You will learn to recognize, understand and analyze societal and business problems in which networks are key, from a broad multidisciplinary perspective. You learn to combine methods, concepts, tools and techniques from economics, business sciences, operations research, and mathematical network theory. You learn about the key differences and similarities between physical (transport and logistics), virtual (digital), social and knowledge networks; and how these networks and their actors complement, interact, and compete in the real world – shaping much of today’s society.
The minor addresses a very relevant theme in contemporary society and businesses, and offers the student a rather broad yet coherent multidisciplinary perspective and analytical toolkit for studying this. We therefore expect especially interest from the following groups:
Because of the chosen structure, in which in period 3.1 a 200 methods course is provided to bring all the students to the right level to enter the 300 courses in period 3.2, no further entry requirements apply under the assumption that by the end of the second year students have taken an academic core with sufficient emphasis on analytical and mathematical skills.
VU student: you can register for the courses of the minor via VUnet from 15 July.
Other students: you can register as a secondary course student (bijvak) via register.vu.nl. More information about this procedure can be found on this website in Dutch or in English.
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
1 semester (30 EC)
FIELD OF INTEREST
Economics, Business and Law
Behavioural and Social Sciences
Computer Science, Mathematics and Business
School of Business and Economics