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.
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.
‘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?
Marlies Copy of Marlies portrait (1)Verhoeven, cofounder and CEO of global arts club The Cultivist, has come a long way since she first stepped foot on the campus at Maastricht University — and a long way it is from Maastricht to New York, which she has called home for the past 11 years.
Not to put all your eggs into one basket is probably the one portfolio theory that has made it into mainstream wisdom about investments. But what does this really mean when you look into your portfolio and how do the world’s big asset owners translate this into their investment decision making?
From 7-13 May, 2017, the eighth edition of the International Case Competition at Maastricht (ICC@M) will take place at the Maastricht University (UM) School of Business and Economics (SBE).
The Bitcoin price has more than doubled since I first published the report How to Position for the Rally in Bitcoin little over a year ago. What a run it’s been!