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Alumni experiences

Our programme has provided our alumni with the training needed to grow into senior roles in M&A and beyond and drive their careers forward.


Céline van Halsema

‘The programme gave me a deep understanding of the entire deal process and the perspectives of different stakeholders.'
> Read more about the experience of Céline van Halsema, Manager Deals at PwC


Joost Moelker

'The real-life cases that were used in the programme were very practical and of great value to me.'
> Read more about the experience of Joost Moelker, Director ING Corporate Finance


Gijs van Reen

'The master helped me to take the next step in my career. It increased my visibility towards clients and in the organisation.'
> Read more about the experience of Gijs van Reen, Partner Deal Advisory at KPMG


Daphne Bergwerff

'I particularly appreciated the breadth and the practical approach'
> Read more about the experience of Daphne Bergwerff, Managing Partner Hemingway Corporate Finance


Charles Tsai

' I gained insights especially into the commonly used valuation techniques which helped me a lot with live projects.''
> Read more about the experience of Charles Tsai, Head of M&A and Program Office at Nedschroef


Céline van Halsema

'I am now more confident with colleagues and clients'

The programme helped me to take on a more responsible role within my department and a more senior role towards clients. For instance, the in-depth treatment of several subjects in valuation gave me much more impact and authority with colleagues and clients. Crucially the programme also gave me a deep understanding of the entire deal process and the perspectives of different stakeholders. This really helped me to think at an executive level and see the bigger picture.

Céline van Halsema
Manager Deals at PwC


Joost Moelker

'I now have more insightful conversations with my clients'

The Executive Master of M&A and Valuation helps you focus on the ‘why’ of the things you do. And, from there, to move on to the ‘what’ and the ‘how’. The real-life cases that were used in the programme were very practical and of great value to me. The programme offered immediate benefits in terms of professional skills. I was able to conduct conversations with customers at a higher, more insightful level. In addition, the programme also offered me personal enrichment with an interesting new network of like-minded people.

Joost Moelker
Director ING Corporate Finance


Gijs van Reen

'Practice-oriented programme that helped me to take the next step in my career'

The Executive Master of M&A and Valuation provided me with a broader vision of transactions. At the time I was focusing mainly on the execution of due diligence projects. The programme helped me to place this in the wider perspective of the M&A process and valuation. This certainly helped me to take the next step in my career. It increased my visibility towards clients and in the organisation in different ways. I was able to apply what I had learned during the programme directly into my daily practice, especially in my conversations with clients. As part of the programme I developed a toolkit with tips and tricks for the transaction practice and it is in daily use by our staff.

Gijs van Reen
Partner Deal Advisory at KPMG


Daphne Bergwerff

'The programme gave me the confidence to start my own boutique'

After completing the programme, I started a corporate finance boutique with two partners. The Executive Master of M&A and Valuation was instrumental in that decision. I already had quite a lot of experience in M&A but this programme gave me the confidence I needed to take this step. I particularly appreciated the breadth and the practical approach: it was perfect preparation for my new position.

Daphne Bergwerff
Managing Partner Hemingway Corporate Finance


Charles Tsai

'It covers the full scope of M&A'


In my current position, I need to deal with the whole spectrum of the transaction from target scouting to post-merger integration, of course, including valuation of the target. This programme is well designed to cover the full scope of M&A in different scenarios and the journey of how a transaction is closed both in theory and in practice. I gained insights especially into the commonly used valuation techniques which helped me a lot with live projects. Other programme participants inspired me all the time, not even mentioning the knowledgeable lecturers.

Charles Tsai
Head of M&A and Program Office at Nedschroef

More information

Start next edition: 13 and 14 September 2019

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Karin van der Velde

Karin van der Velde
Programme Coordinator

T: +31 50 36 378 82
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E: k.h.van.der.velde@rug.nl

Last modified:17 January 2019 09.54 a.m.