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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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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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of “management”. The primary emphasis is on individual and group behaviour within organisations, in order for students to learn what it means to be an effective member of an organisation – both as a new employee and eventually as a manager.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course focuses on fundamental and applied empirical brain research using brain stimulation techniques (non-invasive brain stimulation). During lectures by international experts, students will learn about the basics of brain stimulation (TMS, TES), state-of-the-art multimodal applications and invasive brain stimulation approaches.
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.
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.
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.
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.