(Preparatory programme) Master of Business Administration 2014-2015 Peter Teirlinck & Maarten Hulselmans
Prof. Dr. Tom Van Puyenbroeck, campus dean • Prof. Dr. Peter Teirlinck, BBA and MBA programme director • Maarten Hulselmans, BBA and MBA programme coordinator / Teacher English • email@example.com, 02/210.16.34, T’Serclaes, 5th floor (B-05-25) • office hours 1st sem: Tue 11:00-12:00 + appointment by email
Student services • Student Administration firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 1st floor, B (T’Serclaes building) • Social Services Department MariekeSteurs: email@example.com Els Jacobs: firstname.lastname@example.org 02/609.88.16 Office: A01-04,1st floor (T’Serclaes building)
Student services • Ombuds Office Marc Ophalvens: email@example.com Erica Mechelmans: firstname.lastname@example.org Maarten Kindt: email@example.com Leen De Wolf: firstname.lastname@example.org 02/609.88.21 Office: A01-03/03, 1st floor (T’ Serclaes building)
Student services • Study coaches Krista Van Winkel: email@example.com Annelies De Winter: firstname.lastname@example.org 02/210.16.07 Office: A01-07, 1st floor (T’ Serclaes building)
Exams: Pass/fail? • Passing a subject ? • Min. 10/20 (= credit ) • Only the courses < 10/20 2nd exam chance • Remark: register digitallyfor the exams of Juneand August/September! • 2 chancesto pass the course • Eg fail course in January • 2nd chance in August/September • Eg fail course in June • 2nd chance in August/September
Courses < 10/20 2nd exam chance • Retake a course forwhichyouobtainedlessthan 10 out of 20: Best result : you keep the best mark! (onlywithin the sameacademicyear) • Eg Advanced Micro-Economics • January: 9/20 • August/September: 6/20 => You keep the 9/20!
Obtaining a master degree • Ifcreditsobtainedfor 60 units • Or ifyouonly have one 9/20 andcangraduatewithdistinction (minimum 68%)
Feedback exams • Aftereveryexamperiod (Jan, Juneand Aug/Sep) • Feedback lecturers • Have a look intoyourexam • Compareexpectedanswerwithyouranswer • Discussstudymethod • Expectationslecturer • Register digitally!!!
Feedback exams • General feedback • Discuss overall resultsandstudy planning & studymethod • Yearprogramme & tolerances • Studypath coaches (T’Serclaes 1st floor, A)
Re-registration • May re-register for the same degree program • May re-register for the same course 2nd time in your year program: no problem 3rd time in your year program: * CSE ≥ 50%: no problem * CSE < 50%: no, you will be denied for one year! Remark: taking a course from the preparatory program for a 3rd time is possible. 4th time in your year program: no, you will be denied for three years!
Study progress monitoring • Study credit: Flemish government • Limited time frame to obtain degree • Backpack full of study units (SU) • SU are taken out: study program • Successful SU will be recharged in your backpack • Not applicable to the preparatory program • Info? Student Portal or Ombuds office
Problems in the exam period? • Contact the Ombuds Service!!! No agreementswithteachers! T’Serclaes: first floor - during the week (8h-18h30) : 02/210.13.19 - during weekends (Saturday 8h-9h + 12h15-13h15 andSunday 20h-21h) : 0496/99.83.91 : onlyfor urgent matters, notforcancellingexams! NOT by e-mail and NOT leavingvoice-mailmessages
Problems in the examperiod • When… youcannotparticipate in an examination (always contact us BEFORE the examination takes place) youexperienceproblems of somekind • During the year: report absence toOmbuds
Student portalhttp://feb.kuleuven.be/eng/brussels/Students • Contact hours teaching staff • Course schedules • EducationandExamregulations • Academiccalendar • ECTS files • Andmuch more …
Campus Brussels 1 Campus – 4 buildings • Hermes • classrooms • cafeteria • T’Serclaes • Library • Restaurant • CourseMaterial Centre • Student Administration • International Office • Terranova • Erasmus
Course Material • Course material centre Ground floor T’ Serclaes building • Course material list & opening hours http://feb.kuleuven.be/eng/brussels/Students • Digital learning environment See https://toledo.kuleuven.be/
Information Sessions • Important dates 25/09/2014 12:30 – 13:30 Information sessionlibrary (entrancelibrary) 1201 27/11/2014 09:00 – 14:30 Global village XL (Erasmus/Exchange – fair) 2215 30/09/2014 12:30 – 13:30 Information andregistrationsessioninsurances (Euromut) 1201
Information sessions • Information sessions digital learning environment International Programmes • BBA: 22/9/2014 11:00-12:00: room 2201 • (Prep & Bridge) MBA: 23/9/2014 14:00-15:00: room 6215 • (Prep) MIBEM: 24/9/2014 12:30-13:30: room 1201 • EEFAS: 29/9/2014 15:30-16:30: room 1201
Master thesis • Information session: • 22/09/2014 10:00-11:00 4115 • Master thesis fair: • 29/09/2014 12:30-13:30 0105
Library & restaurant • Library Located in T’ Serclaes building • Restaurant & cafetaria Cafetaria: Hermes building Restaurant: T’Serclaes building
Communication & student associations Communication - KU Leuven e-mail - Notice boards • online (Toledo) • mainentrance Hermes building Unofficial www.facebook.com/FEBBrussels
Lunch & workshops • Lunch offeredby KU Leuven drinks on table own drinks tobepaid (no cash) Hermes room 1119 • Walking tours start at 12:30
Agenda • Programme BA • Evaluation & testing • Outcomes • What’snew?
