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International Finance & Accounting

Exchange programme

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

Practitioners, as well as suppliers of high quality education, like INSEAD, 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.

Finance on an international level

Next to the professional problem the programme will also focus on the international component as most of businesses are nowadays in one or the other way exposed to the effects of internationalisation and globalisation. In order to deal with this identified professional problem this exchange programme 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.  

Real-life projects

Further, in the real-life projects, this programme 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.

NOTE: Formerly part of the International Business and Management exchange programme.

Facts and figures

The programme at a glance

Programme information

What to expect

About the programme

This programme is organised to first, offer students the opportunity to acquire and extend their in-depth finance and accounting knowledge and second, to explore the practical application of concepts presented in the knowledge modules and emerging innovative trends in the real-life projects and in this was autonomously create professional products, as an integral and very important part of the programme.

Real-life projects

Projects are carefully developed every year in the cooperation with the Research centre, companies and organisations to ensure the alignment with the most actual developments (innovative trends) in the business and finance world. Projects allow students to take a proactive role in solving real business issues, deepen their knowledge in innovative topics of finance and accounting and stimulate their critical reflection and attitude.

Improvement of general comptences

In the project groups next to developing their profession related competences (international business awareness, general management and intercultural competences) students are also working on the improvement of their skills related to the application of research methods, communication, co-operation, leadership, planning, comprehensive problem solving, intercultural adaptability, learning and self-development.

Method

Central lectures

Central lessons are given and very often include a few guest lectures by experts and professionals from the Finance & Accounting 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 organised per project group. 

Type of assessment

You have to give presentations, submit papers and take written exams.

Learning outcomes

If you have successfully completed this exchange programme then you are able to:

  • Comprehensively evaluate financial performance of the company and its responsibility centres 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 analyse concepts and models of traditional corporate finance and alternative finance to make a contribution to strategic financing decisions
  • Explore the risks involved in using alternative 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 organisations), by conducting comprehensive, business, strategic, accounting and financial analysis and evaluation.
  • Ability to identify the difference between traditional, circular and sustainable business models and the ability to identify accounting issues in new business models.
  • Ability to make clear what sustainable Finance & Accounting means from a management point of view.
  • Explain the management of acquiring and analysing relevant information in order to support value creating decisions
  • Differentiate, analyse and evaluate performance measurement and management control alternatives (results, action, personnel and cultural controls).
  • Illustrate and argue how the management control system contributes to a fair view of the financial statements and to fraud protection
  • Explain and apply contingency approach of internal control
  • 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.

Calendar

Block 1

Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 - 8 Central lectures and workshops
Working on project 1
Week 9 Assessment

 

Block 2

Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 - 8 Central lectures and workshops
Working on project 2
Week 9 Assessment

 

Blocks

Every school year is divided into two semesters. A fall semester (September – December/January) and a spring semester (February – June/July). Both semesters are divided into two blocks. Block 1 and 2 for the fall semester and block 3 and 4 for the spring semester.

Awarding

After completing your exchange programme at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, you will receive a:

  • Transcript of records

Subjects

An indication of the subjects you can expect

Location

Where you can find us
Foto van locatie Location

Posthumalaan

Posthumalaan 120 3072 AG Rotterdam

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