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Maastricht University

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration


Welcome at the Open Day!

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Müller

Director Bachelor’s Programmes

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration


Content of the presentation

1) Facts & Figures

2) Study programmes

3) Pillars of the Faculty

o International

o Problem based learning

o Innovative

o Excellence

4) Programme of the day

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration


Facts of the Faculty

• Established 24 years ago

• 2007-2008:

– 3.122 enrolled students (57% international)

- 8.500 alumni

– 382 employees (41% international)

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Bachelor’s-Master’s structure

• Fully implemented since 2004

Bachelor

Master

1 2 3 4

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Bachelor’s Programmes

• BSc Economics

• Infonomics

• International Economic Studies

• International Business Economics

• BSc Econometrics and Operations Research

• BSc International Business

• BSc Fiscal Economics (partly in Dutch)

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Master’s Programmes

• Master of Science programmes (1-year)

• MSc International Business

• MSc Financial Economics

• MSc International Economic Studies

• MSc Econometrics and Operations Research

• MSc Infonomics

• MSc Fiscal Economics

• MSc Management of Learning

• Master of Philosophy programmes (2-year)

• MPhil Business Research

• MPhil Economic and Financial Research

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Pillars of the Faculty

1 International

2 Problem based learning

3 Innovative

4 Excellence

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration


1 International

1. International perspective of the courses

2. Obligatory study abroad (except for BSc Fiscal

Economics)

— Elsevier score on exchange possibilities: all time

high 9.5!

3. International classroom

— 1 st year groups: 47% Dutch, 47% German, 6% other

nationalities

— 2 nd & 3 rd year groups: 33% Dutch, 34% German, 33%

other nationalities

4. 3 out of 4 study programmes are taught in English

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Study Abroad

• 130 universities in 39 countries

— 450 incoming exchange students

— 500 outgoing exchange students

Canada

United States

Colombia

Peru

Europe

South Africa

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South Korea

Japan

Hong Kong

Thailand Singapore

Australia


2 Problem Based Learning

• Practical problem as starting point for learning

• Active acquisition of knowledge

• Implemented by

– Tutorial groups

– Projects

– Management games

– Research papers and presentations

• Teachers are coaches

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Advantages of Problem based learning

Knowledge development:

– Problem focused

– Theory gets better memorized

– Learning to learn

Skills development:

– Communication: writing- and presentation skills

– Team work: cooperate with students with different

(cultural) backgrounds

– Management: Problem solving skills

– Leadership: taking responsibility and

initiative

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3 Innovative

1. Further development Problem Base Learning

2. Online summer courses Economics/

Mathematics

3. Career services

4. International internships

5. ELEUM

6. Surfyourself

7. Digital university library

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4 Excellence

1. Student evaluations & rankings

– Extensive course evaluations

– Research on labour market

2. Binding Study Advice

– 1 st year: 34 out of 60 ECTS is required

– 2 nd year: pass all other first year course

3. International accreditations

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Elsevier rankings

• BSc Economics

– 2005-2007: ranked 1 st in student judgements

– 2007: ranked 1 st in all but one subcategories

• BSc International Business

– 2005-2007: ranked 1 st in student judgements

– 2007: ranked 1 st in all subcategories

– Best evaluated university programme of the

Netherlands in 2007

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Keuzegids Hogeronderwijs ’07-’08

• BSc Economics

1. Maastricht (7.14)

2. Amsterdam VU (6.88)

3. Tilburg (6.85)

4. Nijmegen (6.84)

5. Rotterdam (6.84)

6. Utrecht (6.82)

7. Amsterdam UvA (6.71)

8. Groningen (6.62)

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• BSc International Business

1. Maastricht (7.36)

2. Tilburg (7.00)

3. Rotterdam (6.89)

• Bsc Econometrics & Operations Research: not enough data available

• Bsc Fiscale Economie: not evaluated

Source: Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs. Student judgements on quality of education and organisation & facilities


