Business Administration

The department of Business Administration at Radboud University in Nijmegen offers high quality and socially relevant scientific research and education with an emphasis on social aspects and processes. At Radboud University, we explicitly focus on the social and societal processes and their fundamental role in organisations and relations with their stakeholders. These processes are approached from a social science perspective: our students learn to understand what organisations are by seeing them as social systems interacting with their business ecosystem, as institutions and in relation to their stakeholders. The programme prepares them for their roles as responsible decision makers through reflecting critically on their own impact on organisations as future leader. Read more about the story of Nijmegen School of Management.


The research programme of Business Administration addresses the multiple values underlying responsibility, the conditions required to realise those values and the interventions geared to the transition of organisations toward responsible organisation. Our research programme is embedded in the Institute for Management Research.

Research in the picture

Some of the research of the Department of Business Administration is featured below. View the full news overview and all ongoing projects here.

Koen van den Oever

Displays of anger and happiness correlates with influence on the board

Showing emotions in the workplace? It is indeed effective in board meetings. Associate Professor of Strategy, Koen van den Oever, has published an article on the subject in the top journal 'Academy of Management Journal'.

Portretfoto Ayse Saka-Helmhout horizontaal

Multinationals can make a long-term impact with both moral and strategic intentions

Ayse Saka-Helmhout, Professor of Comparative Management at the Department of Business Administration, studied what multinationals are doing to address these challenges and what factors play a role in achieving long-term social impact.

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Boardgame Energiek

Energiek is a boardgame, developed by researchers at Radboud University. It teaches players more about the energy transition in The Netherlands. Energiek focuses on companies, secondary school students, and the general public.

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Alumni interview: Roy Jakobs

As CEO of Philips, Roy Jakobs, Business Administration alumnus, constantly finds himself in an environment full of inspiration and innovation. He makes an impact in healthcare by focusing on social responsibility, sustainability and ease of use of technology: "No one can do this alone. We need to think in 'open systems' when it comes to healthcare."

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