* Please note that due to the current situation the Summer Programme course offering will be adapted and all courses will only be taking place online.
A document outlining academic and administrative regulations, policies and procedures for the summer programme will be available soon.
The maximum course load is 2 courses.
BUS2114G, Performance Management – Adamsen
This course introduces Performance Management and the paradox for leadership in a company, when a manager want to create a mobile and flexible organization while ensuring the implementation and anchoring of the company’s strategy in the organization, one must take into account the complexity, problems and ambiguities that may arise in such an iterative process, when measurements have to involve and provide meaningfulness among employees in and across the organization.
The course focuses on key knowledge areas of performance management theory and practice, including strategy planning, incentive systems, self-efficacy, key performance indicators and how to use the strategy map and balance score card. This subject is of vital importance seeking to uncover the principles of how a company ensure empowerment and involvement of its employees, as this is emphasized as something that plays an increasingly important role for employee motivation together with greater strategic and organizational awareness.
As performance management is a cross-disciplinary field of study, the course will evaluate business, organizational, social and legal issues facing communities, business and organizations.
- Performance management system design
- Incentives and uncertainties
- Financial and non-financial Performance measures
- Strategy map and The Balanced Score Card
- CSR and performance measures
- Corporate Governance
BUS 316G, Business models and Leadership in times of Transition – de Kemmeter
The world, our society and economy are changing fast. Technological advances and heigthened collective consciousness can provide a unique opportunity to address current challenges. Business, diplomacy and politics all play a significant role in ensuring that today’s possibilities are translated in feasible and progressive answers to world-spanning issues. The challenge is on the levels of individual people’s alignment, on the level of the company strategy, and on the level of territorial development. Which are the transition scenarios in order to come up with sustainable solutions knowing that we are currently at a crossroads? There are some need-to-know cornerstones for a sustainable transition. The students will integrate them and apply them to a live project. This course will drive you to develop your opinion and critical decision-making skills, based on scientific knowledge.
Prerequisites: BUS101G, BUS162G, HUM101G
CMM232G, Video Production: Theory and Practice – Hale
The course aims to give students an introduction to the production of videos (planning, filming and editing) from a theoretical and practical perspective. The course provides students with the skills needed for professional careers, such as ability to produce/edit video material (e.g. for social media). The course also discusses relevant theories, including analysing the elements of a good video and looking at the communications’ aspects of video production. Finally, the course covers interviewing skills (from the research phase to the execution of the interview and the selection of what material is used) for the production of a short video, camera presentation skills, script writing skills, writing a video concept and filming for a video and producing that final video.
INT 381G, Internship
Working in a sponsoring firm or organisation, students undertake a 150-hour, semester- long project on a theme or topic related to their major. Requires students to work on- site at least 24 hours per week, keep a daily activity log and write a project report
Prerequisites: Students in second semester of second year or first semester of third year, good academic standing and approval by the Internship Committee
Catalogue – Syllabus
POL 214G, Western Democracy in Crisis: Post-truth Politics and the Rise of Populism – Nestoras
This course will examine one of the defining political puzzles of our time: from the EU referendum in the United Kingdom to the presidential election in the United States and the rise of populist forces everywhere in Europe, there is a growing realization that truth may no longer be relevant to politics.
‘Post-truth’ politics – the Oxford Dictionaries word of the year – threatens to turn Western liberal democracy upside-down. The public scorns at politicians, technocrats and experts; conspiracies and viral hoaxes run rampart in social media; objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief. We will use an interdisciplinary approach – with lectures, group activities and assignments – to examine the philosophical underpinnings, the evolution and the effects of populism. In the course of seven weeks we will consider a range of questions such as: is populism a crisis of democracy or a legitimate revolt of the masses against their shrinking political importance? To what extent can populism be considered as a descendant of eighteenth century Romanticism? What are the ‘post-truth’ challenges to the European Union, the transatlantic security and the liberal world order?
Pre-requisite: POL101G or HIS101G
POL 233G, The EU’s Approach to Democratisation and Human Rights – Markovic & Ratsiborynska
This course examines the historical evolution, policies and overall track-record of major European countries and the European Union itself in the field of democratisation and the promotion of human rights. The first part of the course provides a comprehensive overview of the main conceptualisations, debates and core issues related to human rights and democracy promotion. The second part of the course consists of a critical analysis of both the internal and external human rights policies and democratisation efforts of the European Union and major European states.
All our courses are taught in English.