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Update on the IBP mastervariant Master-variants for science introduced to attract more students to faculties of science (“Beta-convenant”) At RU Faculty.

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1 Update on the IBP mastervariant Master-variants for science introduced to attract more students to faculties of science (“Beta-convenant”) At RU Faculty of Science: – Research variant (“default”) – Education variant – Science & Communication variant – Management & Technology variant MT-variant managed by Ben Dankbaar and Arjan van Rooij, with help from FMW teachers Ben’s retiring and replacing by HdC, reorientation asked for Peter Tindemans, Arjan, Heleen and MT steering group developed a new curriculum

2 Management & Technology variant (MT) The main objective of the MT track is to make science students familiar with concepts and theories from organization studies and business administration Outline: – 30 EC management courses, mostly run from Nijmegen School of Management – 27 EC MT-graduation project (externally with a company) Increasing student numbers until 2011/12, decline at the moment Challenges: – Embedding in Faculty of Sciences – Reputation of courses with students, FoS teachers and study advisors – Alignment with current staff at ISIS – Students realise at a late stage that they don’t want a career in research

3 Management & Technology variant (MT) ( )

4 Management & Technology variant (MT)

5 Innovation, Business & Policy variant (IBP) Societal science themes central – Better links to Faculty of Sciences teaching and research – Motivating students by substance Students choose a societal science theme – Climate & Energy – Biodiversity & Water – Security & the Information Society Any Master track can combine with any theme Outline: – 12 EC in theme-specific courses, mostly run at Faculty of Sciences – 15 EC in IBP-courses in support of better understanding theme, in cooperation with Nijmegen School of Management – 30 EC IBP-graduation project (mostly with an external organisation)

6 Y1 Y2 Q3 Q1 Q2 Q1 Q3 Q4 IBP graduation project (30) Core theme course (6) Setup curriculum Science Master with IBP variant Core theme course and theme courses in the field of: Climate & Energy Biodiversity & Water Security & the Information Society Science master track curriculum (63 EC including 3 EC philosophy) Theme course (3) Theme course (3) Innovation management (3) Methods in business and policy research (3) Q2 Entrepreneurship (3) Policy & Economics (3) C-variant course (3)

7 Theme courses Biodiversity & Water: Core Biodiversity & Water (6 EC): Toine Smits, with Rob Leuven and Rob Lenders Ecology and management of large river systems (3 EC): Rob Leuven Tbd (3 EC) Climate & Energy: Core Climate & Energy (6 EC): Heleen de Coninck, with Bram Bregman and John Schermer Sustainable consumption and production (3 EC): Mark Huijbregts Tbd (3 EC) Security & the information society: Core Security in organisations (6 EC): ICIS Tbd (3 EC)

8 IBP courses and teachers IBP courses are selected to support societal science themes Entrepreneurship (3 EC): Arjan van Rooij & Paul Ligthart (FMW) Policy & economics (3 EC): Heleen de Coninck & Pieter Leroy (or others FMW) NEW Innovation management (3 EC): Egbert-Jan Sol & Robert Kok (FMW) Methods in business and policy research (3 EC): Arjan van Rooij C-variant course (3 EC): NEW choose from: – Science & public policy – Risk communication – or The knowledge society

9 What’s next 2013/14: – MT variant will run as planned, except for one course (Management & Organisation) – Preparations for start of IBP-variant 2014/15: – IBP variant will be taught fully (57 EC) – MT variant only 2 nd year courses 2015/16: – IBP variant only option ! Students starting their Master in 2013/14 can choose whether they do the MT-variant or the IBP-variant !


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