Financial Management & Accounting

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May 5, 2019

By Theo Van Leest

"Now I really understand how my organization is doing from a financial point of view."

Financial Management & Accounting

Theo van Leest is owner of the Digital Legit Company. DLC helps organizations to tackle the challenges of IT projects and understand their impact on business. To improve his customer services, Theo wanted to gain insight into the financial ins and outs of an organization. He was already


May 25, 2018

By Sophie Degroote

Actualia Pensions: "Don't depend on whimsical political decisions or an uncertain pension system"

Alumni Financial Management & Accounting

Finclub is the recently founded alumni association of the Master in Personal Financial Planning (MPFP). The association’s goal is to strengthen the bonds between AMS alumni, especially those of MPFP. On May 8, we had our first event on 'Actualia Pensions'. With more than 30 enrollments,


May 14, 2018

By Antwerp Management School

“Do what you love and do it passionately”

Alumni Financial Management & Accounting

In our new blog series, Alumni Life Hacks, we ask one of our alumni how life is treating them after their time at AMS. How did they develop themselves, how is AMS still playing a role in their lives, what are their dreams for the future and what can they advise to other alumni? For this


April 26, 2018

By Antwerp Management School

Alumni Stories – Brush up your financial-economic knowledge

Alumni General management Financial Management & Accounting

Financial operations in the business world may be a bit of a challenge, especially for people who are not familiar with finances. That is why Antwerp Management School has developed the BENE program: Business Economy for Non-Economics. This nine-day program introduces you to the financial

Expertise Current events

October 3, 2017

By Antwerp Management School

Why public finance urgently needs a place on the agenda

Public sector & Social profit Financial Management & Accounting

For many years, Johan De Cooman has been teaching the financial management module in the Master in Public Management at AMS. With established demand from government organizations and alarming reports in the media, we recognized the need to offer some broader, deeper education in this

Expertise Research

September 26, 2017

By Eddy Laveren

15 success factors for merger and acquisition processes

Family Business Financial Management & Accounting

There are reports every day in the financial press on mergers and acquisitions in SMEs and major corporations. After all, acquisitions are a way of boosting and solidifying your company’s competitive position. But they can also create problems. Bringing a newly merged entity safely into

Expertise Opinion

September 14, 2017

By Antwerp Management School

From inspector to confidant: the independent role of the internal auditor is more important than ever

Financial Management & Accounting

Internal audit aims to provide as much reassurance as possible about the internal operations of an organization. Internal audit as an activity has existed for a long time but it has gone through a number of evolutions. What does it mean to work in this area today? Ben Broeckx, Academic


June 23, 2017

By Lode Barrezeele

First Aid in Fraud Investigation

Financial Management & Accounting

When fraud occurs, it doesn’t normally just involve small amounts of money. An organization may suffer not only heavy material losses but also damage to its reputation. Hence anti-fraud policies are increasingly important in ensuring a safe organization with secure working practices. What


April 25, 2017

By Antwerp Management School

Advanced investing

Financial Management & Accounting

Investments can be very profitable. When doing investments, managers of big companies can use information that isn’t accessible for others. That is why the purchase and sale of shares by insiders have so many additional conditions. They have to report their transactions with the FSMA

November 24, 2016

By Antwerp Management School

Alumni stories, PART FIVE: Hone your financial-economic management skills

General management Financial Management & Accounting

The economic goings-on of the business world can be a tricky subject, especially for those who are not at home in the financial world. For these people, Antwerp Management School offers the BENE program: Business Economy for Non-Economists. In just nine days, you will be introduced to the