Master in Culture, Organization and Management
The masters’ programme of Culture, Organization and Management puts organizational problems in a broader social and cultural perspective. Are you interested in organizations and topics within organization culture, change management and cultural changes? Do you aim to graduate with an university masters’ degree? Then the masters’ programme of Culture, Organization and Management could be just what you are looking for.
The programme focuses on qualitative research methods which typify the ethnographic approach. Students may also conduct research for their thesis in the Netherlands or abroad, notably in Southeast Asia, Southern Africa orthe Caribbean.
What you can expect from the programme:
- Critical analysis of conventional organization and management practices
- An interdisciplinary and cultural perspective
- Exploration of organizational and management processes in cultural contexts, within Europe and beyond
- A strong emphasis on fieldwork
- Getting to know organizations from the bottom up and inside out
- Intensive training in analytical writing
Private and public sector
The prospects for COM graduates are favourable, with international jobs available in a wide array of sectors. Many graduates become consultants. Others obtain positions within corporations as commercial officers (e.g. in customer relations) or policy support officers (e.g. in internal communications). The non-profit and public sectors also offer COM graduates opportunities in the policy field.
If you have academic ambitions and want to pursue a career in education and research, you can go on to become a scientific researcher. The Master’s degree adequately prepares students to continue at PhD level, which takes four years in the Netherlands.
Applicants with an international Bachelor’s degree
The Master’s degree programme in Culture, Organization & Management is an international programme. To gain admission, you must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university in Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Organization Science, Communication Science (from a Social Sciences perspective), Organization Psychology, Social Psychology, or Business Administration. You must have had research methodology. You also need an excellent working command of English, and prove it with either the IELTS test (given by the British International English Language Testing Service; minimum score 6.5), or the TOEFL (the American Test of English as a foreign Language; minimum score 580 paper based, 237 computer based, or 92 Internet based). Exemptions from the language test requirement are only made for students who have completed their education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.
Last updated December 2, 2015