Risk and Finance - MBA Module Business & Sustainable Transitions

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  • Breukelen
  • Spring 2022
  • 6 days
  • Dutch
  • € 6.395,00 (incl. VAT)

Risk & Finance

A 360-degree outlook on the future

Financial management is no longer merely concerned with the financial wellbeing of the organization and its relationship with the capital market. Today's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has a much broader outlook upon the world.
Stakeholders like financials, but also relevant civil society organizations and governments, can have a major impact on the financial wellbeing of a corporation. So we need risk management, as well as a vision on a plethora of sustainable developments: a 360-degree outlook.
In our MBA module Risk & Finance, you will not only study the standard methods of corporate financing, but also financing via Green Bonds and according to the principles of True Pricing. This means that you will be prepared for both the traditional and the future demands of sound financial management.

What will you get out of it?

  • Deepening your knowledge about Risk and (corporate) Finance
  • Theoretical concepts and  best practices
  • A paper including recommendations about your own corporate finance case

The study goals

At Nyenrode, you are offered the opportunity to create a business case with an academic foundation. This includes writing an implementation plan for disruptive innovation and systemic change relating to sustainability. As the name of the module says: Sustainability and Systemic Change.

Create your own MBA

We understand combining work, study and personal life can be quite a challenge. That is why we have developed a modular Executive MBA program. You create your own MBA and follow one or more modules or a complete MBA (containing a minimum of two specialization modules, six core modules, the international study trip and the MBA thesis).

Learn more about the content of this module.

Risk & Finance

The situation

The CFO has a 360-degree outlook on the financial situation of the organization. Traditionally, CFO's were primarily responsible for profits and cash flow policy. New developments have widened this responsibility. Corporate focus is shifting from making profit to creating multiple value. Stakeholders such as (major) shareholders, governments, staff and customers are increasingly asking questions about sustainability policies. Social discord can affect a company's license to operate and have massive effects on its financial value creation. Proper risk management keeps company management in control. In sustainability reports, organizations give an account of their sustainability goals and developments.

The challenge

The CFO is responsible for connecting the internal organization with the capital market and other stakeholders. However, large and small corporations do not merely look at profit as the result of doing business anymore. Increasingly, parties such as pension funds include sustainability criteria in their investment policy. Investors are interested in Green Bonds – corporate loans aimed at financing sustainable investments. Moreover, the capital market has changed since the global financial crisis. Traditional providers of capital are hesitant, while new forms of corporate financing, such as block chain or blended finance, are booming. And finally, there is the looming question of how companies can include social costs, such as water or air pollution and the use of commodities, in their pricing (True Pricing).

The options

Developments on the financial markets have a great impact on companies' financial management. Because these markets are highly interlinked, they can only be understood from an international perspective. There is also growing attention for human behavior as an explanation for both the developments on the financial markets and management behavior.

The study goals

The goal of the MBA module Risk & Finance is to study the standard methods within corporate financing and the financial markets, as well current (international) developments. You will acquire academic tools for the financial analysis of companies, value (creation) management, value assessment and risk management for both financial institutions and non-financial corporations. You will be able to apply these tools in your own organization straight away. Additionally, you will focus on the different aspects of sustainability that are relevant for corporate financing.

Want to know more about the content of the module or our Modular Executive MBA program? Attend an experience session. For personalized advice please contact our program advisors via +31 346 291 001 or mmba@nyenrode.nl.

Find out more about how to apply or about the speakers.

During the Risk and Finance module, inspiring guest speakers give their vision and share their experience about the most important principles and insights.

Core Teacher


Start spring 2022. Dates are not available yet.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for the module Risk and Finance you need:

  • At least five years' work experience as (general) manager or in an influential/strategic position
  • Proven minimum bachelor's level of work and/or education
  • Affinity with the agrifood sector
  • Sufficient knowledge of English

Experience session

If you are interested in this module, please join us for an experience session. This allows you to familiarize yourself with the course content and attend a trial lecture. You will also meet current and past participants so you have the opportunity to find out how they combined our program with busy jobs and social lives.

You can also contact us at any time for a personal consultation; we are happy to advise you and answer any questions you may have.

Apply now

Have you become excited about Nyenrode's module Risk and Finance? Apply now!

After your application has been received, we will send you an email outlining what we need to complete your registration.

What are the costs?

Your investment for this module is € 6,395. This amount is exempt from VAT and includes access to all of Nyenrode's physical and virtual student facilities as well as food and drink on the module days. Hotel accommodations are not included in the price and can be booked separately.


The costs of this module are tax deductible.

All amounts and terms are indicative (excluding additional costs, unless otherwise stated) and subject to periodic changes.