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What will I learn?

Address global societal challenges such as poverty, migration, climate change, or humanitarian interventions and focus on the drivers of sustainable development from the viewpoint of workforce and labor market. In this track of the MSc Human Resource Studies you will get a micro-level perspective on sustainable development, based on the theories and methods pertinent to the specialization Global Management of Social Issues.

Program and courses

Become an expert in sustainable development within an international context by addressing global societal challenges, such as poverty, migration, climate change, or humanitarian interventions after a natural disaster. The core theme is sustainable development with a focus on social and economic motives.

A different perspective on sustainable development: the People Management for Global Social Challenges track addresses global societal challenges from the point of view of workforce and labor market.

Learn how to run projects and compose teams of experts that work on such 'wicked problems'.

Community-building activities throughout the program will ensure cohesion in the programs cohort. Become part of an innovative program which brings together academics and students from all over the world in a small-scale and interactive learning environment.

Typical courses are:

  • Social Changes and Sustainable Development
  • Hybrid Organizations
  • Human Resource Development
  • Organizational Change
  • HRM, Work-design and Technology

Career prospects

Become prepared to lead and participate in change- and innovation-oriented projects aiming to tackle societal challenges. In this program you will learn to combine multi-disciplinary disciplines to address complex societal challenges from a cross-cultural and international comparative perspective.

With this knowledge, you can think beyond country borders and the limits of one area of expertise. These skills are in great demand within companies, organizations and projects operating in international environments

Which department am I in?

School of Economics and Management

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
€14,600.00 (11,79,321) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

Tilburg University

Warandelaan 2,

TILBURG,

Noord-Brabant,

5037, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based) / 233 (computer-based).

For international students

To be accepted directly onto our Master's program in Human Resource Studies, you need to have the following academic background:

  • A Bachelor's and/or a Master's degree oriented towards work, personnel and organizational issues - e.g. Human Resource Studies, Business Studies, Organization Studies
  • Basic knowledge about the social sciences e.g. sociology, psychology, economics, research methods and statistics;
  • Relevant knowledge about subjects in the field of Human Resource Studies e.g. sociology of organizations, organizational psychology, human resource management.

English language proficiency:

You need to demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting the results of either:

  • TOEFL with a minimum score of 577 (paper-based) / 90 (internet-based).
  • Academic IELTS score with a minimum of 6.5 score overall and a minimum score of 6.0 on individual parts of the test.
  • Cambridge English test results: C1 advanced (formerly CAE) or C2 proficiency (formerly CPE). For both C1 and C2, we accept a score of A, B or C.

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