Expertise center


What do we offer?

The Nyenrode Center for Finance offers high-quality and innovative education in the following areas:

  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Financial & Monetary Economics
  • International Financial Markets & Instruments
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Private Equity

Our activities

Nyenrode's Center for Finance has five specializations:

  • Corporate Financial Management
    The goal of this program is to develop skills for making corporate investment decisions and for analyzing risk. Topics include discounted cash flow and other valuation techniques; capital budgeting; and investment and financing decisions in the international context. Through business cases and simulations we help you acquire a broad and thorough knowledge base about top level business decisions and their impact on the value creation of an organization.
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
    This program is focused on assessing new sources of funding for start-ups, determining whether these sources are appropriate and how they add value for both investors and entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurial Finance is especially useful for young firms, going beyond the basics of venture capital and angel financing to look at venture debt, bank finance, and receivables financing.
  • Financial and Monetary Economics
    This program explores how international financial markets operate, the roles of governments and supervisory bodies, and the impact of monetary policy on money flow and exchange rates.
  • International Financial Markets & Instruments
    The objective of this program is to evaluate the financial industry and its complex products, focusing on the application of advanced financial analysis and traditional and more complex debt financing. You will study the language and general concepts used in credit risk management, and more generally in interpretation of strategic and financial information.
  • Mergers & acquisitions and Private Equity
    This course uses an analytical framework and real-world applications to introduce the key principles and techniques of successful mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and leveraged buyouts. This program revolves around mergers, and acquisitions, alliances, and asset divestments, so that participants learn which choices are most appropriate for the execution of a successful corporate strategy that creates the most value for all stakeholders.

Our research

Our Center for Finance conducts research into a wide range of financial topics, presented at seminars and conferences around the world. The results of our research are published in leading international peer review journals and magazines.

We focus on six areas of expertise:

  • Asset pricing
  • International financial market and structured products
  • Financial management in emerging markets
  • Financing start-ups and scale-ups
  • Fintech
  • Monetary policy and financial supervision

Other activities

The Center for Finance organizes seminars and events for the Nyenrode community. We also support Nyenrode students' research activities key areas of finance such as the financial structure of firms, banks and other financial intermediaries; investment management; international financial markets; derivatives; insight in the various funding sources for start-ups; and the development of fintech and sustainable finance.

All this allows Nyenrode's students to assess the financial world and its applications in management from a broad perspective.

Faculty members

Job J. Andreoli MSc

  • Entrepreneurial Finance

Prof. dr. Ivo Arnold

  • Financial Economics
  • Monetary Economics

Prof. dr. Arie Buijs (emeritus)

  • Operations Management
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Investments

Prof. dr. Jaap Koelewijn

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance

Dr. Mike Nawas

  • Financial Markets
  • Structured Finance

Beau Soederhuizen MSc

  • Monetary Economics

Drs. Eduard Sprokholt

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance

Prof. dr. Kalun Tse

  • Corporate Finance

Prof. dr. Tom van Veen

  • Financial Economics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Financial Markets
  • Banking
  • European Monetary Integration
  • European Economic Policy
  • Economics of International Education

Prof. dr. Dennis Vink

  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments