what we offer
Unless stated otherwise, these courses are scheduled to take place on campus in Maastricht.
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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.
This course is designed around the data science lifecycle to show the techniques for handling a data science project. Students will be exposed to basic programming skills in Python and learn how to select, clean, analyse, visualise and interpret data.
The scale and speed at which innovative business models are transforming industry landscapes today is unprecedented. During this interactive course, students will look into the challenge of business model innovation and trends such as the rise of Corporate Social Responsibility.
During this course, students will be provided with a fundamental introduction to Intercultural Communication by focusing on theory and acquiring intercultural competences for their professional and personal life.
From the late Middle Ages through the Renaissance and the Baroque to the modern era, Dutch artists have tried to come to terms with ever-changing principles and conceptions regarding the world around them and have been constantly improving techniques to visualize it. The results of their efforts are the subject of this course.
During this course, students are introduced to the system by which major world powers have managed their relationships over the past 400 years. They will trace the centuries-old but still vital concept of global “Great Powers” and track how, through time, Great Powers have interacted with one another in war and peace.
Where does the drive to pursue and persevere originate? Do we control our choices? This course draws from a range of theoretical, clinical, and methodological approaches to explore key questions such as these. Students will examine the unconscious patterns that drive human behaviour and our choices.
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.
Through reading, analysing current case studies, discussions and visits of local luxury retailers in Maastricht, students will learn how the luxury industry maintains its aspirational image with consumers even as it sells entry-level products such as sunglasses and accessories to a mainstream audience.
This course will introduce students to the history and politics of European integration, the main European Union (EU) institutions and institutional processes, the nature and effect of the law of the EU, and some of the most prominent policies of the EU today.
This course aims to provide an introduction and philosophical investigation of the question if, when and how ethical considerations can or must play a role in the practice of medical professions. Euthanasia, embryo research and cloning are a few of the topics that will be addressed.
During this course, you will deep dive into technical analysis and take an overarching look at trading. It is not only return that counts, risk has to be taken into account as well, and you will learn all about this during the course.
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.
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’, the DNA, to understand how family culture affects business and management.
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.
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.
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 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 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.