Research Internship II


Course Objective

The purpose of internships in the Research Master Business in Society is
to understand and experience how researchers conduct research in
business administration. Specifically, the purpose of the second
internship is to learn how to deal with data and analyses (e.g. clean
combine data, select and run statistical tests, and interpret the data).
Upon completion of the internship, students will
• Have acquired further knowledge of and insights into the process of
conducting research
• Have improved further their skills at communicating about research
methods with an academic both in writing and orally
• Have improved further their skills at communicating about the process
of conducting research with an academic both in writing and orally
• Have further developed an independent, academic and critical attitude
and way of working
• Have further developed the capacity to reflect upon their own learning

Course Content

In January, students will put in practice the knowledge and skills
acquired during the methods courses of the second semester of the first
year and in one of the advanced method courses. Students will do so by
joining a research project in progress and work along with a researcher
at the VU or UvA. Students will get access to and work on data made
available by researchers of the VU or UvA (this could also be data that
the student has collected in an earlier stage).

Teaching Methods

Meetings and other exchanges between the student and internship
supervisor. There are no sessions with the course coordinator.

Method of Assessment

The final grade consists of:
Assessment by the internship supervisor based on a standardized
grading scheme (100%)
The grade is a pass or fail


Course material becomes available via Canvas

Target Audience

Due to the entry requirements of the programme, the courses of the
Research Master Business in Society are only available for students
registered for this master’s programme and, upon approval of the
programme director, to other Research Master programmes, MSc Honours
or PhD students.

General Information

Course Code E_BIS_RI2
Credits 3 EC
Period P3
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator dr. M. Soekijad
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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