Global Project and Change Management

Global Project and Change Management

Are you the one that will improve the quality of life of vulnerable people thanks to new technologies? Will you develop with other experts a solution for the plastic soup? Will you form a plan to help your country to turn green? Will you have a sustainable solution to the housing crisis? Or will you find a way to produce food without putting too much strain on the planet?

During the Global Project and Change Management programme you will tackle these and other important and complex issues, together with students from all over the world. You will work on real-life projects provided by local and international companies or research institutes. You will effectively combine theory and practice, and search for innovative sustainable solutions from a social, economic and technological position. You will gain a global network during your studies and internships. This will thoroughly prepare you for your future career. And above all, you will contribute to a livable future from the very first day of your study!

After graduating, you will be a broad educated professional in the field of social innovations and you will be able to apply the latest knowledge in your chosen field. Project management holds no secrets and you will be familiar with the core themes within the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. You will have built a professional network consisting of specialists at international companies, governmental bodies and non-profit organisations. You will be able to collaborate with people from different cultures and professional disciplines. You will become a flexible Project and Change Manager that will create real change!

Do you want to contribute to a sustainable world and are you looking for an international challenge? Do you care about topics such as vitality, nutrition, energy and water? Then the bachelor Global Project and Change Management is for you!

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  • Bachelor
  • Full time
  • 4 years
  • English
  • Middelburg

This is Global Project and Change Management

As a Global Project and Change Management student, you will follow a range of integrated courses and projects within four years. You will learn to look at various sustainability issues from a variety of disciplines. These include economics, technology, environmental sciences, political science, law, international relations and public administration. During your studies, you will be presented with local and global issues from your future field of work. The study is entirely in English.

Year 1 and 2

From day one you will work on current issues from your future field of work. Year one and two consists of two parts called semesters, each with its own theme-based project. The theme in the first semester is water or vitality and in the second semester energy or food. Each semester starts with a short introduction and several guest lectures by specialists from the work field.

Year 3

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 consist of an internship. During this internship, you will work 20 weeks on a project at an organisation 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.

Year 4

You will follow several online courses and workshops to further specialise 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 organisation 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.

Do you want to contribute to a sustainable world and are you looking for an international challenge?

Then the bachelor Global Project and Change Management is for you!

Admission requirements

To qualify for admission to the Global Project & Change Management programme you need:

  • A qualification equivalent to a Dutch secondary education diploma, which gives you access to higher education.
  • If you haven't had math. Please contact and they will inform you further about the possibilities.

Read more about the admission requirements.

Alternative entrance exam

If you don’t have the appropriate secondary school diploma, and if you are at least 21 years old, you may be exempted from this requirement. HZ provides the possibility of taking an alternative entrance exam.

Language requirements

Read all about the language requirements here.

Fees and finances

Next to the tuition fees and cost of living there are extra costs for your study programme (study materials and books). These costs are approximately €300,- for the full study programme. You will have excursions on regular basis. Read more about the fees and finances here.

Bachelor programme

Global Project and Change Management is a bachelor at HZ University of Applied Sciences and starts September. The program is developed after Windesheim Honours College.

Pre-arrival information and studying in The Netherlands

Visa, health insurance, accomodation and a Dutch bank account. You need to arrange quite some things when you decide to study abroad. Read all about it here. And what it's like to study in the Netherlands? And what is Middelburg like? Read all about Zeeland, the Netherlands and HZ.


Do you have any questions or do you need more information about the study programme? Please contact our admission office:

Study in The Netherlands

Are you thinking of studying in Holland? An excellent choice! We tell you why in our brochure.

Your future

After graduation

Bachelor's degree

Congratulations, you have graduated! From now on, you may put the title 'Bachelor of Business Administration' behind your name.

Did you participate in the Honours Programme? You will get an extra certificate with your bachelor's degree.

Career prospects

After your graduation you can start working as a junior project manager or change manager at all kinds of companies and organisations. 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 organisations, local businesses or for the government. In addition, many students start their own business or continue their studies.

Further studies

Would you like to continue studying after completing the bachelor programme? Because of the research-oriented approach and the challenging programme, you will be able to move on to a master's programme in the Netherlands or abroad. If you decide to continue your education abroad, you can do so immediately after graduating from the HZ. If you choose to further your studies at a research university in the Netherlands, a pre-master might be required. Together with your mentor, you will be able to discuss the various possibilities that match your interests.

Possible master programmes with this Bachelor's degree are:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master in International Management (MSc)
  • Master Sustainability, Science and Policy (MSc)
  • Master Strategic Innovation Management (MSc)
  • Master Interaction Technology (MSc)
  • Master Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy (MA)
  • Master Change Management (MSc)
  • Master River Delta Development (MSc)
  • Master Global Health (MSc)
  • Master in Marketing Management (MSc)

You can also pursue your Law degree (LLB) after graduation.

Are you interested in this programme?

Join one of our (online) study events!

Guest Lecture Global Project and Change Management: Social Dreaming
As (future) Change-agent or leader you want to contribute to a better world. By asking yourself the question: “Where is the Future visible now?” you can create images, stories and actions connected to possible solutions. Ricardo Dutra is an experienced Designer and Educator who has worked with teams of students in China, Brazil and USA. He developed a method called ‘Social Dreaming’.
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