Supporting export decision-making with applied analysis
Trading across borders is vital for many companies to survive and grow. In recent decades globalization, though greater connectivity between nations, improved logistical and supply chain tools and techniques, reduced transport costs, and trade liberalization, have created huge opportunities for export-lead growth.
Identifying however which goods and services can find viable markets in a foreign country is however a daunting challenge facing all companies - especially small and medium firms. And government export promotion agencies are likewise often overwhelmed by the challenges in trading across borders.
In recent years a huge amount of data on trade has become available. This valuable source of information can, if properly analyzed, provide valuable information on business opportunities for exporting.
Therefore, the purpose of this course is to train participants to identify and use this “big data” on trade, to evaluate the potential export opportunities between countries.
Complex Problem Solving
23-27 Oct 2017
The program is designed for:
- Researchers, trade analysts and advisors in companies, government agencies, international organizations, regional development organizations, research institutions, NGOs, social partners, consulting groups, universities
- Those who wish to develop skills in trade analysis and applied decision support modeling and those who want to have a profound understanding of models
- Export / trade facilitation officers
- University students
Wynand E.J. Bodewes, PhD
Wynand Bodewes (1966) is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Maastricht School of Management where he teaches several Entrepreneurship courses in the Master in Management, MSc in Management and Engineering, MBA and Executive MBA programs, both in Maastricht and abroad. He is also the Academic Coordinator of MSM’s growing portfolio of Executive Education programs. He holds an MSc in Business Administration from the School of Management and Organization at the University of Groningen (1993) and a PhD in General Management from the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University (2000). Although initially destined to become a Chemical Engineer Wynand later switched to Business Administration. Before pursuing his PhD in General Management at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University, he was briefly affiliated with Maastricht University to work on his master thesis.
Dr. Bodewes co-authored several papers and books, and he regularly acts as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Long Range Planning and other scholarly journals. He was one of the founding fathers and the initial academic director of the degree program that later evolved into the current Entrepreneurship MSc program at RSM. In 2009 Wynand returned to Maastricht University to help build and deliver an outstanding portfolio of entrepreneurship courses to students in many of the university’s degree programs. During his tenure with Maastricht University Wynand also taught at the KU Leuven as a Visiting professor of Entrepreneurship. At the KU Leuven he was instrumental to the introduction of a MSc track in (Technology) Entrepreneurship.
In November 2016 Wynand joined Maastricht School of Management to help expand its portfolio of Entrepreneurship courses and programs. At MSM Wynand hopes to create new teaching cases, expand MSM’s European engagement in short Executive programs, and he looks forward to co-create new and relevant scholarly insights with DBA and PhD candidates at MSM. Wynand is keen on collaborating with ambitious entrepreneurs. For him, smallness is only but a temporary characteristic of true entrepreneurship. Wynand is married, a proud father of two, and a true gadgets afficianado.
- Scalability and Growth
- Business modeling
- Opportunity discovery and development
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The tuition fee of this course is € 2499.
Tuition fee includes all course materials and study materials. Tuition fee does not include housing, food and living expenses. Participants are required to arrange their own housing facilities. MSM can assist in finding hotel accommodation.
Alumni Lifelong Learning:
15% discount for Maastricht School of Management registered Alumni
15% for 2 participants coming from the same organization within 1 academic year
25% for 3 particpants coming from the same organizatin within 1 academic year
40% for 4 - 6 participants coming from the same organization within 1 academic year
For > 6 participants we will offer a tailor made program
European Star Scholarship:
50% for European citizens and long term residents. Sumbit a 2 - 3 page essay on the topic: "What will be the positive change for my organization and me after participating in this course?".
MSM reserves the right to postpone or cancel the program in case the number of participants does not meet the MSM requirements for minimum number of participants. Any payment made to MSM for tuition fee will be refunded. In the case of postponement or cancellation of the program MSM will inform the enrolled candidates at least six weeks before the planned start of the program.
By the participant:
If an admitted participant decides against participation, she/he or, if applicable, the sponsor is liable for the following cancellation costs:
• 25% of the tuition fee if cancellation is between eight to seven weeks before the start of the program.
• 50% of the tuition fee if cancellation is between six to four weeks before the start of the program.
• 75% of the tuition fee if cancellation is within four weeks of the start of the program.
• In case cancellation is done after the program has started no money will be refunded.
• No cancellation charges are incurred if the enrolled candidate or the client, with written consent of MSM, will be replaced by another candidate before the start of the course. Refunded tuition fees will only be reimbursed to the sponsoring party and cannot be forwarded or redeemed by any other party.
Candidates who were not granted a visa to enter The Netherlands, can be fully reimbursed if written official documentation is provided of such visa denial.
25 September 2017
Applicants should have the ability to function academically and professionally at Bachelor level and should have an adequate level of spoken and written English.
Reasons to follow the Data Analytics for Trade Facilitation course
- Expand your knowledge of quantitative economic methods and data sources (e.g. COMTRADE) for analyzing a country’s current trade performance
- Get an understanding of economic concepts that underlie the various methodologies and data bases in trade analytics
- Learn about the various barriers to trade / export success
- Learn how to use trade date to understand a country’s trade patterns and export opportunities
- Gain the skills to present and explain trade data analytics in a clear and articulate way