Strategic Thinking & Management and Organisation Development
Are you interested in learning how to design the next generation firm? Do you want to learn how to thrive in the increasingly intricate web of human relationships that is the modern business ecosystem? Then apply for our exchange programme Strategic Thinking & Management and Organisation Development now.
An increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous competitive environment requires rethinking how firms compete and how firms use the most important asset: human creativity.
What do you need to enter this programme? And what can you expect when you apply? In this section you'll find all you need to know!
This exchange programme dives into strategic business shifts and the interpersonal skills required to succeed. You will learn about the shift in business strategy from pipelines to digital platforms and the shift in organisation from hierarchies to agile networks. You will learn the art of negotiations and influencing people. We’ll use practical examples, case studies, business literature and project assignments.
The programme takes place during one semester and contains the following courses:
|Course unit title||ECTS|
|Strategy & Organisation 1: Cases||10|
|Strategy & Organisation 2: Project||10|
|Professional Skills 1: Negotiations
Professional Skills 2: Networking
Please note that the programme reflects a (logical) bundle of courses/subjects and should normally be followed as such. By choosing this package you will have to participate in ALL the courses included. It is not possible to combine (two or more) programmes in one single period.
When applying for this programme, you are expected to have a solid basis on intermediate to advanced level in International Business and Management.
Minimum English CEFR level B2. However, this module has a lot of academic reading so it works best if you have at least level C1 English!
Please note: If your English language ability proves to be insufficient to participate actively in (parts of) the courses you have chosen, we cannot be bound to the Learning Agreement, neither can we guarantee to offer you the required amount of Study load (EC’s). Teachers might request you to take a diagnostic test at the start of the course to check if your English language ability is sufficient to successfully participate in that specific course. In all cases it is up to the programme manager, to decide if your English language ability is sufficient to be eligible for the programme/course.
When you move to a different country to study, there are lots of things to arrange. For instance, where will you live, how much are the costs? Visit the practical information site. Read here for more info about how to arrange housing. A student living in the Netherlands needs about € 800 - 1000 a month to cover living expenses, such as housing, food and transportation. This includes insurances – health insurance is mandatory.
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Why choose HU?
Vibrant university city Utrecht
Beautiful Utrecht has lots of young people and excellent facilities for student life. It has a mediaeval city centre which is small enough to explore by foot or bicycle. Enjoy a drink next to the quaint canals or dine in one of the converted wharf cellars.
Inspiring international setting
HU supports your ambitions. Our lecturers will tutor and assist you in making the most of this international programme. During your time in Utrecht, you will meet students from all over the world and make connections to last a lifetime.
Utrecht Science Park Campus
Studying at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht means you get to enjoy all the benefits of our modern campus, Utrecht Science Park (USP). A miniature city with the universities' buildings, student housing, restaurants, cafés, a sports centre, and much more, it enjoys excellent transport links to Utrecht and beyond.