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Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. MSc International Business – Finance. Dr. Stefanie Kleimeier May 21st, 2008. Why a MSc in Finance in Maastricht?. Stimulating program Internationally recognized faculty Job-oriented Real world business know-how

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msc international business finance
MSc International Business – Finance

Dr. Stefanie Kleimeier

May 21st, 2008

why a msc in finance in maastricht
Why a MSc in Finance in Maastricht?

Stimulating program

Internationally recognized faculty

Job-oriented

Real world business know-how

Seamless transition from Bachelor’s to Master’s

Demanding, rigorous, and fun!

relation to other um masters
Relation to other UM Masters

MSc IB Finance

Corporate Finance, Financial Management

MSc Financial Economics

Financial Markets and Prices, More Quantitative

Mphil EFR

Preparation for PhD

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

why finance in maastricht
Why Finance in Maastricht?

Strong reputation of Finance Department

Around 40 faculty members in the department

Many faculty members have business experience

sell- & buy-side investors, consultants, bankers…

and tight links with key financial players!

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Why Finance in Maastricht?

This year FEBA participated in the Financial Times’ rankings (among top 40 European institutions)

In the category ‘value for money’ education, FEBA has a staggering 3rd place.

UM alumni are ranked an amazing 2nd position in the category ’top salaries in industry’, and 8th in the category ’top salaries in finance’!

network examples
Network examples

ABP / APG (NL)

Robeco (NL)

KPMG (NL)

De LageLanden (NL)

Fortis (NL)

AXA IM (Fr)

SocieteGenerale AM (FR)

Morgan Stanley AM (UK/NL)

  • Many faculty members have business experience
  • sell- & buy-side investors, consultants, bankers…
  • and tight links with key financial players!
  • UBS (UK)
  • Barclays Global Investors (UK)
  • MLP A.G. (Ger)
  • Oppenheim (Ger)
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Nomura (JP)
  • Schroders AM (UK)
what do we offer
What do we offer?

4 concentration courses

5 electives to choose from

Skills to write a thesis

Master’s Thesis

term 1
Term 1

Block 1:

Corporate Governance and Restructuring

Stake/Share holders, Privatization, LBO

Prof. Keuleneer (UM and KPMG)

Dr. Kleimeier (UM)

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Term 1

Block 2:

Corporate and Venture Finance

Advanced financial decision-making in firms

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

Venture Capital

Dr. Bodnaruk (UM)

term 2
Term 2

Block 3:

Behavioural Finance

“Non-financial” explanations (e.g. Investor psychology)

Irrational Investors?

Dr. A. Hoffmann (UM)

investor psychology example do women outperform men
Investor Psychology Example: Do Women Outperform Men?

Male investors earning lower returns, higher risk?

Investor psychology?

- Males too overconfident, aggressive, investors?

- Women more conservative, reserved traders, make fewer costly transactions?

- Our research team provided some answers: link

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Term 2

Block 4:

Risk Management

How to manage risk in financial institutions

Market, credit and operational risk

Regulatory framework

Prof. dr. Donders (UM and Robeco)

why risk management
Why risk management?

Think about recent mortgage crisis

negligent risk-management at banks? Bad government supervision?

Long-term capital management

Famous hedge fund collapse

Failure of orange country

High-school dropout becomes responsible for losing $1.7 billion of taxpayers’ money due to risky investments and bad risk management

RM tools also applicable to corporate risk: governance scandals, credit risk, tax exposure

electives
Electives

Block 2

Institutional Investors

Prof. Dr. Bauer (UM and formerly ABP Investments)

Block 3

Fixed Income Management

Dr. Bams AAG (UM and De Lage Landen)

Block 4

Real Estate Finance

Prof. Dr. Eichholtz (UM and Finance Ideas)

Empirical Analysis of Financial markets

Prof. Dr. Schotman (UM)

Global Banking

Dr. Straetmans (UM)

to sum up why a msc in finance in maastricht
To sum up:Why a MSc in Finance in Maastricht?

Stimulating program

Internationally recognized faculty

Job-oriented

Real world business know-how

Seamless transition from Bachelor’s to Master’s

Demanding, rigorous, and fun!

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We look forward to welcome you to our finance courses !!

If you have any further questions:

J.Derwall@finance.unimaas.nl

Room B1.14

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration