Introduction to Bachelor's Open Day by Dr. Stuart Dixon

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  • During this presentation, we will provide you with the highlights of the faculty and give you an overview of the study programmes we offer as well as the Bachelor Master structure. We will also explain two new study and infromation resources, Eleum and Surfyourself. One of the most important issues will of course be the Problem Based Learnin or PBL system. We will give some additional information about the BSA, the Numerus Fixus and finally give an overview of the program about this Information Day
  • Meer informatie over de opleidingen tijdens presentatie per opleiding en in opleidingslokalen.
  • Meer informatie over de opleidingen tijdens presentatie per opleiding en in opleidingslokalen.
  • Zie de presentatie die we deze week samen bekeken hebben voor de School Visit
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  • Introduction to Bachelor's Open Day by Dr. Stuart Dixon

    1. 1. Welcome to Maastricht University
    2. 2. <ul><li>Dr. Stuart Dixon </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Bachelor’s Programmes </li></ul>Welcome at the Open Day!
    3. 3. Content of the presentation <ul><li>Facts & Figures </li></ul><ul><li>Study programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Pillars of the School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem based learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excellence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4) Programme of the day </li></ul>
    4. 4. Facts of the School <ul><li>Founded in 1983, as first Dutch integrated school of business and economics. </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation: Problem Based Learning. </li></ul><ul><li>BSc since 2002, MSc since 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Triple crown accreditation (only 48 in the world). </li></ul><ul><li>414 employees of 42 nationalities </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 4000 students of 48 nationalities </li></ul><ul><li>Academic and corporate partners allover the world. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Bachelor ’ s Programmes <ul><li>BSc Economics & Business Economics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infonomics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Economic Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Business Economics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BSc Econometrics and Operations Research </li></ul><ul><li>BSc International Business </li></ul><ul><li>BSc Fiscal Economics (partly in Dutch) </li></ul>
    6. 6. Master ’ s Programmes <ul><li>Master of Science programmes (1-year) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MSc International Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MSc Financial Economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MSc International Economic Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MSc Econometrics and Operations Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MSc Infonomics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MSc Fiscal Economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MSc Management of Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MSc Global SCM and Change </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Master of Science programmes (2-year) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MSc Business Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MSc Economics and Financial Research </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Pillars of the School <ul><li>1 International </li></ul><ul><li>2 Problem based learning </li></ul><ul><li>3 Innovative </li></ul><ul><li>4 Excellence </li></ul>
    8. 8. 1 International <ul><li>International perspective of the courses </li></ul><ul><li>Obligatory study abroad (except for BSc Fiscal Economics) </li></ul><ul><li>International classroom (2009-2010) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st year groups: 90% Dutch/German/Belgian, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10% other nationalities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd & 3 rd year groups: 67% Dutch/German/Belgian, 33% other nationalities </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Study Abroad Peru Colombia Canada South Africa Australia South Korea Japan Hong Kong Thailand Singapore Europe <ul><li>130 universities in 39 countries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>500 incoming exchange students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>530 outgoing exchange students </li></ul></ul>United States
    10. 10. Double-Degree Programme <ul><li>Degree from 2 top universities </li></ul><ul><li>Combined study programme </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging programme </li></ul><ul><li>Current programmes: ~EDHEC Business School (France) ~Queen’s School of Business (Canada) ~Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) </li></ul>
    11. 11. 2 Problem Based Learning <ul><li>Practical problem as starting point for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Active acquisition of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutorial groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research papers and presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teachers are coaches </li></ul>
    12. 12. Advantages of Problem based learning <ul><li>Knowledge development: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem focused </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theory gets better memorized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning to learn </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Skills development: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication: writing- and presentation skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team work: cooperate with students with different (cultural) backgrounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management: Problem solving skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership: taking responsibility and initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><li> Try out a tutorial group: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rooms G0.03, G0.05, G0.13, G0.19, F0.02, F0.04 </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. 3 Innovative <ul><li>Educational research in house </li></ul><ul><li>Online preparatory courses Economics/ Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>MARBLE </li></ul><ul><li>Career services </li></ul><ul><li>International internships </li></ul><ul><li>ELEUM </li></ul><ul><li>Surfyourself </li></ul><ul><li>Digital university library </li></ul>
    14. 14. 4 Excellence <ul><li>1. Student and alumni evaluations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extensive course evaluations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research on labour market </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Binding Study Advice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st year: 34 out of 60 ECTS is required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd year: pass all other first year courses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Numerus fixus & decentralized selection in International Business and Economics and Business Economics </li></ul>
