Programme changes and transitional measures

Every academic year, programme changes can occur. On this page the complete overview for academic year 2020-2021 with all programme changes per programme and the corresponding transitional measures can be found.

General programme changes

For some programmes there will be changes in the elective course list. These changes will not be discussed here. For all changes in the elective course list the same transitional measure applies: students who obtained a credit for an elective course in academic year 2019-2020 (or before) which is no longer on the elective course list in academic year 2020-2021, maintain the obtained credit, exam result and ECTS-credits. 

 

For some programmes there will be changes with regards to the semester. This means that courses which were programmed in the 1st semester in academic year 2019-2020, can be programmed in the 2nd semester in academic year 2020-2021 or vice-versa. These changes will not be discussed here because there are no transitional measures for changes regarding the semester. Students who subscribe for a course have to follow it in the semester in which it is programmed in academic year 2020-2021. The Course Catalogue can be consulted to see in which semester a course is programmed.

 

Some transitional measures offer students the possibility to re-enrol in the old version of a programme. However, students are not obligated to re-enrol in this old version. They can also choose to re-enrol in the new version of the programme but they have to be aware that this means they are subject to the regulations of this new version.

Master in Economics

The Master in Economics has been subject to programme changes in academic year 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 with regards to the majors. In programme version 1 there are 4 majors: globalisation, financial institutions and markets, economic policy and research. In programme version 2 there are 2 majors: financial institutions and markets and economic policy.

The following transitional measures apply:

  • Students who enrolled in the master in Economics in academic year 2017-2018 programme version 1, had time to complete this old version until academic year 2019-2020.
  • Student who did not complete programme version 1 in 2019-2020, have to enrol for programme version 2 in academic year 2020-2021, maintaining all the credits they obtained in programme version 1.

Preparatory programme Master in Business Engineering

There are two programmes: one for students with an education background in economics and one for students with an education background in engineering. Both programmes consist of compulsory courses and elective courses. However, the Curriculum Committee will put together an individual programme per student based on the education background.

The following programme changes and transitional measures apply:

  • The course  'Database Systems' will account for 6 credits instead of 7 credits. Students who already passed 'Database Systems' will maintain their 7 credits. Students who did not yet pass 'Database Systems' will follow this course for 6 credits.
  • The course 'Electrical and Electronics Engineering' will account for 3 credits instead of 4 credits. Students who already passed 'Electrical and Electronics Engineering' will maintain their 4 credits. Students who did not yet pass 'Electrical and Electronics Engineering' will follow this course for 3 credits.
  • The courses 'Economics A' (4 credits) and 'Economics B' (5 credits) will be replaced by the English taught course 'Economics' (5 credits). Students who already passed either 'Economics A' or 'Economics B', do not have to follow the new course 'Economics'. Students who did not pass 'Economics A' nor 'Economics B', will have to follow the new course 'Economics'.
  • The courses 'Mathematics IIA' (3 credits) and 'Mathematics IIB' (4 credits) will be replaced by the English taught course 'Mathematics' (6 credits). Students who already passed 'Mathematics IIA' as well as 'Mathematics IIB, do not have to follow the new course 'Mathematics'. Students who passed 'Mathematics IIA' but did not yet pass 'Mathematics IIB', do not have to follow the new course 'Mathematics'. Students who passed 'Mathematics IIB' but did not yet pass 'Mathematics IIA', have to follow the new course 'Mathematics'.
  • The Dutch taught course 'Physics' (5 credits) will be replaced by an English taught course 'Physics'. Students who already passed the course 'Physics', do not have to follow the new course 'Physics'. Students who did not yet pass the course 'Physics', will have to follow the new course 'Physics'.
  • The Dutch taught course 'Chemistry' (4 credits) will be replaced by an English taught course 'Chemistry' (5 credits). Students who already passed 'Chemistry' will maintain their 4 credits and do not have to follow the new course 'Chemistry'. Students who did not yet pass 'Chemistry' will have to follow the new course 'Chemistry' for 5 credits.

Master in Business Engineering

Since academic year 2018-2019 the Master in Business Engineering had two versions. Students who enrolled for the old version (programme version 3) in academic year 2017-2018, had two academic years to finish this programme. Students who did not yet pass programme version 3, will be enrolled for the new version (programme version 6) in academic year 2020-2021.

The following programme changes and transitional measures apply:

Main subject Data Analytics:

  • The course 'Environmental Technology' (6 credits) is replaced by the course 'Technology for the Circular Economy' (5 credits). Students who did not yet pass 'Environmental Technology' (6 credits), have to follow the new course 'Technology for the Circular Economy' (5 credits) instead of 'Environmental Technology' (6 credits).
  • The course ‘Implementation and Management of ICT within an Organisation’ (4 credits) is replaced by the course ‘Enterprise Architecture’ (4 credits). Students who did not yet pass the course ‘Implementation and Management of ICT within an Organisation’ (4 credits) have to follow the course ‘Enterprise Architecture’ (4 credits) instead of ‘Implementation and Management of ICT within an Organisation’ (4 credits).
  • The number of credits in the module elective courses that have to be followed, changes from 11 credits to 12 credits. Students who were enrolled in programme version 3 and will now enroll for programme version 5, will have to follow 12 credits in the module elective courses.

