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Student review

Hugo Roosjen

'Case discussions with fellow students were a big plus'

Hugo Roosjes - Real Estate Finance track

'After my Bachelor’s in Economics & Business Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam I decided that I wanted to continue my studies by doing a Master’s programme. I knew that I wanted to do finance, but I was also very interested in the real estate market. In the Netherlands there are only a few universities that offer real estate related studies, especially in combination with finance. The University of Amsterdam suited my preferences and has a good reputation.'

'The real estate market is a very interesting, but non-transparent market. Research into the real estate market is therefore challenging. During the programme, you discuss many cases with your fellow students. In my opinion, this is a big plus. It triggers you constantly to come up with proper arguments to support your point of view. Both academics and corporate executives give the lectures, which works really well. The Amsterdam Business School has a nice and warm environment, where people are willing to help each other. The facilities are currently updated to improve the already great study environment.'

'This Master’s programme is an ideal starting point for a career in real estate, whereas getting to know the local market and developing "fingerspitzengefühl" can be obtained in an internship or future job. Upon my graduation in the summer of 2014, I was offered a job at Cushman & Wakefield in Amsterdam where I started working in Valuation & Advisory.'