Utilising the School’s long-standing expertise in management and organisation research, this master’s programme integrates advanced social science perspectives and methods to address managerial and organisational practices and to understand the social and political context they are embedded in.
The programme deals with key issues facing people in contemporary organisations, including strategic management, organisational change, leadership, knowledge work, power, and globalisation. This gives you the necessary knowledge and skills to critically analyse and deal with the forces and practices that shape and change the future of management and organisations.
In the first semester you develop an advanced understanding of core management and organisation theories, the societal context of management and organisations, and cutting edge research pursued by faculty members in the School's Management, Organisation & Society Group. The second semester deals with key issues related to management, organisational change and leadership.
During the third semester you may broaden or specialise your expertise by choosing from a number of electives offered at the School or at other departments within the Faculty of Social Sciences. You can also choose to do an exchange semester abroad. The fourth semester is devoted to social science methods and to the master’s dissertation. The dissertation enables you to further advance the skills and knowledge you have developed through the taught courses by applying relevant theoretical perspectives and social science methods in an empirical setting.
The programme provides a solid background for students pursuing a career in management, consulting and government, and for students pursuing an academic career in research and teaching.
Successful applicants are required to hold a Bachelor’s degree with a major in a social science or humanities discipline.
Why choose this programme?
- It is taught by a highly skilled and experienced faculty.
- It equips you with knowledge of key issues facing organisations today as well as the means to manage them.
- The programme provides you with knowledge and skills in high demand among employers.