Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After completing the course, students will be able to

  • identify, analyse and solve real-life business problems from a multi-disciplinary viewpoint
  • apply and broaden the knowledge and skills gained during their studies to real-life business tasks and challenges
  • manage complex projects and work in diverse teams
  • handle uncertainty associated with real life projects
  • present a case report both orally and in writing
  • critically reflect on their learning process and outcomes.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 18.09.2024 - 27.11.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Mark van der Giessen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course consists of an applied, real-life problem-based project/case that students identify, analyze and solve in multi-disciplinary teams. It also focuses on developing the students self-awareness of the key learnings during their studies in the Master's Program.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    100% assignments (group and individual)

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching: 10-15 h (incl. closing seminar with presentations)
    Independent work in teams and individually: 145 - 150 h

    Compulsory attendance in all class sessions and meetings.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn I - II
    2024-2025 Spring IV - V
    2025-2026 Autumn I - II
    2025-2026 Spring IV - V


    The course is offered only to the students of the following Master's programmes: Strategic Management in a Changing World, Sustainable Entrepreneurship, and People Management and Organizational Development (students who have started their studies before autumn 2024).