Zico Martin_alumnus Organization Studies

Career prospects Organizing for Global Social Challenges track

Understand societal challenges in the framework of sustainable development and manage projects and people that strive for bringing about change, development or innovation in an oftentimes international context.

Knowledge and skills

As a graduate you are able to:

  • Create a mutual understanding of the problem. Frame problems from multiple perspectives, disciplines and levels of analysis, with a focus on group dynamics.
  • Promote sustainable development . Analyze multiple drivers and outcomes of societal issues at multiple levels, as well as of interventions aimed at addressing global challenges - all to promote sustainable development at macro as well as micro level.
  • Lead and participate in the change- and innovation-oriented projects aiming to tackle these societal challenges.

With these skills you could be working as a linking pin in a multi-disciplinary team, as a project manager or as a consultant, but also as a policymaker or policy consultant confronted with inter-organizational or inter-governmental partnerships.

Domains where you can work

Graduates found work in (non-)profit sector, in multinational organizations, entrepreneurial ventures, government, and the private sector. Examples of employers include Unicef, Phillips, Oxfam Novib, Doctors without Borders, Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, or Greenpeace. 

Typical starting positions after graduation: 

  • Policy Research Officer
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Consultant
  • Policy Advisor
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Community Outreach Director
  • Social Impact Report Accountant
  • Project Management
  • Consultant


After your Master's

Your transition to the labor market

We help you prepare for your transition to the labor market by offering a number of career services:

  • Coaching, support and training courses offered by our Student Career Services to improve your employability and communication skills.

  • Dedicated Career Services Officers who can give you individual career guidance or help you to find interesting and relevant internships.

  • Familiarize yourself with the labor market and meet potential employers by participating in several career events, which are organized every year in collaboration with the study associations.

  • To those who wish to discover and develop their entrepreneurial talent, we offer education and support services.

More on our Career Services

More on our Entrepreneurship services

Working in the Netherlands after graduation

After obtaining a Master’s degree in the Netherlands, non-EEA students can apply for a residence permit under the Orientation Year for Highly Educated Persons’ scheme. This allows you to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find employment.

Interested in the Organizing for Global Social Challenges MSc track ?

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