What will I learn?

In addition to lectures, you will work in small groups on business cases and assignments. Many of the exercises are carried out in teams. Skills training, presentations, visiting lecturers and practitioners are all part of the curriculum. In order to graduate you will be trained in analytical and research skills and must write an individual thesis on a topic of your choice.


  • Investments
  • Corporate finance
  • Business ethics
  • Risk management
  • Financial analysis and valuation
  • Master thesis orientation and topic selection
  • Research Methods in Finance
  • Portfolio Management
  • Derivatives
  • Banking and financial intermediation
  • Treasury management
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Household finance
  • Advanced valuation & value creation
  • Real estate finance
  • Fixed income and its applications

Career opportunities

The programme prepares you for work in investment and merchant banks, for insurance and pension funds, in the public sector, and for multinationals. Drawing on their longstanding relationships with recruiters, our professional Career Services staff is committed to helping you market your skills effectively to potential employers, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

Graduate profile

Upon graduation you will have:

  • A Master in Science from one of Europe’s top tier business schools.
  • A solid grasp of finance and investments and an understanding of how to research and analyse business processes.
  • The latest management skills.

Which department am I in?

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Study options

Full Time (1 year; 60 ECTS)

Tuition fees
€18,000.00 (US$ 21,352) per year
Start date

Expected September 2020


Erasmus University Rotterdam

Campus Woudestein,

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



3062 PA, Netherlands