All members of the research group Logistics are, next to their research activities, intensively involved in the bachelor and master educational programs of the Faculty of Business Economics at Hasselt University. Four different educational programs at high academic level are offered: Business Administration, Applied Economic Sciences, Business Engineering, and Business and Information Systems Engineering. Several of the courses in the four programs are coordinated by our research group's faculty members, with the assistance of PhD students and post-doc researchers.
In two educational programs, the research group is responsible for a specialisation in the master program: Operations Management and Logistics in the master Business Engineering and Supply Chain Management in the master Business Administration.
To increase the practical applicability of our educational programs, industrial partners are involved throughout the entire educational program of students. A variety of collaborations are offered to students and industry. Please contact Liesbeth Celis in case of questions or if you are interested in one of the collaborations below.
Companies give one or more guest lectures on specific topics related to a course unit.
Business cases give the opportunity to students to think about a real-life problem related to a course topic. The case is provided by an industrial partner and is typically a problem that the company is facing at the moment. Students will prepare the case (individually or in teams) and provide innovative an inspiring solutions for the problem. Business cases are typically combined with a company tour.
Master theses comprise a long term (typically 1.5 year) research project to a management problem. Academic literature with respect to the management problem is analysed, followed by an empirical study that provides a scientifically supported solution to the management problem.
Internships are the most intensive educational cooperation between a company and a student. An internship is a unique learning moment for a student and perfect opportunity for the company to be inspired. An interesting professional case can be scientifically analysed by the student. The internship is performed during the second master year. More information can be found here.