This specialization focuses on the critical analysis and assessment of the means used to control organizations. It involves studying actual internal and external business experiments.
What information do managers need to analyse the performance of their organization? Which control systems are most suitable for managers to influence the behaviour of their employees in such a way that the organizational strategy is realized? How can changes in management control systems be realized successfully?
The MSc Business Administration - specialization Organizational and Management Control explores financial and nonfinancial information gathering and decision-making in the context of the gathering and provision of internal economic information. It also studies the way this information is used by the managers of organizations.
You will explore subjects like Research in Management Accounting Techniques, Research in Management Control and Management Accounting Change. In the second semester, you will write a Master's thesis.
Why in Groningen?
You learn practical management control issues in a scientific manner and focus on the three dimensions ofmanagement control: management tools, behaviour and dynamics of change. You get a grip on management techniques to exercise management control and realize behavioural change. Besides, is an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.
Graduates in Organizational and Management Control are qualified for various types of jobs. They may find work in national and international companies, non-profit organizations or government institutions. Some examples of positions are project manager, financial officer, management accountant, controller and junior organization advisor in the field of quality management.
Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.
Linking education to research and career preparation
Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.
In collaboration with external partners we conduct research projects on e.g banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy ageing and lean operations.
To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: Business Economics, Business Administration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics, International Business, Technology Management, Management Control.