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Organizational and Management Control

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in both organizational practice and academic research. This means that you will learn, not only how to apply particular performance measurement and decision-making techniques, but also how these techniques impact the behaviour of people in organizations. This focus on human behaviour in real-life organizational contexts also implies that your training will be based on the latest developments in the field of management control.

Moreover, by conducting both practically-oriented and research assignments, you will develop an analytical and critical mind as well as problem-solving capabilities, which are important qualities in any future career.

Your teachers will be researchers active in the field of management control. In collaboration with external partners, they conduct research projects on, for instance, risk management, leadership, health care and lean operations. Some examples are:

  • Martijn van der Steen investigates management control in the context of fighting missions of the Royal Dutch Air force
  • Sakshi Girdhar examines controls and practices in big auditing firms
  • Paula van Veen and Sandra Tillema study the impact of personality traits on the role of controllers in a banking organization
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  • Testimonial van Ivo Koch

    "Learn to apply an organisation's strategy to its structure"

    I find OM&C a very interesting specialisation because there are lots of options at a high academic level.

    During my bachelor degree I was particularly interested in the guidance and management of organisations, so I didn't have to think long before I decided to follow the Master's degree programme in OM&C. This degree teaches you to apply an organisation's strategy to the organisational structure and the setup and implementation of the various control systems so that staff behaviour and therefore the entire organisation can be managed. A great deal of attention is also paid to the financial application of certain strategic decisions. I find OM&C a very interesting specialisation because there are lots of options at a high academic level. During my final-year internship at the Onderwijs Service Groep in Assen, I developed a risk-management model for use in secondary education. An internship can delay your studies but it's a very enlightening experience. I am also involved in a number of other activities, I have been an advisory student member of the Faculty Board and I hold several student assistantships. After I graduate, I would like to work for an organisation that is concerned with society, for example a ministry or educational institution, or even a for-profit organisation that is socially engaged. Sustainability and honesty should be the main features of a company's business operations and culture.

    – Ivo Koch
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