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Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and pre-professional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.


Research institutes related to the MSc programme:

Economics, Econometrics & Finance

Global Economics and Management

  • Opleidingsvideo

    Finance is a major field of study within the Faculty of Economics and Business. This Master's degree programme provides you with broad expertise in the financial and economic aspects of business economics at an academic level. Choose Finance if you feel at home in a challenging, global and ever-changing environment. You have an analytical mind, but also like to put your analytical expertise into practice..

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    – Opleidingsvideo
  • Testimonial van Marloes Beijen

    I found the whole idea of the MSc very enticing

    Following my BSc in Economics and Management I started my MSc in Finance this year. The programme offers more than just statistics. It also looks at theoretical aspects, for example the structure and valuation of companies. You learn how industry really works.

    I found the whole idea very enticing. I could have opted for the MSc in Risk & Portfolio Management, but I decided it was too specialized. RPM is particularly interesting if you want to focus more on portfolio investments. The MSc programme is a lot more demanding than the BSc: you need to work hard to do it in one year. What I particularly like is the fact that you can now specialize in the area that you are good at. The optional subjects allow you to decide which way to go. For example, I opted for a subject that revolves around analyzing banking risks. My ambition is to work in a particular financial post, and eventually I hope to find a job with a bank.

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    – Marloes Beijen
  • Testimonial van Lisa Veldwiesch

    "Despite my interest in finance I started in a management job as I am currently a 'Retail Talent' at Ahold."

    "This Master's programme provides you with an optimal mix of theoretical and practical knowledge and therefore gives you excellent exit options after your studies. The MSc in Finance is known as a challenging programme that is highly valued by the labour market. Besides my studies I was involved in organizing several finance-related events for the RISK financial study association and took part in the RISK investment team.

    Despite my interest in finance I started in a management job as I am currently a 'Retail Talent' at Ahold. In spite of no direct link between my studies and my current job I am sure that my background in Finance will in one way or another be of value to me and Albert Heijn. Without a doubt, I would make the same choice if I had to choose again."

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    – Lisa Veldwiesch
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