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Introduction to Industry 4.0: Implications for the Management of Organizations

Maastricht Summer School
Netherlands, Maastricht
Maastricht Summer School Netherlands, Bonnefantenstraat 2, 6211 KL Maastricht, The Netherlands
Tuition fee €598 per programme

Overview

The label ‘Industry 4.0’ applies loosely to a set of emerging digital technologies that influence the way goods and services are produced and consumed in contemporary societies. Even though no one knows what the future will bring, we can now safely say that the digitalization trend is here to stay and that nothing will ever be the same in the world of industry. This course explores the implications of industry 4.0 for the way organizations are managed. On day 1, we will introduce the different technologies labelled under ‘industry 4.0’: internet of things, cyber physical systems, block chain, artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, and augmented reality. On day 2, we will examine the implications of these different technologies for managing operations in organizations. On day 3, we will study the implications for managing human resources in organizations. On day 4, we will discuss the implications for strategic decision-making. Finally, on day 5, students will present their takeaways from the course to the rest of the class.

Course Duration and Dates This is a one week course running from the 10th of August until the 14th of August, 2020

ECTS
The number of credits earned after successfully concluding this course is the equivalent of 2 ECTS according to Maastricht University’s guidelines. For further information see the MSS terms and conditions

Goals
• To review all the digital technologies associated with industry 4.0
• To assess the individual and collective impact of digital technologies on organization management and performance
• To discuss what the benefits and challenges are of applying digital technologies to the management of organizations

Instruction language
EN

Prerequisites
The course is aimed at students with at least an introductory awareness of organization management. This means students should have at least completed a first year’s bachelor degree in business studies, management, economics, sociology or a related field. At the start of the course students are expected to understand the basics of organizational design and of the relationship between organizations and their external environment.

Recommend literature
The literature consists of a set of articles and case-studies to be distributed before the course starts

Teaching methods
▪ Lectures ▪ PBL ▪ Work in subgroups

Assessment methods
Presentation

Apply now! Block 7.1 2019/20
Application deadline
Jun 8, 2020 23:59
Europe/Amsterdam time
Studies commence
Aug 10, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Block 7.1 2019/20
Application deadline
Jun 8, 2020 23:59
Europe/Amsterdam time
Studies commence
Aug 10, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States