What will I learn?

The master's programme in Financial Economics at Maastricht University is on the rise. The number of students is rapidly growing and, for two years running, the programme has shared first place in the national Keuzegids ranking of finance master’s programmes in the Netherlands. It unites the expertise from Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics in finance, general economics and quantitative techniques in a unique, multidisciplinary approach not found elsewhere. This ensures that you receive a broad and thorough training on the one hand, and the opportunity to specialise on the other.

The Double Degree programme at the School of Business and Economics lets you study at two universities and earn two master’s degrees! You can participate at the beginning of the academic year in September, completing part of your master's programme at an institution abroad and part at SBE. After completing all the requirements of both master's programmes, you will be awarded a degree from each university. Almost all Double Degree programmes can be completed with little or no delay in your studies and with minimal extra fees. The Double Degree programme has carefully selected partner universities that are high-profile, research-oriented and preferably accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB.

Asset Pricing

The specialisation in Asset Pricing is about understanding the factors that affect price formation of financial assets, including what drives returns, risks and correlations. In volatile global markets, one can invest in an enormous variety of financial assets with differing risk properties. You'll learn:

  • what determines the price of financial assets
  • how to allocate investments in a way that optimises returns and minimises risk
  • how various factors affect price formation of financial assets, including what drives returns, risks and correlations

What you’ll actually do:

  • translate complex financial problems into guidelines for daily investment decisions
  • learn how well-functioning financial systems work within economies
  • offer solutions using economic, financial and econometric skills to make optimal investments

Your future

Due to the changing nature of financial markets, specialists in asset pricing are in high demand. People who can translate financial theories into tangible actions are extremely valuable in today’s business world. In this specialisation, you will develop skills in IT, research, econometrics and mathematics, all of which are useful in any company. And you’ll be especially valued for the international experience you'll gain during your study and perhaps your internship. Our graduates have found positions in:

  • banks
  • pension funds
  • risk analysis and risk management departments
  • fund management companies
  • PhD programmes and academic research

Which department am I in?

School of Business and Economics

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
€13,800.00 (US$ 15,581) per year
Statutory fee for this programme is € 2,083
Start date

Expected February, September 2022


Maastricht University

Minderbroedersberg 4-6,



6211, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants are eligible for admission to the master’s programme International Laws if you have a Dutch university bachelor’s degree in: European Law School, Dutch Law, or Tax law. You are also eligible for admission if you have a non-Dutch university bachelor’s degree in Law. English language requirements: IELTS (minimum score overall 6.5 & writing 6.5, or an overall score of minimum 7); TOEFL Paper-based test (575); TOEFL Internet test (minimum score overall 90 & writing 25, or an overall score of minimum 100); TOEIC listening and reading (720) and speaking and writing (310); Cambridge [Advanced (CAE) Grade C (scale 180-184), First Certificate in English (FCE) Grade A (scale 180-184)].

For international students

Students with a BSc Economics and Business Economics, or BSc Econometrics and OR are directly admissible. Graduates from specific NVAO-accredited institute or programme are eligible for assessment by the Board of Admission. You do not have to take a GMAT or GRE test.

  • IELTS exam: minimum overall score of 6.5
  • TOEFL exam, paper-based: minimum overall score of 575
  • TOEFL exam, computer-based: minimum overall score of 233
  • TOEFL exam, internet-based: minimum overall score of 90

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