PLM focuses on the design and management of manufacturing processes and processes in the supply chain, from the procurement of raw materials to delivering the end product to the customer (and back: reverse logistics). The courses explore the theory and practice of these processes, covering topics such as the design and planning of manufacturing processes, warehousing, distribution logistics, project management, and maintenance projects, and include the use of software tools for the simulation of business processes. Most courses are based on the application of operations research techniques in solving problems in production and logistics.
HCTM focuses on managing organizations in the healthcare sector. Healthcare processes are analysed and optimized in the context of healthcare organizations, such as hospitals. HCTM focuses explicitly on the specific healthcare context of these organizations, including systems for reimbursement and insurance in healthcare, and new developments in healthcare technology. HCTM introduces quantitative and qualitative methods to support healthcare management in its optimization of healthcare delivery to patients. These methods facilitate the effective introduction and application of new healthcare technology, and the efficient planning of healthcare processes.
FEM applies methodology to the area of banking, insurance, and pensions. It also introduces concepts from the financial world into more traditional production areas. The increasing complexity of financial contracts, the growing overlap between providers of financial products (e.g. the merging of banks and insurance companies), and the emerging markets for new products (e.g. electricity, dairy quotas or emission rights) have resulted in a demand for quantitative instruments for risk management. This specialization teaches you how to analyse and manage financial risks using financial products and modifying business processes.
In the first semester of your second year, you will have the option of incorporating courses from other universities (in the Netherlands and abroad) into the programme, provided that they are technically relevant and at the right academic level. You will be encouraged to study abroad for one semester.
Your final semester will be dedicated to research and writing the report on your Master’s graduation project. Most often, this will involve applying what you have learned to a real-life situation: undertaking a project, conducting research and writing a report directly for a company.