Master Meetings

Have you decided on which Master programme to study? Would you like more information on the contents and teaching methods at USI? Register at our Master Meetings to attend courses.
The various Master Meetings offer you the opportunity to follow lectures together with the current master students. Guided by a USI student, you can visit the campus and make up your mind as to whether the contents correspond to your study ambitions.

Next appointment: 21-25 November 2022. Registration is required. 

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24.11.2022  

8:30-10:15
Room C1.05
East Campus

User Experience Design

Usability and the overall User Experience are crucial for the success of any digital product. This course takes a hands-on approach in teaching how to create useful, usable, and (well-)used digital products. Students not only develop an awareness and appreciation of the crucial implications of good interfaces in terms of overall system performance and user satisfaction, but also learn core skills needed in order to identify user requirements, envision interfaces and processes, and evaluate competing design options.

10:30-12:15
Room C1.03
East Campus

Fundamentals of Informatics

The goal of the course is to acquire/refresh basic knowledge on the mathematical basis of Informatics, such as Logic and Discrete Mathematics, as well as of the important notions and concepts of Algorithmics, Computability, and Complexity theory.

10:30-12:15
Room A31
Red Building

Orthodox and Critical Perspectives in Marketing

The course assumes students’ familiarity with the notion of marketing and what a marketing plan is about. Typically, these notions are acquired in any Principles of Marketing course or during the Marketing tutorial, which we offer before our Master programmes’ formal start.

Said marketing background is however too narrow, since: (1) it conceives of marketing as a science, leading to (2) normative and (3) merely profit-oriented implications, both in theoretical and managerial terms.

In order to overcome such a limited marketing vision, the course aims at:

  • contrasting established (i.e. orthodox) and emerging (i.e. critical) perspectives on marketing, which helps problematize marketing objectives, outcomes, and publics,
  • questioning the sense and the implications of companies’ customer orientation in times of digitalisation, complexification, and intensification of company-stakeholders relationships,
  • complementing the typical marketing funnel approach (as illustrated by the marketing plan) with a customer journey approach, and
  • providing students with hands-on marketing experience, by means of a live case with a company.

13:30-15:15
Room D1.13
East Campus

Lean Six Sigma

In these challenging time any organization in order to be  more competitive needs the implementation of Lean Thinking, Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement strategies in all sectors. 

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a methodology that relies on collaborative team efforts to improve performances, reduce process defects and waste, while providing a framework for overall organizational cultural change toward continuous improvement.

LSS, as an industry-agnostic methodology, provides tools and techniques that are applied in sectors like aerospace, electronics, telecom, banking, financial, educational services, IT, HR, marketing and sales departments etc. 

The course discusses and presents LSS scientific quality management tools and principles and their organizational implications relying on the knowledge of probability and statistics. A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification level of knowledge will be required to pass the exam.

For the statistical tools professional tools like Ellistat and  R + R Studio are briefly presented.

14:30-18:15
Room A24
Red Building

Managerial Accounting

The aim of this course is to explain the principles involved in designing and evaluation of the management and cost accounting systems. It explains how management accounting systems accumulate, classify, summarize and report information that will assist employees within an organization in their decision-making, planning, control and performance measurement activities.

16:30-18:15
Room C1.03
East Campus

Introduction to Programming

This course - aimed at students without prior programming experience - gives an introduction to programming with the Java programming language. It explains fundamental approaches to algorithmic problem solving. Students learn about declarative problem specification and procedural problem-solving. The course focuses on procedural programming, but introduces also the basic concepts of object-oriented programming. It covers the software development phases of problem specification, software design, programming, testing, and debugging.