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.
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.
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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."