|Study location||Netherlands, Maastricht|
|Type||Summer Course, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 weeks (6 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€998 per programme|
Enrolled as an Undergraduate student or Undergraduate diploma
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
BUS2007 is an introduction to the fundamental principles of “management”. The primary emphasis is on individual and group behavior within organizations, in order for you to learn what it means to be an effective member of an organization – both as a new employee and eventually as a manager.
This course will cover a wide variety of topics related to that overall goal, including personality types, individual and group decision-making, working in teams, communication, motivation, networks, culture, organizational design, organizational change, and related ethical issues. We will then briefly explore how these issues relate to external strategic issues faced by businesses and organizations.
This course will aim to move beyond the theoretical foundations of these topics and explore how they come to life in the modern workplace in 2021.
General disclaimer: on-campus education and activities, as well as trips and visits related to the course are conditional. E.g. (Dutch) travel advice should be positive regarding the region that will be visited and institutions should be able to accept visitors. In case a proposed activity, trip or visit cannot continue due to circumstances, (online) alternatives may be organized.
Course Duration and Dates This is a three week course running from the 30th of June until the 15th of July, 2021
The number of credits earned after successfully concluding this course is the equivalent of 6 ECTS according to Maastricht University’s guidelines. For further information see the MSS terms and conditions
At the end of the course, you should be able to:
Learn teamwork skills and understand what it means to be an effective team member.
Define what it means to influence and lead others through communication methods and motivational tools.
Recognize individual and team-based problem solving and decision making processes, and engage in these processes to analyze and solve problems.
Examine and characterize organizational dimensions and how their design can affect organizational performance.
Define what it means to be an effective and ethical organizational citizen.
Improve critical thinking skills.
BUS2007 is an introductory course with one prerequisite. Enrolled students must be interested in or have knowledge of basic business principles and meet at least one of the following conditions:
1. Current student at a university
2. Working professional with a university degree
- Textbook “MGMT” by Chuck Williams or a similar, alternative title
- 5 brief cases written by instructor that illustrate organizational behavior principles
- Additional articles (to be determined)