Organizing for Global Social Challenges (GMSI), M.Sc. | Tilburg University | Tilburg, Netherlands
12 months
15100 EUR/year
2253 EUR/year
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Address global societal challenges such as poverty, migration, climate change, or humanitarian interventions from the viewpoint of organizations and private businesses. In this Organizing for Global Social Challenges program at Tilburg University you will get a meso-level perspective on sustainable development, based on theories and methods in the specialization Global Management of Social Issues.

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Become an expert in sustainable development within an international context by addressing global societal challenges, such as poverty, migration, climate change, or humanitarian interventions after a natural disaster. The core theme in this Organizing for Global Social Challenges program at Tilburg University  is sustainable development with a focus on social and economic motives.

  • A unique perspective on sustainable development: this specialization considers the role of organizations and private businesses in addressing global social challenges, in addition to the emergence of new organizational forms to achieve sustainable development goals.
  • Learn how to develop organizational interventions, run projects and assemble teams of experts who address global societal challenges.
  • Community-building activities throughout the program will ensure cohesion in the programs cohort. Become part of an innovative program which brings together academics and students from all over the world in a small-scale and interactive learning environment.

Career prospects

Become prepared to lead and participate in change- and innovation-oriented projects aiming to tackle societal challenges. In this program you’ll learn to combine multi-disciplinary disciplines to address complex societal challenges from a cross-cultural and international comparative perspective.

With this knowledge, you can think beyond country borders and the limits of one area of expertise. These skills are in great demand within companies, organizations and projects operating in international environments. Graduates found work in (non-)profit sector, in multinational organizations, entrepreneurial ventures, government, and the private sector. Examples of employers include Unicef, Phillips, Oxfam Novib, Doctors without Borders, Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, or Greenpeace. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evidence Based Intervention
  • Social Changes and Sustainable Development
  • Complexity within Organizations
  • Interorganizational Relationships
  • Organizational Dynamics
  • Hybrid Organizations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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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

To be admitted directly to our Master's track in Organizing for Global Social Challenges, you must have the following academic background:

  • A Bachelor's and/or a master's degree in social sciences, e.g., Human Resource Studies, Organization Studies, Management, Business Studies, or equivalent programs.
  • Basic knowledge about the social sciences, e.g., sociology, psychology, research methods and statistics.
  • Relevant knowledge about organizations, management, and research methods.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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

    2253 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2253 EUR per year 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.


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