Want to make change happen?
Today’s challenges are complex and “wicked”. The depletion of natural resources, reduced food security and rising sea levels are examples of wicked challenges which need an innovative and multidisciplinary approach. In this programme you will work on a complex project for an international or Dutch client. The project is related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Besides this, emphasis is placed on skills, such as collaboration, leadership, critical thinking and problem-solving.
This programme is part of Windesheim Honours College (WHC), and part of the Bachelor's degree programme Global Project and Change Management. Therefore this exchange semester has a higher study load than other programmes.
What’s Managing Projects in a Globalized World like?
In this full-time bachelor's degree level programme (worth 30 ECTS credits), you will further develop your strengths and acquire new insights. We will coach you to develop a ‘growth mindset’: to see challenges, not problems and to be motivated by the success of others. Your multidisciplinary team will work on a complex project, which is valuable work experience.
Advanced project management (20 ECTS credits)
During the first period of the semester, you will be trained in advanced project management. This focuses on managing projects in ways that create and respond to change and deal with uncertainty. You can immediately use this value-driven management approach in your project, as it is relevant to the kind of wicked problems we try to tackle for our clients in this exchange programme.
Research (5 ECTS credits)
During the first period of the semester, you will learn how to develop a research proposal, design the research you will be doing for your project, think about methodology and carry out the research for your project. In addition, you will also work on an individual research topic, related to your project.
Leadership and team development (5 ECTS credits)
A key element of this programme is the Leadership Development training. In this intensive training, you will have the opportunity to embark on a conscious path of personal development in an environment of mutual support. Besides increased self-awareness and personal leadership, there will be a particular focus on shared leadership as practised in collaborative environments and self-steering teams. Building authentic leadership capacity requires questioning existing beliefs about “self and others”, new insights and understanding, conscious reflection on values and purpose, and active experimentation with (new) skills and qualities.
The module consists of interactive training sessions, personal coaching and peer group counselling.
Complete your exchange semester or year by taking one or two cross-departmental modules. You will receive ECTS credits when you complete a module successfully.
Want to know more about the exchange programme of Managing Projects in a Globalized World? Check the course catalogue for more information about matters such as assessment and teaching methods.
Requirements and application
You are required to have two years of Bachelor’s study experience in a relevant field and English-language skills at least B2 level, but preferably C1 level.
- Year 3 students: 120 or 150* ECTS credits attained
- Year 4 students: 180* ECTS credits attained
- Motivation letter
* If one or two courses are missing, please explain in your motivation letter
The Learning Agreement is a crucial document for the recognition of a study period abroad. It is an agreement between you, your university and Windesheim. When you decide to do an exchange programme at Windesheim, you have to create a Learning Agreement that includes the respective courses of the exchange programme. Learn more on how to set up the Learning Agreement for your specific exchange programme at Windesheim.