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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.
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 be provided with a fundamental introduction to Intercultural Communication by focusing on theory and acquiring intercultural competences for their professional and personal life. A local field trip is also included in the course.
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. A field trip is included in 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.
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 will provide an update about the field of psychedelic medicine based on preclinical and clinical work conducted by researchers worldwide. Students will also be stimulated to think about the pros and cons of psychedelics in the treatment of disorders (such as depression, addiction and PTSD).
During this intensive three-week course, students will cover the most important topics in the field of Forensic Psychology. The aim of the course is to familiarise students with applications of psychology to the legal system and to raise awareness about the problems that arise when psychology is applied to law in practice.
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.
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, students will learn why experience design is critical for any corporate profession they might choose – Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Marketing, Product Development, Operations — and critical to the success of their future companies.
This executive course is designed for tax professionals seeking an update on recent developments on international and European taxation. Topics that will be covered during the course include EU VAT in international supply chains, legislative proposals and Brexit developments, and abuse in European and international taxation.
Ever since the Middle Ages, the Netherlands has played a pivotal role in the history of European art and culture. During this course, students will be given an overview of the development of Dutch art from the Middle Ages to the modern era. It includes field trips to various museums to view the original works.