 

Main subject Operations Management:

  • The course 'Environmental Technology' (6 credits) is replaced by the course 'Technology for the Circular Economy' (5 credits). Students who did not yet pass 'Environmental Technology' (6 credits), have to follow the new course 'Technology for the Circular Economy' (5 credits) instead of 'Environmental Technology' (6 credits).
  • The course ‘Implementation and Management of ICT within an Organisation’ (4 credits) is replaced by the course ‘Enterprise Architecture’ (4 credits). Students who did not yet pass the course ‘Implementation and Management of ICT within an Organisation’ (4 credits) have to follow the course ‘Enterprise Architecture’ (4 credits) instead of ‘Implementation and Management of ICT within an Organisation’ (4 credits).
  • The course 'Total Quality Management' (6 credits) is replaced by the course 'Quality Management' (6 credits). Students who did not yet pass the course 'Total Quality Management' (6 credits) have to follow the course 'Quality Management' (6 credits) instead of the course 'Total Quality Management' (6 credits).
  • The number of credits in the module elective courses that have to be followed, changes from 11 credits to 12 credits. Students who were enrolled in programme version 3 and will now enroll for programme version 5, will have to follow 12 credits in the module elective courses.

 

Main subject Finance:

  • The course 'Environmental Technology' (6 credits) is replaced by the course 'Technology for the Circular Economy' (5 credits). Students who did not yet pass 'Environmental Technology' (6 credits), have to follow the new course 'Technology for the Circular Economy' (5 credits) instead of 'Environmental Technology' (6 credits).
  • The course ‘Implementation and Management of ICT within an Organisation’ (4 credits) is replaced by the course ‘Enterprise Architecture’ (4 credits). Students who did not yet pass the course ‘Implementation and Management of ICT within an Organisation’ (4 credits) have to follow the course ‘Enterprise Architecture’ (4 credits) instead of ‘Implementation and Management of ICT within an Organisation’ (4 credits).
  • The course 'Valuation and Financial Risk Management' (6 credits) is replaced by the course 'Business Valuation (4 credits). Students who did not yet pass the course 'Valuation and Financial Risk Management' (6 credits) will have to follow the course 'Business Valuation (4 credits) instead of the course 'Valuation and Financial Risk Management' (6 credits).
  • The course 'Financial Modelling' (6 credits) is replaced to the module 'elective general courses' instead of the module 'elective courses related to the main subject. Students who already passed the course 'Financial Modelling' (6 credits) can use these obtained credits in the module elective courses.
  • The course 'Advanced Investment Analysis' (6 credits) is replaced to the module 'elective general courses' instead of the module 'elective courses related to the main subject. Students who already passed the course 'Advanced Investment Analysis' (6 credits) can use these obtained credits in the module elective courses.
  • The course 'Business Skills' (4 credits) will no longer be offered in this main subject. Students who already passed the course 'Business Skills' (4 credits) can use the obtained credits in the module elective courses.
  • The course 'Management Accounting' (4 credits) is a new course in this main subject. Students who will enrol for programme version 5 instead of programme version 3, will also have to take this course. Students who already passed this course in the Bachelor Business Engineering, do not have to follow the course 'Management Accounting' (4 credits) again. Instead, they will have to choose an additional elective course.
  • The course 'Management of Financial Institutions' (6 credits) is a new course in this main subject. students who will enrol for programme version 5 instead of programme version 3, will also have to take this course.
  • The number of credits in the module elective courses that have to be followed, changes from 11 credits to 6 credits. Students who already passed at least 12 credits have to choose 6 credits less in the module 'elective courses related to the main subject'.

Preparatory programme Master in Business Economics

The English taught preparatory programme for the Master in Business Economics is only open for re-enrolment since academic year 2019-2020, up to and including academic year 2020-2021. This programme will be brought into line with the new preparatory programme for international students as much as possible.

This implies the following changes:

  • The courses 'Mathematics IIA' (3 credits) and 'Financial Mathematics A' (3 credits) will be replaced by the English taught course 'Mathematics' (6 credits). Students who already passed 'Mathematics IIA' as well as 'Financial Mathematics A', do not have to follow the new course 'Mathematics'. Students who passed 'Mathematics IIA' but did not yet pass 'Financial Mathematics A', do not have to follow the new course 'Mathematics'. Students who passed 'Financial Mathematics A' but did not yet pass 'Mathematics IIA', have to follow the new course 'Mathematics'.
  • The courses 'Economics A' (4 credits) and 'Economics B' (5 credits) will be replaced by the English taught course 'Economics' (5 credits). Students who already passed either 'Economics A' or 'Economics B', do not have to follow the new course 'Economics'. Students who did not pass 'Economics A' nor 'Economics B', will have to follow the new course 'Economics'.
  • The course 'Econometrics' is no longer part of the programme. Students who already passed 'Econometrics' will maintain their credit. Students who did not yet pass 'Econometrics', do not have to follow a replacing course.
  • The course 'Business Information Systems' is no longer part of the programme. Students who already passed 'Business Information Systems' will maintain their credit. Students who did not yet pass 'Business Information Systems', do not have to follow a replacing course.
  • The course 'Applied Statistics) will remain part of the programme. The programme code will be changed from I001549 to I002756.
  • The courses 'Marketing I' and 'Corporate Finance' do not change, these courses remain part of the programme.