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The final assignment should demonstrate that the student has achieved
the intended learning outcomes for this minor. The student will thus
demonstrate that (s)he can recognize, understand and analyze societal
and business problems in which networks are central, or play an
important role, selecting and using appropriate techniques from
economics, business sciences, operations research, and/or (mathematical)
network theory. The student can communicate and advise on these matters
at an academic level.

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In the final period, students work on a large (6 ect) assignment.
Students can choose between two types of assignment. One is to write a
short research paper, which is typically done by groups of two students.
The other is to do a case, which is typically (depending on the nature
of the case) done in groups of three students. The course offers two
get-togethers. In the first week, presentations are given on the problem
statement and the work plan (including methodological choices). At the
end of the third week, final presentations are given. Students from
cases and research papers are mixed for both meetings. And for both
meetings, students act as presenters and as discussants for colleagues.

A list of topics (indicating whether it is a paper or a case assignment)
and accompanying teachers will be available well before the start of the
period. Paper topics can be both theoretically and empirically oriented,
and ideally give students ideas for their bachelor’s theses. Cases will
be based on real-life problem situations spread over the various
disciplines, but in which at least two disciplines are coming together.
The emphasis in the cases is on modelling.


Students will have a supervisor for their topic. Moreover, there will be
two meetings. In the end of the first week, students will present and
discuss problem statements and working plans. At the end of the third
week, students will give a final presentation. At both meetings,
students will also act as discussant for colleagues.


Paper grading, presentation grading, discussion grading.
Students doing a case in a group will have an individual oral exam on
their case report after it has been presented.

Overige informatie


If you do not include proper references in your work, you could be
accused of plagiarism: passing off others' work, ideas or arguments as
your own. Plagiarism is regarded as fraud and is taken very seriously in
the academic world. If you commit plagiarism during your studies, you
could face serious punishment including exclusion from a course or even
expulsion from the university. For academics, plagiarism can mean the
end of their career.

What is regarded as plagiarism?

The following are clear examples of plagiarism:
• Handing in somebody else's work as if it is your own.
• Copying passages, long or short, from a source without acknowledging

But the following also count as plagiarism:
• ‘Borrowing' somebody else's words or ideas without acknowledgement.
• Making just a few changes to a text, graph or diagram and then
claiming it as your own.
• ‘Forgetting' to put quotation marks around a literal quote.
• Including an incorrect or incomplete reference, so that the source
cannot be traced.
• Not including a reference every time you draw upon a particular
source; this is equivalent to passing off part of the information used
as your own work.
• Using so many words or ideas from a source that they make up the bulk
of your paper – even if you do credit the source!

The university is very strict about the conduction of plagiarism. It can
lead to exclusion of the Bachelor IBA program without graduating. For
these reasons, every assignment is checked for plagiarism with the help
of SafeAssignment software.

We often notice that students in some cases do not exactly know that
they have plagiarized. As a result, the university has developed an
online course “How do I incorporate literature in my reports?” for
students to participate in. Please note that this information excludes
the ability of students to protest that they were uncertain about the
fact that they plagiarized.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode E_EBE3_ANBE
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P3
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit School of Business and Economics
Vakcoördinator M.D. Konig
Examinator M.D. Konig

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