Representatives from companies like Henkel AG, Bayer AG, DSM, Medtronic and a number of smaller yet equally fascinating firms are actively involved in the Controlling master’s programme. You can expect them to help you with case studies, company projects, and so on. Some students even go on to do internships because of connections they’ve made with people working in the field.
After graduation, you can enter the work force directly, but you will probably also want to be certified as a Chartered Controller, either in the Netherlands or internationally, at the School of Business and Economics or at another prestigious institution abroad. At the post-graduate stage, links with the corporate world are stronger still. The post-graduate programmes listed below are a vital part of company management and executive development.
Chartered Controller certification at the UM School of Business and Economics:
- Postdoctorale Opleiding tot Registercontroller (EMFC)
- International Executive Master of Finance and Control (iEMFC)
Executive master’s programme at the UM School of Business and Economics:
- Leergang Business Control
As a graduate, you can look for work in:
- finance management, eventually as a finance director (CFO)
- in-house consulting departments
- general management in major firms – decisions makers such as CEOs and CFOs often have a background in controlling
Graduates have found positions such as:
- Business Controller at Unilever
- Consultant at Horvàth & Partner
- Head of Strategic Controlling at Generali Versicherung