Winter season kicked off with lots of interesting trips and events!

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 11:01 | Category : Alumni Event, Company Visit, Event, Masters in Financial Management, Vlerick Experience
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Amsterdam trip

On an early Monday (6 a.m. sharp), we traveled from Brussels to AMSTERDAM to visit financial institutions. More precisely, we had the privilege to visit ABN AMRO, Kempen and APG. At ABN AMRO we did a business case about M&A in the beer industry. Here is a picture of the winning team, good job guys!

APG welcomed us with an interesting presentation that gave us an insight in the world of pension funds. We ended the day by visiting Kempen, where we got a presentation at their very own bar on the rooftop. We also had the opportunity to get a sneak peek in the trading room, where we encountered the Chinese wall. On the one side there were the researchers and on the other side the traders. What an exciting experience! As a finishing touch, we had some Heineken beers and typical Dutch nibbles (like ‘Bitterballen’) together with Kempen employees.

Career Fair

The 8th of December, we had a career fair at the Brussels campus. We could choose two companies to do interactive workshops with. Examples are a business case with Uber, a virtual reality experience with Colruyt and presentations of Philip Morris, Deloitte, Hilti, Telenet,…

Wine Club

Two of our colleagues of MGM together with one of our own MFM students, Justin Vossaert, founded the very first Vlerick wine club. The first activity was a wine degustation with the head sommelier of ‘The Jane’ Gianluca Di Taranto, who was awarded the best sommelier of the year. It was a great evening that united MGM, MFM and MBA students.


IRC deadline

Monday the 17th of December was a big moment in our MFM experience as we submitted one of the biggest projects of the year. We had to write an equity research report about Melexis in teams of six people. Blood, sweat, and tears led to great results. The last report was handed in at 5 a.m., just a few hours before the deadline!

Winter reunion

Last night, the biggest alumni event of the year took place at Brussels Expo near the Atomium. The night started off with inspiring speeches by our Dean Marion De Bruyne, the CEO of Here: Edzard Overbeek, professor Robert Boute and professor Ann Vereecke. Afterwards, we had some drinks and fancy food. What a wonderful evening!


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!



Elisabeth & Elodie



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