Capstone Cases

Course description Capstone Cases
Year: 2016-2017
Catalog number: 4353CAPCVY
Teacher(s):
  • Dr. T. de Rijk
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 3.0
Level: 500
Period: Semester 1, Block I
Hours of study: 24:00 hrs
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

none

Description

The Capstone cases course is intended to integrate the previous courses and allow students to deepen and apply their insights in a ‘Living Case’. For this we will work closely with a relevant company. In a series of visits with company presentations and interview sessions, student teams will analyze real multi-faceted business issues in which ICT plays a central role. Based on their findings and supplementary research they will then present their results to the company’s management.

Course objectives

Deepen and apply students’ insights in ICT related issues in “real life” situations.

Timetable

The dates are set dependent on availability of the hosting company (ies) and therefore will be announced through the internal mailing lists. Subsequently they can be found on the LIACS website.

Detailed table of contents can be found in blackboard.

Mode of instruction

Company visits with presentations and interviews.

Assessment method

• Presence (mandatory) and active participation in at least three different cases.
• Depending on the capstone case, present findings and proposals (e.g. multifaceted business cases) or defend findings and views in role-play exercises.
• In most cases the students will have to pretend to be part of the company involved, as such sharpening their business communication skills.
• External matter experts, e.g. senior managers of the companies involved, will review the exercises and presentations. They will be assessed on depth of research, completeness, realism and creativity.
• Capstone cases are not assessed with a rating but with a “valid” or “invalid” rate. Invalid rates are issued due to lack of presence and/or lack of quality or quantity of delivered output, as judged by the external matter experts panel.

Reading list

Dependent on the case. Discussions and document distribution through Blackboard.

Signing up for classes and exams

You have to sign up for classes and examinations (including resits) in uSis. Check this link for more information and activity codes.

There is a limited capacity for students from outside the master ICT in Business. Please contact the Programme Co-ordinator.

Contact information

Programme Co-ordinator ms. Judith Havelaar LL.M

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