Organization, Governance and Management


Accreditation NVAO

On March 24, 2017 the NVAO (nederlands- vlaamse accreditatie-organisatie) gave their positive advice on the quality of the wo-bachelor program Organization, Governance and Management.

“Organization, Governance and Management (OGM) is a four-year wo-bachelor programme with a multidisciplinary approach, including organizational Sciences and public administration. The orientation of OGM is academic with a professional practice. According to the panel, the curriculum covers the intended learning outcomes students have to achieve. The panel is also positive about the way the curriculum is continuously improved in order to meet the needs of students and the work field. The panel concludes that all twelve standards of the NVAO framework are met.”

To read the whole report visit their website.

The Team of the Faculty of Arts & Science 2017

General Information


The 4-year undergraduate (Bachelors) program Organization, Governance and Management (OGM) is a joint venture of the academic fields of organizational sciences and public administration.

OGM offers students a broad theoretical background, a solid academic foundation and professional skills. After successful completion of the OGM program, the student is granted a Bachelors of Arts degree (B.A.) .

The OGM graduate can fulfill professional roles such as policy advisor, organizational advisor, manager, or researcher.

When working in a policy position, the graduate is expected to give advice geared at organizational and societal issues, design and create solutions for existing and emerging problems; design and create possibilities anticipating on a changing society. The graduate is expected to analyze the problem, consult and negotiate with all stakeholders towards a successful and sustainable action.

An OGM bachelor can work as an internal or external support in an organization. Some large organizations have their own department that provides organizational advice. An OGM graduate can fulfill a function in such a department. Another option is that a graduate can work for a consultant company.

In the function of manager the graduate is responsible for a department or unit in public, nonprofit and private sector. Examples are branch manager, department manager, and supervisor or team leader.

An OGM graduate can be a researcher on matters of organization, management and governance in the public and private sector.

Visit the OGM facebook page for updates on activities.

Kimberly van Loon 2Mijn verhaal is erg simpel: eerst wou ik naar Nederland gaan om iets anders te studeren maar omdat ik nog een vak bij Landsexamen moest halen heb ik besloten om een jaartje OGM te doen, wat toen der tijd gewoon interessant leek en als een voorlopig plan werd beschouwd. Ik realiseerde me daarna dat het goed bij mij paste en ik het leuk vond. 4 jaar hard gewerkt en mijn diploma behaald door hard te werken en doorzetten. Het heeft me rond 5 maanden geduurd om een vaste baan, relateert aan mn studie, te kunnen krijgen, maar uiteindelijk is het gelukt. Natuurlijk een grote uitdaging om je aan de werktijden en omgeving te gaan wennen, maar heel leuk. Je kunt je eigen plekje in de organisatie vinden, veel leren als je je ervoor open stelt en natuurlijk de theoretische kennis toepassen. Ik ben nu nog bezig in dat proces, maar vind het goed op werk gaan en leer veel van hoe zo’n grote gezondheidsorganisatie werkt.

Kimberly van Loon
April 6, 2016

Kimberly van Loon 1

Teaching Concept

The OGM Department has adopted the Contextualized Interactive Teaching as its teaching concept. As a consequence effort is made to offer students a program that aligns theory and practice with a  focus on sense making and each individual experience. Another focus is that knowledge becomes the students’ own when it is learned within the framework of an authentic context.

The lectures are organized as interactive working sessions in which students are expected to be prepared and to participate actively in the class discussions. Students are therefore advised to be prepared (have homework, readings, assignments, etc., done) before coming to class.

Active class participation and class discussions are essential for completing all modules. Randomly inviting students to comment on a topic or provide a presentation are an integral and natural element of class hours. So, donot be surprised if the lecturer invites you in front of the class to make a short presentation on the chapter(s) you had to read for that day. During any given session, the lecturer may decide to give a pop-quiz (unexpected short test based on study material).

“Thank you for teaching me this course, along with Mrs. Nicole. I not only enjoyed the lectures and the assignments, but I’ve learned so much on the topic of Diversity itself. It changed the way I look at things, it made so much more aware. The tragedy of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting (I don’t want to necessarily call it a “terrorist attack”), is a sign that Diversity will continue to be one of the most important topics in colleges and everywhere, basically.”

Kathleen Faro

June 27, 2016

OGM class

“Ami a escoge OGM pa motibo cu e ta un estudio hopi amplio y ta educa mi den mi ramo di interes y oportunidad pa trabou. E estudio di OGM no ta uno facil, e ta rekeri hopi disciplina, lesamento y dedicacion. Tin hopi groepswerk y esaki tambe tin su retonan, pero e ta un bon preparacion pa nos mercado laboral. E klasnan di OGM no ta grandi, y e docentenan ta dedica hopi tempo y atencion pa guiabo.”

Shamira Clara

May 2015

Program Overview

There are three learning tracks in the OGM curriculum:

1. General education (GE): this track attends the general academic competencies like research, philosophy of science, critical thinking and auxiliary social science disciplines to provide a framework to understand the local context.

