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Opleiding: MSc in Business Administration, specialization Organizational Design & Development

Aangeboden door: Nijmegen School of Management

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MSc in Business Administration,
specialization Organizational Design & Development

The Master's specialization Organizational Design & Development (OD&D) focuses on interventions in organizational infrastructures in light of their effects on social practices, against the background of the organization's position in society. The mutual connection between how work is organized and the social practices that establish work organization plays an essential role not only in the meaningful existence and persistence of organizations themselves, but also in the stability and adaptiveness of societies. Stable but flexible societies need well-organized firms and institutes; they need stable but flexible organizations. Looking at infrastructures against the background of social practices connects an external view of organizations with an internal view. The external view concerns how the organization's environment - the society at large or specific customer and cooperation groups - demands flexible reactions from organizations or allows organizations to co-determine what happens in markets, cooperation networks and societies. An internal view of work organization is then needed to understand how and why cooperation patterns establish what the organization is and whether or not it thrives. It is also needed to improve how work is actually organized, by using these insights for organization design and development programmes.



Admission requirements

The International Master’s programmes at the Nijmegen School of Management are demanding programmes, set up to help you develop a critical attitude and a comparative view of the current academic debate on organizational theory, research on organizational behaviour and change. In order for you to be successful at completing the study programme, the Nijmegen School of Management has set some requirements to make sure you have a background to successfully complete our programmes.

We set these requirements to make sure that you are well-informed about the nature of the programme, and so that you know which topics are addressed during the programme.

For admission to all the specializations of the business Administration programme, you need to fulfill a number of requirements. These are:

  • Completed Bachelor degree in Business studies or a related area
  • English Level requirements
  • Background in research methodology

[bw] A completed Bachelor degree in business studies or a related area

As the Master's programme seeks to provide advanced knowledge and skills in the area of international management, design and development management, strategy or marketing, a fundamental requirement for students is a Bachelor's degree in a management discipline.

Because the MSc programmes in Radboud University are programmes that build onto a Bachelor (BSc) programme, the level of education is high. To make sure you are able to follow the programme without difficulties, we require a background in business studies or related. That way, it is assured that you have enough background in the area of business and management studies.

When you send us your documents, your diploma will be assessed by our experts on international diplomas. Based on this advise, the board will determine if you are able to start in the Master’s programme directly, or if you need to follow a pre-master programme first.

For the Master's programmes, professional experience is not required. Anyone with an appropriate study-background is free to apply for admission. Students with a Dutch education have to apply via Studielink. Students with a foreign education have to apply via the university. 

We cannot give you a final answer on whether you are admitted or not until you send us either your application via Studielink (for those coming from a Dutch programme) or the university application forms with the necessary documents attached (for those coming from a foreign programme).

[bw] English level

In order to take part in the programme, you need to have a sufficient level of English. This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets one of the following conditions:

  • has a pre-university diploma (VWO diploma), or
  • has a diploma obtained by completing a secundary education at an institution in the Netherlands or abroad where the language of instruction is English, or
  • has a diploma from Higher Professional Education (HBO), or
  • is admitted by the Examining Board based on passing GMAT test score, or
  • has successfully completed a 3-year Bachelor programme in a Ducht university.

Students who do not meet one of the above conditions must satisfy at least the following: This can be shown by providing us with one of these documents:

  • TOEFL score of  >575 (paper based) or >232 (computer based) or >90 (internet based)
  • IELTS score of >6.5
  • a Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Proficiency in English (CPE), with a mark of at least C.

Please include a copy of the diploma or certificate. 

[bw] Background in Research Methodology

All our programmes in Business Administration are based on research, because we are an academic university, involved in many international research projects. This means that the courses mainly involve different management, marketing or strategic theories, how to use them and how to compare them, but also how to test them. To make sure you have enough background to start the programme, please check the list of topics below.

The main methodological concepts used during the programme are:

  • research designs (when to use which research design)
  • constructing questionnaires
  • basic statistical concepts (one and two-tailed tests, type I and Type II errors, effect sizes, statistical power, validity, reliability)
  • descriptive statistics (means, variance, standard deviation, frequency distributions)
  • correlation analysis, analysis of variance, analysis of correspondence, factor analysis
  • (multiple) regression analysis (including models with dummies and testing fro the assumptions)
  • work with SPSS.

Programme

Semester 1

(September-January)

Semester 2

(February-August)

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4

Organizations and Society

Intervention in Organizations

Organization Design

Organizational Change

 
Two electives
 
Thesis
 

Organizational Research Methods 

 Thesis

 

Niveau WO
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Ja
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type MBA (Master of Business Administration), MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €1350 en €2700
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Provincie Gelderland
Afronding Diploma