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M.Sc. On Campus

Culture, Organization and Management

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

12 months
16730 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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This Culture, Organization and Management MSc programme offered at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam isn’t about desk research or sending out questionnaires. It’s about getting out there in the field, talking to people on the scene, and offering up a mirror to the people and organisations you’re studying. 

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In this Culture, Organization and Management MSc programme offered at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam you'll need the empathy to understand the issues from the inside, but the distance to be able to come up with workable solutions. You’ll need the critical thinking and theoretical baggage to be able to deliver tough messages, but the diplomacy to be able to communicate effectively.

Multiple perspectives, first-hand

Culture, Organization and Management (COM) at VU Amsterdam is like no other. It offers a unique perspective by drawing close to organisational practice. 

We teach you to look behind the scenes and focusing on both individual’s lived experience and the wider social context. No other university in the world offers such an ethnographic perspective on organisation and management, coupled with practical field research, grounded analysis and critical advice.

Entering the job market

  • Having graduated with a Master’s degree in Culture, Organization and Management, your skills will be in high demand in many sectors.
  • Consultancy firms – you’d be particularly well suited to consultancy firms specialising in a human approach. Some of our graduates have started their own consultancies as well.
  • Management positions and traineeships in major companies – people who are culturally sensitive tend to make better leaders in today’s society.
  • The public sector, NGOs and international organisations – working on international issues like climate change or humanitarian aid, especially a role as policymaker or advisor.
  • Social work and medical professions – the healthcare sector, for example, has many complex issues that require an innovative, qualitative research approach to solve them.
  • Communication and external relations – bringing across complex information to an external audience in a sensitive way.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organization Sciences
  • Sensemaking in Organizations
  • Research Proposal
  • Research Lab
  • Practices in Culture, Organization and Management
  • Changing Organizational Culture
  • Culture and Identity in Organizations
  • Transnational Organizations in a Global World

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You can apply to the Master’s programme in Culture, Organization and Management (COM) with one of the following Bachelor’s degrees:

  • Business Administration
  • Management and Organisation Science
  • Organisation Studies
  • Psychology track Social- or Work and Organisational Psychology

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16730 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16730 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 Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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