12 months
16000 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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During this Master's Business Administration - Strategic Human Resources Leadership specialisation at Radboud University, you will learn how to optimise organisational, group/team and individual performance. You will analyse and add practical expertise regarding issues involving personnel and organisation. You will learn to think about these issues at the strategic level within an organisation.

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Why study  Business Administration - Strategic Human Resources Leadership  specialisation at Radboud University

  • This specialisation combines domain-specific knowledge and skills from human resource management and strategic management. In other words, understanding how the micro goals of individuals relate and can be aligned with the strategic plans of a company. Key is enhancing employability and sustainable careers.
  • You will gain scientific insights to topics as varied as high-performance work systems, social network analyses, gender diversity, life-long learning, sustainable careers, expatriate management, bullying at the workplace, and moral reasoning.
  • We pay attention to the entire range of human capital: emotion, behaviour and potential. Corporate social responsibility is the corner stone of all our Business Administration specialisations.
  • Through the use of lots of real-life examples, you’ll get a good understanding of how HRM works within different types of companies and organisations in both the public and private sector, and in a wide variety of industries and occupational fields.

Career prospects

The Master's specialisation in Strategic Human Resources Leadership focuses on new insights into personnel and organisation issues. This involves, among other things, using the human resources concept and resource-based staff and organisation management. In addition, topical themes are addressed such as competence management, training and development management employability and career management, and (cultural) diversity management. Therefore, this Master’s specialisation is interesting for students who want to contribute to the development and implementation of personnel management in organisations.

Graduates of this specialisation could gain the following job positions:

  • HR manager
  • Policy-maker
  • Strategic manager specialised in HR issues
  • HR Management Consultant
  • HR Development Consultant Line manager
  • Member of the Board of Directors (later on in career – this is becoming more and more common)
  • Teacher HR Management and HR Development or Business Studies in tertiary or vocational education
  • Self-employed giving workshops or traineeships in issues as job crafting, team building, sustainable employability and career management, conflict management and/or communication skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • A Critical Approach to Strategic Human Resource Leadership
  • Gender and Diversity in Organisations
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • SHRL and the Flexible Workforce
  • HRM and Performance
  • Master's Thesis in Strategic Human Resources Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Non-EU/EEA applicants 

  • 1 April: Final deadline

EU/EEA applicants  

  • 1 July: Final deadline




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Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

English proficiency

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

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  • International

    16000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

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.


  • We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website

  • Please do note, that most of these scholarships are not fully funded. The Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP) is the only scholarship that offers both fully and partially funded scholarships.

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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