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Master's Honours 'Leadership: making the difference!' programme

What does leadership mean to you? Leadership is more than being a manager. It is being able to win a team for you, to make decisions, to present yourself and to manage yourself!

Challenge yourself!

  • Are you a talented and motivated student looking for an extra challenge during your Master’s degree?
  • Would you like to deepen your knowledge yet also broaden your leadership skills in an interactive learning environment, from an academic and professional perspective?
  • Do you want to encounter fascinating and current themes from other fields of study from an interdisciplinary approach?
  • Do you want to make a difference?

Then the Leadership: making the difference Honours Master may just be what you are looking for!

Discover and further develop the leader within you

The Honours Master ‘Leadership: making the difference!’ teaches you about different aspects of leadership in an interdisciplinary context, helping you discover and develop the leader within you. At the Honours College, we encourage you to reach beyond the boundaries of your discipline. You will learn to address complex real-world problems focusing on society, public organizations, business and/or academia from an interdisciplinary approach. Working with these cases will provide you with the opportunity to experience the challenges dealt with by leaders in the world of business and (semi-) public bodies and help you to learn, practice and experience the essential skills needed to become the professional you want to be.

The Honours programme offers intensive hands-on small-group teaching (up to 25 people) to like-minded students from different backgrounds and across disciplines. You follow masterclasses, personal development meetings and leadership sessions, workshops, and execute projects for organizations. The language of instruction is English and the course units will be taught outside the regular teaching hours, by professors and experts from the field. Are you ready to take the lead?

What’s in it for you?

Your regular programmes turns you in a expert in your own field. The Master’s Honours Programme adds extra knowledge and skills about leadership as well as personal development and critical reflection: qualities that employers are looking for.

Students who complete the Master’s Honours Programme receive a mention on their diploma supplement and a letter of recommendation from the Rector Magnificus of the Unversity of Groningen and the Dean of the Honours College.

The combination of leadership experience (academic knowledge and skills), the Honours network and a mention on your diploma supplement, plus a letter of recommendation gives you an advantage when applying for positions in academia, the business world, or the public sector. Our graduates enter a wide range of industries, for example: financial services, policy department, education, marketing, research and many more.