Welcome to the Department of Finance at Maastricht University where we are committed to high-quality teaching and research. We aim to combine, in both, academic rigor with real-world impact.
We educate at the Bachelor, Master, PhD and Executive level. Our teaching is research based, and reflects our experience that a successful finance professional is able to work with other disciplines and has a thorough knowledge of both theory and practice. We teach undergraduate courses in the entire program, offer master programs in Financial Economics, Sustainable Finance, Marketing Finance and Strategic Corporate Finance, and engage in executive teaching through UMIO on our MA Programme Executive Master in Cultural Leadership with the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
The same applies to our research. We publish in top academic journals, but our definition of successful research goes beyond that: we continuously strive to create practical applications, and some of our key faculty members have turned their academic ideas into prospering businesses. A lot of our research is disseminated through our research institute, the European Center for Sustainable Finance, GRESB and the Maastricht Center for Real Estate (MCRE). We also carry out behavioral finance research as part of the BEE lab, engage in cutting edge real estate research and contribute to the Business Intelligence and Smart Services institute with our research on pension communication and big data asset pricing.
Prof. dr. Rachel Pownall
Chair of the Department
The Department is located within the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University. For general information about programmes and questions regarding admissions please use our general contact point.
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Thomas Post has been interviewed on BRN about Dutch Pension System. Watch the YouTube video here.
Rob Bauer appeared in De Volkskrant on 30 April 2021: "Belegt uw pensioenfonds ook in kwalijke zaken? U kunt er iets aan doen".
Listen to Paul Smeets in de Spotify Podcast "De Dag” (in Dutch) in which he discusses the research in which how he follows the rich U.S. philanthropists.
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Department of Finance
Room B 1.03
6211 LM Maastricht
Department of Finance
6200 MD Maastricht