Zico Martin_alumnus Organization Studies

Alumnus Organization Studies Zico Martin

now manager at Eurailscout Inspection & Analysis

Organization Studies

1 year English Starts end of August

Organizations face fast changing, turbulent environments. This Master’s program prepares you as an organizational analyst to develop and change organizations based on evidence-based interventions. In your prospective role as manager, consultant, project manager or other roles it will enable you to understand and deal with a wide variety of issues faced by contemporary organizations and to help companies and governments respond adequately. The program builds on an interdisciplinary social science perspective by drawing on insights from organization science, strategic management, and organizational behavior.

91.8%
of the current students is (very) satisfied with their program

National Student Survey, 2018 | n = 57

#1
in the Netherlands, #6 in Europe, #28 worldwide in Business and Economics

Times Higher Education Subject Ranking, 2019

#1
best program in the Netherlands

Keuzegids Masters 2017, 2016, 2015

Program and courses

The combination of insights from organization science, strategic management, and organizational behavior makes this program unique in the Netherlands and Europe. Learn  how 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.

  • Practical teamwork is a key part of the program: frequent group assignments in real-life settings, as well as through the acquisition of knowledge on team processes.
  • Small-scale, interactive education provided by leading scientists and experts in their field. You will also get support and feedback from a small group of fellow students while writing your thesis in so-called Thesis Circles.
  • Deepen your knowledge and skills doing an Extended Master. 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
  • Organizational Dynamics
  • Interorganizational Relationships

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  • 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. Overall, you are well prepared for your future career."

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  • Master student Organization Studies Milou van den Wildenberg

    Milou van den Wildenberg

    Extended Master's student

    "The combination of the internship program and the deeper insights into organizational dynamics and complexities were perfect to me. The Master’s courses provide a great theoretical foundation for the practical experiences gained during the internship."

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  • Master student Organization Studies Evelien Kuijper

    Evelien Kuijper

    Extended Master’s student

    "The courses of the program really link theory with practice by making use of cases, reports and presentation assignments. This helped me to prepare for my junior traineeship at Philips in the second part of the Master's program."

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Career prospects

As a Master of Science in Organization Studies you will be prepared for management and internal and external consultancy positions in the public and private sector, as well as for research careers. There are excellent opportunities for graduates who wish to pursue positions as an organizational analyst, management consultant, policy advisor and project manager.

Graduates are mostly employed at organizations such as Philips, Rabobank, ASML, Deloitte, Ahold, Achmea, Capgemini Consulting, PostNL, KPN, Hospitals, Ministries, and Universities.

Some examples of our graduates' jobs:

  • Project leader and policy manager at St. Anna Hospital
  • Changemanager / Management Consultant at BluPoint
  • Consultant at Ernst & Young
  • Research Analyst at Interpolis
  • Project Manager Rabobank Nederland

Alumni facts

  • Average number of months until first paid job is 3.5
  • 81% of our alumni does find a job within 6 months after graduation
  • Employer requires a Master of Science degree: 40%
  • Gross monthly income, one year after graduation: € 2,656
  • Would choose the same master’s program again, at the same university: 79%
  • Will recommend the study to friends, family or colleagues: 75%

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2017 | n = 31

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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.

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