Bachelor of Business Administration in Global Project and Change Management
HZ University of Applied Sciences
EUR 8,500 / per year
Earliest start date
As a Global Project and Change Management student, you will follow a wide range of integrated courses and projects during your four-year study. You will learn to look at complex sustainability issues from many different disciplines by working on local and global issues in your future field of work. You will learn to approach issues from amongst others; an economic, technological, and environmental perspective. The study program is taught in English.
Would you be interested in co-creating potential solutions to the issue of plastic pollution with other experts? Are you the person who can generate improvements to enhance the quality of life for elderly or vulnerable individuals through the use of new technologies? Perhaps you could assist your government in formulating an inclusive plan to create a sustainable living environment for its citizens. Or aid businesses in their efforts to become more environmentally friendly?
These are the types of questions that Global Project and Change Management (GPCM) students discuss during their studies. Throughout this four-year bachelor's program, our students tackle significant and intricate issues alongside peers and professionals from around the world. As a GPCM student, you will engage in real-life projects for local and international companies, as well as research institutes, right from the beginning. This hands-on approach effectively combines theory with practice, teaching you how to approach complex matters from diverse perspectives. With an international staff and a diverse group of peers, along with opportunities for a minor and an internship abroad, you will start building your global network. This will thoroughly prepare you for your future career as a changemaker.
This small-scale and intensive program offers you the chance to develop as a young professional. Together with your peers and lecturers, you will explore your strengths and passions while enhancing your skill set. The study program covers a wide range of topics, providing you with a diverse skill set, extensive knowledge base, and a well-rounded educational background upon graduation.
Scholarships and Funding
While common in other countries, scholarships, especially full scholarships, are rare in the Dutch education system. However, there are some scholarship options available at the HZ.
Holland Scholarship for incoming students
The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The Holland Scholarship is for incoming students not originally from the EEA who have not previously studied in the Netherlands, and who plan to attend the HZ University of Applied Sciences in the framework of diploma mobility. The scholarship awarded is not a full scholarship. It has a value of € 5,000.00 and is allotted for one year only.
Please note: Payments will take place by transferring four installments of each € 1,250. If you drop out before 1 April 2024, the remaining installments will not be transferred to you.
Conditions for allotment:
- The student is not from the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway
- The student has not previously studied in the Netherlands
- The student has an IELTS of 6.5 (or higher) or an equivalent
- The student wants to enroll in a full-time (four-year or three-year) bachelor’s or 1.5 year Master's program at HZ
- The student has already been (conditionally) accepted to the HZ Bachelor’s or the Master's program indicated with his/her scholarship application. See: how to apply for a Bachelors' program
How to apply for the Holland Scholarship
Students can apply for the scholarship by sending an email to [email protected] before 1 May of their starting year. In this email, the student should indicate reasons for choosing the particular HZ Bachelor program of study. The student must also send a copy of his/her CV with the email. The applications will be assessed by a two-member HZ Scholarship Committee, nominated by the academy directors. The HZ Scholarship Committee will award the scholarship based on previous academic results, and motivation for choosing a program of study, and C.V. applicants will be notified of the decision within 6 weeks after the application deadline of 1 May.
Rotary Scholarship for Water Management, Civil Engineering, and River Delta Development
HZ University of Applied Sciences is pleased to announce a Scholarship donated by the Rotary Club Vlissingen/Flushing. The Scholarship is intended for a student who has a strong wish to study in the field of water as offered by HZ UAS and return to his/her home country to help solve water challenges there. The Scholarship amounts to €2,000 and is intended for a student who complies with the conditions listed below, and is a student of one of the following programs:
- BSc Water Management
- BSc Civil Engineering
- MSc River Delta Development
Criteria are as follows:
- Applicant must be an international (free moving) student;
- Applicant has already been (conditionally) accepted to one of the relevant programs;
- Applicant must indicate why this scholarship would be of great financial support AND how the costs for the duration of the whole academic program will be covered;
- Applicant should express his/her wish, after successfully finishing the program, to contribute to solving water-related challenges in his/her home country;
- Applicant should subscribe to show interest in the UN Sustainable Development Goals;
- Applicant is required twice during the year to appear at a Rotary Club Vlissingen meeting and share his/her progress in life and studies;
- Applicant should write and hand in an original essay, in which the points indicated above are made clear;
Please note: payments will take place by transferring two installments of each €1,000. Should you stop your studies before 1 April 2024 the remaining instalment will not be transferred to your account.
