- Get acquainted with the Specializations within IEM and the Research Orientations
- Develop meta-cognitive skills, a professional attitude, skills to act in a culture of continuous improvement, and intercultural skills.
- Get acquainted with the Managerial Problem Solving Method.
- Develop bibliographic research skills, and learn how to categorize literature into a taxonomy
- Learn programming logic (pseudo-code, flow charts, debugging)
- Learn about the concepts value/performance, performance benchmarking, and multi-criteria decision making
- Choose a Research Orientation within the chosen Specialization.
In the first two weeks, students get an introduction of the IEM master program, which consist of Specializations and these, in their turn, consists of one or more Research Orientations. Also, the students work on important professional and research oriented skills. These skills include meta-cognitive skills, skills to act in an intercultural setting, bibliographic research skills, and programming.|
In the final eight weeks, the students get an introduction of each Research Orientation within the IEM master program. Moreover, for each Research Orientation, they make one or more assignments to better understand the Research Orientation and to work on their professional and research oriented skills.
The final assignment is that each students makes a motivated choice for one of the Research Orientations within their Specialization.