Courses Master Display 2020-2021

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Course title Entrepreneurship and Research Methods
Course code EBC4216
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 31-8-2020 16-10-2020 X X
4 1-2-2021 26-3-2021 X X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Jolien Huybrechts
For more information: j.huybrechts@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
The goal of this course is to advance students’ knowledge on theories and processes in entrepreneurial and smaller businesses. Specific attention will be given to the different methodologies used within this research field. The course also aims to further develop the research skills of the students.
Description
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS.

This course discusses theories and advanced research topics in the areas of entrepreneurship and small business management. The course reviews concepts such as effectuation, bricolage, resource dependency and further develops knowledge on specific types of entrepreneurial businesses (e.g., social entrepreneurship).
With regards to research methodology, both quantitative and qualitative research methods will be studied, and students will get the opportunity to do exercises on research techniques such as case study analysis, factor analysis and regression analysis.
Literature
To be announced
Prerequisites
TRANSITIONAL REGULATION (EBC4126):
Only for students who started one of the following programmes/specialisations prior to academic year 2020/21:
* Master Business Research - No specialisation (Note: only if you are taking "Entrepreneurship and SME Management" disciplinary courses!)
* Master International Business - Entrepreneurship and SME Management
Education (last opportunity in 2020/21) + Exam/Resit (last opportunity in 2021/22)
NOTE: You may replace this course with EBC4265.
Keywords
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Papers / Groupwork
Assessment methods Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Transitional Regulations See prerequisites