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What will I learn?

Want to make change happen?

Global Project and Change Management (Sustainable Business and Innovations) is a BBA-programme of Windesheim Honours College in Zwolle. It prepares you for a career as an international project and change manager who can make the difference in tackling worldwide sustainability challenges. Think, for example, of climate change, human rights, global health and the circular economy. Sustainable development is the focus of this NVAO-accredited (opens in new tab) programme, but we also stimulate social and sustainable entrepreneurship. We dare, we share, we care! Do you?

What's Global Project and Change Management like?

We challenge you to create change! The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the heart of this programme, so you will learn to think critically, entrepreneurial and solution-oriented about global developments, sustainability and yourself. The programme is focused on doing, creating and co-creating: working with others to resolve problems that transcend borders.

Year 1 and 2: your foundation

In the first two years you will discover what the field of sustainable project and change management entails. Year one will introduce you to key areas of project management and professional skills. You will get acquainted with the industry and discover which skills you need. In year two, you continue to build your skills and deepen your knowledge. You will study modules designed to embed key knowledge in managerial and sustainable practice, while at the same time working on practical skills, such researching, communication and presenting.

Key elements of the programme

Global Project and Change Management is based on four principles:

  • Business Skills
  • Research
  • Global Challenges
  • Project and Change Management

Year 3 and 4: learning beyond the classroom

The last two years (consisting of four semesters) of your degree allow you maximum flexibility to plan your own learning journey and to further increase your employability. The focus in these years is on change management. You may plan the four semesters listed below in the order you prefer.

Career prospects

As a graduate of this programme, you will possess the skills to create sustainability solutions to the world’s most challenging problems. Your strength lies in your versatility and your ability to solve problems by combining your practical skills, theoretical business knowledge and diverse areas of expertise. There are plenty of positions in which you can develop, for example:

  • Project manager at an international NGO
  • Social entrepreneur
  • Trainee at the European Parliament
  • Development manager at a non-profit organization
  • Advisor improving corporate sustainability

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
€6,500.00 (5,31,046) per year
Application deadline

Expected June 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022


Windesheim University of Applied Sciences

Campus 2,



8017, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have an international diploma or dutch diploma. English Language Requirements: IELTS (academic) with an overall score of 6.0 or higher; TOEFL: internet-based 80, computer-based 213, paper-based: 550 or iBT Home Edition: 80; Cambridge: B2 (Proficiency).

For international students

Must have an international diploma or dutch diploma.

Windesheim looks at each application on an individual basis. We will consider qualifications from any country and measure them against the Dutch equivalents.

If you are not a native English speaker, you will need to show that you have an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English before you begin your studies. Please note that we do not accept language tests/certificates that are older than 2 years.

Qualifications we accept

  • IELTS: (academic) with an overall score of 6.5, and at least 6.5 for writing and reading.
  • TOEFL: internet-based 90 (subscore reading: 19 writing: 24), computer-based 233, paper-based: 577 or iBT Home Edition: 90
  • Cambridge: B2 (Proficiency), C (Advanced certificate) or A (First certificate)


You are exempted from proving proficiency in English if you have:

  • a Dutch havo or vwo diploma with a pass in English
  • a German Abitur or a Fachhochschulreife with a pass in English
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • a European Baccalaureate with English as the medium of instruction, or if you have taken English as a final exam subject
  • a diploma granting admission, obtained in the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain or Ireland, the language of instruction being English
  • passed one of the exams on this list

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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