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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.
This course provides students with an overview of derivative markets (forwards, futures and options), introduces them to valuation techniques and shows them how to apply their knowledge on derivatives when making investment decisions.
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.
During this course, students will look at human trafficking and sexual violence in conflict, both in their own right and together. This will contribute to a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges involved and to finding ways forward in addressing these timely crimes.
Students will be guided through the mathematical tools useful for University physics. The course will consist of both theoretical and practical physics education, allowing students to immediately put these mathematical tools to use. In addition, students will be guided through designing and executing their own experiments in physics.
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.
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.
This course presents a thematic overview of current and future global issues in natural resource management. Students will develop an understanding of stressors to the environment through the exploration of social, cultural, and economic issues.
Students will examine the most influential philosophic discussions around animals in society; conventional discourse around human-animal relationships; intersections between speciesism and other forms of oppression; and the politics of various animal justice movements.
The melting of the Arctic ice cap and the tense situation in Kashmir underline the importance of understanding and managing territorial and maritime conflicts in international relations. This course focuses on how scenario planning can help you imagine plausible futures of such conflicts.
Public policy is the language through which governments across the world communicate with their administrations and societies. During this course, students will learn key public policy terminology and the ‘classical’ phases through which a policy comes to fruition.
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.
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.
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 provides an overview of modern health challenges in Europe and how they are embraced by a variety of stakeholders: policy makers, researchers, practitioners and the civil society. The course focuses on, among others, health in Europe and the perspective of European health.
This course will give students an overview of the crescent field of consumer neuroscience and explore the applications of neurosciences in different fields, such as neuroeconomics and neuromarketing. At the end of the course, students will understand the potential and limitations of these applications and be able to develop innovative ways of using neuroscientific techniques in different contexts.
A well-written grant proposal is one that provides relevant information to the reader when they expect it. This course will give students tools for building that relationship and provide opportunities to practice these tools.
During this course, students will learn how to answer important geopolitical questions such as “how does nationalism influence the coherence of the European Union and the geopolitical position of Europe’s countries such as Hungary, Russia and the United Kingdom?”
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.
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.