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Study a Masters in Culture, Organization & Management in the Netherlands
Management styles, cultural diversity, identity, cross-cultural co-operations, and organizational change processes are only some of the subjects from the interdisciplinary master Culture, Organization and Management (COM). This master program trains students to examine organizational cultures from different perspectives.
COM helps to understand organizational problems and management issues in a social and cultural context, and offers students a unique toolbox to reflect capabilities, challenges and obstacles of modern organizations that deviate from commonly used ‘standard models’. It presents a unique and critical approach in the realm of organization studies by ‘looking behind the scenes’ in organizations and across professional identities.
This innovative and expert-driven program combines anthropological and sociological methods with research-based knowledge and coaches how to apply tools of cultural analysis to the workplace. The knowledge you will gain opens up new career opportunities in both public and private sectors.
Culture, Organization & Management Program
The one-year-full-time program provides both practical and theoretical skills. In the first semester you take a number of seminars, which involve knowledge of contemporary theories of organizational culture and methods for analyzing complex cultural processes that dominate organizations and society.
During this period, you will also gain in-depth knowledge of qualitative research methods such as qualitative interviewing, participant observation, and being a “fly on the wall”, all of which are key to an ethnographic approach in organization studies.
In the second semester you apply and deepen this knowledge by conducting three months of fieldwork research for your Master’s thesis in an organization or a professional field. Optionally, you do this in a country of your choice. Your research will be monitored by cutting-edge supervision from organizational research
- A Bachelor's degree in Anthroplogy, Sociology, Political Science, Social Psychology, Business Administration or relevant field from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent.
- Motivation, background and personality (motivation letter, CV and personal reference)
- Proof of sufficient proficiency in English.
Tuition & fees
The cost of this program for students of EU/EEA countries is €2,060.
Welcome to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880 . The university offers over 120 English taught programs at Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral level. Students and staff of 84 nationalities create a dynamic international academic community. The...