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Minor Treasury Management at Hogeschool Utrecht increasingly successful

Pieter de Kiewit 20-07-2017 1:04 PM
Categories: Treasury
Three years ago the Hogeschool Utrecht (University of Applied Sciences) started with a minor treasury management. Frans Boumans created a curriculum and Treasurer Search was allowed to contribute. We found both guest lecturers as well as companies providing internships. Personally I give a presentation about labour market opportunities for treasury experts.

Programs like these do exist at universities in Europe and other countries. The university of Chicago has a strong reputation and we recruited two candidates from France with an extensive academic treasury curriculum. In the Netherlands the Register Treasurers post graduate program is the obvious academic way to go for a treasurer. You can only enter with experience and a degree. Graduating at master level in treasury in the Netherlands is not (yet?) organised.

By now, the Hogeschool Utrecht program has more applicants than seats. Students, not only from Utrecht, but also from other cities enroll. Their backgrounds vary from accounting, audit to business control. They find positions in SMEs, bigger corporates and the financial services industry. Recently Treasurer Search found a permanent position for a graduate with a treasury minor (again). Before we did not recruit graduates as our focus did not match the Dutch educational system. Graduates with treasury expertise were hardly available.

As from September we will continue our cooperation. Together with the people of treasuryXL we will create a brief survey in order to find out what is “hot in corporate treasury”. The results of this survey will be used to have student write papers. Interesting stuff! If you want to contribute or know more about this program you can contact Frans directly (frans.boumans@hu.nl) or through us. The structure is set but for good input there is always room.

I hope all this is the preparation for an academic treasury track in The Netherlands. Time will tell.

Pieter de Kiewit
pdk@treasurersearch.com | 06-11119783


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