Therese Grohnert, PhD candidate at Maastricht University, wanted to know why audit firms sometimes form insufficiently supported judgements on their clients’ financial statements. Over the past years, these firms regularly received bad publicity because of insufficiently supported judgements. She examined the judgements of 252 auditors and discovered that only one third of those were sufficiently founded. Grohnert presented these results to the involved audit firms and succeeded in convincing them of the solution: learning at the workplace. The auditors received her advice with great professionalism and relief.
Watch this year’s Schuman Lecture, delivered by Prof. Stella Ghervas.
During this year’s Schuman Lecture at Maastricht University on 9 May 2017—the 67th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration that laid the foundation for a united Europe— renowned historian Stella Ghervas reminded attendees that it is vitally important to learn from the past and not fall prey to a dangerous “political amnesia”
For the third time, the Maastricht University (UM) School of Business and Economics (SBE) is offering the Fast Forward (FFWD) programme. FFWD is a leadership development programme that helps prepare and support academic talents in their personal and responsible leadership, to involve them in SBE’s strategy and to expand their network within SBE.
AACSB International is a quality assurance board that grants accreditation for business and accounting programmes at the bachelor’s, master’s and
The recently established European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity, Faculty of Law, offers professional training and certification programmes.
On 16 February 2017, W@Competition—a platform aiming to help promote and connect women in the Competition Practice—announced for the first time a list of ‘30 in their 30s Women Competition Professionals.’
Born and raised in Heerlen, Lars Pacbier remains proudly connected to the city he describes as “having come a long way from being one of the major crime cities in the Netherlands” to winning the 2016 World Travel and Tourism Council’s Best Travel Destination in the World Award. In fact, Lars and his company FB4 have become one of the driving forces responsible for attracting international attention to Heerlen and the surrounding areas.
‘My pension? Hmm… I’ll look at it by that time.’ ‘Let’s worry about that when we get there.’ Particularly people who have a while to go until retirement, tend to stick their heads in the sand when it comes to their financial future. Somewhere in their mind they might have a voice telling them that this is not wise, but that voice is skilfully silenced. Lisa Brüggen, researcher at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, is looking for ways to strengthen that voice. Her research question is: How can you make Dutch people aware of their pension situation and encourage them to secure their future income?
Every year, university rankings are released by various publications, ranking schools on criteria such as schools’ admission figures, placement data and starting salaries for graduates, or overall student and alumni satisfaction. How important are these rankings?