MSc track Global Management of Social Issues

The new Master’s program in Global Management of Social Issues combines human resource studies, organization studies, and sociology to address complex societal challenges from a cross-cultural and international comparative perspective.

Coming soon: MSc in Global Management of Social Issues – September 2018!


The Master’s GMSI core theme will be Sustainable Development, with a particular focus on understanding and triggering it social and economic drivers. Promoting sustainable development means effectively tackling global societal challenges, in a way that appreciates their interconnectedness, multidisciplinarity and multi-focality.

  • The Master GMSI program is composed by three tracks:
    1. Politics, Policy and Societal Development (main discipline: Sociology)
    2. Organizing for Global Social Challenges (main discipline: Organization Studies)
    3. People management for Global Social Challenges (main discipline: HRS)
  •  Two specialization modules are targeted to Master GMSI students only:
    • Social Changes and Sustainable Development (block 1)
    • Hybrid Organizations (block 3)
  • Community-building activities throughout the program will ensure cohesion in the Master GMSI students’ cohort
  • The students will receive a Master’s degree in the discipline of the selected track!

What can you do after graduation?

  • Approach complex societal challenges in an international context, such as poverty, migration, climate change, or humanitarian interventions after a natural disaster.
  • Learn how to run projects and compose teams of experts that work on such 'wicked problems'.
  • Think beyond the limits of one specialization by combining human resource studies, organization studies, and sociology.
  • These skills are in great demand by different companies, departments and projects in international environments and organizations.
    • You could work for example as a consultant or human resource manager in an international organization, connecting people in order to create the most competent team to solve complex problems.
    • Or you could work as a fundraiser and help find a solution for poverty, or help introduce sustainable practices in supply chains.
    • As a project manager, you can make sure that projects run smoothly and produce the best possible results.

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