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Master's Programme in Management, Organization and Society

  • 120 credits

This masters programme gives you a unique opportunity to develop your understanding of the complex nature of managerial and organizational practices, and of the social, political and cultural context that organizations operate in.

The lenght of this programme is two years and you will obtain 120 ECTS credits and a degree in Master of Science with a main field of study in Management. The language of instruction during the programme is English.

Why study Management, Organization & Society

The programme deals with several key questions that are confronting us in this day and age: What is the role of business in society, and what responsibilities do business organizations have? How and why do organizations change? How is power exercised in organizations, and how are dominant relations of power and authority challenged and resisted? How do employers seek to maximize the potential and performance of employees, with what consequences? Indeed, how can we think differently about organizational values and the things that make people in organizations valuable?
The programme will not provide you with definite answers to these kinds of questions, but it will help you develop conceptual and methodological tools that enhance your capacity to explore them in rigorous and creative ways.

Who is this programme for?

Your curiosity for knowledge and learning is more important than the subject of your undergraduate degree. Thus, the programme is suited for students with undergraduate degrees in the humanities, in business administration or another social science subject. Whereas social science and humanities graduates will develop skills and knowledge specific to the field of management and organization, business graduates will enhance their understanding of this world by exploring it through novel perspectives beyond the field of business administration.

What you will learn

Through this programme you will develop a strong command of key theories and rigorous methods in management and organization studies. By working with case studies, research projects and experimental learning activities, you will also learn to apply this knowledge and refine a range of skills that are essential for a managerial and professional career in business, government and NGOs: in particular, you will strengthen your capacity for problematization and effective communication, and your ability to question and critically analyze prevailing structures and practices, established modes of thought and simplistic tool-box systems.


  • Programme overview

    The programme integrates advanced social science perspectives and methods in ways that challenge disciplinary boundaries and entrenched modes of thinking.

    Successful applicants are required to hold an undergraduate degree with a major in a social science or humanities discipline and English level B/6 or equivalent. The ranking and selection of master students is based on GMAT and/or GRE, with an emphasis on the section "Analytical Writing".

    Year 1

    Courses semester 1                       

    Management Theory and Analysis, 7,5 ects 100%
    Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurial Self, 7,5 ects 100%
    Business and Society, 7,5 ects 100%
    Cross-Cultural Management and Leadership in a Globalized world, 7,5 ects 100%

    Courses semester 2

    Managing Human Resources, 7,5 ects 100%
    Power and Resistance in Organizations, 7,5 ects 100%
    Leadership and Management in Organization, 7,5 ects 50%
    Advanced Research Methods in Business Administration, 7,5 ects 50%


    Year 2

    Semester 3

    During the third semester you have the opportunity to broaden or specialize your expertise - by selecting courses from a number of electives, by doing an exchange semester with one of our partner universities abroad or by doing an internship in an organization. Internship students will be working within a company or another kind of organization whilst being supervised by an SBS faculty member.


    Elective Courses, 30 ects 100%
    or studies abroad at one of our international partner universities, 30 ecta 100%

    To enter the fourth semester and the degree project the student should have completed a minimum of 75 ECTS within the programme, including 52,5 ECTS from your first year and the Research Method course.

    Semester 4

    The fourth semester is devoted to the master's dissertation which enables you to further advance skills and knowledge you have developed through previous courses by applying relevant theoretical perspectives and social science methods in order to explore a research problem within an empirical setting. Student thesis is expected to be a scientific piece of work with a contribution that advances research.


    Master's Dissertation in Management, 30 etcs 100%

  • How to apply

    Read more about our application process and how to apply.

  • Career opportunities

    The programme provides a solid platform for students pursuing a career in general management, HRM and management consulting, a civil service career in government institutions and agencies, or a managerial or consultancy career in the NGO sector. The programme also provides an excellent starting point for students pursuing an academic career in research and teaching.

  • Contact

    For more information about this programme, please contact our Academic Advisors.