The Alumni Office at the School of Business and Economics is the largest one of Maastricht University and has currently the support of 9,700 alumni. Each year, we welcome new graduates to our rapidly growing network.
Our alumni are important to us. They often return to Maastricht as guest lecturers, at career fairs, offering internship possibilities, job mentor facilities and knowledge sharing by participating in our curriculum.
We value our alumni. Our mission is to provide alumni with rewarding connections to fellow alumni, current students, and the SBE. We host a wide-range of alumni meetings for our graduates in various cities in the Netherlands and other major cities in the world (London, New York, Brussels, Düsseldorf). Please take a moment to browse our site, have a look at our activities, and see other ways you can get involved! Annually we host an Alumni Homecoming Day in Maastricht!
For more information about alumni, please contact Leann Poeth (L.Poeth@maastrichtuniversity.nl), the alumni coordinator for the School of Business and Economics or visit our website: www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/sbe/alumni.
Accounting and Information Management Department
The Department of Accounting and Information Management provides courses on bachelor, master and post-initial or executive master level in all accountancy, controlling and information management disciplines.
Our courses and programs are the fast track to interesting careers for ambitious students seeking the best position on the path to accounting, controller, information (system) and financial management functions in corporations.
In the professional world it is clear that the corporate landscape continues to undergo considerable change with ongoing developments such as escalating globalization, greater competition, increased use of information technology, new regulations aimed at corporate governance and more. These changes have – to our sincere belief - redefined the role of accountants, controllers, auditors, financial and information managers as “corporate decision makers”, “business consultants” and analysts. Indeed, our programs prepare people to be real managers, corporate executives or business partners.
This is necessary as we have set out to keep the gap between accountancy education and the needs of industry as small as possible: technological advances have automated many activities that accountants traditionally performed such that today’s accountants and controllers spend less time preparing standardized reports and more time analyzing, interpreting and providing information for decision making.
The Department not only offers master degrees preparing for and leading to the Dutch RA (certified public accountant) and RC (registered controller) titles, but also organizes permanent professional education programs and preparatory programs for comparable degrees and certificates in the UK (CIMA). Programs relevant for obtaining similar certifications in other countries will soon follow. All degrees and non-degrees programs offered by the Department are linked and continuously feed on the internationally recognized research experience and expertise of our renowned academic faculty and practitioners.
Our programs are rooted in practice and grounded in theory and share a common mission statement:
We offer high quality education by selected faculty to our participants;
We create a learning environment to enhance the practical performance and career opportunities of our participants whom we expect to emerge as successful leaders in the practice of global business;
We believe this can be accomplished by offering a program that is highly innovative, focused, international, integrative, coherent, intensive, and selective toward potential participants and potential faculty;
We belief that the true nature of higher education is research driven and that excellence in education is a continuous quest for relevant issues and new ways of discussing these;
We want to achieve this by working closely together with our participants, alumni, their employers and renowned practitioners whom we all regard as “business partners”.
Department Chair AIM