Creating value with websites

Specific course requirements

First of all, please check the course description. Now check it again. Make sure it fits your expectations!

You will be required to actually create a website project based on an advanced Content Management System, and will have to deal with all the issues that sometimes arise when installing/configuring/updating a website. Although in this course the teacher will guide you on a functional level (what modules should you use, how can you use them etc.), you will sometimes/often have to look up certain information yourself. If you cringe at the advice to "google it", you will have trouble during this course. If you are open minded toward technology, don't mind to get your hands dirty and start digging when you encounter problems, you will love this course.

Again, this is not a theoretical course with a simple "learn it > reproduce it" approach. The teacher will guide you during you efforts to create a nice and analysable website, but will not (because it is practically impossible, but more so because you would learn a lot less) spoon feed the knowledge to you.

All of the above does not mean you need to be a technical wizard. If you have experience with HTML / CSS it will help you. If you do not, it won't prevent you from succeeding, but it will require some extra work from your part. These are not difficult languages, but all new things take a little effort to master...  So to sum up:

  • some technical skills and interest in creating a website and analysing that web site: OK, but you should be openminded, not scared of technology, eager to learn and to do some research yourself. Love to have you in the course.
  • no technical skills, but openminded about technology and interest in creating a website and analysing that wesite: OK, but you should be openminded, not scared of technology, eager to learn and to do some research yourself (depending on previous knownledge, you might need to learn a lot of things by yourself). Love to have you in the course.
  • some technical skills and not much interest in creating a website and analysing that website: Not OK
  • no technical skills and not much interest in creating a website and analysing that website: Not OK

General course specifications

Consult the general specifications of this course in the exchange programme in economics and business admin.