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Change management

Programma

  • 1 jaar

    To fulfill the programme requirements, you need to follow:

    1) four mandatory courses (5 EC each, 20 EC in total):

    • Theories and Approaches of Change Management
    • Change & Human factors
    • Managing Technological Change
    • Agents and Instruments of Change

    2) three electives of 5 EC each which enables you to specialise further in fields such as strategy and ICT.

    3) 2 electives. Students may choose group A or B courses as additional electives

    4) You should write and successfully defend your Master's thesis.

    To fulfill the programme requirements, you need to follow:

    1) four mandatory courses (5 EC each, 20 EC in total):

    • Theories and Approaches of Change Management
    • Change & Human factors
    • Managing Technological Change
    • Agents and Instruments of Change

    2) three electives of 5 EC each which enables you to specialise further in fields such as healthcare, strategy and ICT.

    3) 2 electives. Students may choose group A or B courses as additional electives

    4) You should write and successfully defend your Master's thesis.

Programma-opties

  • Healthcare Management Focus Area (specialisatie)

    Focus your MSc on Healthcare Management and open up extra career opportunities. There are two steps to the Healthcare Management Focus Area-

    1) complete two of four chosen electives 2) write and round off an MSc thesis on a healthcare management topic

  • Energy Focus Area (specialisatie)

    Focus your MSc on Energy and open up extra career opportunities. There are two steps to the Energy Focus Area-

    1) complete two of four chosen electives 2) write and round off an MSc thesis on an energy topic

  • Health Economics Focus Area (specialisatie)

    Focus your MSc on Health Economics and open up extra career opportunities. There are two steps to the Healthcare Management Focus Area-

    1) complete two of four chosen electives 2) write and round off an MSc thesis on a healthcare management topic

  • Master Internship (specialisatie)

    Opportunity for an internship between February and June. You will be rewarded 15 ECTS on top of your programme. Your thesis will be postponed to the first semester of your next study year.

Opbouw programma

Vak
Agents and Instruments of Change (5 EC)
Change and Human Factors (5 EC)
Electives MSc BA Change Man (15 EC)
Managing Technological Change (5 EC)
Master's Thesis BA Change Management (20 EC)
Research and Skills for MSc BA (5 EC)
Theories and Approaches of Change Man. (5 EC)

During the MSc CM programme you will learn about different change strategies that have been developed to deal with the complex reality of organisational change, including intervention tools that are helpful for implementing those strategies. You will develop a solid understanding of the diversity in theories and approaches that characterise the international scientific and professional field of change management as well as the competence of critical academic thinking.

Check for in-depth info on all courses: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=2022

During the MSc CM programme you will learn about different change strategies that have been developed to deal with the complex reality of organisational change, including intervention tools that are helpful for implementing those strategies. You will develop a solid understanding of the diversity in theories and approaches that characterise the international scientific and professional field of change management as well as the competence of critical academic thinking.

Check for in-depth info on all courses: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=2022

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief
Waarom in Groningen?

The programme offers a richness in theoretical approaches and acknowledges the complexity of organisational changes as a dynamic interplay of organisational, technological, cultural and human factors. Besides, dedicated, staff, students and expert practitioners form a lively learning community that prepares you for a career in a globalising world . The programme, ensures high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

The programme offers a richness in theoretical approaches and acknowledges the complexity of organisational changes as a dynamic interplay of organisational, technological, cultural and human factors. Besides, dedicated, staff, students and expert practitioners form a lively learning community that prepares you for a career in a globalising world . The programme, ensures high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself. But successful studying depends on many different factors, so it is understandable that you may need to consult an impartial expert to discuss your study progress and personal circumstances that influence your studies. The faculty's study advisors are available to help you. Obviously, everything discussed with the study advisor remains confidential.

Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself. But successful studying depends on many different factors, so it is understandable that you may need to consult an impartial expert to discuss your study progress and personal circumstances that influence your studies. The faculty's study advisors are available to help you. Obviously, everything discussed with the study advisor remains confidential.

  • Testimonial van Jaap Hofstee

    Deciding not to take the beaten track

    After my BSc I wanted to investigate another subject area and opted for Change Management. The programme deals with developments in Change Management, the things that influence it, and project management.

    This academic year I'm combining the MSc in Change Management with an administrative internship at UniPartners Groningen, an organisation 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. After my BSc in International Business & Management I decided not to take the beaten track. I wanted to investigate another subject area and opted for Change Management. 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 organisational change.

    Sluiten
    – Jaap Hofstee
  • Testimonial van Melissa Hulscher

    "There is an active Master's Community that organizes many activities where you can get to know fellow changers and create a bridge between theory and practice."

    "After finishing my HBO Bachelor's in Human Resource Management and my pre-Master's, I started the Master's in Change Management. I learned a lot about business, but most importantly about how people behave in business and in related change projects and how you can get employees to support the change.
    The course units are given in small groups and interaction is encouraged, also in larger lectures. The lecturers are enthusiastic and they encourage you to be critical of the lecture material. The Master's is highly academic but because of this interaction and the use of cases it also has a practical orientation. There is an active Master's Community that organizes many activities where you can get to know fellow changers and create a bridge between theory and practice. If you're looking for a Master's programme with a strong business focus as well as a human side, with critical, inspiring and enthusiastic professors and a dynamic field that never gets boring, then Change Management is the one for you."

    Sluiten
    – Melissa Hulscher
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