Courses

Finance bootcamp for Smart Businesses

The world has been experiencing a gulf of new ventures in all fields using creative technology. Think of Tesla, Google, Uber, Alibaba, 5G. Drones have started delivering e-commerce packages; driverless cars are now moving on the road; smartphone companies are doing banking business; fintech entrepreneurs and firms are thriving. Private companies using new  technology (for example, takeaway.com) are going public.

How to make smart investment decisions that create value? 

In such a changing world, good knowledge of financial management can make a difference. Innovators and engineers need multi-level expertise to realize their ambitions by meeting the wishes and needs of many different stakeholders like owners, creditors, customers, suppliers. Their business ideas need a carefully chosen financial plan. Lack of financial management knowledge can be a hinder to smartly manage investments & financing, earn profit and realize business targets.

Context

  • Entrepreneurs use their creative ideas to establish new ventures and achieve sustainable growth.
  • A firm’s attempt to raise capital is frequently thrown into doubt because investors find it too risky.
  • Start-ups based in Silicon Valley receive more venture capital than any other region, more than the whole of Europe.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyzing financial information
  • Understanding business valuation
  • Making investment decisions
  • Dealing with financing techniques
  • Creating value with mergers & acquisitions
  • Managing financial risks

Festival schedule

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Day
Breakfast & keynote: Sofie Berghuis
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Fri. 17-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Lunch: Dutch olympics
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.

During this lunch you'll do some typical Dutch games.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Band night & karaoke
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

Tonight we will have a great band night in our main tent!

Creating value with mergers & acquisitions
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course. You will have some discussion and a case with some exercises to work on.

Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Creating value with mergers & acquisitions
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Fri. 17-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That will be a lecture and a tutorial.

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Pubquiz
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Sat. 18-08

We will host a cool pubquiz.

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Sat. 18-08

Have a breakfast first.

Free day
Time:09:30 - 20:00
Day:Sat. 18-08

This is your day off. There is no CuriosU programme today but you can arrange your own city trip to Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Rotterdam (The Netherlands) Münster (Germany) or Osnabrück (Germany). Have fun!

Lunch: dancing
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.


During this lunch you can join a dancing workshop.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Movie night
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

We'll watch a cool movie together!

Breakfast & keynote: Sofie Berghuis
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Sun. 19-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our inspiration speaker over breakfast. 

Managing financial risks
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course. You will have a discussion and some exercises.

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Managing financial risks
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Sun. 19-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That will be a lecture and a tutorial.

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Lunch: VR Parachute
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. During this lunch you can try a VR Parachute activity.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Lean simulation game
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

Have fun and enjoy our evening programme while playing a lean simulation game.

Breakfast & keynote: Bart Klaassen
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 13-08

We will kick-off breakfast and CuriousU with the first inspiration speach!

Analyzing financial information
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course. You will have a tutorial and some exercises to work on.

Analyzing financial information
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 13-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That will be an introduction to the course and a lecture on this topic.

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Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Closing ceremony
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

This night we'll close off CuriousU 2018 with everyone and you'll receive your certificate.

Lunch: Graffiti workshop
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.

Breakfast & keynote: Neil Sheridan
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 20-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our keynote speaker over breakfast.

Workshop
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course. On this day there will be presentations of your posters.

Workshop
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 20-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. On this day there will be presentations of your posters.

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Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Jogging & sightseeing campus
Time:15:00 - 21:00
Day:Sun. 12-08

Want to do some sports and see some cool locations on campus? During this activity you'll do both! Jogging around campus will start 15:00 and 17:00


Don't want to do some sports, but you do want to see some cool locations on campus? During the sightseeing activity you'll walk around campus with a tourguide. Tours start at 16:00 and 21:00.

Meet your Buddy
Time:20:00 - 21:30
Day:Sun. 12-08

Meet your CuriousU buddy!

Arrival day: check in
Time:10:00 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 12-08

The registration point will be in the biggest tent. Please register as soon as you arrive. If you arrive earlier or later please contact us via curious@utwente.nl 

Meet-up and pizza
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Sun. 12-08

Eat pizza and meet up with your fellow students!

Breakfast & keynote: Parya Pasha Zade Monajjemih
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Tu. 14-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speaker Parya Pasha Zade Monajjemih over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. Parya Pasha ZadeMonajjemih. Parya Pasha Zadeh Monajjemi, a Geoinformatics engineer specialized in spatial data management and GIS analysis with a keen interest in geo-visual analysis of movement data for understanding human behavior in the context of modern cities.  

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Beach volleyball party & BBQ
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

Together with your team you can join the Beach volleyball tournament!

Understanding business valuation
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course and have some discussion and exercises on the topic.

Lunch: Lab tours
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. During this lunch you can go an our famous (university) lab tour.

Understanding business valuation
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Tu. 14-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. You will start with a lecture on this topic followed by a tutorial.

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Dinner: BBQ buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

We serve you a fantastic BBQ!

Check-out
Time:09:00 - 10:00
Day:Tu. 21-08

The last day: please check out (i.e. returning the keys) and saying goodbye to all your new friends. By returning your key you will get back your deposit for the log cabin or student dorm (online refund).

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:00
Day:Tu. 21-08

Have a breakfast first.

Breakfast & keynote: Stefan Kuhlmann
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Wed. 15-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to Stefan Kuhlmann over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Making investment decisions
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course. You will continue with a discussion, a case to work on and some exercises.

Lunch: happy as a child
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. During this lunch you can be a child again and hit each other with water pistols! A famous CuriousU event :-)

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Escape rooms
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

Play a games in our fascinating escape rooms!

Making investment decisions
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Wed. 15-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That will be a lecture and a tutorial.

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Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

We will serve buffet tonight!

Breakfast & keynote: Jochem Goldberg
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Th. 16-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our keynote speaker over breakfast. 

Lunch: C- your future & pinatas
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Th. 16-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.During this lunch you'll get introduced to the programmes (MSc and BSc) that are being teached at the University of Twente. Furthermore "we have piñata's and some sticks to smash them!  

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Th. 16-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Grolsch Summer Sounds
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Th. 16-08

Enjoy the night in the city listening to some musical entertainment @ Grolsch summer sounds

Dealing with financial techniques
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Th. 16-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course. You will have a discussion and a case to work on together with some exercises.

Dinner: Happy Italy
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Th. 16-08

We go out for dinner at the city: Happy Italy

Dealing with financing techniques
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Th. 16-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That will be a lecture and a tutorial.

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Course leader

Rez Kabir: Professor of Corporate Finance and Risk Management

Professor of Corporate Finance and Risk Management
Rez Kabir prof.dr.

His main academic interests are on:

  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance,
  • Capital market research
  • Investments

Prof. Kabir has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on corporate finance/financial management at universities in Antwerp, Beijing, Liege, Maastricht, New York, Stirling and Tilburg. His research is primarily multi-disciplinary, empirical and policy-oriented, and spans a wide variety of issues.

Course details

  • Target group: advanced bachelor students and entry level master students with an interest in business management.
  • Methods: lectures, discussions, workshops.
  • Credits: 2 ECTS credits for successfully completing the summer school.
  • Background reading (optional if you want to prepare yourself): Hillier, Clacher, Ross,  Westerfield, & Jordan. Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 3rd European Edition, 2017, McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 9780077178239.

Want to know more?

If you need to know more, we have information available about the fee & programme, an admission check, registration & payment, visa, accomodation and the terms & conditions.