Do you want to combine your knack for numbers with managerial and research skills? The Accounting and Finance programme at Erasmus School of Economics offers you an excellent practice-based academic foundation for a career in accounting and finance.
This programme covers topics like Advanced IFRS, Accounting Process Management, Business Ethics and Financial Risk Management. It includes two seminars that you can select from no less than ten options, ranging from corporate governance to behavioural and energy finance. By examining real-life issues, for example through empirical research, you will acquire an ‘all-round’ perspective on financial issues.
Is this the right choice for you?
Do you wish to combine your mathematical talent with managerial and research skills and pursue a career in Accounting and Finance? This programme offers you the challenges and options you are looking for.
If you possess the following traits, you are in a good position to apply for the programme:
- You enjoy quantitative tasks and are good at them.
- Your bachelor has given you a proper background in statistics as well as financial accounting and reporting.
- