Global Project and Change Management

HZ University of Applied Sciences
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
8,100 EUR
September 2024

8,100 EUR
September 2025

8,100 EUR
September 2026

About this program

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!

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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.

Language Requirements

All courses and examinations will be in English, so you need a good command of spoken and written English. The level required for admission should be an equivalent of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0. For the scores of other accepted language tests than IELTS, the table below applies.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1 & 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 food or energy and in the second semester water or vitality. 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.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • The tuition fees for EU-students: €1.084
  • Institutional tuition fees for non-EU students: €6.829

For more information about tuition fee, please visit the university website.


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

Continuing studies

Would you like to continue studying after completing the bachelor program? Because of the research-oriented approach and the challenging program, you will be able to move on to a master's program 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 programs 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.

Career paths

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.


About this institute

HZ University of Applied Sciences

Based in the South-West of Netherlands, on the Dutch coast, HZ University of Applied Sciences is home to 5000 students out of which 500 are international. HZ prides itself with being rated in the top 3 medium-sized universities of applied...

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Contact info

HZ University of Applied Sciences

Edisonweg 4
4382 NW Vlissingen
the Netherlands


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