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  • 1. Rotterdam School of Financial Management
  • 2. Rotterdam  Young, dynamic, international city  Modern architecture, events, leisure and recreation  Largest port of Europe  2nd city and Industrial heart of the Netherlands  More than one million people from 162 countries in Rotterdam area…  Good connections with Amsterdam, The Hague, Brussels, Antwerp, Paris, Düsseldorf …..
  • 3. Rotterdam  Sports  Close to beaches  City of many restaurants – Dutch, French, Chinese, Moroccan, Turkish etc.  Clubbing city of the Netherlands – a title that Rotterdam has won for itself by the explosive growth of the number of cafés, restaurants, clubs and discotheques over the last twenty years
  • 4. Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences 11 schools, specialised in very different fields ± 32,000 students
  • 5. Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences School of Financial Management Business Economics Accountancy Banking & Insurance Taxation All courses are four-year-bachelor programmes
  • 6. Study Abroad International Minor IBaC Case Competitions International Sem. IBEX Start-Up Café International Business Weeks Mission vision A flat world requires internationally oriented people Internship Abroad Employability towards future International guest lectures International Tax Week Bachelor Thesis Abroad Double Degrees Research Lifelong Learning for Students: •Employability •New cultural perspective •Language •Personal experience •Mobility Staff Mobility Lifelong Learning for Lecturers: •Employability •New cultural perspective •Language •Personal experience •Mobility Summer Courses International Student Conferences
  • 7. Internationalisation, part I National markets have changed into international markets international perspective in business approach is a must
  • 8. Semester 1 – 4 general internationalisation, compulsory Many modules have international components e.g. Treasury International Tax Law Financial Risk Management International Banking & Insurance Business Abroad Management Game
  • 9. Semester 1 – 4 general internationalisation, compulsory Visit to European Parliament in Brussels to discuss (among other things) the budgetary policy of the European Union Language modules Business English and Business German Electives, taught in English: globalisation, new business models, viral marketing etc.
  • 10. Semester 1 – 4 general internationalisation, compulsory International Student Conferences abroad (Scotland, Belgium) International Guest Lectures – international and national keynote speakers and lecturers – workshops and lectures for students and staff
  • 11. Semester 1 – 4 general internationalisation, compulsory International Business Weeks - in Rotterdam (November and April) - abroad (Belgium, Portugal, France, Finland, Latvia, Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark, Germany, Ukraine)
  • 12. International Business Weeks, explanation Offering an international experience 12 European institutes exchange students for one week 14 International Business Weeks every year, different countries, different themes Every institute sends ± 5 students (Financial Management or International Business)
  • 13. International Business Week Rotterdam example FALL: RISK MANAGEMENT SPRING: BANKING Business & Finance Culture Solving problems Presentations English Planning FUN
  • 14. Internationalisation part II An important way to improve soft skills, e.g. Communication Teamwork Confidence & Personality Cross Cultural Awareness Improvement of EMPLOYABILITY
  • 15. How to improve soft skills and thus employability? International Business Survey Neutral Effective Very Effective 1.5% 18% 81% society 9.5% 51% 39% People-focussed experience 15% 52% 32% Team based exercises during study 16% 66% 15% study) 20% 50% 25% Team sports during studies 20% 60% 15% Extensive international travel 46% 31% 3% Internship Leadership position within student International experience (work or
  • 16. Semester 5 – 8 specific internationalisation optional Semester 5: International internship general Semester 6: International semester in Rotterdam or abroad Semester 7: International semester in Rotterdam or abroad Semester 8: International internship Bachelor’s thesis
  • 17. Semester 5 Internship abroad Broad range of financial and business subjects Minimum of 4 months Worldwide 30 ects/24+6 ects Coaching by email, telephone, video, skype Granting of Certificate of International Business Practice
