To maintain a close connection with the professional field, SBE study programmes collaborate with professionals and businesses in their discipline in various ways. Organizations and companies can get involved by providing business cases or giving a guest lecture, for example. Another example are company visits for students to experience how theory from the courses is applied in practice.
In addition, each programme has an Advisory Board composed of alumni and representatives from the professional field. SBE considers the Advisory Boards as a valuable way for programmes to systematically evaluate their curriculum based on the professional requirements and wishes within the field.
Below are a few examples of collaborations:
|Business cases in the MSc in Marketing|
Each course within the MSc in Marketing begins on site at a company. ‘This means our students really get their hands dirty.’ Large firms present the challenges they are facing and ask students to help them think of a solution. Last year’s cases came from Microsoft Nederland, SuitSupply, Heineken, TUI Travel, Ogilvy, IAmsterdam, Alzheimer Lab, TNS Kantar FrieslandCampina, iProspect and Westwing/Rocket Internet, among others.
|Rabo Honours Programme for MSc in Finance and MSc in Business Administration/Financial Management|
This Honours Programme was developed in close collaboration with researchers in the Finance group at VU Amsterdam and leading professional experts from Rabobank. This mix gives students the perfect exposure to brilliant academic research and excellent professional guidance.
|Colloquium for BSc in Econometrics|
The purpose of the colloquium is to introduce students to material from other courses, to clarify, expand on and explore this material in-depth, and to help students progress more smoothly through the Econometrics programme. As part of the colloquium, Career Services holds a session on employer expectations with guest speakers from the Econometrics and Operational Research programmes (previous contributors have also included Rabobank and Transavia).
Would you like to get in touch with a programme director or department regarding one of these options? We can forward your request or proposal to the relevant department or programme. Please note: Collaboration with the School is in high demand. We cannot guarantee that your request will be honoured.