Between March and September 2020, two colleagues at the Corvinus University of Budapest worked to develop teaching materials for a two-semester course for BA students.

The aim of the course will be to provide students with insight and experience in the field of research management and administration (RMA). Input from experts working on the field has shown that soft skills such as communication, problem-solving, teamwork, and leadership are crucial for future RMAs, and as a result, the teaching material includes methods and information aimed at developing these skills. With the help of methods such as problem-based learning, cooperative techniques, real-case activities and storylines, the learning process will not only be much more interactive and exciting, it will also help to develop the students’ skills in a deeper way than traditional teaching methods.

Development of the teaching material was completed and supported by valuable inputs from experts working in several fields within the university: researchers in international studies, management psychology, pedagogy, and RMAs. The teaching material will be piloted in 2021 and finalised in line with teacher and student feedback.

The pre-final version of IO3 is available here.