  • 18. Semester 6 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EXPERIENCE (IBEX) Rotterdam Principles: What do employers want and what are they getting? Importance Rank Satisfaction Rank Communication skills 1 16 Team-working skills 2 7 Integrity 3 9 Intellectual ability 4 5 Confidence 5 13 Character/personality 6 6 Planning and organisational skills 7 17 Literacy (good writing skills) 8 23 Numeracy (good with numbers) 9 11 10 26 Analysis and decision-making skills
  • 19. Semester 6 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EXPERIENCE (IBEX) Rotterdam Principles: International Business is about Finance and Marketing (“borderless organisations”) Practice-oriented programme Module based Dutch and foreign students in one class
  • 20. Semester 6 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EXPERIENCE (IBEX) Rotterdam AGENDA IntBizEXPERIENCE Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 Wk7 Marketing Strategy Risk Management Intro Part 1 Assessment Operations Management Stock Market Game, Elective 1 Elementary Dutch, Elective 2 Cross-cultural Communication, Elective 3 Project BizSkills Project BizSkills Project BizSkills Wk6 Wk7 Fieldtrip, Elective 4 Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Strategic Finance Part 2 Strategic Management Accounting The Long Tail, Elective 5 Financial Accounting, Elective 6 Project BizSkills Project BizSkills Project Outro Assessment Strategic Marketing
  • 21. Semester 7 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS and CAREER(IBaC) Rotterdam Principles: manager’s agenda Visits 14% 27% Meetings 7% Communication 7% Entertainment Trainings 14% 14% 17% Budgetting & Planning Solving Problems
  • 22. Semester 7 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS and CAREER(IBaC) Rotterdam Principles: International Business = Finance and Marketing Practice-oriented programme Dutch and foreign students in one class Project based: a core project (15 ects) supporting modules (15 ects)
  • 23. Semester 7 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS and CAREER(IBaC) Rotterdam Core Project (15 ects) ENERGY (Innovation Lab subject) Situation Analysis and International Market Market Analysis and Entry Strategy Research Project 1A Project 1B Marketing Approach Planning and Control Project 2A Project 2B Supporting Modules (15 ects) Core modules Innovation (3) Negotiations / CCM (3) Research (3) Electives Hedging – Energy Markets (2) European Business (2) - Fen European Law (2) - Fen Logistics (2) - Fen Art / Philosophy (2) International Field Trip (2)
  • 24. Semester 7 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS and CAREER(IBaC) Rotterdam work? How does the Core Project :  Morning COMPANY – finance lectures – marketing lectures – 2 exams FIN Country Advice Strategic Advice Mkt/ Bizz Plan MS- Project  Afternoon – several groups = consultancy agencies, advising a company = coach / lecturer – 4 advice reports + presentations MKT STUDENT GROUP STUDENT GROUP COACH/ LECTURER STUDENT GROUP Marketing Lectures MARKET EXAM Intern. Business Finance Lectures FINANCE EXAM
  • 25. Semester 6 and/or Semester 7 Study Abroad International Business – International Finance 1 or 2 semesters At one of partner institutes worldwide 30 ects or 60 ects (possible double degree) Coaching by email, telephone, video, skype
  • 26. Semester 6 and/or Semester 7 Partners abroad in: Belgium Canada China Costa Rica Cyprus Denmark England Finland France Germany Hungary India Ireland Study Abroad Italy Latvia Lithuania Norway Puerto Rico Poland Portugal Russia Scotland South Korea Spain The Czech Republic Turkey United States of America
  • 27. Semester 8 Internship abroad Specific financial assignment, enabling students to write Bachelor’s thesis Minimum of 4 months Worldwide 30 ects Coaching by email, telephone, video, skype Granting of Certificate of International Business Practice
  • 28. Projects Worldwide Case Competition Solving International Business Cases Digital qualifying round case (November) 16 Finalists gather and compete (March) Analysis of problems, presentation of solutions Time pressure Jury members are international business managers
  • 29. Projects  Start-Up Café – Entrepreneurship with International Business Plan Competition  Tax Project China – India – The Netherlands  Business Games  Business Plan Competition  Inviting lecturers from abroad and sending out own lecturers to teach in the fields of international, financial topics  Organizing video conferences with foreign partner universities
  • 30. Contact Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences -School of Financial Management www.rotterdamuniversity.nl/financialmanagement Drs. J.B. van Oudheusden (MSc.) Head of International Relations School of Financial Management Kralingse Zoom 91 / 3063 ND Rotterdam, The Netherlands Phone +32 (0)3 6463712 or +31 (0)10 453 6338 Mobile +31 (0)6 50737932 / Fax +31 (0)10 453 6037 ifm-international@hr.nl