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Turnaround and Business Rescue (Campus The Hague)


Admission requirements



Every year, thousands of companies find themselves in a dire situation. Some of them will eventually survive, others will unfortunately end up in bankruptcy.
What are the critical factors of success in turning a company around and what are the pitfalls? What is the role of each individual stakeholder within this process? What are theoretical foundations of Turnaround and Business Rescue, and how does it work in practice?
These are only a few of the questions that will be addressed in the challenging course Turnaround and Business Rescue which is very topical now.

Course objectives

Course objectives
By the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to read, evaluate and interpret Turnaround and Business Rescue theory and company-related information in order to identify and explain the nature of business failure.

  • Formulate a well-organized assessment of a turnaround situation.

  • Apply the necessary scientific principles and practical tools to help solve a complex turnaround situation.

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify complex financial and stakeholder issues in turnaround and bankruptcy situations.

  • Understand the turnaround challenges business leaders face in practice.

  • Practice professional behaviour.


Check MyTimetable.

Mode of instruction


  • Number of lectures: 6

  • Instructor: mr. R.K. Kemp

  • Lectures are taught in English.

Seminars ("werkgroepen")

  • Number of seminars: 6

  • includes multiple individual assignments

  • Instructor: mr. R.K. Kemp

  • Seminars are taught in English.

Note: this is a blended learning course.

Assessment method

  • The course will result in a final exam and assignment(s).

  • To pass the course, it is required to pass the exam with a minimum grade of 5,5. The grades for the assignments will remain valid for 2 academic years (students themselves should inform the coordinator about possible remaining and valid grades).

Areas to be tested within the exam
All the content of the lectures is part of the examination, together with the compulsory study materials indicated on Brightspace and the course manual.

Reading list

Obligatory course materials


  • Will be announced on Brightspace.

Course information guide

  • Will be announced on Brightspace.


  • Will be announced on Brightspace.


Registration for courses and exams takes place via MyStudymap. If you do not have access to MyStudymap (guest students), look here (under the Law-tab) for more information on the registration procedure in your situation.


  • Course coordinator: mr. R.K. Kemp;

  • Address: Steenschuur 25 te Leiden (B2.26);

  • Availability: Monday to Friday 09.00-17.00hrs;

  • Phonenumber: 071- 527 7851;

  • E-mail:


  • Institute: Institute of Tax Law and Economics;

  • Department of Business Studies;

  • Address secretarial: Steenschuur 25 in Leiden (B2.26);

  • Opening hours: Every workday (except for Wednesday) 9.00 - 17.00 h;

  • Telephone secretarial office: 071 527 7851;

  • Email: