What will I learn?

The combination of financial accounting, management control and finance offers an all-round perspective on financial issues. You will study a wide range of topics in courses and seminars and examine issues from a both practical and analytical point of view.

The core courses help students to get acquainted with a wide range of topics that are essential for accounting and finance and provide a solid background for attending the seminars. The seminars are the most important components of the Master’s specialisation. For these intensified courses, active participation and commitment are mandatory.

Students are expected to write and to present several papers, present aspects of the literature or case applications, ask questions, express doubts and share ideas in class discussions. The last two blocks of the programme are devoted to the Master’s thesis. The thesis is written individually under close supervision by one of our academic staff members.

Career opportunities

At the Erasmus School of Economics, you find yourself in a city with one of the largest ports of the world, a diverse multi-ethnic community and an interesting maritime tradition. In Rotterdam, you find lots of companies, both multinationals and more local oriented, all looking for highly qualified and talented people to control their businesses. The need for management accountants, controllers and financials is high. Add our vast and active network to the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you will gain from this programme, and you know this is the place to start your career.

Which department am I in?

Erasmus School of Economics

Study options

Full Time (60 ECTS; 1 year)

Tuition fees
€15,000.00 (US$ 17,793) per year
Start date

Expected September 2020


Erasmus University Rotterdam

Campus Woudestein,

Mandeville Building, Room T12-47, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50,



3062 PA, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For international students

Your degree has to be equivalent to the bachelor programmes offered by Erasmus School of Economics. Your degree in economics and/or business economics or econometrics needs to be equivalent in both level and content.

Internet-based TOEFL - All sub scores (22), Total score (91) - Academic IELTS - All sub scores (6.5), Total score (6.5)