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MSc Finance Thesis

This page contains important information for students who want to write a MSc Finance Thesis.

Standard model for submitting a thesis proposal

  • You have to use the standard model for submitting a thesis proposal.
  • Download the standard model and save the Word Document.
  • Answer the questions on the first page.
  • Use the structure on the second page as a basis for your thesis proposal.
  • Save the document and upload it on the Nestor site of the MS Finance Thesis for the appropriate semester.


CIBIF facilitate that students combine internships with master theses. We currently have a couple of internship projects that are suitable for a master thesis:

  1. Asset management internship at PGGM
  2. Internships at ABN AMRO trading
  3. Internships at Cardano Development

For students doing an internship, we use wider deadlines to account for logistic difficulties associated with internships.

Citi Test

In order to emphasize the importance of responsible conduct of research in the MSc Finance program, you need to complete relevant web based modules of the Collaborative Institutional  Training Initiative (CITI) before you can start the Master’s Thesis. These  modules enable students to understand essential topics for responsible research. You need to complete the following four modules:

  1. Data Management
  2. Research Misconduct
  3. Plagiarism
  4. Conflict of Interest

You can get access to these modules in the following way.

  • create an account
  • select your organization affiliation: University of Groningen – Faculty of Economics and Business.

Successful completion of the modules will be administered in the following way. You need to upload the certificates on the Nestor webpage of the Master Thesis Finance (preferably as PDFs) together with your Thesis proposal. You can contact Grietje Pol ( in case of questions.

Writing tips

Supervisors and topics

Previous Thesis Manuals

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