What will I learn?

Our programme in Business Administration is designed to impart you with the skills to design and implement organisational strategies and structures with the aim to create social and economic value. The focus is on responsible organisations which emphasises ways in which organisations interact with multiple stakeholders to perform sustainably. Within the Master's Business Administration, you have a choice between eight Master's specialisations.

Do you want to understand the challenges and issues related to managing gender equality, diversity and inclusion in organisations, designing interventions and give content to the social responsibility of organisations? During this Master's specialisation you will learn how to use everyone's full potential, which has beneficial effects for individuals, organisations and society.

Master's specialisation Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Management: something for you?

This specialisation combines multiple specialisations in business administration and political science.
We emphasize the social responsibility of organisations.
You will learn about societal, organisational and scientific urgency.
This Master's is a unique interdisciplinary approach.

What will you learn?

In the Master's specialisation in Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Management, you will learn about the role and function of gender and diversity in the workplace, connecting what happens in organisations to the underlying power processes in politics and society. Besides that, you will gain understanding in how organisations produce different structural inequalities and how these inequalities influence each other in organisational practice. The programme addresses questions about strategy, culture and identity, leadership, and the inclusion of multiple stakeholders in organisational change.

Career prospects

Master’s specialisation in Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Management

As Business Administration graduates from Nijmegen, specialised in social processes in organisations and mastering the full range of research methods, our graduates are uniquely positioned to analyse complex problems and design interventions to give content and shape to the social responsibility of organisations.

The GEM program prepares you for the function of a diversity professional in public and/or private organisations. Our graduates are likely to be tasked with the development and implementation of specialized gender and diversity policies and/or diversity and inclusion programs, or can be employed in more general talent management and/or organisational change jobs. Students are trained to become critical academic professionals, and are well positioned to enter national or international management trainee programs. Other jobs, such as policy advisor, program manager, consultant or recruiter are also possible. Students with an interest in academic research have the option to pursue a PhD.

Which department am I in?

Nijmegen School of Management

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€11,471.00 (US$ 13,618) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2021

More details

Start date

Expected September 2021


Radboud University

Houtlaan 4,



6525 XZ, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed Bachelor's degree in Theology or related area; A proficiency in English: In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following: A TOEFL score of ?577 (paper based) or ?90 (internet based); An IELTS score of ?6.5; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark 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
  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance
  • Statistics
  • 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).

  • A TOEFL score of ≥90, with subscores not lower than 18
  • A IELTS score of ≥6.5, with subscores not lower than 6.0
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher.

About this uni

Radboud is the best traditional, general university in the Netherlands, according to Keuzegids Universiteiten 2020.

  • 24th in the THE European Teaching Ranking 2019
  • Based in a lively student city + central hub in Europe
  • Among top 1% of universities worldwide
  • Nobel prize winner in physics (2010)