Duisenberg school of finance
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|Duisenberg School of finance|
|Motto||For leaders in finance|
|Type||Private, Public partnership|
Duisenberg School of Finance was established in 2008. It is named after the Dutch Economist, financier and politician Willem Frederik (Wim) Duisenberg (1935-2005), often called the 'father of the Euro' and the first president of the European Central Bank. Duisenberg school of finance (DSF) was established with the assistance of partners drawn from academia and industry, including Dutch educational institutions University of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Tilburg University, Catholic University of Leuven, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Tinbergen Institute. Industry partners of DSF include ABN-AMRO, AEGON, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Deloitte, De Nederlandsche Bank, ING, PricewaterhouseCoopers and RBS. The School is located in Amsterdam Zuidas at Gustav Mahlerplein 117, 1082 MS Amsterdam. 
The Mission Statement of DSF: “Duisenberg school of finance is committed to shaping a sustainable financial industry that creates economic and societal value by developing top talent and leaders in finance; and by advancing new thinking and promoting constructive dialogues in all areas of finance.”
- 1 History
- 2 Administration/ Organisation
- 3 Research
- 4 Affiliated Institutions
- 5 Public Debates and other Events
- 6 External links
- 7 References
DSF is a private finance school specialising in Masters and Executive finance programmes. The school was launched as a partnership between the following finance organisations: ING Group, ABN AMRO, Royal Bank of Scotland, NYSE Euronext, Aegon, Deloitte, Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP, De Nederlandsche Bank, SNS Reaal, Houthoff Buruma. Academic partners include: Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Amsterdam, Tilburg University, Vrije Universiteit, and Tinbergen Institute.
Duisenberg school of finance offers English-language MSc and LLM finance programmes. Each Master programme includes a Leadership Programme with the following courses: • Ethics in Finance • Behavioural Finance • Financial Regulation • Economics of Risk • International Corporate Governance • Finance, Globalisation and Sustainability
DSF opened on 15 September 2008. As of 15 September 2013, there are 333 alumni of the school's programmes. They represent 50 different nationalities, and are working at such companies as Barclay's, ING, and Rabobank. The specialised DSF Master's in Finance (and Law) programmes are comprehensive, rigorous, and provide a thorough understanding of finance theory and practice.
September 2008 saw the start of the first three programmes:
- Master of Science (MSc) in Risk Management
- Master of Science (MSc) in Finance and Law
- PhD in Finance, in cooperation with the Tinbergen Institute
In September 2009 DSF added two new Master programmes to the existing ones:
- Master of Science (MSc) in Corporate Finance & Banking
- Master of Law (LLM) in Finance and Law
As of 2013, DSF programmes include:
- MSc in Corporate Finance and Banking
- MSc in Risk Management
- MSc in Financial Markets and Regulation
- LLM in Finance and Law
- PhD in Finance (with Tinbergen Institute)
- Executive Education including a popular Part-time Executive Master in M&A and Valuation
Both the MSc and LLM programmes of DSF are accredited by the NVAO (Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders) and comply with the highest academic standards
Duisenberg School of Finance is located in Amsterdam Zuid (Zuidas).
Duisenberg school of finance’s Management Team is responsible for directing the school and realising the school’s ambitions. In determining the school’s strategy they are strengthened by the Duisenberg school of finance Board, consisting of high profile representatives from the financial sector and academic institutions. Members of the Board include amongst others DSF Board Chair Mr. Joseph Streppel, chairman of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code Monitoring Committee; Prof. dr. Jaap Winter, Advisor to the DSF Board and the first Dean of DSF, currently a Partner at the law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek as well as President of the Executive Board of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; and Pauline van der Meer Mohr, President of the Executive Board of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Because Duisenberg school of finance collaborates with international banks, corporations, businesses and regulatory agencies, the school attracts professors and guest speakers with industry expertise and is therefore able to offer financial programmes that are pragmatic, but also provide students with an unconventional and forward-looking approach to finance. Students are given the opportunity to become involved in research and profit from the exposure to the school’s faculty, experts and fellow students.
DSF is a faculty of approximately 60 professors as of school year 2013-2014
The Programme Directors are responsible for the top level educational programmes:
- MSc in Financial Markets and Regulation - LLM in Finance and Law - MSc in Risk Management - MSc in Corporate Finance and Banking
The entry fee for the Duisenberg school of finance MSc programmes for the academic year 2013-2014 is € 29.000 for non-EEA students. EEA students pay € 18,000. The fee includes tuition and supervision, but does not include course materials or living expenses, which vary according to a students’ circumstances and lifestyle.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
As a private finance school focused on attracting and nurturing the finest young international finance talent, DSF offers an exceptional variety of financial aid and scholarship opportunities, including: scholarships below:
DSF Merit Scholarship, Thesis Competition, Dutch Board Member Leadership Award, Woman in Finance Scholarship, Country Specific Scholarships, ING Loan Scheme, and Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with a variety of international schools.
Leading academics from partner institutes such as the University of Amsterdam, Tilburg University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, VU University Amsterdam, Tinbergen Institute, and the University of Leuven teach at Duisenberg school of finance. Also senior academics from international universities such Columbia Law School, London School of Economics, Princeton University, Stanford University and the University of Cambridge teach at Duisenberg school of finance.
Duisenberg school of finance is supported by various leading financial institutions and professional services firms, in particular: ABN AMRO, APG, Aegon, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Deloitte, the Dutch Central Bank, NYSE Euronext, Houthoff Buruma, ING, KPMG, NIBC, PGGM, PwC, RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland), SNS REAAL. Given the close cooperation with industry, Duisenberg school of finance is positioned to bring global financial leaders from these companies and other international companies to the classroom, so bridging the gap between theory and practice. Students at Duisenberg school of finance may also benefit from this collaboration when they conduct their internships.
Duisenberg school of finance aims to advance new thinking in finance. Its research agenda focuses on the following four topics.
Corporate Finance & Governance
• Florencio López de Silanes
• Joseph McCahery
• Zacharias Sautner
• Jaap Winter
Financial Systems & Regulation
• Lex Hoogduin
• Enrico Perotti
• Dirk Schoenmaker
Risk Management & Asset Pricing
• Albert Menkveld
• Laurens De Haan
• Lars Norden
• Casper de Vries
• Bas Werker
Finance & Sustainability
• Timo Busch
• Noreena Hertz
• Bernd Jan Sikken
Note: This is not an exhaustive list of professors who teach and/or conduct research at Duisenberg school of finance.
Public Debates and other Events
Duisenberg school of finance (DSF) regularly presents Public Debates on topics related to international finance, economics and banking. These debates are open to the public and feature speakers and panelists drawn from the top level of such organisations as the DNB and IMF. Further top-level events include Masterclasses taught by renowned professors from such institutions as Harvard Law School.
The Duisenberg Battle
Each year DSF organises a competition called the Duisenberg Battle. Teams from Dutch study associations focused on finance, economics and econometrics are invited to compete in a one-day case competition, with cases drawn from DSF Industry Partners. The juried event results in one €10.000 scholarship award for the best student, and a €10.000 scholarship divided amongst members of the best team (so that members of a 4-person team each receive €2.500).