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International Finance Week 2020

The topic of this international week is a banking simulation.  Students will be guided throughout the banking simulation by a professional coach.   The students will be working in an international team. These groups will consist of Belgian students and students from  other European countries (Germany, The Netherlands, Finland, Greece, Poland, Latvia and Portugal).  The language of communication is English.

Make your bank successful… and win !

Participants are divided into international teams,  each representing a bank. These banks will compete against each other over a period of 4 years in the simulation TOPSIM – Universal banking.  Each group is considered to be the management team of a medium-sized bank.  The challenge consists of how to make your bank successful, taking the different risk factors associated with the credit market into account.

At the end of each round participants hand in their decisions, which are then compared to the decisions made by the rest of the market. After introducing several external changes in the market situation, new decisions have to be taken.


Target group: 2nd year bachelor students in Business management, specialization finance and banking
Date: 2 – 6 March 2020
Place: faculty of Management - Proximus Campus (Leuven) - Belgium
Price: € 260 (estimated)

Registration: please contact siem.deruijter [at] (Siem de Ruijter)

Co-coordinators: Siem de Ruijter, Rudi Goris and Carline Vuylsteke

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