Programme structure

The master’s programme has a modular structure and the majority of the courses use the problem-based learning methodology. That means that you will no longer be taught according to the traditional semester system. From now on, your courses will be bundled in four modular blocks of six weeks each. You only have two courses per block which allows you to process the content in a more focused and in-depth manner. The teaching methods are challenging: case studies, group assignments, discussion panels, lectures, business games, etc. At the end of each modular block you have exams from the two previous courses. During a modular block you also get interim tests and (group) assignments. As a result, you have a combination of continuous assessment and examinations at the end of the semester.

General course (6 ECTS credits)

The common part for all students of this programme is the course Strategic Management. This course will deepen your knowledge of and insight into both the main functional management domains (sales and marketing, production and logistics, HR, finance) and the overarching strategic management function.

Elective course (6 ECTS credits)

You have several options for the elective course:

  • You choose another course from your major to specialise even more in this subject area
  • You choose a course from the other major in order to widen your horizon
  • You choose an elective course from a broad range of general courses
  • You do an internship

Courses related to the main subject (33 ECTS credits)

In the master’s programme there are three disciplines that allow you to tailor your curriculum, according to your own interests, to one functional field:

Master dissertation (15 ECTS credits)

Finally, the master’s dissertation is an important element of the programme in which academic research questions that are also relevant for practice are stringently and independently studied.