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Unless stated otherwise, these courses are scheduled to take place on campus in Maastricht. However, due to COVID-19, we cannot guarantee that this scenario will be possible. We will make a decision based on the latest government regulations on May 1, 2021 and inform all applicants if the courses will take place on campus or online.
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Many companies have access to mountains of data and increasingly recognise the importance of turning these data into insights. This development explains the growing popularity of data analytics software such as the open-source programming environment R.
Wil je graag beter leren schrijven en jouw interviewvaardigheden verbeteren? Of droom je zelfs van een journalistieke carrière? Deze cursus is een mooie inleiding in effectief schrijven: van een pers- of nieuwsbericht, reportage, column, interview en wetenschapsjournalistiek tot het schrijven voor een website.
This course provides an introduction to modern monetary theory. During the course, students will examine the balance sheets and transactions that are relevant for understanding modern money, with a focus on the Eurozone. Furthermore, alternative explanations are brought forward that include, among others, the idea that governments spend first and collect taxes later.
During this course, you will master derivatives and hedging, and learn how to work with and read financial statements properly. By combining your knowledge of derivatives, hedging and financial statements, you will be able to recommend appropriate actions for problems that companies face on a daily basis.
This course teaches students the analytical skills to study the possible meanings of textual and visual media representations. Through interactive lectures, students also learn concepts and methods to examine what combinations of words and/or visual elements mean in terms of a broader debate in society.
All investors – from the largest endowment funds to the smallest retail investors – share similar issues in investing: how to meet their liabilities/goals, how to decide where to invest and how much risk to take. During this course, students will learn how to think about, discuss and formulate solutions to these investment issues.
Are you studying, or planning to study, business or finance? Are you interested in understanding the fundamentals of project appraisal or capital budgeting? Would you like to know how to invest in stocks or currencies? If the answer to either of these questions is “yes,” then this is the perfect course for you.
This course aims to make students financial analysts. During the course, students will learn how to analyse financial statements of two or more corporations (such as Microsoft and Apple) to compare and contrast the performance, liquidity and solvency from the points of view of a manager, banker or shareholder.
During this course, students will look at different categories of AI project failures to better understand what went wrong. This non-technical course is aimed at future data scientists who want to take a cross-disciplinary approach to building their AI solutions that enables them to consider their projects from multiple perspectives.
During this course, processes such as language, reasoning and memory will be explored in terms of their developmental trajectory and how this trajectory relates to changes in the maturing brain. Students will also examine how these developmental changes can be measured by various neurological methods such as fMRI.
The aim of the course is to discuss the main concepts of International Relations, such as world system, interstate relations, international organisations and transnational issues like environmental degradation, climate change, inequality and gender-based biases.
This course will examine current events and the way they are covered in a variety of media outlets around the world. Through lectures, discussions, a field trip and class presentations, students will study why news is reported as it is and become discerning media consumers better able to filter the noise and make decisions.
This course focuses on the social policy characteristics of the European welfare state. Students will learn about citizen involvement in social problems within their communities and country. At the end of the course, students will be able to act as a social policy analyst and troubleshoot various social situations.
The focus of this course lies on leadership, strategy and change in a global business context. During the course, students are confronted with strategic business issues with the aim of developing business knowledge and improving leadership skills to deal with these issues in a more effective and creative way.
This course will teach students how to record business transactions following a double-entry system and how to prepare financial statements—income statements and Balance Sheets similar to the ones reported by famous corporations such as Apple, Google, Microsoft.
This course discusses the key economic policy areas of the European Union (EU) and offers an analysis of the different approaches to regional economic integration throughout the history of the EU. The theory of the economic integration process will also be applied to a business setting. A field trip is included in the course.
During this course, students will look at key elements of the historical development of the relationship between science and religion in Europe. This relationship will be explored by, among others, addressing a number of central problems within the natural and human sciences that represent the most well-known ‘areas of conflict’ (physics, cosmology, biology).
This course starts with a general introduction to the field of positive psychology. It also introduces and clarifies the main concepts, gives an overview of the results of several happiness studies, and enables students to gain hands on experience with positive psychological techniques.
This course was designed for students who are interested in the aid/development sector and in logical models that can be applied to project design. During the course, students will develop their project design, monitoring and evaluation skills as well as their analytical and presentation skills.
The label ‘industry 4.0’ applies loosely to a set of emerging digital technologies that influence the way goods and services are produced and consumed in contemporary societies. This course explores the implications of these different technologies (such as block chain and AI) for the way organisations are managed.