What we offer

The International Financial Program (IFP) offers a combination of custom-made desk and field research for companies with expansion plans in the Philippines. Because our students have different backgrounds, we are able to offer new perspectives of your questions. Some examples of research options are market entry, distributor or competition analysis. After four months of desk research in the Netherlands, the group of students and professors travel to the Philippines where field research will be conducted for two and a half weeks. The field research usually consists of interviewing industry experts, competitors and relevant organizations. Obviously, this is supported by quantitatve analysis. All the gathered information, in combination with the information from the desk research phase, is used to create reports which help your company in its expansion. After this process the findings will be presented to your company. 

The IFP consists of 20 bachelor- and master students, a group of senior students of the faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen. Consequently, the group possesses an extensive amount of financial knowledge, is internationally oriented and has research experience. The group is composed by a strict selection process, which is based on a student’s study results, extracurricular activities and motivation. The selection process ensures a highly motivated group of students with excellent potential. 

The students are guided and assisted by two professors from the RUG who have decades of experience in both business and academia. Moreover, the IFP is supported and advised by an Advisory Board. This board is composed of experts with a lot of corporate experience, who are currently working in noteworthy positions. By combining all the experience and knowledge from the students, professors and the Advisory Board, the quality of the projects is ensured.

During the last 17 years, IFP has conducted successful, high-quality research over the whole world. With our business and finance knowledge, we are able to offer tailor-made research at cost price. The research of the IFP is conducted by students who are not affiliated to any company by any means. Therefore, the researchers are independent and obviously all findings will be treated confidentially.

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