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International Finance & Accounting

The minor International Finance and Accounting is designed to prepare students for the requirements of the financial and other positions in companies and organizations, according to the latest developments in the business practice.

The financial crisis, which started in 2008, forced the financial regulatory institutions to impose stricter rules and regulations on the banking industry and further to improve financial reporting and internal control procedures in order to prevent another financial crisis. Practitioners, as well as suppliers of high quality education, like Instead, have indicated that companies experience a lack of in-depth finance and accounting knowledge and ability to apply related innovative trends with qualified business students.

Next to this professional problem the minor will also focus on the international component as most of businesses are nowadays in one or the other way exposed to the effects of internationalization and globalization. In order to deal with this identified professional problem the minor International Finance and Accounting will equip students with in-depth knowledge on topics like international corporate finance, international auditing, advanced management accounting, management control and international accounting and valuation. Further, in the real-life projects, this minor will allow the exploration of innovative business and finance trends and application of knowledge acquired in knowledge modules, and in this way prepare the students for the world of practice.

Leerdoelen

At the end of the Minor International Finance and Accounting students should be able to:

  • Comprehensively evaluate financial performance of the company and its responsibility centers from different stakeholders’ perspective, applying advanced tools of financial analysis.
  • Evaluate existing management control systems, including performance measurement, incentive and management compensation systems from the perspective of their ability to support the implementation of company’s strategy and achievement of goals.
  • Apply and evaluate the effects of the accounting systems differences on the process of company valuation.
  • Apply and analyze concepts and models of traditional corporate finance and alternative finance to make a contribution to strategic financing decisions
  • Explore the risks involved in using innovative financing for SME’s
  • Illustrate how the auditing process contributes to a fair view of the financial statements and to fraud protection
  • Create (design and produce) a report providing recommendations for dealing with finance and accounting challenges in the real life cases (company or organizations), by conducting comprehensive, business, strategic, accounting and financial analysis and evaluation.
  • Critically reflect on the process of working in the group and creating a report for the innovative project and come up with the ways for its improvement.

Ingangseisen

You can follow this minor if you have earned 168 ECTS or more. These credits are broken down as follows:

  • First year study programme completion (60 credits);
  • Second year study programme completion (60 credits);
  • Placement completion (30 credits);
  • At least 18 credits earned during the semester.

Toetsing

In order to support students in their project assignment guest lectures are offered by experts and practitioners in the field. Weekly meetings are organized per project group. 

Literatuur

To be announced

Rooster

Block 1 Management Accounting & Management Control (5 EC)
Corporate Finance & International Risk Management (5 EC)
Corporate Finance & International Risk Management Project 1 (5 EC)

Block 2 Auditing, Corporate Governance & International Auditing (5)
International Accounting, Business Analysis & Valuation (5)
Auditing, Corporate Governance & International Auditing Project 2 (5)

Central lectures

Central lessons are given and very often include a few guest lectures by experts and professionals from the F&A field to ensure the presence of the practice rational and continuous relevance.

Assignments

In order to support students in their project assignment guest lectures are offered by experts and practitioners in the field. Weekly meetings are organized per project group.