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  • Future Learning with Technology: Prototyping and Design

    Design and develop creative solutions for the future of education at Erasmus University made possible through technology. This minor introduces students into the world of Educational technologies and work on EdTech solutions for future education. All interdisciplinary student teams are challenged to find existing problems in education, and design technical solutions leading to a prototype. No prior coding, design or prototyping experience is needed, just a creative mind. 

  • Alternative Investments: Beyond Stocks and Bonds

    For creating a well-diversified portfolio that could sustain financial turmoil, it is important to have knowledge not only about investments in traditional markets (stocks and bonds) but also in markets of other asset classes (i.e. the pros and cons of alternative investment categories such as hedge funds, commodities, private equity and real estate) to have a successful career in finance. The aim of this course is to provide students with more than just that basic knowledge of investment possibilities outside the traditional markets for stocks and bonds.

  • Analysing and Changing Unhealthy Behaviour

    Insights and applications from behavioural and health economics

    Interested in health and wellbeing, and how they can be improved by changing behaviour? Individuals, organisations and governments worldwide aim to change behaviour to improve people’s lives. Many types of interventions have been proposed, such as nudging, boosting, incentives and regulation, with varying rates of success. To truly change behaviour, one has to understand it first! In this minor, you will be introduced to concepts from behavioural and health economics that will help you understand what it takes to change health behaviour. No background knowledge is needed, and after 10 weeks you will have developed your own intervention.

  • Arbeidsrecht & Reorganisatie

    LET OP: Deze minor wordt niet aangeboden in 2020-2021

    In de minor Arbeidsrecht & Reorganisatie staan de arbeidsrechtelijke consequenties van een reorganisatie centraal. De hoofdonderwerpen die tijdens deze minor aan bod komen zijn medezeggenschap, cao-recht, (collectief) ontslag, wijziging van de arbeidsovereenkomst en overgang van onderneming. Deze onderwerpen zullen de revue passeren in zowel de inhoudelijke colleges van de vakdocenten als in de colleges van verschillende gastdocenten. Tijdens de minor gaan de studenten in groepsverband aan de slag met het uitwerken van een reorganisatiedossier. Het reorganisatiedossier is gebaseerd op praktijksituaties en elk reorganisatiedossier is gekoppeld aan een bestaand bedrijf. De studenten zullen gedurende de minor twee keer een bezoek brengen aan het bedrijf dat aan hun projectgroep is gekoppeld. Zo maken de studenten kennis met het bedrijf en nemen zij een kijkje in de praktijk.

  • Arts and Culture Studies: Understanding the Role of Art and Culture in Society

    The minor Arts and Culture Studies offers a broad overview of the world around arts and culture. We look at the stakeholders in the arts world, the relations and the (often unexplicit) rules valid in this arts world. This minor has a strong international character, and looks at the role of both Government and Market. Besides there is a focus on the side of the audience, and both traditional ‘high art’ and popular art are being dealt with – from opera to street art and all that is in between.

  • Beleid en Management in de Publieke Sector

    Deze minor is een inleiding in de bestuurskunde en geeft inzicht in de twee belangrijkste onderdelen van deze discipline:

    1) hoe beleid tot stand komt (‘module beleid’); en
    2 wat specifiek is aan management in een publieke context (‘module publiek management’).

    Er is zowel aandacht voor de kern van de bestuurskunde (het openbaar bestuur) als voor belangrijke publieke sectoren zoals bijvoorbeeld zorg en onderwijs en de rol van zelforganisatie door burgers.

  • Business Analysis and Valuation

    This course teaches you to understand financial statements and integrated/ESG (environmental, social, and governance) reports, evaluate financial and ESG performance in a structured manner, get an in-depth understanding of whether and how a business creates value for investors and society, and use tools to estimate such value.

  • Computer Science

    Have you ever wondered how one can use computers to process data for business analytics? Do you want to perform advanced computational analysis for your thesis? Then, this minor is for you. In the Computer Science minor students learn Computer Science techniques that allow to store, manipulate, and process business data. Among these techniques we distinguish Java programming techniques, relational database techniques, and data mining techniques. In addition, by means of cases, these techniques will be applied in the context of business intelligence.  

  • Creative Economy: Using Economic Theory to Understand the Cultural Sector

    The minor Creative Economy consists of 3 complementary modules: The Cultural Economic Perspective, Money & The Fine Arts and Creative Economy & Creative Organizations. Successful students develop an up-to-date understanding of the role of arts and culture in society at large.

  • Criminology

    This broadening minor introduces students to different perspectives on crime, taking a critical approach to examining a diverse range of crimes, their causes and their offenders and victims. The minor explores various approaches to crime control and prevention. Contemporary developments in criminology and current issues are central to the course.