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Pre-Master's program Organization Studies

The pre-Master’s programs in Organization Studies are designed for (1) Dutch students with a relevant Dutch hbo degree, and (2) Dutch and international students with a university degree that does not entirely meet the admission requirements of the Master's program.

Pre-Master's programs

For Dutch hbo graduates

The pre-Master's program for Dutch hbo graduates builds on the practice-oriented knowledge you acquired during your Bachelor's by enhancing your theoretical knowledge as well as your capacity for conceptual thinking.

This one-year pre-Master’s program (60 ECTS) runs from the end of August until June.

After finishing this program with good results, you can:

Program content

 The courses are:

Block 1:

  • Qualitative Research Methods for international students (6 ECTS)
  • Innovation, Organization and Entrepreneurship (6 ECTS)
  • Tutorial Premaster Organization Studie (0 ECTS)

Block 2:

  • Causal Analysis Techniques  for international students (6 ECTS)
  • Organization Theory (6 ECTS)

Block 3:

  • Construction and Analysis of Questionnaires for international students (6 ECTS)
  • Organization Development (6 ECTS)
  • Empirical Research pre-Master Organization Studies (6 ECTS)

Block 4:

  • Relations and Networks of Organizations (6 ECTS)
  • Strategic Decision-Making (6 ECTS)
  • Empirical Research pre-Master Organization Studies (6 ECTS)

You will find a detailed description of the courses and required literature in our course catalog.

Go to the course descriptions

Application and admission

To be eligible for this pre-Master's program, you must have completed a Dutch hbo Bachelor's program that gives direct access to the pre-Master's program in Organization Studies.

More on the application and admission procedure

For Dutch wo and international students

Tailor made to individual learning needs

The pre-Master’s program is tailor-made to individual learning needs, providing you with the foundation needed to follow our Master's in Organization Studies.

After finishing the program with good results, you can:

Application and admission

After you have submitted your complete application, the Admissions Committee will, based on this, decide whether:

  1. You can be admitted to the Master's program directly.
  2. You need to take a pre-Master's program.
  3. You cannot be admitted to the (pre-)Master's program.

More on the application and admission procedure


Please note: programs are subject to change. We advise you to look up the current program in OSIRIS Student at the start of the year.


Do you want to know more about this pre-Master’s program?

Visit this pre-Master’s information session during the upcoming Open day

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