Are you interested in managing people and leading change? Do you want to know what it takes to motivate employees and foster learning in organizations? Do you want to understand why managers, employees, and consultants behave the way they do? Are you interested in how psychology can be applied to business? Then the specialization in Organisation: Management, Change, and Consultancy could be right for you. The specialization is part of the master's program in International Business and it's for students looking for a career in management. Combining insights from management, organizational behavior, and psychology, the program integrates fundamental and cutting-edge knowledge on leadership and management with expertise in learning and change in organizations. With an international network and double-degree program options, the Organisation: Management, Change, and Consultancy program is one of the most unique and dynamic management options out there.
work for large multinationals, general management, top consulting firms, HRM
Double Degree, Master of Global Business and International Triangle available
1-year, full-time master’s taught in English
starts in February and September
weekly: 8 hrs classes, 12 hrs group work, 20 hrs individual study
you’ll get an MSc in International Business with a specialization in Organisation: Management, Change, and Consultancy
Why this program?
Managing people is essential to organizational success, and organizations depend on a motivated and committed workforce to remain competitive. Yet managing an organization´s most important asset – its people – poses constant challenges. The Organisation: Management, Change, and Consultancy program combine insights from management, organizational behavior, and psychology. The program integrates fundamental and cutting-edge knowledge on leadership and management with expertise on learning and change in organizations, shedding light on the work of managers and providing guidance on becoming an effective leader.
Strong foundational courses
Organizational change and consultancy: an academic overview of change management as well as the practical use of consultants in firms (coordinator: Dr. Hannes Guenter)
Organizational Learning: contemporary theory, research, and practice of organizational learning and development (coordinator: Dr. Anna Huppertz)
Leadership: a personal leadership journey in which you will reflect on and work with the science and art of leadership (coordinator: Prof. Simon de Jong)
Managers @ Work: a critical meta-analysis of management practice, with the possibility of setting up an e-documentary (coordinator: Dr. Anna Huppertz)
Amazing education opportunities
Premium honors program
Premium gives you that extra edge by offering real-world experience during your studies. As part of a team of students, you’ll build the experience and skills employers are looking for. Work on a real-world assignment for a company, NGO, or educational institution. Create a personal development plan. Participate in intensive individual coaching, masterclasses, and workshops.
Internships give you practical experience that enhances your studies and increases your employability. Many graduates often end up working at the organization where they intern. SBE encourages master’s students to do an extracurricular, 8-26 week internship. The SBE Internship Office has an extensive database of internship opportunities and is on hand for guidance and counseling.
Combine thesis & internship
Rather than face a trade-off between finishing their studies and doing an internship, SBE students have the option of combining the two. During the Thesis-Internship Programme (TIP), your thesis will be written on a topic relevant to a company or organization during a part-time internship. This gives your thesis focus and applicability and gives you practical work experience.
Courses & curriculum 2022 - 2023
Through guided group discussions, experiential exercises, lectures, and intense group work, you gain insights into the functioning of organizations and the people within them. You'll learn about academic research on the management of change and learning, the role of managers in organizations, and leadership. At the end of this program, you will have a solid, theoretical basis for analyzing change and learning within organizations, and new insights into the challenges that leaders and managers face in their day-to-day work.
EBC4047 Organisational Change and Consultancy
EBC4265 Data Analytics
EBS4013 Writing a Master’s Thesis Proposal IB Organisation
EBC4048 Organisational Learning
Master's Thesis or Thesis Internship Programme
EBC4045 Managers @ Work
Rankings & recognition
Triple Crown accreditation - School of Business and Economics
Financial Times lauded SBE in best practice examples of sustainability, ethics, and social purpose in teaching and education methods
UM is the sixth-best Young University in the world
Financial Times MIM 2021: MSc International Business ranked #37 Masters in Management
The department has relationships with well-known companies, consultancy firms, and public organizations. Experts from the field give guest lectures to provide you with an insider´s view into management, consulting, and other career options. Department members are often engaged in consulting and coaching roles themselves and can provide you with further insights into the possibilities awaiting graduates with a degree in Organisation: Management, Change, and Consultancy. Our graduates have found positions in various well-known firms in the Netherlands, Europe, and the world.
Graduates with strong skills in people management are in high demand across a wide range of industries and organizations. With an International Business degree in Organisation, you are well-positioned to help organizations unleash their full human resources potential, be it in the role of a leader, manager, or management consultant. Our graduates have made careers for themselves in large multinationals and consulting firms, in general management and human resource management positions.
Take a look at some of the jobs our graduates have landed:
Recruitment Coordinator at Apple
Senior project manager for learning & development at Zurich Insurance Group
HR manager at DSM
Project manager at Shell
Consultant at Ernst & Young, Capgemini, PWC, Accenture