Introduction to Finance

Tuesday June 23rd, 09:00 - 10:30


Thinking about Finance: “The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existence” (Einstein).

This lecture is aimed at introducing participants to financial and management accounting and related financial management, with an emphasis on basic knowledge of finance concepts, rules and principles and the application of these elements to the business environment. It is intended for anyone interested in decisions which are made based on financial analysis and will give you a high level insight in the perspective that finance specialists (e.g. CFOs, venture capitalists etc.) have on organizations.

Incoming competency: A critical mindset and dare to think further

About Drs. Jan Kooiman CMA

Solution lead Financial Business Process Improvement and Reengineering, Delaware Consulting 

Jan Kooiman is currently the solution lead at Delaware Consulting for the Financial Business Process
Improvement and Reengineering. This group focusses on End-to End Finance Processes – based on the scientific frameworks. delaware itself a fast-growing, global company that delivers advanced solutions and services to organizations striving for a sustainable, competitive advantage.

Jan holds a Master in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam and is a qualified transactional Six Sigma Black Belt and Instructor. He is adjunct Professor of Finance, Business and Accounting at Wittenborg and Leiden University, teaching MBA Corporate Finance and Management Accounting.

Prior to this, he worked for Peat Marwick Accountants (KPMG) in multiple functions across the world and was Financial Director and Board member of Sony Europe. Jan believes in a strong focus on quality and in working towards personal excellence in both hard skills (knowledge) and soft skills (beliefs, creativity and integrity). He is frequently used as a sound-board for executives due his academic and professional expertise, relevant network and business insights.

Jumpstart your career

Join BioBusiness Summer School to jumpstart your career in Life Sciences by gaining knowledge of business aspects such as product development, IPR, finance and business models. The next edition of the summer school will take place from 28 June to 2 July 2021!

Why participate

The BioBusiness Summer School is a programme tailored to bridge the gap. By immersing yourself in the business aspects of Life Sciences during this programme, you will learn the basic knowledge of BioBusiness, gain insight in the world of Life Sciences companies, meet leading business leaders and increase your international network.

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Is your organisation interested in early-career talents in Life Sciences? BioBusiness Summer School can get you in touch with business oriented PhDs, postdocs or Master students. More info can be found here.