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
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
Management & Technology variant (MT) (2013-14)
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)
Setup curriculum Science Master with IBP variant Q1 Q2 Science master track curriculum (63 EC including 3 EC philosophy) Y1 Q3 Q4 Policy & Economics (3) Q1 Core theme course (6) Entrepreneurship (3) Theme course (3) Theme course (3) Innovation management (3) Methods in business and policy research (3) C-variant course (3) Q2 Y2 Q3 IBP graduation project (30) Q4 • Core theme course and theme courses in the field of: • Climate & Energy • Biodiversity & Water • Security & the Information Society
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) • Tbd (3 EC)
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
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 2nd 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 !