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
€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 (this does not include a Bachelor’s from a University of Applied Science, in Dutch HBO) in Artificial Intelligence or a related programme with a comparable content that sufficiently prepares for an advanced master program in AI. An acceptable applicant should have some knowledge of Computer Science (in particular sufficient programming experience and software development experience, about 15-24 EC), Artificial Intelligence techniques (search/planning/representation algorithms, machine learning, reasoning under uncertainty, neural networks, logics, and robotics, about 36-42 EC), Mathematics (calculus, linear algebra, statistics, about 15-18 EC), and some Cognitive Science (e.g. cognitive psychology or cognitive neuroscience). English Language Requirements: A TOEFL score of ?575 (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
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).

  • 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)