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