Minors

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  • 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, and currencies) 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.

  • Arts and Culture Studies

    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.

  • 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

    The minor Creative Economy consists of 3 modules: The Cultural Economic Perspective, Money & The Fine Arts and Creative Economy & Creative Organizations. Through these modules, students can broaden their economic insights in the cultural field.

  • Criminology

    Crime might seem like an easy concept to grasp (e.g. murder), but many phenomena are in the twilight zone between the legal and the illegal (e.g. ecological damage). Some acts are criminalized, others are awful but lawful. This broadening minor deals with a diverse range of crimes, their causes, and their offenders and victims. In addition to understanding crime, the minor explores a variety of actual and suitable approaches to deal with crime, ranging from criminal law to social prevention. Contemporary developments in criminology and current issues run as a thread through this minor.

  • Cross-Cultural Psychology

    With increasing globalization, we more and more get in touch with different cultures. In a city such as Rotterdam, where people over a 100 countries live and work, knowledge and skills in cross-cultural contacts has become essential. This minor deals with various important themes across psychological disciplines, including emotions and psychopathology in different cultures, cultural differences in education and in attachment, working in intercultural teams, well-being of expatriates and immigrants, and problems in conducting cross-cultural research and assessment.

  • Deepening Minor: Accounting Skills

    Let's face it: everyone is affected by accounting numbers. This course focuses on the technical side of accounting and takes the mystery out of the numbers.

  • Deepening Minor: Advanced 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 Advanced Computer Science minor students learn advanced Computer Science techniques that allow to store, manipulate, and process business data. Among these techniques we distinguish advanced 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.  

  • Deepening Minor: Behavioural Finance

    The minor in behavioral finance provides an overview of systematic mistakes (biases) in the decision-making process of individuals, and studies how behavioral factors affect choices made by companies and investors. Using insights from behavioral and experimental economics, this course addresses some of the most puzzling stylized facts that rational expectation models cannot explain.

  • Deepening Minor: Biomedical research in practice

    Do you think about a career in research? Would you like to work in biomedical research with renowned Erasmus MC researchers? Would you like to participate in one of the Research Master programs? Then this is the minor for you. You will participate in theoretical and practical modules, that form the basis of carrying out biomedical research. Various research methods will be discussed and carried out in practice or in demonstration. This minor will prepare you for entering one of the Research Masters that concentrate on carrying out laboratory experiments.