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Business Administration - Organisational Design and Development

12 months
11471 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
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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.

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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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






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Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

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


  • 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

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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