Learning environment

Shaping your professional and personal development

Student-centred approach

  • As individuals we have different ways of learning, depending on our natural preferences, cultural background and previous experience. EBIN modules reflect this by incorporating a variety of methods – from more traditional lectures and seminars to student-led sessions, workshops, case analysis, group projects and practical exercises, and detailed research.
  • The assessment methods are similarly varied, with both individual and group-based assessment. Many modules will use a mixture of the two. This enables you to learn both individually and collectively.

Integrated personal development

  • From Induction Week onwards, there are experiential sessions built in to the programme to help develop your skills in areas such as teamworking, leadership, and communication.
  • Those experiential sessions are reinforced by extensive groupwork within the programme. There are various nationalities represented within an EBIN class, and we use that diversity to advantage – you will work in many different multinational teams during the course of the MSc, learning with and from your fellow students and developing your awareness of intercultural differences and alternative approaches to problems.
  • Students can volunteer to be social representatives to organize various events such as Christmas and end-of-term parties, and manage the program’s social media account. It is an opportunity for the social representatives to nurture their social skills and hone their social media marketing skills.

Industry collaborations

  • To ensure that what you are taught incorporates the latest approaches in both academic and industrial thinking, we work closely with major companies to revise the programme curriculum on an ongoing basis.
  • The most evident example of this collaboration is our teaching partnership with IBM  and the two-day workshop taught by IBM IT architects, but many other modules throughout the year include guest speakers from industry.
  • Study tour to ambitious and successful start-up companies is integrated into the programme to have first-hand knowledge of the opportunities and challenges facing the companies.
  • The interactions with industry practitioners give you valuable networking opportunities and provide important insights into day-to-day experiences of working in different and often challenging professional environments.