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Finance and Development

Valuable addition to your FEB MSc diploma!

Currently, this focus area is only accessible to students from the MSc Finance.

Focus Area Finance and Development

The Focus Area Finance and Development explained

About forty percent of the world’s population live in poverty. The idea that financial inclusion, e.g. by inducing people to become micro-entrepreneurs, is crucial for bringing about a process of sustainable growth, has found many supporters over the last decade. Yet, the evidence is still mixed and severe discussions continue about the role of financial development in enhancing growth and reducing poverty.

By completing the Focus Area Finance and Development you will obtain specialised knowledge about theories and empirics on Finance and Development, which will enable you to understand and contribute to crucial academic and policy debates on the importance of well-developed financial sectors for sustainable growth and poverty reduction.This Focus Area pays specific attention to domestic finance and foreign capital flows.

This focus area is especially recommended for those who aim to work at national and/ or multilateral development banks, such as the Rabobank Foundation, FMO, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), or at Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) like Cordaid or Oxfam Novib.

Procedure

To meet the requirements of the Focus Area Finance and Development, you will need to:

  • register with the focus area coordinator, see below
  • successfully complete the two predetermined finance and development electives
    • Inclusive Finance (EBM069B05)
    • International Finance and Development (EBM207A05)
  • write your Master's thesis on a topic related to this particular focus area
  • important: to add this focus area to your diploma, you must include the focus area in the application for approval of your Master's programme in Progress

Registration

Make sure to fill out the registration form for the focus area coordinator, Prof. Robert Lensink. After your registration you will receive detailed information about the procedure.

More information

Do you have a question before you want to register, please contact the focus area coordinator, Prof. Robert Lensink.

Last modified:25 September 2019 3.23 p.m.