MSM’s Executive MBAs explore finance and sports in Amsterdam

Last week the newly started Executive MBA group enjoyed their first work visits to KPMG in Amstelveen and to the Amsterdam ArenA.

These work visits had been aligned with the Finance courses the group was following during the first module of the Executive MBA program. Mr. Hans Peter van der Horst, senior partner of KPMG provided step-by-step insight into the annual report of AFC Ajax Amsterdam. “An interesting combination of the theory learnt at MSM and the real sports practice”, according to Marco Vernooy, participant in the Executive MBA in Sports Management.

At the Amsterdam ArenA CEO Henk Markerink gave a presentation about the financing and profitable exploitation of the stadium. Participant Tom van Vliet highly valued the transfer from books to practice provided by KPMG and Amsterdam ArenA: “It was quite interesting to be able to discuss financial matters of such sports related organizations with lessons learned earlier that course”.

Marco Vernooy closed the day by thanking Hans Peter van der Horst and Henk Markerink for their time, enthusiasm and useful information: “We will surely benefit from this day in our MBA future and in our careers”.

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