• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Do you want to learn how to adress both structural problems of organisational design and changes in the culture of an organisation? During this Master's Business Administration - Organisational Design and Development specialisation at Radboud University , you will learn about the impact of organisational structure and how to analyse the need for interventions; both of which are vital for success.


Why study this Master's Business Administration - Organisational Design and Development specialisation at Radboud University?

  • Our approach to organisational design and development centres on the societal role of organisations and how this can be addressed in the way organisations operate internally.
  • This specialisation offers the unique combination of the design and the development of organisations. Besides addressing structural and economic factors, this specialisation also pays attention to social practices and change processes in organisations.
  • You will learn about the impact of organisational structure and how to analyse the need for interventions, as well as how to make conscious decisions about the intended structure and to implement changes in a responsible manner.
  • We teach a multidisciplinary approach of organisations with respect to their internal processes as well as their interaction with their environment. We challenge students to include this approach in their work and research. In order to stimulate this, we help students in gaining a strong understanding of research methodology and intervention theory while never losing sight of their practical implications.

Career prospects

After graduating, most Organisational Design and Development students find employment at consulting companies, governmental organisations as well as at national and international companies. You can think of management or consulting positions. Some students go on to do a traineeship or pursue a PhD in Business Administration.

Positions that some of our graduates hold:

  • Consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Account Manager Profit at Eiffel
  • Subsidy Advisor at Boonstoppel
  • Management Trainee at Achmea
  • Field Sales Project Coordinator at Hamilton Bright & Unilever
  • Epic Application Coordinator at Radboud University Medical Centre
  • Consultant Operational Management and Benchmarking at Berenschot
  • PhD Candidate researching the role of middle managers during the organisational change at the Nijmegen School of Management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organisations and Society
  • Organisational Change
  • Intervention in Organisations
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Organisation Design
  • Master's Thesis in Organisational Design and Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

     Radboud University will still consider EU/EEA applications until 1 July, but may not be able to offer assistance with accommodation.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 610

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

Your admission into this programme depends on your previous education. You are admissible if you have a completed:

A Bachelor’s degree in a similar (or related) field from another research university with a fair number of courses in your preferred specialisation. Your degree must be equivalent to a Dutch Research University diploma. Ideally, your Bachelor's degree should cover the following courses:
  • Organisation Theory
  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance
  • Statistics
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
  • Bachelor’s thesis of 12 EC
GMAT: If you have a background in Business Administration, we require you to do a GMAT (scoring >=610) to be directly admissible to the Master's.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11472 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11471 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2148 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Nijmegen

  • 800 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • Radboud Scholarship Programme
  • The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme
  • Holland Scholarship Programme
  • Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships
  • StuNed scholarship programme
  • Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund
  • Radboud Faculty of Arts Study Fund

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