Do you think it is important to make a positive change? We offer a unique combination of project management with a focus on sustainability, enabling you to change the world in a structured and realistic way. This year there is a Holland Scholarships available for Non EU/EEA students.
Upon graduation, you will be able to introduce and maintain the concept of People, Planet and Prosperity in the local and global market economy, where profit is not only a motive but still a way of life. This Bachelor is top-rated and the number 1 programme in the category of Business Administration & Management for five years in a row according to the Dutch HBO Keuzegids. This rating is based on Students satisfactory, low drop-out rates and expert evaluation.
You will be able to convince others that economic growth should always be in balance with social and environmental prosperity. You will also be the one showing the world how to do it.
The set up of our curriculum ensures you will acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable you to change the world. Choosing Windesheim Honours College means choosing for change in every possible way. If you want to have an impact today and in the future, Windesheim Honours College is the right programme for you.
In the first year we lay the basis for your future profession as Project Manager. You will start right away with working at an actual project with actual clients. Within a couple of weeks, you’ll have an accurate image of working as project manager: what it entails and which skills you need to develop over the next four years to be able to succeed.
In year 2 we’ll take your project management skills to a professional level, with courses like Advanced Project Management, Project Teams & Leadership, Grant Writing and Presentation & Pitching. The same goes for your applied research skills. Additionally, there’s more attention for People, Planet & Prosperity, with courses such as Social Marketing, Economics for development, Global Challenges and Global Business Strategy.
You start year three with the minor Managing projects in a globalized world. This minor is a combination of practice and theory. Two days per week are spent working on a project at an organization (the client), either in the Netherlands or abroad. The other three days are reserved for intensive training, workshops and master classes from experts from the work field, in project management and research. The second half of year 3 is dedicated to the field of your choice: Global Health, Social Entrepreneurship, Civil Society or Urban Dynamics.
You start year four with your second Project Management field of choice. After that, you will do your internship. This internship of ten weeks has to entail research, a research report and the results of that research have to contribute to the development of the work field. You are studying at an Honours College, so we have high expectations of you. And judged by feedback from the work field, our students are doing an excellent job.
The grand finale
The programme ends with the so called Capstone. The Capstone is the final course where all the key learning objectives of the WHC-programme are tied together. During the Capstone, you demonstrate that you have achieved all competences set by WHC. So you have to prove to be competent for project management in the professional field of your choice and to be an independent career navigator. For example, you will have to compile and reflect on your portfolio (body of work as WHC student) You will also write an argumentive essay based on your thesis, and submit three academic articles, two related to project management and one to your specialization. Using the essay, you then formulate three propositions and defend these before a professional panel, consisting of three professionals from the work field and two WHC examiners.
Project Management fields
A project manager always operates within a specific field. At the college, you have the freedom to choose two Project Management fields in year 3 and 4. This allows you to pursue your personal interests while developing a specific professional profile at the same time. The fields have common components, in that they are a combination of research, innovation, business ethics and Global Challenges, applied to the specific field.
- Global Health
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Civil Society
- Urban Dynamics
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