About Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences
Wittenborg mission is:
To promote excellence in teaching and learning international business and management, as well as to create the best environment for students and staff, where internationalization, diversity and ethics lay the foundations of successfully applied, research-informed global learning.
With the main campus based in Apeldoorn, Wittenborg University introduces students to organizations in the local area and region, enhancing the region’s economy, cultural and social climate. The Amsterdam location enables, Wittenborg University to support international entrepreneurs coming to the Netherlands, with a tailored, entrepreneurial bachelor’s program. Enter Wittenborg and you enter a highly motivated and results-driven organization operating in a diverse and multicultural environment, in which more than 100 nationalities work, study, innovate and socialize together. Wittenborg believes that learning should be an enjoyable process that allows you to develop your goals and aspirations, and provides you with the constant support and the required study pressure to achieve those targets.
Wittenborg graduates are world citizens; they nurture respect and have a sense of achievement. They have developed ambition and pride themselves in excellence. They are the greatest ambassadors of Wittenborg.
Financial Services Management looks at the different branches of banking: Insurance, Financial Advice, Investment. Students learn about mortgages, loans, insurance, pensions, investments and the stock market. Financial systems and regulations imposed by different countries are illustrated, analysed and compared.
Core aims: Through combining theoretical perspectives with case studies from practice, the programme aims to allow students to develop a critical and contextualised understanding of the issues, problems and solutions faced by and offered to financial services institutions worldwide. Students will learn to understand the function of financial services within a wider economic context, also from the perspective of developing countries.
Financial Services specialists work in various branches of varying sizes, from corporate banks and insurance companies to SME companies advising home owners and private investors on matters relating to their personal finance.
Financial advisors are affiliated to most real estate brokers and law firms and many Wittenborg Financial Services Management graduates have gone on to work in international banks such as HSBC in Shanghai, Commercial Bank of China in Beijing, RaboBank Netherlands in Utrecht and ABN AMRO in Rotterdam. Also, many students have also gone on to work for mortgage, investment and insurance companies such as Nationale Nederland, Achmea, and AON Consulting. A number of students have started their own consultancies.
The Financial Services Sector tends to be cyclical: when there is a downturn in the economy the industry requires less graduates, when it starts to recover there is a great shortage! Presently the economy is in recovery!
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