Career perspectives

Completing the Master’s in Business Administration with the specialisation in Human Resource Management will open up excellent career opportunities. You could launch a career as a recruiter, an HR advisor, or an HR analyst, to name just a few options. You can also start up your own business, like some of our former students did. Or you can opt to further develop yourself by continuing with a PhD-programme.

Type of degree

When you have completed this Master’s with the specialisation in HRM, you will receive a Master’s degree in Business Administration and the title Master of Science (MSc). Your specialisation will be mentioned specifically on your diploma supplement, highlighting your specialised knowledge and skills in Human Resource Management.

UT alumni with this specialisation currently work in various functions and organisations
  • Learning and Development Specialist at hospital Medisch Spectrum Twente
  • HR Manager at online bookshop Thalia Bücher GmbH
  • Senior Consultant at Capgemini

Job opportunities

This degree offers you a broad range of career prospects. As an expert in combining the needs and potential of people with the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly digitalised marketplace, you can make a difference to businesses and society in many different kinds of jobs. Many graduates start as a recruiter, an HR advisor, or an HR analyst. As a (junior) consultant, you can get involved in consulting corporations on digitalisation and human resources, leadership, or change management.

Multinationals, non-profit organisations and governments will be very much interested in your expertise; for example, we have graduates working at Royal Grolsch, Philips, Achmea, Ahold Delhaize, Capgemini, Deloitte, KLM Airfrance, Thales Group, and at the Dutch Department of Foreign Affairs. Other job options include those of business analyst, strategic human capital consultant, project manager, digital HRM specialist, HRM transformation consultant, business transformation lead, HR business partner within the supply chain, or manager in various fields of HRM. With your knowledge and skills, you might also join the C-suite of a smaller or larger organisation in the role of Chief Happiness Officer!

Start a business

Do you have a great business idea? At the University of Twente, you can turn it into reality! At UT, we highly encourage entrepreneurship. In fact, UT has been voted the most entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands four times in a row. We have a unique approach of putting scientific knowledge to practical use and turning our expertise and yours into solutions that people and society actually need. As a catalyst for meaningful entrepreneurship, we offer you the Novel-T foundation and the start-up hub on campus.

Former students have gone before you. Below, you find some examples of successful businesses that were started up by BA graduates. Will you be next?

Continue as a researcher: obtain a PhD

Instead of pursuing a professional career right away after completing your Master’s degree, you can opt to follow a PhD programme at Twente Graduate School (TGS). This involves spending four years studying a particular research area in-depth at one of our research institutes. Obtaining your PhD earns you the title of Doctor (Dr).

Interested in doing a PhD? You can check below if there are any vacancies. If not, you can also send in an open application.

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