2. Core curriculum (CC): this track focuses on the theories of the disciplines of public administration and the organizational sciences.

3. Practice (P): this track covers the skills and attitude necessary to function as a professional.

In the first year attention is given to the introduction of general academic competencies (GE) needed to do an academic study. GE modules serve as foundational tools for students to comply with CC module assignments.

The CC domain begins with an introduction of basic concepts and knowledge needed to understand the complexity of the OGM field and the multi-perspective approach of the OGM study. In the subsequent years the focus is more in-depth within the CC domain on the various perspectives, concepts and issues as introduced in the first year.
The practice domain (P) consists of practice activities relevant to the OGM professional roles. Examples of these practice activities are debate training, interview, presentation, and project management skills.

The internship is also a very important element of the practice domain.

Overview OGM Program

Geraldine Tromp, Internship HOH 2013

The internship at the Dr Horacio Oduber Hospital was an awesome experience; in this setting I was able to place the theory in the ‘real world’ and see how many perspectives come together as one.
This experience took me out of my comfort zone and allowed the treasure in me to be discovered which is something that I myself could not see before!
While working with many exceptional experts, I have build new networks which is something I will take with me in future endeavors.

Geraldine Tromp
March 24, 2014

Geraldine Tromp, Internship HOH 2013

Geraldine Tromp, Internship HOH 2013

HOH boort groot schatkist UA aan.
Wij zaten klem met ons tijd en de juiste kennis om een onderzoek te laten uitvoeren bij onze afdeling Project Begeleiding van het HOH.
Op het juiste moment kwam de UA langs met stagiaire Geraldine Tromp die wel over tijd en de juiste kennis beschikt. Samen met de begeleiders Yolanda en Mieke is er een programma opgesteld waaraan zowel het HOH en de UA zich in konden vinden. Het resultaat is een mooi document waarmee het HOH verder kan.
Aruba bevindt zich in een bevoorrechte positie door over deze extra mogelijkheid te kunnen beschikken om gebruik te kunnen maken van deze schatkist aan kennis van de UA.

Michael Tromp
Programma Manager HOH

March 2014

Class Hours

Each module session is 2 hours. The schedules of the study program will be provided to students before the commencement of classes.

Classes are from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Entry Requirements

OGM Information Portal


This section is intended for OGM students and alumni.

Students who are looking for a research project, thesis assignment or volunteer work can  use the FAS-index for ideas.

Coming new Academic Year OGM will start with Hogeschooltaal. All incoming students and students who did not pass TV (Taalvaardigheid) will have to purchase a license online. More information and instructions will follow soon.

If you’re an OGM prospective student you can visit their website in the meantime to familiarize yourself with this new language training tool.

Exam Regulations

All the governing rules are in the Exam regulations. For your convenience you can find the Exam regulations here. Students are encouraged to read the Exam regulations thoroughly.

OGM Examen reglement 2016-2017


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Congratulations. We’re happy to welcome you as a Graduate of the OGM Community. Please fill out the alumni form for future reference.

Free Elective

When you enroll as an OGM student, you are also a member of the Student Organization (StuCo)
More information will be posted soon.

OSIRIS and Registration

FAS students also have the opportunity to log in Osiris Student. Students can see their grades, access their transcripts and register for courses and exams. If you have any doubts you can always contact

Instruction Osiris Student

Students must register for the module for which they want to take exams. This must be done in OSIRIS. Registration for an exam or re-exam in OSIRIS, starts two weeks before, and ends three days before the Mid-term and Final Exam week.

For a detail overview of these dates please read the overview Deadlines registration modules and exams in OSIRIS 2016-2017.

Deadlines registration modules and exams in OSIRIS 2016-2017


Admission Requirements

E.P.I. level 4, HAVO, VWO or colloquium doctum

Additional entry requirements:

  • A minimum final score of 550 for the Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or equivalent test

What subjects are covered in the study?

OGM studies organizations. This is a broad area and can be viewed by a multitude of perspectives.  As such subjects like Sociology, Quantitative Research, Constitutional and Administrative Law and Human Resource Management are part of the OGM curriculum.

In which professional roles does an OGM study add value?

In the OGM program you’ll learn skills that give you the opportunity to function in the following professional roles: manager, researcher, policy advisor and consultant.

Is OGM an academic study?

The focus on research in this  program qualifies OGM as an academic program.  The quality of the program is periodically reviewed by our academic partner, the USBO.

Can I work and study at the same time?

This is a full-time study,  meaning that you need to take into account 40 hours per week of study.

Alternatively you can enroll as an auditor.  For more information about this possibility contact the OSA:

By phone: 5889946 extension 256 or 257

By e-mail:

Is OGM accredited?

As the OGM is a relatively new program, we’re still in the process of accreditation.

In what language are the courses taught?

In principle the program is in English. As we live in a multilingual society we can’t ignore the official languages of Aruba: Papiamento and Dutch. So some courses are taught in Papiamento or  Dutch.

Information for organizations

OGM can offer organizations interns, training and organizational research. If your organization would like to collaborate with OGM, please fill in the form below.