Global Project and Change Management

Bachelor of Sustainable Development and Innovations

Our four year programme in Global Project and Change Management (Sustainable Business and Innovations) is a Bachelor of Business Administration offered by Windesheim Honours College, the first professional college in the Netherlands. Sustainable Development is the main focus of the programme.

Do you want to change the world in a positive way? Do you want to study Global Project and Change Management in the context of international development? Are human rights, global health, social responsibility, circular economy , global warming, sustainability and civil society themes that you care about? These and the other UN Global Sustainable Development goals are central in our programme. Do you want to contribute personally and professionally to a better world? Are you pro-active, motivated and do you have an entrepreneurial, business mindset? In our four-year NVAO accredited and selective English-taught programme you can learn how to make a difference in the world you live in.  



Our curriculum combines theory and practice, project and change management, business and research with global challenges. The BBA programme consists of courses, real projects with companies right from the first year, an international internship and professional career counselling.
Each semester in this Bachelor of Sustainable Development you will work in a small group on a larger project with a real-life client. Your schedule and assignments will give you a study load of roughly 40 hours a week. We teach in an interactive style, expecting you to work together with a lecturer instead of only listening to a lecture.
In the end you will know how to lead a project team and how to put innovative ideas into practice. You will become a change maker, aware of your own strengths and ambitions and able to create sustainable value for society.

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Main Learning Lines

Triangle Picture- Core of the curriculum: Global Challenges, Project Management, Research, Business Skills

What's our Programme like? Curriculum Year 1 and 2

YEAR 1 & 2

In the first two years you will learn everything about the basics of being a Project and Change Manager. You get to see what the profession entails and what skills you need to develop, with the first year focussing on introductions and the second year focussing on more advanced information. Our programme is based on 4 Principles: Business Skills, Research Skills, Global Challenges and of course Project and Change Management (Figure 1). Throughout the first two years their will be assignments, projects, online activities, lectures and events. During the Projects executed within local Non-Profit (organizations), the Municipality or other initiatives, you will get the opportunity to practice your knowledge in real-life. Not as an assignment, but as a real project with clients expecting real results. Therefor Year 1 and 2 mostly focus on Project Management.

Outside of the core of our 4 principles, you can find three statements from Personal and Professional Development (Figure 1). With the support of your Career Counsellors, you get the opportunity to explore your strengths (knowing what your passion is) and work on your personal and professional skills. This can be by having one-on-one sessions with your Career Counsellor, workshops, the 7 Habits course based on Covey and exploring your talents in our bi-annually Personal Development Weeks.

Curriculum Year 3 and 4

YEAR 3 & 4

The last two years of our curriculum are designed to allow you maximum flexibility to plan your own learning journey and develop the skills and knowledge you need for your future. The focus in these years is on Change Management. You will have the opportunity to plan the 4 semesters yourself in an order you prefer:

Sustainable Development Goals

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After college: what's next?

Our college graduates are tomorrow's Project and Change managers. Instead of going straight into a job, you might want to continue your education with a Masters degree. WHC has a strong network of contacts in other universities and it lots of different fields. About 80 % of our students continue with a Masters degree, whilst others choose to start working or set-up their own (sustainable) business. Below a few examples of our Alumni to give you an idea.

• junior project manager at an international NGO for involuntary dissapearances in the Phillipines
• trainee for the European Parliament
• business consultant at business organization Ordina
• junior project manager at Dance4life
• start your own company like BIKUH, KRANG or Ragnar
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continue with a Masters Degree in Climate Change in Birghton or Human Rights in Maastricht.

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Global Project and Change Management in 150 seconds

First year student Yann from Luxembourg about his experiences

Mario from Germany about Global Project and Change Management