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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 14350

All study options

About Change management at University of Groningen

What are the characteristics of the most suitable change approach: planned or emergent, participatory or directive, top-down or bottom up?

**Best general MSc Business Administration in theNetherlands - HigherEducation Guide Masters 2017**

Responding to the ever-changing market and new developments isessential for the survival of today's organisations. That's whychange is crucial for organisations. This creates a need for changeexperts who know how to design and manage change processes.

In the MSc CM, which is both academically rigorous andsocietally relevant, you will learn to deal with the complexity oforganisational change as a dynamic interplay of organisational,technological, cultural and human factors. You will develop a solidunderstanding of the diversity in paradigms, theories andapproaches that characterise the international scientific andprofessional field of change management  as well as criticalacademic thinking as core elements of your professional toolkit.The programme offers you a diverse and challenging environment inwhich you actively and responsibly co-create your learningexperiences. You will be a member of a lively learning community ofdedicated students, staff and expert practitioners that preparesyou for a career in a globalising world.

What are the characteristics of the most suitable change approach: planned or emergent, participatory or directive, top-down or bottom up?

What are the characteristics of the most suitable changeapproach: planned or emergent, participatory or directive, top-downor bottom up?

**Best general MSc Business Administration in theNetherlands - HigherEducation Guide Masters2017**

Responding to the ever-changing market and new developments isessential for the survival of today's organisations. That's whychange is crucial for organisations. This creates a need for changeexperts who know how to design and manage change processes.

In the MSc CM, which is both academically rigorous andsocietally relevant, you will learn to deal with the complexity oforganisational change as a dynamic interplay of organisational,technological, cultural and human factors. You will develop a solidunderstanding of the diversity in paradigms, theories andapproaches that characterise the international scientific andprofessional field of change management as well as criticalacademic thinking as core elements of your professional toolkit.The programme offers you a diverse and challenging environment inwhich you actively and responsibly co-create your learningexperiences. You will be a member of a lively learning community ofdedicated students, staff and expert practitioners that preparesyou for a career in a globalising world.

After your studies

Job prospects

As a graduate of Change Management you are much in demand, bothin for-profit and non-profit organisations. You are flexible andcan develop yourself in many directions, for example throughconsultancy projects. A quarter of all graduates of BusinessAdministration find jobs in consultancy. Graduates of ChangeManagement are particularly well equipped for this.

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As a graduate of Change Management you are much in demand, bothin for-profit and non-profit organisations. You are flexible andcan develop yourself in many directions, for example throughconsultancy projects. A quarter of all graduates of BusinessAdministration find jobs in consultancy. Graduates of ChangeManagement are particularly well equipped for this.

FEB Careers Company
To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: FEB CareerServices

Job examples

  • Change Manager
  • Management Trainee
  • Internal consultant
  • Policy consultant
  • Member of a project team in profit as well as non-profit organizations
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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsFebruary, SeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 14350

Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA

€ 2060 per year

non-EU/EEA

€ 14350 per year

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
certified competences

GMAT/GRE; for specific scores (and exemptions), see http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

grade list

A certified grade list(s) is considered in the evaluation.

language test

TOEFL internet based (IBT): 90, IELTS Academic: 6.5; for specific scores see: http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

previous education

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: BusinessAdministration,Business Economics, Econometrics and OperationsResearch, Economics and Business Economics, International Business,Technology Management.

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained.

For more information, see: http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/(...)rt/admissions-office

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
previous education

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: BusinessAdministration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics andBusiness Economics, International Business.

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained.

For more information, see: http://www.rug.nl/(...)plication/nl-route/1

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/(...)rt/admissions-office

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
IELTS overall band6.5
IELTS writing5.5
IELTS speaking6
TOEFL paper based575
TOEFL internet based90

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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