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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.
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.
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.
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 learn about the latest developments in the financial services industry by addressing questions such as “What is the current dominant business model and how are Fintech entrants changing this business model?” and “Will Fintech offer a digital divide again or improve social inclusion?”
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.
Different aspects of intercultural management are explored during this course. It is designed to develop students’ abilities to compare and analyse the reasons for fundamental differences in intercultural management and governance practices that exist among key organisations and societies around the world.
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 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.
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 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.
During this course, students will explore the multiple factors that determine the long-term success of family businesses and have a deeper look at the so-called ‘Silent Power of Family Business’ to understand how family culture affects business and management.
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.
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.
Deze cursus is ontwikkeld om meer zicht te krijgen in de kenmerken van ondernemendheid en welke factoren daar invloed op hebben. Er zal aandacht besteed worden aan het effect van leiderschapsstijl, beleid en organisatiecultuur op ondernemendheid.
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.
Rising political risks, recent calls for protectionism and warnings of a global recession underline the relevance of country risk analysis. This course teaches students the skills to study country risks in Emerging Markets from both an economic and a political perspective.