International Accreditations

•FEBA is AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accredited

•International accreditation for the quality of

education, teaching staff and organization

•Only 28 out of 3,900 Business schools

worldwide have obtained the so-called ‘Triple

Crown’

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Graduates at work

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Corporate world

Financial institutions

Education

IT-services

Non-profit organisations

Postal services /

telecommunication companies

Life insurance companies /

Savings-banks

Transport services

Retail industry

Other

(Faculty graduates 1,5 year after graduation)


Potential employers

● PriceWaterhouseCoopers ● ING Postbank ● ABN AMRO Bank ● Deloitte ● KPMG ● Rabobank ● Ernst & Young ●

● Philips ● Shell ● Accenture ● Fortis ● KPN ● Atos ● Vodafone ● DSM ● TPG Post ● OCE ● Cap Gemini ●

● Unilever ● AKZO Nobel ● Daimler Chrysler AG + Mercedes Benz ● IBM ● Exxon Mobil ● F. van Lanschot Bankiers ● Cargill ●

General Electric ● ABP ● Hay Group ● KLM / Air France ● L'Oreal ● Albert Heijn / Ahold ● CBS ● Pink Roccade ● Ministry of

Finance ● Ministry of Economic Affairs ● Essent ● Delta Lloyd ● Hewlett Packard ●

● Procter & Gamble ● Robeco ● AC Nielsen ● SNS Bank ● HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt ● LogicaCMG ● Nuon ● DHL ●

● Eiffel ● Heineken ● Henkel ● Ordina ● United Nations ● Volkswagen ● Zwitserleven ● Banque Artesia ● Ormit ●

● Citigroup ● De Lage Landen ● Deutsche Bank ● Interpolis ● Randstad ● Siemens ● Reckitt Benckiser ● RWE AG ●

● Audi AG ● Aldi ● Bain & Company ● The Boston Consultancy Group ● AZL Pension Advisors ● BDO Accountants ●

● Boer & Croon ● British Telecom (BT) ● Coca Cola ● DNB (De Nederlandse Bank) ● Leaseplan ● Elsevier ● Medtronic ● UBS ●

Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein ● European Investment Bank ● Rockwool ● FaGro Consultancy ●

● Goldman Sachs ● Kas Bank ● Koenen en Co ● UWV ● ● Masterfoods ● Merrill Lynch ● Microsoft ● Philip Morris ●

● Berenschot ● TNT ● Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) ● WE ● Sanoma Uitgevers ● A.T. Kearney ● Sara Lee / Douwe Egberts ●

Schiphol ● Xantic ● Abbott Laboratories ● Aegon ● ANWB ● ArboNed ● Atradius ● T-Mobile ● BMW ●

● BP ● DAF ● Euronext ● Boston Scientific ● Campina ● ● Canon ● Corus ● Eneco ● CPB ● Jufidet ● European Commission ● FGH

Bank ● Interpay ● Jones Lang Lasalle ● UPC ● Kappa Packaging ● Lehman Brothers ● Maersk ● McKinsey ● Mees Pierson ●

Mercer ● Morgan Stanley ● Munich Re ● Nestlé ● Nutreco ● Nutricia ● Oracle ●

● Ortec ● PGGM ● Vendex ● Roland Berger ● Sabic ● Sal.Oppenheim ● TNO ● Samhoud ● Sogeti ● Triodosbank ●

● Yacht ● France Telecom ● Twynstra Gudde ● Solvay Pharmaceuticals ● ThyssenKrupp ● Trompenaars Hampden-Turner ●

Deutsche Post ● World Net Business Consulting GmbH ●

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Programme Open Day

• 14:00-14:30 Presentation per Bachelor’s programme

Economics Aula

– Econometrics and Operations Research H0.06

- Fiscal Economics H0.04

• 14:30-16:00 Information fair & Drink (AdFundUM)

• 15.30 – 16.00 Faculty & City tour

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