MSc People, Organisations & Change

People are at the centre of organisations. But how people do create value for organisations and what can organisations offer to the people who work in them? More fundamentally, how do we manage people, organisations and change successfully in a turbulent world? 

Our respected international faculty members will bring you the latest thinking and empirical research in the field, drawing on theoretical perspectives to connect micro (people and groups), meso (organisations) and macro (external conditions) concerns.  

You’ll learn to think critically to make better people-related and data-driven decisions, and to create positive change for individuals and organisations. You will apply research insights to practical problems from the start of your studies as part of a consultancy project, and the small group environment means that you can easily interact with students, teachers, practitioners and companies to enhance your learning. You’ll graduate with an in-depth understanding of how to manage people, organisations and change as a manager, consultant or HR professional. 

  • 63 average number of students in cohort 
  • 37% international students in programme 
  • 80% of graduates employed within 3 months after graduation 
  • Examples of industries where graduates work: large multinationals, small start-ups, private sector, public sector, not-for-profit organisations 
  • Examples of graduates’ job titles: people manager, consultant in change, people or organisational development, HR manager, business analyst, organisational leader


Programme highlights

  • Small group learning environment

    Optimise your learning in our one-classroom master, with personalised attention, increased interaction with international classmates and professors, and more opportunities for collaborative learning.  


  • Practical experience and networking

    Explore, develop and apply evidence-based recommendations to real business problems, which you present to a company in the consultancy project or during your internship.

  • Multi-disciplinary specialisations

    Learn to evaluate and effectively lead processes of organisations, people and change at various levels. Then choose electives to earn an additional certificate showing you specialised in human resource leadership or in organisational development and change.

  • People, people and more people

    Network with people and companies through guest lectures, company visits, RSM’s alumni network and events. You’ll have lots of opportunities to learn about people management first-hand and to start growing your career. 

More about the programme

Hear from our current students

If you are a people-oriented person who loves to solve moral dilemmas and complex organisational issues about people and stakeholders, take this programme. I enjoy the small-scale classrooms and the space to ask questions and voice our opinions. Real life cases stimulate my thinking about applying theory into practice; I think that’s essential for entering the labour market.

Ekata Das (Class of 2020)

Ekata Das MSc student graduate 2020

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