What will I learn?

By choosing this Master, you acquire knowledge, understanding and skills required to analyse and evaluate real and complex financial problems of companies and institutions and to design solutions for these problems. This programme focuses on a critical analysis and assessment of key issues in corporate finance and portfolio management, combining an academic perspective with a practical orientation.

The programme allows you to specialise in a broad range of areas such as corporate valuation, derivatives, institutional investing, banking and insurance, corporate governance, responsible financing, and development finance.

You are also trained to develop the academic skills to analyse important questions in each of these areas. By analysing (applied) research questions in the field of finance you learn to analyse and solve complex financial problems encountered by companies, investors, governments and international organisations.

Job prospects

As a graduate of the MSc Finance you will be trained for positions in which you contribute as a specialist in finance to decision-making in private (multinational) companies and financial institutions, consultancy firms, (international) institutional organisations such as the IMF, World Bank, ECB, etc. and governmental institutions.

The curriculum of the programme offers you several options to develop a specific labour market orientation selecting specific sets of courses. You may focus on a career in corporate finance, investing, banking, or finance and development. Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only 1% of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

Job examples

  • Financial management
  • Investment and asset management
  • Risk analysis and management
  • Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance Consulting
  • Banking
  • Stock trading

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Economics and Business

Study options

Full Time (12 Months)

Tuition fees
€15,000.00 (US$ 16,533) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 May 2020, 15 October 2020

More details

Start date

3 February 2020, 1 September 2020, 1 February 2021

Venue

University of Groningen

Groningen,

9700, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: ERK level B2 (preferably C1).

For international students

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following fields: Economics and Business Economics, Business Administration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics of Taxation, International Business and Technology Management (with additional requirements).

IELTS Academic overall score 6.5 (Speaking 6, Writing 6.5); TOEFL internet-based overall score 90 (Speaking 20, Writing 24); C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency (with minimum score 180); University of Groningen Language Centre Test (Speaking B2, Writing C1).

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About this uni

The University of Groningen is a top 100 university with students from over 120 countries.

  • Ranked 79th in THE World University Rankings
  • Offers 45 world-class bachelor’s programmes
  • Provides 160 highly-ranked master’s programmes
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