What will I learn?

Do you want to analyse and add practical expertise regarding issues involving personnel and organisation? And do you want to think about them at the strategic level within an organisation? During this Master's specialisation, you will learn how to optimise organisational, group/team and individual performance.

Master's specialisation Strategic Human Resources Leadership: something for you?

This specialisation pays attention to the entire range of human capital: emotion, behaviour and potential.
The key is enhancing employability and sustainable careers.
This Master's uses lots of real-life examples.
You learn to understand how the micro goals of individuals relate and can be aligned with the strategic plans of a company.

What will you learn?

In the Master's specialisation in Strategic Human Resources Leadership, you will learn how to determine the ideal combination of HR practices in order to optimise organisational, group/team and individual performance. You will need to understand how to manage the diversity and inclusion of a heterogeneous and increasingly flexible workforce. Besides that, this Master's teaches you to understand the basics of strategic leadership. A good company strategy not only considers the factors that need to be in play to ensure employees’ well-being, but also involves staff in the development of new strategic direction.

Career prospects

Master's specialisation in Strategic Human Resources Leadership

The Master's specialisation in Strategic Human Resources Leadership focuses on new insights into personnel and organisation issues. This involves, among other things, using the human resources concept and resource-based staff and organisation management. In addition, topical themes are addressed such as competence management, training and development management employability and career management, and (cultural) diversity management. Therefore, this Master’s specialisation is interesting for students who want to contribute to the development and implementation of personnel management in organisations.

Graduates of this specialisation could gain the following job positions:

HR manager
Policy-maker
Strategic manager specialised in HR issues
HR Management Consultant
HR Development Consultant Line manager
Member of the Board of Directors (later on in career – this is becoming more and more common)
Teacher HR Management and HR Development or Business Studies in tertiary or vocational education
Self-employed giving workshops or traineeships in issues as job crafting, team building, sustainable employability and career management, conflict management and/or communication skills.

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

Venue

Radboud University

Houtlaan 4,

NIJMEGEN,

Gelderland,

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
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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)