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As a graduate, you are qualified to work in national and international companies, non-profit organisations and government institutions. Think of positions such as management trainee, internal or policy consultant, financial or control officer and organisation advisor. Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

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.

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As a graduate, you are qualified to work in national and international companies, non-profit organisations and government institutions. Think of positions such as management trainee, internal or policy consultant, financial or control officer and organisation advisor. Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

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 Career Services

Potentiële beroepen

  • Change Management

    Graduates of Change Management are much in demand. They are flexible and can develop in many directions, for example through consultancy projects. Some job examples are:

    • Management trainee
    • Internal consultant
    • Policy consultant
    • Member of a project team in profit as well as non-profit organizations

    You could also start work as a management trainee, internal consultant, policy consultant or member of a project team in profit as well as non-profit organizations.

    A quarter of all graduates finds a job in consultancy.

  • Organizational and Management Control

    Graduates in Organizational and Management Control are qualified for various types of jobs may find jobs in national and international companies, non-profit organizations or government institutions. The programme provides you with a solid grounding in the field of financial management and information gathering and processing for decision-making purposes.

    Some examples:

    • Assistant manager/management trainee, project manager, eventually leading to general manager
    • Financial officer, internal control officer or related controller positions, eventually leading to financial manager
    • Junior organization advisor in the field of quality management, financial management or change processes in organizations
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship

    Graduates may find employment in, for example, one of the following positions:

    • All-round SME manager
    • Independent entrepreneur
    • SME Consultant
    • Employee of a large organization selling services to SMEs (for example banks, accountancy offices, etc.)
    • Employee of a large organization recruiting staff with an entrepreneurial attitude
  • Strategic Innovation Management

    Career perspectives for graduates in Strategic Innovation Management are bright. As the programme focuses on a field which is of growing importance across industries internationally, you can choose between many different career paths. The programme is the ideal choice when you are interested in a career in strategic or innovation management, business development, or in consultancy.

  • Testimonial van Ana Quintana

    Innovation and Strategy in one programme

    "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 again be on a flight to Groningen."

    "Ana Quintana, graduate in Strategic Innovation Management" "I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to follow a 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. Innovation is a specialization not usually offered in Mexico and the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme eventually directed me to Groningen. 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. My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. 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 Queens 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 again be on a flight to Groningen."

    Sluiten
    – Ana Quintana
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  • Testimonial van Jaap Hofstee

    Deciding not to take the beaten track

    After my BSc in International Business I decided not to take the beaten track. I wanted to investigate another subject area and opted for Change Management.

    This academic year I'm combining the MSc in Change Management with an administrative internship at UniPartners Groningen, an organization affiliated to the University that tries to bridge the gap between higher education and industry by involving students in consultancy projects in companies. Combining studies and administration means I have to work particularly hard, especially since the studies are very demanding. A lot is expected of you, and the lecturers are critical of everything. The backbone of the MSc programme for me is the Field Course, which deals with developments in Change Management, the things that influence it, and project management. Your level of thinking goes up by leaps and bounds because you have to take a critical approach to the subject matter. I hope to graduate in six months' time. I'm not sure what I shall do then. I want to have a good think about it in the summer: whether to continue my studies somewhere else or to start working. There's a good chance I shall go into consultancy, where I'd like to do something with people, as they often play an important role in organizational change.

    Sluiten
    – Jaap Hofstee
  • Testimonial van Tjeerd Manussen

    Thinking about starting my own business

    The nice thing about the Master's degree programme in Small Business and Entrepreneurship is that it has a very practical orientation.

    I heard about the Master's degree in Small Business and Entrepreneurship at a University of Groningen information meeting and I was immediately enthusiastic, partly because I have been interested in entrepreneurship for a long time and I am thinking about starting my own business. The nice thing about the Master's degree programme in Small Business and Entrepreneurship is that it has a very practical orientation. There is a strong focus on concrete aspects such as legislation, entry barriers and issues of succession, for example in family businesses, and students are assessed very critically on the characteristics that an entrepreneur should have, according to the literature, such as determination, being prepared to take risks and having pluck. I am currently doing an internship at AM Energy, the 'sustainable development department' of the property developer AM, where I am investigating the possibilities for exploiting sustainable energy in the Netherlands. I am very interested in the world of real estate. It's a market with relatively few big players and a good few smaller ones, there's lots of money involved and the output is visible. I think I will end up in this market after I graduate. Many students of Economics and Business want to work for multinationals, but I am more interested in SMEs. After I graduate I will first travel around Australia and New Zealand for about a year and then find a job. I would advise new Master's students not to underestimate the first six months. It's a busy time. There are no shortcuts and it's hard work, but it's definitely worth it!

    Sluiten
    – Tjeerd Manussen
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