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Extended Master's Program Organization Studies

Extend your Master's degree with 1,5 years with a junior traineeship at a partner organization. You’ll combine scientific research during the Master's thesis trajectory with in-depth work experience in an organization. This extensive experience will boost your position in the job market.

Extended Master's Program Video

Watch the information session video of the Extended Master's Program as recorded on our Master's Open Day.

Short overview of the Extended Master's Program

The Extended Master's Program Organization Studies lasts one-and-a-half year, divided into three semesters.

  • In the first semester, you follow the courses of the regular Organization Studies Master's program, with the exception of the Master seminar in block 2.
  • In the second and third semester you will do a junior traineeship in one of the partner organizations of the Department of Organization Studies.
    • During your junior traineeship, you will spend an average of 50% of the week on your Master's thesis research.
    • The other 50% of the week you will participate in (project) activities for the partner organization, introducing  you to different stages and aspects of organizational analysis and organizational change processes.
  • Throughout the program, you will participate in six full-day workshops on professional skills and do five professional assignments.
Overview of partner organizations 2021 -2022

Why the Extended Master's Program?

  • You will strengthen your career prospects by adding a professional traineeship to your Master’s program.
  • You will broaden your knowledge of organizational life.
  • You will work on a Master thesis that is relevant to the organization. As such, it helps to practically implement theoretically-based research questions.
  • You will become familiar with situations in which you’ll have to apply scientific theories and methods to resolve practical problems.
  • You will explore the work environment of your choosing and discover whether you like it or not.
  • You will be prepared for and have a good orientation of the labor market.
  • You can get access to organizations otherwise difficult to get into.

Application and Admission

The Extended Master's Program Organization Studies has room for about 30 to 40 students.

Matching Day

There will be a Matching Day, during which you can informally meet the partner organizations. The date and time will be communicated as soon as possible.

  • The Matching Day will take place digitally.
  • Participation in the Matching Day is optional, but highly recommended.
  • If you would like to participate in the Matching Day, please send an e-mail to Secretariat Organization Studies.

Application procedure

To apply to the Extended Master's Program Organization Studies, you need to apply to the organizations that you would like to be admitted to.

  • There are two rounds in which you can apply, and in each round, you can apply to a maximum of two organizations. 
  • Each application should consist of a motivation letter directed to the specific partner organization of your choosing, and your resume. Please send your applications to Secretariat Organization Studies.
  • To participate in the Extended Master's Program Organization Studies, you will need to be admitted to the Master’s program in Organization Studies.

Program manual

More information on the Extended Master's Program Organization Studies can be found in the program manual.

Download the program manual

For any remaining questions you may have about the Extended Master’s Program, please ask your question by e-mail to the coordinator of the program, Hans van Dijk.