Duisenberg School of Finance
The Duisenberg School of Finance was constituted in 2007. Its aims are:
- To meet a need: students and the finance sector require a training and research institute that prepares students for a career as internationally oriented finance specialists in e.g., the areas of Risk Management and Finance & Law
- To deliver a contribution to the position of the Netherlands as a base of operation for the finance sector
- To create a solution to the shortage of home-grown finance specialists in the Netherlands (currently recruited from abroad).
www. duisenbergschooloffinance.comParticipants are top students and promising executives in the financial sector; in close cooperation with international financial companies (founding sponsors: ING, Aegon, Fortis, De Nederlandsche Bank, APG, Euronext), academic institutions (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Erasmus Universiteit, Tinbergen Instituut) and government (Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economic Affairs). Cooperation with other relevant companies and institutes throughout Europe is ongoing.
Duisenberg has four specialized Master (M.Sc.) programmes:
- Risk Management (Modern Risk Management Methods, Bazel II (credit ratings) and Solvency II (ALM), Economic Capital, Valuation, Liquidity) – per September 2008
- Finance and Law (Corporate Governance (corporate and securities law), Legal Framework for Financial Instruments and Structured Financing, Rules, Regulations and Supervision on Financial Institutions and Markets) – per September 2008
- Financial Markets and Institutions (Asset Pricing, Pricing Processes, Organisation and Market Structure (OTC, in house matching, fragmentation versus stock market concentration)) – per September 2009
- Corporate Finance (Hedging, Financing Choices, Issued versus Private Stock, Ownership Issues, Mergers and Acquisitions, Entrepreneurial Finance) – per September 2009
The programmes include mandatory internships with participating financial institutions. The tuition fee is comparable to (high) international standards and in order to obtain only the best students, strict entrance criteria will be set. A maximum of twenty to thirty students will be admitted per programme.
In addition, the Duisenberg School offers a select Master of Philosophy in Finance (MPhil) + PhD programme.
Duisenberg school of finance
1018 WB Amsterdam