An innovative and combined curriculum
An innovative multidisciplinary and combined curriculum in the exciting and rapidly growing field of Competition and Regulation, offered jointly by two of Utrecht University's most prolific schools.
The programme focuses on both public and private issues of the regulation of markets (banking, energy, telecom, transport, and other regulated sectors) private equity, hedge funds, competition and competition policy, corporate governance and regulatory policy and effective enforcement . At all times it is the interplay between the economic and the legal that is the prime focus of the programme. Graduates will be able to bridge the often existing gap between these disciplines and be able to communicate effectively.
The programme has been set up in response to growing demands of the international economy for multidisciplinary experts in competition and regulatory issues. It addresses real managerial and legal issues as well as the underlying economic theories behind such cases as:
*The European Commission’s imposition of a €1.47 billion fine on Philips for operating a cathode ray tube cartel.
*UPS’s withdrawal from a €5.16 billion deal with TNT Express after European regulators moved to block the acquisition.
*The European Commission’s investigation into the proposed acquisition of Dutch cable operator Ziggo by US-based Liberty Global.
*The adequacy of governance codes in addressing Rhineland vs. shareholder economies in the area of executive pay, amongst other things.