NEW - Modules for Professionals

Microcredentials at BUas

If you feel the need to learn and develop yourself in the world of organisational design, innovation and sustainable transformation, after your studies or alongside your part-time job, then these special course modules - microcredentials - might interest you! You can choose one module or attend several modules. Just as you like. You will acquire specialised skills in just a few weeks with these interactive and tailor-made modules BUas offers. 

For each one of the successfully finished modules you will receive an Edubadge, a recognised digital certificate. 
The modules will be provided on NLQF level 5, 6 or 7

For whom?

These modules are of great value for all professionals who have been working for a few years in the field of change, innovation management, creativity, strategic business, design, business consultancy, and social and business innovation.  Students who recently graduated from their bachelor’s programme, can also choose to attend these modules.

From September 2022 onwards, the following modules will start:

Inspiration (towards Design and Innovation)

Do you often think that the World’s challenges nowadays are not that “black and white”? Do you already sense that there must be another problem behind the problem, however find it hard to pinpoint its origin? If yes (or you feel intrigued by these questions), then this module is for you. The Inspiration aims at gaining a solid theoretical foundation of the Imagineering phenomenon, starting by looking at the world with new perspectives. Moreover, engage in constructive dialog and elaborate upon the relevance of designing for evolution. 

Time period: A six-week course module from 12 September to 21 October 2022
Course fee:  4,500 euros
NLQF level: 7 master
Work load
40 hours compulsory presence on Tuesdays, 10.00-17.00 hrs on campus in Breda 
55 optional presence hours (Wednesdays 10.00-12.30 hrs and Thursdays 10.00 – 17.00 hrs)
Self-study hours 129
Total 224 hours 

Ideation (towards Design and Innovation)

In this module you will fill in your quiver with many tools and methods to boost collaborative creativity in organizations. The overarching goal of Ideation is to develop the ability to apply, evaluate and synthesize design principles of organizational and social transformation to become a co-creative catalyst of innovation processes. 

Time period: A six-week course module from - 7 November to 16 December 2022
Course fee: 4,500 euros
NLQF level: 7 master
Work load
40 hours compulsory presence on Tuesdays, 10.00-17.00 hrs on campus in Breda 
55 optional presence hours (Wednesdays 10.00-12.30 hrs and Thursdays 10.00 – 17.00 hrs)
Self-study hours 129
Total 224 hours 

Implementation (towards Design and Transformation)

Creativity is an innate human ability, and it serves us very well to solve issues and make our lives better. However, implementing innovation and creating sustainable change has many challenges. This module will give you tools and insights on designing, strategizing, and financing innovative projects in an Imagineering way, where structure meets chaos! 

Time period: A six-week course module from 16 January 2023 to 3 March 2023
Course fee:  5,000 euros
NLQF level: 7 master
Work load
40 hours compulsory presence on Tuesdays, 10.00-17.00 hrs on campus in Breda 
55 optional presence hours (Wednesdays 10.00-12.30 hrs and Thursdays 10.00 – 17.00 hrs)
Self-study hours 129
Total 224 hours 

Imagineering Design Fieldtrip 

Designing in the context of Imagineering distinguishes from product or service design, as it consists of creating mindset shifts in organizations that lead to new understandings, experiences, and actions in an emergent way. You will be learning-by-doing in a 2-week immersive and international experience, while solving challenges of real commissioners, using the Imagineering strategic approach.

Time period: 6th to the 17th of March 2023
Course fee: 4,500 euro
NLQF level: 7 master
Work load: Compulsory total 84 hours

Design Research towards Impact and Transformation

During this module you will be developing your Imagineering Research and academic writing skills. It is a deep-dive into applying social constructionism, complexity and Imagineering in research within a real-life organisation (business or non-governmental or public). Three components to be delivered: literature review, research proposal, and final paper and business inspiration report.

