Master Change Management

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Responding to the ever-changing market and new developments is essential for the survival of today’s organizations. In the past, change management was a subject only addressed incidentally: once a business had gone through a process of change, it was time for a period of consolidation. Nowadays, change is a crucial and permanent topic for organizations. This creates a need for change experts. They know how to design and how to manage change processes that simultaneously take place in areas such as business processes, information technology, strategy, leadership style and human resource management.

In the MSc Business Administration – specialization Change Management, you will gain an understanding of the processes behind change and the impact that changes may have on an organization and its members. You will learn what role change managers can play. More specifically, you will get an insight in different strategies that have been developed, including intervention tools that are helpful for enacting those strategies. You will also acquire the communicative and social skills needed to manage change programmes at individual, group and organization levels.


  • 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 specialize further in fields such as strategy and ICT.

Opbouw programma

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


Specifieke eisen Extra informatie

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a research university in one of the following – or closely related – fields: Business Administration,Business Economics, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics, International Business, Technology Management.

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained.

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