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  • 1. Master’s Program Organization Studies Dr. Tobias Gößling
  • 2. Department of Organization Studies 2
  • 3. Contents • • • • • • • • Main characteristics of the Master’s Program OS (1-year program) Courses and thesis Variant: Extended Master OS Master OS in comparison After graduation Master OS from the student/alumni perspective How to prepare? More information 3
  • 4. Organizations: powerful, useful, caring, deadly, reliable and miserably failing But: everywhere, complex and dynamic! 4
  • 5. Understanding Organizations: They are omnipresent, powerful, wonderful and dreadful And: complex and dynamic! 5
  • 6. Main characteristics part 1 • Focus of the Masters program OS  Complexity: actors are part of webs of intra and interorganizational relations  Dynamics: environmental changes influencing organizations  Main question: How do organizations cope with complexity and dynamics? 6
  • 7. Main characteristics part 2 • It is designed for those seeking:  A sound theoretical basis in organization studies.  A deeper level of understanding about how organizations deal with complexity and dynamics.  Advanced-level study that will generate transferable skills and facilitate employment in a wide variety of organizations. 7
  • 8. Main characteristics part 3 • Approach:  Rooted in organization sociology and psychology  To develop skills of critical analysis and understanding rather than to learn specific tools and techniques.  Closely related to the research program of the department-> relational perspective/Triple I  Self-activation & Self-assessment.  Few final written exams, mainly reports, presentations, discussions.  Introductory lectures  Smaller working groups 8
  • 9. How to get through? 1. Course work End of August – End of January (Block I and II) 2. Master thesis Mid September – Mid June 9
  • 10. 1. Course work • • • • • • Societal Developments and Institutions Organization Dynamics Organizing Strategy and Entrepreneurship Inter-organizational Relations Complexity within Organizations Master Seminar in Organization Studies All courses 6 ECTS credits 10
  • 11. 1. Course work • • • • • • Societal Developments and Institutions Organization Dynamics Organizing Strategy and Entrepreneurship Inter-organizational Relations Complexity within Organizations Master Seminar in Organization Studies All courses 6 ECTS credits 11
  • 12. 2. Master Thesis • Master thesis Organization Studies (24 ECTS):  Semester 2.  Competence test to show one can perform scientific research independently and has profound knowledge of topic, and able to interpret and communicate research results.  Approach: • Research topic within the framework of the research program of the department. • Thesis circles of up to 8 students supervised by staff member. • Thesis has to be written in English 12
  • 13. Master Thesis Circle Topics 2012 - 2013 Supervisor Title Leon Oerlemans Temporary Organizations Remco Mannak Organizations in Dynamic Networks Joerg Raab Network Management Jing Han Network Cognition Maryse Chappin Crowdsourcing for Innovation Tobias Goessling Critical Management Sjo Soeters Internationalization and Organizational Culture John Goedee Chain Cooperation Victor Gilsing (Breakthrough) Innovation & External Collaboration Petre Curseu Human and Social Capital of Groups Roger Leenders Risk Taking in Teams Jeroen de Jong An Experimental Approach to Psychological Contracts Sander Smit Organizing R&D Collaborations Rob Jansen Taking SDM research back into the field 13
  • 14. How to get out? • Completion of all the course work • Completion of the Master’s thesis by the end of June • Defense of the Master’s thesis in June • Graduation in a collective ceremony and within the Master circle (with guests) at the end of September 14
  • 15. Variant 1: Extended Master’s Consultancy • Extended Master integrates a junior traineeship of 1 year with an organization with the Master’s thesis trajectory and thus extends the Master OS to 1,5 years • Junior traineeship (second and third semester): 50% working time with organizations plus additional assignments and workshops • Students will receive salary by organization of at least 425 Euro 15
  • 16. Partner Organizations Extended Master Consultancy NIM Maatschappelijk Werk D&A medical group B.V. Magnitude Consulting SKPO EINDHOVEN E.O. 16
  • 17. Variant : Extended Master’s Consultancy • In principle open to all students admitted to the Master OS. However, students have to apply and be accepted by the Department of Organization Studies and the partner organization in the spring of 2014. • Information session first half of May • Deadline for applications for 2014/15 is second half of May. • More information: Tilburg University website (search term: extended master OS), Stefan Cloudt:S.W.M.G.Cloudt@uvt.nl 17
  • 18. The Master OS in comparison • English Master prepares for Dutch and international labor market • Master OS addresses issues and theories about the whole range of present-day organizations. • Strong focus on analytical skills • Extended Master Consultancy with integrated traineeship 18
  • 19. After graduation Alumni Organization Studies 19
  • 20. After graduation Alumni Organization Studies 20
  • 21. After graduation Alumni Organization Studies 21
  • 22. Lobke Westra Fulltime Junior Traineeship Berenschot at the Public Management department, within the Organizational Structure and Business group. - Live, work, study and travel for one year in 10 countries of South America. - Business analyst, Claassen, Moolenbeek & Partners Acquisition, market research and writing an organization development plan 2009 2008 - External relations, - Bachelor, Organization Studies - AIESEC Tilburg Part-time board member of the outgoing exchange team. 2011 2010 Trainee Newpublic Staffing and Recruiting industry - Master, Organization studies - Consultant Unipartners Gave advice about a process optimalization of the acquisition department for a social employer. 22
  • 23. Robbert Meijers Facility Management (Managing Consumer Business) 2005 2004 Informatieanalist / Adviseur ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Master Organization Studies & HRM 2007 2006 Informatieanalis t Procesontwerpe r Rabobank Parkstad Limburg Consultant / Business Analyst Capgemini Consulting 2009 Pensioen Analyst ASR 2011 2008 2010 Informatieanalis t Vodafone Business Analyst Financial Services Yacht Business Analyst / Teamleider DIV A&O UWV 23
  • 24. Master OS from a student perspective : Max Meulendijks 24
  • 25. Preparing for the Master’s OS • Mastering English as a foreign language (oral and writing skills) • Complete course work in your Bachelor program or the premaster year • Regularly read articles referring to organizational problems in newspapers, magazines and on the Internet • Be prepared to enter an exciting and challenging program • You may consider doing an internship with an organization before you enter the program 25
  • 26. Questions? General information about the program, admission, etc.: Study advisor Renske Helmer e-mail: studieadviseurs.fsw@uvt.nl phone: tel.:013 466 2088 More information about the content of the program: Coordinator Master’s program Dr. Tobias Gössling email: t.goessling@uvt.nl phone: 013-466 3384 Information Market! 26

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