Vanessa Rijkeboer is Programme Manager at the Executive Programmes office at the Amsterdam Business School. She holds an MA in American Studies from the University of Groningen and studied at the College of Charleston in the United States. Previously, Vanessa has worked in the non-profit sector as a training coordinator and as an Area Manager at EF Education First in Switzerland. All her jobs had something to do with learning, teaching, growing and exploring.
About the Amsterdam Business School
ABS is one of Europe’s major comprehensive universities, truly international in research, curriculum, staff and students. It is promoting excellence and leadership in all business areas and has its research fully integrated into the study programs with small-scale interactive seminars, linking theory to practice, taught by renowned academics and practitioners. Th e Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is part of the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Economics and Business. ABS Master in Business Administration was #1 ranked in 2016 and the school is internationally recognized triple-crown accredited. It has around 4,000 full-time students and 140 FTE academic staff. One of the school’s core focus areas is the application of Data Science in all areas of business studies: Marketing, Finance, Operations Management, HR, Accounting and Strategy. To stimulate Big Data & Business Analytics, the school actively participates in Amsterdam Data Science, an all department initiative of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the VU University Amsterdam VU), the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA) and the Center for Mathematics & Computer Science (CWI). Within Amsterdam Data Science, a large number of research projects on Data Science take place, both with a theoretical focus and with an applied/industrial focus.