Project Overview

The Risk International Financial Program (IFP) has been established in 2006 and has proven to be a great experience for students and a great success for companies. Previous research destinations include Argentina, Malaysia, Mexico, Costa Rica & Panama, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Vietnam, Cuba and India. The destination of the IFP 2019 is TANZANIA! The participating students are active in the fields of Economics & Business. Our students have a high level of financial knowledge, are internationally oriented and have research experience.

The IFP has a unique setup in which students not only conduct research, but also participate in the preparation of the trip. Therefore, students are recruited in an early stage. This setup of the IFP is elucidated below.

Preparation phase (September 2018 – January 2019) 
The preparation phase starts in September. From this moment on, the students are actively involved in the project. During this period the students are trained in order to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge which will enable them to successfully perform the field research. This will be achieved by means of lectures, workshops and training sessions.

Desk phase (January 2019 - April 2019)
In January the research groups start with their individual research assignment. From this phase on, the students cooperate with the professors in order to guarantee the quality of the researches. For over three months the students actively engage in the research, setup a research framework in cooperation with the companies and determine the contents of the research.

Field research phase (April 2019 - May 2019) 
In the second week of April we will head to Tanzania. This phase of two and a half weeks will be marked by conducting research, which will mainly consist of visiting companies, taking interviews and gathering information. During these two and a half weeks of field research the students will be supported and guided by the professors.

Reporting phase (May 2019 - June 2019) 
After returning from Tanzania the research groups process the gathered information and write a report. In June, the students will present the final version of the researches to the companies.

The International Financial Program is made possible by the Groningen University Fund.

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