BA: mission statement • Science as foundation, practice as orientation • International orientation + diversity and multiculturality in Brussels • Focus on the student’slearningprocess • Quality of and innovation in education
Science as foundation, practice as orientation Proper contactswith business Cases, exercises, examples Guestlecturers
DIDACTIC CONCEPT correctionvia cyclus Program outcomes Competenceprofilebachelor and masterBusiness Administration Plan idealsituation Do Compe-tencegrowth model Learning contents Learning methods (interactive) Lecture Seminar Case study Individual& groupworkpaper Portfolio selfreflectionplenarydiscussion Company screening – project work Master thesis Studymaterial Basichandbook Technicalliterature International peer-reviewedarticles Searchingandinterpreting relevant literature Forms of evaluation Understanding and reproducing in a simple context Apply and analyse Integrate, criticalevaluation and remediation Beingcreative in a complex context Xxxx Xxxx Business orientation Academic bases Business-basedtrajectory Fromconceptualframeworkstowardsapplications enhanced (business-) economicexpertise Trajectory ‘Entrepreneuriallearning’ Research projectswith practical finality Fromsimple (fragmentary) towards complex (interdisciplinary) practices Research orientedtrajectory Fromsimpletowards complex (own) research Growth in methodological, statistical and informationskills Research basedtrajectory Interpretation of research results Methods of economicsub-disciplines Critical reflection on (own) research basic (instruct& explore) intermediate(enlarge& going more profound) advanced(integrate& specialize) Check Currentsituation ECTS-file = translation at the level of each course Competenceschedule(competences+ levels) Schedule learningmethods Schedule studymaterial Schedule evaluationmethods instruments Act Futuresituation Points of attention & possibilitiesforimprovement of study program, learningmethods, studymaterial and methodsforevaluation
Business orientation • Guestlecturers: • Personshavingspecialised expertise in work field • Guest speakers • Business Seminars • Company visits • Excellence rewards • Company projects – master thesis
Context-driven research: integrationacademic foundation and business orientation: • Research questionssituatedwithin a realistic business environment • Teamwork and multidiciplinaryapproach in business projects • Scientifically correct performance in a business context • Conceptualsolutionswhich are addedvaluefor the academicworld
Didactic concept: targets and quality check • Targets: process of curriculum development • Internal and external follow-up ECTS = translation of the didactic concept
Programmecoherence Global construct – learning tracks • 5 learning tracks : • Socialanalysis & policy • Methodology & Academic Training • Economics & International Business • Strategy, Management & Entrepreneurship • Business Sciences – Learning track = content based cluster of coursesconstructing a coherent set of knowledgedomains and competences • Increasednumber of choices in the latestphases of the programme
Programmecoherence Commoncompetences, to beacquiredby all students: • Learning track Methodology & Academic Training • Learning track Socialanalysis & Policy Options in the otherlearning tracks: • Orientations in BBA 3 (12 credits): Business Information Management, International Business Management and International Relations • Furtherdifferentiation in master to approx. 50% of credits in 3 majors
Evaluation & testing • Guidelines: • Link betweencompetences and the waythey are tested • Progressiveapproach • Sufficientvariation • Different kinds of tests • Cognitivelearning: mainlybymeans of traditional test formats, e.g. writtenexam • Integratedlearning: application of knowledge and skills, e.g. in a paper • Processorientedlearning: self-reflection and monitoring, e.g. peer-assessment, portfolio • Organizationalaspects: • Administrativeorganisation: Student administration and Planning • Formaldetermination of resultsbyexamcommission
Attained level: work field (incl. alumni) Resonancecouncil Alumni-surveysAfter 1 year: lessthan 5% unemployed Global satisfaction BA: high => yourvisioncounts: evaluations !!
Attained level: master thesis • Resultsmaster thesis
Attained level: master thesis - projects • Satisfactionwork field Only 57% defends thesis withinyear t (2012)!!! (+8% comparedto 2011)
Attained level: internationalisation • Foreignexperience (20% norm) Percentage of successful BA studentswithforeignexperience
Education efficiency Average successrate BA students per educationyear However, is going up andfor first time in 2012-13 higherthan in HW
Study time Measurement of studyeffort - ongoing
What’snew? • Partnership USL • Internship – extra curriculum • Increasedeffortsfor job opportunities