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Management of Cultural Diversity

1 year English Starts only end of August

Become an expert in managing a culturally diverse workforce within companies and organizations, and work on policies solving important societal challenges such as equal opportunities in the labor market and the participation of refugees in society. And develop cooperation strategies for the customers of organizations and for citizens with diverse life-styles, identities, orientations, and world views.

of the current students is (very) satisfied with their program

Source:  National Student Survey, 2017 | n=13

Euro is the gross monthly income 1 year after graduation

National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n = 16

months on average between graduation and first job

National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n = 16

Program and courses

Learn how to neutralize the risks and take advantage of the opportunities presented by cultural diversity. Understand and manage important organizational and societal challenges, such as:

  • How are production and service delivery affected when people from all parts of the world come together to communicate and work in a company?
  • Do people with different backgrounds get equal opportunities in the labor market? If not, how can we achieve equal opportunities?
  • What needs to be done to allow refugees to get a job and perform well in their new positions?
  • What happens to expats when sent abroad with their families to represent their company? What affects their well-being?

Internationally oriented, with a combination of methods from sociology, psychology, human resource management, and sociolinguistics.

Typical courses are:

  • Cultural Identity and Diversity
  • Cultural Diversity Management
  • Cultural Diversity Policies

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Career prospects

Because of the explicit international orientation you can expect to find a job in a variety of countries within Europe and beyond. Either focus on management of a culturally diverse workforce within companies and organizations (for-profit and non-profit) or work on policy development and implementation regarding issues of cultural diversity in society within governmental organizations or NGOs.

Graduates started for example as:

  • Management consultant
  • Project manager
  • Human resource advisor
  • Organization advisor
  • Policy advisor

Alumni facts

  • Number of months until first paid job is 4,6 months
  • 50% of our alumni does find a job within 2 months after graduation, and 79% within 6 months
  • Gross monthly income of graduates in the first year after graduation: €1.844

Source: Alumni of Culture Studies (all tracks), National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n = 16

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Application and admission

This program starts:

End of August (both the Master’s and the Pre-Master’s program)

Best preparatory programs:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in general Culture Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Religious Studies, Communication Studies/Modern Language, Sociology, Anthropology, Business studies, HR studies, Organization studies.
  • The academic background of the students in our Master's program varies a lot. Students with a Bachelor's degree in a different subject area are also most welcome to apply.

Pre-Master's program:

Available for both Research University students and students of a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO).

Tuition fees academic year 2018-2019

€ 2,060*€ 11,000

* The EU rate only applies if you enroll for the program without a Master's degree from a Dutch university. More information about the tuition fees and scholarships available for international students.

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