Business Management and Organisation

Besides the environmental standards on emissions to air, water and soil, regional authorities, municipalities and other private group expand their company-oriented demands to the continuous improvement of environmental performance and to sustainability. Whatever type of demand is posed on a company, a company has to respond, in one way or the other, to such a demand. Within this thesis track you will use the managerial approach to analyse these kind of situations.

More about this thesis track

A Business Management and Organisation (BMO) thesis within the Urban Environmental Management programme can focus on one of three domains:

  • Decision-making processes within companies;
  • Organizational design and implementation of environmental care within companies;
  • Accountability of the company towards stakeholders in its task environment.

From a managerial perspective the attention is drawn to one of these three domains. The managerial approach can be from an organizational point of view, from a business economics point of view, a logistical point of view or from the perspective of information flows and reporting.

Depending on the specific subject of the thesis, the supervisor and co-supervisor will be chosen by the thesis coordinator and the thesis student. If the specific subject involves aspects which are beyond the fields of attention of the department of Business Management and Organisation, a co-supervisor of another relevant department will be asked to participate.

Students can learn more about education and research related to this discipline by visiting the website of the Business Management and Organisation.


The following courses are part of the programme Urban Environmental Management when selecting the thesis track Business Management and Organisation. Next to these thesis specific courses, you will follow courses from the common part and electives as summarized in the programme outline. For more information visit the study handbook or contact the study adviser.

Thesis track-related subject
Subject Code
Environmental Management and Industry ENP20806
Entrepreneurship in the Circular Economy BMO33806
Strategic Change Management and Innovation BMO32306
MSc Thesis Business Management and Organisation BMO80436
MSc Internship Business Management and Organisation BMO70224
Restricted Optional: Select at least two
Planning for Urban Quality of Life LUP23806
Governance for Sustainable Cities ENP36806
Managing Urban Environmental Infrastructure ETE32806
Planning and Design of Urban Space ETE33806

In order to prepare well for your thesis track, you can additionally choose supporting courses. These courses focus, for example, on quantitative and data sciences. You can find the exact list in the study handbook at the section "Restricted Optionals (2) in Common part"

This course overview is based on the Wageningen University study handbook, where you can find a more detailed course and programme description. The study handbook is guiding in case of any discrepancy.

Below you can see how your schedule might look like for your whole study programme:

MSc Urban Environmental Management - Business Management and Organisation