Universiteit Maastricht

School of Business and Economics

About the Department of Accounting and Information Management

The Department of Accounting and Information Management has an excellent reputation due to its high quality research, including research projects for the EU and top Dutch and European Auditing firms. It hosts researchers from different countries contributing to a lively atmosphere. In focusing our efforts to improve an organization’s business process the department is engaged in research activities and educational operations in the field.

 

As a leader in developing professional skills we offer high standard bachelor, master and postgraduate (executive) programs next to several training and permanent education seminars, all closely related to and linked with our academic research activities. Students are offered a globally-oriented, interdisciplinary focus that rests on the problem-based learning approach. The ability to analyze and understand financial information is the basis for all company decisions whether it is about people, products or market conditions. Particularly in times when information travels with light speed, an organisation’s most important resource becomes the pertaining value of any economic entity. A better understanding of this resource in the wider context of economic and fiscal goals and needs is the gap the Department tries to fill.

 

Our graduates secure positions in auditing firms, funds, insurance companies, strategy departments of multinationals, consultancy firms, financial institutions, governments and non-profit organizations.

 

A stimulating research environment and international network of professionals is offered to researchers and post-docs. Originally founded in 1992 as a research institute, the Maastricht Accounting, Auditing & Information Management Research Center (MARC) successfully extended its focus beyond audit research into the fields of financial and managerial accounting research. Commissioned research plays a major part of MARC’s ambitions to improve its knowledge base and skill set. The research fellows of MARC are members of the Department of Accounting and Information Management who have a Ph.D. degree and actively publish in academic journals.


Key is that we are open to the world and its business communities as all 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”.

 



Roger Meuwissen

Department Chair AIM