Why this programme?
Managing people is essential to organisational success, and organisations depend on a motivated and committed workforce to remain competitive. Yet managing an organisation´s most important asset – its people – poses constant challenges. The Organisation: Mangement Change and Consultancy programme combines insights from management, organisational behaviour and psychology. The programme integrates fundamental and cutting-edge knowledge on leadership and management with expertise on learning and change in organisations, shedding light on the work of managers and providing guidance on becoming an effective leader.
Strong foundational courses
- Organisational change and consultancy: an academic overview of change management as well as the practical use of consultants in firms (coordinator: Dr Hannes Guenter)
- Organisational Learning and Development: contemporary theory, research and practice of organisational learning and development (coordinator: Dr Melvyn Hamstra)
- Leadership: a personal leadership journey in which you will reflect on and work with the science and art of leadership (coordinator: Drs. Nicolle van den Elst)
- Managers @ Work: a critical meta-analysis of management practice, with the possibility of setting up an e-documentary (coordinator: Prof. Wil Foppen)
You should want to work in an environment steeped in how managers, employees and consultants think, act and interact at work, and why companies function internally in certain ways. This specialisation is as much about psychology as it is about business. You should aspire to leadership roles wherein you strive to get the best out of the people you work with, and be willing to push the envelope on conventional wisdom about change management and organisations. You can apply for this specialisation with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline, though an understanding of quantitative methods is a plus.