Time period: A course module of five Tuesdays between 20 March and June 2023
Course fee:  7,500 euros

NLQF level: 7 master
Work load:
40 hours compulsory presence in workshop
40 hours compulsory presence with an individual supervisor 
60 hours self-study
Total 140 hour

Design for transformation - 2 parts

Designing in the context of Imagineering distinguishes from product or service design, as it consists of creating mindset shifts in organisations that lead to new understandings, experiences, and actions in an emergent way. You will be learning by doing while you will design your first experiences for real commissioners, and in real cases.

  • Part 1. Experience Design Course 
    In this first immersion in the Imagineering strategic design approach, we apply the experience design logic in tackling companies' challenges. It is a 3-day pressure cooker style course, where learners approach design assignments in groups facilitated by Imagineer Lecturers.   
  • Part 2. Innovation Hackathon  
    In this second immersion into complex challenges, you will apply the Imagineering approach with the enterprise logic. That is, (re)designing business models to create systemic change in organizations. Here again you will work with a team, facilitated by Imagineers. 


Time period: This module consists of a three-day Experience Design Course  from 10 to 14 October 2022 and a three-day Imagineering Hackathon in December.
Course fee:  6,500 euro
NLQF level: 7 master
Work load:
48 hours compulsory presence (see dates) 
36 hours self-study 
Total 84 hours 

Facilitation and impact generation - 2 parts 

The ability to catalyse innovation and transformation processes is not only designing great solutions, the most important is to facilitate and inspire others to co-create a desired future together. This is the recipe of success! But how to lead a collaborative process? How to inspire others? In this module you will develop with practice the skills of facilitation necessary for an Imagineer. Moreover, you will focus on finding your own unique way to kick-start and lead transformative experiences in organizations. 

  • Part 1: Open your mind
    Open Your Mind (OYM) is an event for the public that shows the result of the Imagineering Book Club. Every year, nine books are curated from the earliest publications around the topics of innovation, transformation, leadership, design, creativity, and more. Groups are formed by interest in the books. They read them, discuss them, and together design an interactive workshop inspired by that reading for the OYM, bringing up its most significant learnings. Every group is coached by an Imagineering Lecturer. 
  • Part 2.  I-ignite  
    I-ignite has two aims. First, developing the skills to design and facilitate transformative and generative experiences in organizations. Second, create your unique way in which you ignite others, by reflecting on your strengths and your development as an Imagineer. In this 6-days course spread out through one year, these goals are achieved by practicing, experimenting, and reflecting. By the end, you will present yourself and your metaphor as an Imagineer to an Imagineering expert audience.

 
Time period: part 1 (Open your mind) is pending, part 2 (I-ignite) in total 8 workshops days as from the 12th of September 2022 until June 2023.
Course fee:  3,500 euro
NLQF level: 7 master
Work load:
90 hours compulsory presence (see dates) 
106 hours self-study
Total hours 196

 

What's in it for me?

Micro credentials offer the best of both worlds. They can be completed in weeks as opposed to traditional degrees, which take years to complete. As well as provide the participant with an internationally recognised Edubadge accreditation. 

A valuable addition to your resume.

Micro-credentials are narrower in range but at the same time broad in focus. They provide an informal learning style to shape specific skills in the quickest way possible.
Micro-credentials also provide employers with flexible, portable and cost-effective education. They can help boost employee engagement while supporting a company's lifelong learning culture.

Read more on Forbes.com


Admission requirements

If you want to apply for our microcredentials, you should have a bachelor's degree or working and thinking level. You will also be required to demonstrate sufficient results on Cambridge C1 Advanced / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), with a minimum subscore for Speaking of 169. 


Application procedure

If you meet the admission requirements, you can apply for our microcredentials here. In this application, we will ask you for your CV and motivation letter, amongst other things. Then you will receive an invitation for an intake interview. In order to complete your enrolment, you need to pay your tuition fee. 


Contact

Would you like to know more about the above modules or about the application procedure? Please feel free to contact us via microcredentials@buas.nl