s program might fit your profile."


Become a global graduate

You will have the possibility to study at a partner university or to follow an internship abroad in your fifth semester. This will increase your international experience and will equip you with intercultural skills which are highly valued in the global job market. As the program goes beyond the limits of one specialization, you can be employed in a wide range of public, for-profit, and nonprofit organizations in the Netherlands and beyond.

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