How we took on the Investment Research Challenge… with success!

Monday, 22 February 2021, 18:06 | Category : Masters in Financial Management, Vlerick Experience
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Tweet With global markets in turmoil, a global pandemic wreaking havoc across industries and an unprecedented level of uncertainty for future outlooks, this years´ Investment research challenge at Vlerick was exactly what it depicts; a true challenge.  In late September 2020, we were introduced with this years´ choice Kinepolis, a global cinema operator. The extensive […]

Meeting up with top entrepreneurial leaders during Vlerick Boardroom Series

Tweet Recently, we (Gijs Kriger, Jens Jacob, Gilian Verschooten, Stephan Verhelst and myself) got the opportunity to meet up with Mr. Frank Donck in the context of meeting a Board member of Vlerick Business School. Frank Donck is a Masters in Financial Management alumnus from Vlerick and currently is managing director of the private equity […]

Beursrally: MFM students compete in virtual investment competition boosting team & competitive spirit

Tweet The Beursrally/Rallye Boursier is a virtual investment competition organized by the Belgian newspaper that mainly focuses on business and economics, De Tijd (Mediafin). This challenge lasts from the 16th of November until the 22nd of January. The goal? Choose the right investment portfolio with a budget of 50k to achieve as many gains as possible […]

MFM at AXA – SOFIA Business Simulation Game

Friday, 22 November 2019, 15:16 | Category : Business Game, Masters in Financial Management
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Tweet The 3rd week of November for the Masters in Financial Management was challenging and fun. Vlerick in partnership with AXA Belgium arranged a business simulation game. We were in teams of 5-6 with 3-4 Vlerick students and 1-2 AXA employees. The collaboration of experienced with fresh minds was so much fun, with ideas heating […]

Our Vlerick journey so far – Masters in Financial Management

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 15:28 | Category : Masters, Masters in Financial Management
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Tweet 2nd September 2019 marked the start of a year full of surprises for me and my fellow Masters students in Financial Management. Yet, we had already been warned from to get-go that times would be tough, especially with the increasing number of assignments and exams. Well, this is just the trailer of an amazing […]

News from the Ocean

Tweet On the 16th of March all students, alumni, professors, and faculty joined our Annual event, the Vlerick Gala Ball 2019. The Artcube in Ghent sank into a deep sea of music, food and dancing, and all guests were fully immersed in this year’s “Tales of the Ocean” edition. The Ball started with an amazing […]

MFM London Study Trip 2019

Tweet On the 14th of January our entire MFM class traveled to London to visit a series of top tier companies in the financial field. Five intense days of fascinating talks, networking events, and worthwhile to mention, some time was preserved for us to explore the vibrant city in all its glory. A sincere thank […]

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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Tweet 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, […]

MFM for the win at KPMG M&A competition!

Monday, 12 November 2018, 12:20 | Category : Career Event, Event, Masters in Financial Management, Vlerick Experience
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Tweet On the the 8th of November, KPMG organized an M&A case in which several of the Vlerick students participated. According to the students it has been a very interesting afternoon, which ended in a presentation of the results. The goal of the competition was to evaluate an M&A bid, based on different aspects such […]

Amsterdam study trip

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 8:48 | Category : Company Visit, International trip, Masters, Masters in Financial Management
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Tweet Last month, our fresh (or at least some of them still are) batch of MFM students went to Amsterdam, the city of canals, bikes, parties and, well… finance! The well-filled agenda of this day consisted of 3 company visits, of which the first one definitely the most appealing to most: ABN Amro. A handful […]