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What will I learn?

Do you want to learn how to address both structural problems of organisational design and changes in the culture of an organisation? During this Master's specialisation, you will learn about the impact of organisational structure and how to analyse the need for interventions; both of which are vital for success.

Master's specialisation Organisational Design and Development: something for you?

This specialisation offers the unique combination of the design and the development of organisations.
The specialisation is rooted in the tradition of socio-technical system design.
You will gain advisory skills and learn to systematically analyse organisational problems.
This Master's also pays attention to social practices and change processes in organisations.

What will you learn?

In the Master's specialisation in Organisational Design and Development, you will learn about the impact of organisational structure, how to analyse the need for interventions, as well as how to make conscious decisions about the intended structure and to implement changes in a responsible manner. You will become a flexible leader who knows how to get people involved from the start and who understands that plans need to be adjusted to deal with unforeseen bumps along the way. The specialisation builds on the tradition of socio-technical system design that aims to jointly optimise both the social and the technical aspects of an organisation.

Career prospects

Master's specialisation in Organisational Design and Development

After graduating, most Organisational Design and Development students find employment at consulting companies, governmental organisations as well as at national and international companies. You can think of management or consulting positions. Some students go on to do a traineeship or pursue a PhD in Business Administration.

Positions that some of our graduates hold:

Consultant at Price Water house Coopers
Account Manager Profit at Eiffel
Subsidy Advisor at Boonstoppel
Management Trainee at Achmea
Field Sales Project Coordinator at Hamilton Bright & Unilever
Epic Application Coordinator at Radboud University Medical Centre
Consultant Operational Management and Benchmarking at Berenschot
PhD Candidate researching the role of middle managers during the organisational change at the Nijmegen School of Management

Which department am I in?

Nijmegen School of Management

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€16,000.00 (12,92,407) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


Radboud University

Houtlaan 4,



6525 XZ, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed Bachelor's degree in Philosophy or in a related discipline (in the latter case, students must have acquired at least 60 EC in Philosophical disciplines). The applicant must have a degree with merit or distinction or equivalent. Meaning: a student’s weighted grade-point average in Philosophy in the 2nd and 3rd year of their Bachelor's programme must be the equivalent of 7.5 or more (on the Dutch scale of 10). A TOEFL iBT or 100 overall, with subscores of 22; An IELTS score of 7.0, with subscores of 6.5; A Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 proficiency, with marks of C or higher.

For international students

A Bachelor’s degree in a similar (or related) field from another research university with a fair number of courses in your preferred specialisation. Your degree must be equivalent to a Dutch Research University diploma. Ideally, your Bachelor's degree should cover the following courses:

Organisation Theory
Human Resource Management
Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
Bachelor’s thesis of 12 EC

All other students need one of the following certificates (All certificates may not be older than two years):

TOEFL iBT: ≥ 90 & subscores ≥ 22
IELTS Academic: ≥ 6,5 overall. Subscores ≥ 6,0, writing subscore ≥ 6,5
Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 proficiency: C or higher

Application Deadline: Non-EU/EEA students - 1 April; EU/EEA students - 1 May (recommended deadline for assistance with finding housing) and 1 July (final application deadline).


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