Organization and Management Studies, M.Sc. | Tilburg University | Tilburg, Netherlands
12 months
15100 EUR/year
2252 EUR/year
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Organization Studies program offered at Tilburg University prepares you as an organizational analyst to develop and change organizations based on evidence-based interventions.

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In your prospective role as manager, consultant, project manager or other roles it will enable you to understand and deal with a wide variety of issues faced by contemporary organizations and to help companies and governments respond adequately. The Organization Studies program offered at Tilburg University  builds on an interdisciplinary social science perspective by drawing on insights from organization science, strategic management, and organizational behavior.

Program and courses

The combination of insights from organization science, strategic management, and organizational behavior makes this program unique in the Netherlands and within Europe. Learn to diagnose organizational problems, formulate research-informed solutions to those problems, communicate these effectively with the relevant stakeholders in their respective organizations, and manage the implementation processes.

  • Practice related teamwork is a key part of the program: frequent group assignments in real-life settings, as well as through the acquisition of knowledge on team processes.
  • Small-scale, interactive education provided by leading scientists in their field. You will also get support and feedback from a small group of fellow students while writing your thesis in so-called Thesis Circles.
  • Deepen your knowledge and skills: the Extended Master (18 months in total) adds a one-year professional traineeship to the program with a wide range of companies to choose from. In the first semester, you will follow the same courses as the regular Master's program.
  • The Organizing for Global Social Challenges track gives you a different perspective on sustainable development based on the theories and methods pertinent to the Global Management of Social Issues discipline. This specialization considers the role of organizations in addressing global social challenges.

Career prospects

As Master of Science in Organization Studies you will be prepared for management and internal and external consultancy positions in the public and private sectors, as well as for research careers. There are excellent opportunities for graduates who wish to pursue positions as an organizational analyst, management consultant, policy advisor and project manager.

Graduates are mostly employed at organizations such as Philips, Rabobank, ASML, Deloitte, Ahold, Achmea, Capgemini Consulting, PostNL, KPN, Hospitals, Ministries, and Universities.

Graduates start or work for example as or at:

  • Management Consultant Organization, Purpose and Strategy at Michael Page
  • Young Professional Consultant at PinkRoccade
  • Project Management Trainee at Philips University
  • Advisor at Twynstra Gudde
  • Quality Project Manager at Shoeby Fashion
  • Lean Coach & Trainer at Lean Institute @ Verbeeten
  • Supply Chain Coordinator at Aalberts Integrated Piping Systems
  • Data Consultant Insights & Data at Capgemini

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organizing Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Evidence Based Interventions
  • Complexity within Organizations
  • Societal Developments and Institutions
  • Organizational Dynamics
  • Interorganizational Relationships
  • Master's Seminar Organization Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's and/or a Master's degree in social sciences e.g. Human Resource Studies, Organization Studies, or Business Studies.- You can apply for admission BEFORE you have graduated, but you must graduate by September 1 at the latest. - You cannot be accepted onto this Master's program without having either a Bachelor's or Master's degree. Work experience or an interest in this field cannot be taken into account for the admission process without a sufficient academic background.
  • Basic knowledge about the social sciences e.g. sociology, psychology, research methods and statistics.
  • Relevant knowledge about organizations, management and research methods.
  • You need to demonstrate proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15100 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2252 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2252 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Partner Scholarships Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB)
  • Tuition fee waiver (25%) for non-EU students of partner universities of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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