About the Study Tour and the Study
The study tour will award 15EC for bachelors or 10EC for masters. In order to get the EC both bachelor and master students will have to follow 3 courses. The courses will take place in the following semester, when which subject will take place is yet to be announced.
This subject consists of learning the differences in culture in the countries to be visited and the Netherlands. This is done by doing a PESTLE-analysis and the Porter's Diamond. They provide a good view of the culture in the destinations. International Study Tour Preparation consists of writing papers and having presentations so that everyone can hear the research that has been done.
The theme course will be a "mini bachelorreferaat". In the theme course each participant will do a research at one of the supervisors based on one of the tracks. As said above the tracks will be assigned based on the preferences of the participants, so that every participant will do research in an area that they are interested in. For the theme course each participant will write an invidual paper and there is a final session in which each participant presents their results.
During the study tour we are going to visit different kind of companies in all countries. Each participant will be assigned 2 companies on which they have to do pre-research. This consists of everything that can be found on the internet, ranging from amount of employees to in what tracks they are performing business. After the study tour these researches will be updated with the new information found during the company visits.