Zico Martin_alumnus Organization Studies

Alumnus Organization Studies Zico Martin, Product Manager at VRS Railway Industry BV

Read the interview on his work and experiences after this study

Organization Studies

1 year English Starts end of August

Learn how to diagnose organizational problems, formulate research-based solutions, communicate these effectively with relevant stakeholders, and manage the implementation processes. The program builds on an interdisciplinary social science perspective by drawing on insights from organization science, strategic management, and organizational behavior. The central theme in the program is complexity and dynamics.

Education as of September 2022

All education takes place on campus again, now that the coronavirus measures have been scaled back. Of course, we will always maintain a safe environment for our students and staff. Therefore, a few basic measures still apply. For the latest updates on the COVID-19 situation, see our FAQs for prospective students.

89%
of graduates is (very) satisfied with the program

National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n=18

#27
worldwide in Business and Economics

US News Best Global Universities, 2022

2.5
average number of months between graduation and first job

National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n=18

Program and courses

Learn how to develop and change organizations with evidence-based interventions. You learn to diagnose organizational problems, formulate research-informed solutions to those problems, communicate these effectively to the relevant stakeholders in their respective organizations, and manage the implementation processes.

  • The combination of insights from organization science, strategic management, and organizational behavior makes this program unique in the Netherlands and Europe
  • During this program you will get small-scale, interactive education taught by leading scientists in the field. Apart from practical teamwork with frequent group assignments, you will also learn through serious gaming
  • Deepen your knowledge and skills by doing an Extended Master's Program. This advanced program adds a one-year professional traineeship to the regular program with a wide range of companies to choose from. During the first semester, you will follow the same courses as the regular Master's program.
  • The Organizing for Global Social Challenges track gives you a different perspective on sustainable development based on the theories and methods pertinent to the Global Management of Social Issues discipline. This specialization considers the role of organizations in addressing global social challenges.

Typical courses are:

  • Organizing Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Evidence-Based Intervention
  • Complexity within Organizations
  • Societal Developments and Institutions
  • Organizational Dynamics
  • Interorganizational Relationships

More on the program and courses

  • Master student Organization Studies Judith Groenewoud

    Judith Groenewoud

    Master's student

    "The program is challenging and demanding but in the end it is definitely worth it. You develop a strong knowledge base on organizational change and dynamics. And you will be able to apply this knowledge in practical settings via group assignments conducted in existing organizations."

  • Joris Mostert

    Joris Mostert

    Master’s student

    "The courses challenge you to get familiar with theories regarding organizational dynamics. A link is made with practice, and prepares you well for your career after the Master’s program."

  • Janneke Pladet

    Janneke Pladet

    Extended Master's Program student

    "During my traineeship I was able to apply the theory in practice. Through ‘serious games’, we learned to think creatively and come up with new ideas. Very challenging!"

Career prospects

With this Master's program, you become an organizational analyst, able to understand problems faced by organizations and to help companies and governments respond to fast changing environments. As a graduate, you understand how organizations are structured and developed, and you are able to analyze and deal with problems in organizations, which is vital in an ever-changing society. 

You are prepared for management, consultancy and project management positions in the public and private sector, as well as for a career in research. Graduates are most recently employed at positions such as project management, consultant, researcher, analyst, or trainee.

Top 5 sectors where alumni work:

  1. Management Consultancy
  2. Finances and Insurances
  3. Information Technology and Services
  4. Government
  5. Healthcare

Alumni facts

  • 77% of our alumni find a job within 3 months after graduation
  • Gross monthly income, one year after graduation: € 2,931,-
  • Would (definitely) recommend the study to friends, family or colleagues: 72%

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n = 18

More on your career prospects

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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:

  • Organization Studies
  • Global Management of Social Issues
  • Business (Administration)
  • Management
  • Sociology
  • Human Resource Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Political Science

Pre-Master’s program:

A one-year (60 ECTS) pre-Master’s program is available if your previous program is relevant but does not meet the required entry level, for example a Bachelor's degree from a University of Applied Sciences.

Tuition fees and scholarships

International students find all information about tuition fees and scholarships here.

Interested in this Master's program?

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More information on this Master's program

Download the brochure with information on program content, admission requirements, career prospects, housing and immigration matters, and student life in Tilburg. Throughout the year you can take part in various types of events: on-campus, abroad or online.

Interested in the MSc Organization Studies?

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