What do you like about the programme/specialisation and why? How has the programme/specialisation challenged you (in relation to your previous education)?
The Master's specialisation 'Organisational Design and Development' deepened my understanding of organisations and enhanced my understanding why some organisations survive, and others don't. Without a proper structure, that is also aligned with the environment, organisations do not have a long term. This Master's challenged me due to its practical focus, as my previous background in economics is more assumption-based.
What do you think about the atmosphere in class (for example the relationship between students and with the teachers/researchers)?
The atmosphere in class was really nice! During the whole year, teachers stress the open environment and are willing to answer almost every question. You can email them, but during working groups there is also time to ask your questions.
What do you find most challenging in your Master’s (specialisation)? Have you encountered any obstacles?
Although the majority of this Master's is practical, some courses are very theoretical. It challenged me as I really liked the practical focus of this Master's.
Are you currently doing an internship? Or what is your thesis about?
I've written my Master's thesis about the effect of organisational environmental performance (the footprint) in the Chinese textile industry on employees working conditions.
Why do you think is it important that there are people out there with this degree? What are your plans once have received your Master's degree?
I do! Thankfully! As this Master's makes you able to go back to the fundament of an organization (the structure) and start bottom-up when solving a structural problem.