    15. 15. Numerus fixus IB and E&BE <ul><li>Strongly increasing number of 1 st year students since 2008/09. </li></ul><ul><li>PBL education cannot be scaled up without suffering quality losses. </li></ul><ul><li>2010/11: 500 places IB, 450 places E&BE. </li></ul><ul><li>50 % allocated by decentralized selection (deadline 1 May 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>50 % by lottery (deadline 15 May 2011). </li></ul><ul><li>Econometrics & OR, Fiscal Economics: we offer study choice interviews. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Elsevier rankings <ul><li>BSc Economics and Business Economics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2010: ranked 2nd in student judgements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BSc International Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2010: 1 st place in student judgements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BSc Econometrics and Operations Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2010: 1 st place in student judgements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BSc Fiscal Economics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2010: Joint 4 th place with UVA </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Keuzegids Hogeronderwijs ’09-’10 <ul><li>BSc International Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maastricht (66) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tilburg (62) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotterdam (54) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amsterdam VU (52) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BSc Economics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wageningen (EC+Beleid (68) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nijmegen (Econ) (62) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tilburg (Ec+BE) (62) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maastricht (Ec+BE) (52) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groningen (Ec+BE) (50) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amsterdam UvA (Ec+BK) (50) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tilburg (BE) (50) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groningen (BE) (42) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amsterdam VU (Ec+BE) (38) </li></ul></ul>Source: Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs <ul><li>BSc Fiscale Economie </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amsterdam UvA (52) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maastricht (46) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rotterdam (46) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tilburg (46) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Groningen (44) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>BSc Econometrics & OR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maastricht (68) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amsterdam VU (62) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tilburg (62) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groningen (60) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotterdam (56) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amsterdam UvA (42) </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. International Accreditations <ul><li>SBE is AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accredited </li></ul><ul><li>International accreditation for the quality of </li></ul><ul><li>education, teaching staff and organization </li></ul><ul><li>Only 44 out of 3,900 Business schools worldwide have obtained the so-called ‘Triple Crown’ </li></ul>
    19. 19. Potential Employers
    20. 20. Programme Open Day 1 st session <ul><li>10:30-11:10 Presentation per Bachelor’s programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics and Business Economics Aula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Business Lecture Hall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Econometrics and Operations Research H0.04 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiscal Economics (in Dutch) H0.06 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>11:10-11:30 Presentation “Studying abroad” Aula </li></ul><ul><li>11:30-12:00 Problem based learning in practice G0.03, G0.05, G0.13, </li></ul><ul><li>G0.19, F0.02, F0.04 </li></ul><ul><li>11:30-11:45 Information session for parents D0.03 and C-1.07 </li></ul>
    21. 21. Programme Open Day 2 nd session <ul><li>12:30-13:10 Presentation per Bachelor’s programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics and Business Economics Aula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Business Lecture Hall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Econometrics and Operations Research H0.04 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiscal Economics (in Dutch) H0.06 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>13:10-13:30 Presentation “Studying abroad” Aula </li></ul><ul><li>13:30-14:00 Problem based learning in practice G0.03, G0.05, G0.13, </li></ul><ul><li>G0.19, F0.02, F0.04 </li></ul><ul><li>13:30-13:45 Information session for parents D0.03 and C-1.07 </li></ul>
    22. 22. Programme Open Day 3 rd session <ul><li>14:30-15:10 Presentation per Bachelor’s programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics and Business Economics Aula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Business Lecture Hall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Econometrics and Operations Research H0.04 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiscal Economics (in Dutch) H0.06 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>15:10-15:30 Presentation “Studying abroad” Aula </li></ul><ul><li>15:30-16:00 Problem based learning in practice G0.03, G0.05, G0.13, </li></ul><ul><li>G0.19, F0.02, F0.04 </li></ul><ul><li>15:30-15:45 Information session for parents D0.03 </li></ul>
    23. 23. Programme Open Day all day <ul><li>Information fair in Mensa (10:00-16:00) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Programme information (staff and students) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Education & Exams Office </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic advisors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Master’s Programmes & PGE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International Relations Office </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>University Library </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student Life </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DUO </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Language Centre </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet lounge (10:00-16:00): </li></ul><ul><li>Online Preparatory course Economics & Mathematics </li></ul>

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