Master

2018-2019

Quick facts

  • Duration

    Master program: 60 ECTS

  • Language

    English

  • Degree awarded

    Master of Science

  • Start

    End of August

  • Application deadlines

    April 1 for non-EU/EEA,

    July 1 for EU/EEA

    August 1 for Dutch students with a Dutch diploma

  • Tuition Fees

    EU / EEA citizens:

    € 2,060 p / yr

    Non-EU / EEA citizens:

    € 14,500 p / yr

MSc Global Management of Social Issues

The new Master’s program in Global Management of Social Issues combines human resource studies, organization studies, and sociology to address complex societal challenges from a multidisciplinary and multilevel perspective.

Sustainable Development

The Master’s GMSI core theme is Sustainable Development, with a particular focus on understanding and triggering social and economic drivers of Sustainable Development at multiple levels. The program provides you with the organizational and managerial tools to help organizations deal with global societal challenges, in a way that appreciates their interconnectedness, multidisciplinarity and multi-focality.

Why the Master Global Management of Social Issues?

  • Approach complex societal challenges in an international context, such as poverty, migration, climate change, or humanitarian interventions after a natural disaster.
  • Learn how to run projects and compose teams of experts that work on such 'wicked problems'.
  • Think beyond the limits of one specialization by combining human resource studies, organization studies, and sociology.
  • These skills are in great demand by different companies, departments and projects in international environments and organizations.
The Master GMSI program is composed by three tracks:
Politics, Policy and Societal Development (main discipline: Sociology)
Organizing for Global Social Challenges (main discipline: Organization Studies)
People management for Global Social Challenges (main discipline: HRS)

Career Perspectives

  • You could work for example as a consultant or human resource manager in an international organization, connecting people in order to create the most competent team to solve complex problems.
  • Or you could work as a fundraiser and help find a solution for poverty, or help introduce sustainable practices in supply chains. 
  • As a project manager, you can make sure that projects run smoothly and produce the best possible results.

Master

2018-2019

Master's program GMSI

The program consists of 60 credits (ECTS), of which:

  • 2 common GMSI courses (12 ECTS)
  • 3-5 track-specific courses (24 ECTS)
  • Master’s thesis (24 ECTS)
Common GMSI courses
Social Changes and Sustainable Development
Hybrid Organizations
Courses track Politics, Policy and Societal Development
Master Seminar Sociology: From Theory to Research
Social Policy and Social Risks
Politics and Society in Comparative Perspective
Courses track Organizing for Global Social Challenges
Evidence Based Intervention
Complexity within Organizations
Interorganizational Relationships
Organizational Dynamics
Master’s Seminar Organization Studies
Courses track People Management for Global Social Challenges
Seminar Human Resource Studies
HR Analytics
Organizational Change
Master’s thesis GMSI
- In each track and throughout the program, master’s seminars will prepare students to their Master’s thesis, which will focus on a GMSI-related topic (Societal Challenges and Sustainable Development).
- The Master’s thesis will investigate societal and organizational interventions that have been designed and/or implemented to address global social challenges/one or more Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Opportunities will be provided for projects in emerging countries, hosted by partner universities or accompanied by internships with international organizations (governmental, non-governmental or private businesses).

Master

2018-2019

Admission and application

Best qualifying Bachelor’s degrees • Academic Bachelor's program in Business Studies
• Academic Bachelor's program in Global Management of Social Issues
• Academic Bachelor's program in Human Resource Studies
• Academic Bachelor’s program in Organization Studies
• Academic Bachelor’s program in Social Sciences
• Academic Bachelor’s program in Sociology
Pre-Master’s program If you do not meet all the prerequisites, you may
be admitted to a one-year or a half-year pre-Master’s program.
English language requirements (only for international students) TOEFL: 90 (internet-based)
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min. for all components)
Cambridge CAE or CPE
Application deadlines • April 1 for non-EU/EEA students
• July 1 for EU/EEA students
• August 1 for Dutch students with a Dutch diploma
More info www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/gmsi
TSB-Admissions@tilburguniversity.edu