1 year (60 ECTS)
Master of Science (MSc)
End of August
April 1 for non-EU/EEA, July 1 for EU/EEA, August 1 for Dutch diplomas
MSc track People Management for Global Social Challenges
Address global societal challenges such as poverty, migration, climate change, or humanitarian interventions and focus on the drivers of sustainable development from the viewpoint of workforce and labor market. In this track of the MSc Human Resource Studies you will get a micro-level perspective on sustainable development, based on the theories and methods pertinent to the specialization Global Management of Social Issues.
Why People Management for Global Social Challenges track
- 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 is sustainable development with a focus on social and economic motives.
- Develop a different perspective on sustainable development: the People Management for Global Social Challenges track addresses global societal challenges from the point of view of workforce and labor market.
- Learn how to run projects and compose teams of experts that work on such 'wicked problems'.
- 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.
As a graduate you are able to:
- Create a mutual understanding of the problem. Frame problems from multiple perspectives, disciplines and levels of analysis, with a focus on group dynamics.
- Promote sustainable development . Analyze multiple drivers and outcomes of societal issues at multiple levels, as well as of interventions aimed at addressing global challenges - all to promote sustainable development at macro and micro level.
- Lead and participate in the change- and innovation-oriented projects aiming to tackle these societal challenges.
With these skills you could be working as a linking pin in a multi-disciplinary team, as a project manager or as a consultant, but also as a policymaker or policy consultant confronted with inter-organizational or inter-governmental partnerships.