Internship Minor E-business and Online Commerce

2018-2019

Course Objective

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH SKILLS – STUDENTS CAN CONDUCT A BASIC
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT FROM START TO FINISH
Academic Skills (three As)
After successfully completing this course, the student
• can analyze and demonstrate an understanding of problems from
different perspectives (Analysis)
• is able to recognize fundamental structures and to leave out
irrelevant information (Abstraction)
• is able to put forward well-founded, substantiated points of view,
both in spoken and written format (Argumentation)
Research Skills
After successfully completing this course, the student
• is able to translate academic research into practically relevant
outcomes
• is able to translate practically relevant problems into academically
relevant research questions
• participates actively in academic research
• can apply all the research skills needed to complete a research
process in a real business environment (of profit or not-for-profit
organizations).

BRIDGING THEORY AND PRACTICE
KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrates theoretical and empirical knowledge concerning
the relevant areas in international business administration
After successfully completing this course, the student:
• has specialized, in-depth knowledge and insights about the minor theme
• is able to make connections between theories, models, and concepts of
the specific minor theme
• has a clear, distinctive profile through the choice of the minor

APPLICATION: Can propose a solution to an international real-life
business problem by applying relevant theories and methodologies.
After successfully completing this course, the student:
• is able to apply theoretical knowledge in a specific business
situation
• has actively experience the chosen field in real-life
• knows what the expectations of the academic and business field are in
terms of knowledge and skills needed
• is aware of the career opportunities the field (both academic and
business) offers

SOCIAL SKILLS – STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE DIFFERENT
PROFESSIONAL ROLES IN A (CROSS-CULTURAL) ENVIRONMENT

After successfully completing this course, the student:
• excels at presenting (both orally and in writing) on substantive
aspects of the minor theme
• has a thorough understanding of roles and needs of different types of
stakeholders
• can work well in a team and reflect on his/her own role in the team

SELF-AWARENESS – STUDENTS CAN EVALUATE OWN LEARNING, KNOWLEDGE AND
ACTIONS

After successfully completing this course, the student:
• has made well-founded decisions and can support those choices
• can reflect on his/her personal development
• can open up to and deal with feedback from others

Course Content

Increasingly organizations and maybe even your future employer are
looking for experience as well as academic credentials. The School
recommends doing an internship, because it is an excellent way to apply
the knowledge and (academic) skills which you acquired during your
studies. Your most important learning goal as a student-intern is to
familiarize yourself with professional and market-related skills in a
real and new organizational environment. With the job market becoming
increasingly competitive, gaining relevant experience will give you a
good start into your professional career.

Companies offer a wide range of internships in various disciplines. What
is crucial in obtaining approval for your internship and eventually
obtaining your study credits, is that there is a clearly defined project
that allows you to fulfill the learning objectives. Also, the project
needs to allow for an individual assessment.

Finally, note that in order to obtain your internship credits, your
internship has to be pre-approved by the minor coordinator and
supervised by a School member that is assigned to you by either the
minor coordinator.

Teaching Methods

On-site Internship

Method of Assessment

Written report – Individual assessment

Literature

Literature relevant to the theme of the minor and internship should be
used to develop a solution to the problem that is investigated with the
internship project.

Target Audience

Students of the minor E-business and Online Commerce.

It is possible to replace two of the courses for an internship that will
be supervised by one of the lecturers of the courses. The courses to be
replaced are one out of the two courses “E-commerce Supply Chain
Management” and “Information Systems in E-business and Online Commerce”
(both in period 2) in combination with “Emerging Technologies for
E-business and Online Commerce” (in period 3). Internships should be
aligned with a topics addressed in the minor and should be initiated by
students. Proposals for an internship need approval from the minor
coordinator.

Additional Information

IMPORTANT:

• Subscription to the internship through VUnet is not possible.

• CONTACT THE MINOR COORDINATOR as soon as you have an INITIAL proposal
for the internship. Approval of the minor coordinator is essential in
order to be able to do a minor internship.

• The general internship manual will be available through VUnet
(including more details on a time plan and practical matters). CAREFULLY
READ THE MANUAL ON VUNET (go to Services > Degree programme >
Internship, or Serviceplein > Opleidingsprogrmma > Stage). The manual
will provide more insights in what is exactly expected in terms of your
internship proposal, the concrete requirements, and the related time
line of activities.

• After completing the internship the subscription to the course as well
as the registration of the result will be done by the back office.

Recommended background knowledge

Courses of the minor E-business and Online Commerce period 1

General Information

Course Code E_IBA3_IMEOC
Credits 12 EC
Period P2+3
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator drs. F.E.J.M. Derksen
Examiner drs. F.E.J.M. Derksen
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You cannot register for this course yourself; your faculty's education office carries out registration

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Target audiences

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