How to apply for the Rotary Scholarship
Students can apply for the scholarship by sending an email to [email protected] before 1 May of their starting year. In this email, the student should indicate the above criteria. The student must also send a copy of his/her CV with the email.
An internal HZ committee will be appointed, consisting of a colleague of one of the three programs (for which the applicant is NOT applying), a member of the HZ International Office, and the relations manager.
Mobility grants scholarships
When you are a student at HZ University of Applied Sciences and you are going abroad for a study or internship outside of the Netherlands, you can apply for a grant or scholarship.
HZ offers a HZ Grant for students who study or do an unpaid internship outside the EU. As far as we know, HZ is the only university of applied sciences in the Netherlands that subsidizes its students with a grant.
This scholarship is meant for full-time HZ students who want to study, do research, or do an internship outside the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The Holland Scholarship is a scholarship made available by the Dutch Ministry of Education Culture and Science together with Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The scholarship amounts to a one-off payment of € 1,250 and is meant as a contribution towards your study expenses.
If you do part of your study or do your internship at an HZ partner institute, you can apply for this grant. The Erasmus+ is a grant that the European Union has made available in order to stimulate students from its member states to gain experience abroad during their education; to enhance their languages, to become acquainted with other cultures, etc. The grant is a contribution to the expenses you will make, it will most probably not cover all the expenses.
From day one you will dive into the Global Project and Change Management programme. The introduction week is a full 5-day program in which we get you acquainted with your classmates, your lecturers, and the field. A great way to kick off your studies!
The first year is divided into two semesters, each with its own theme. The semester themes are a way of putting theory into practice. A great opportunity to apply what you have just learned in a classroom and see how that translates into real-life projects and examples in the field. The first semester theme is water, something that our region of Zeeland has in abundance! Followed by the theme of energy, a clear global challenge for the current and future generations.
A grasp of the courses you will be following in your first year:
- Earth & Environment
- Project Management
- Business Models
- History of Globalisation
- Product Innovation
- Change Management
These courses will be given by a variety of lecturers supplemented with experts from the field active on a local but also on a global scale. This way the GPCM program strives to get you engaged and involved in the global challenges our world is currently facing.
Your second year of studies is divided into the themes of vitality and food. Two clear current and future challenges this world is facing. Dive into complex questions such as: How can we end food shortages? Are current agricultural practices equipped to deal with the probable consequences of climate change? How can we keep the older generations fit and healthy?
A grasp of the courses you will be following in your second year:
- Cultural Awareness
- Negotiation & Persuasion
- Systems Transformation
- Purpose Economy
- Technology for Social Innovation
- Law and Policies
- Value Creation
You will take a six-month minor. A minor will deepen or broaden your knowledge and skills. You can do this with the research groups at HZ University of Applied Sciences, or choose any other university in the Netherlands or abroad. Click here for the full range of HZ courses.
The rest of the third year consists of an internship. During this internship, you will work 20 weeks on a project at an organization or company of your choice. You can do your internship in the Netherlands or abroad. For example, you could do an internship at a local government, a hospital, or an energy company.
You will follow several online and offline courses and workshops to further specialize in an area that is of interest to you. You can do this in the Netherlands or abroad. During the first semester, you will also work on an innovative and sustainable solution to an issue that is close to your heart. Together with your fellow students and various interested parties, you will develop a new initiative or product for a sustainable world. Think of setting up a network of young people who are committed to a just economy or draw attention to underexposed themes in the field of sustainability in global politics.
In the final semester, you will work on your graduation research at an organization of your choice at home or abroad. You can also graduate at one of the research groups within the HZ. In your research, you demonstrate your competencies and development as a Global Project & Change manager.
Program Tuition Fee
After your graduation, you can start working as a junior project manager or change manager at all kinds of companies and organizations. For example, you can work for a clothing company that wants to produce clothes fairly, a commercial company that wants to take sustainable entrepreneurship to the next level, or a construction company that wants to build green homes. You will end up in international institutions, banks, health organizations, local businesses, or the government. In addition, many students start their businesses or continue their studies.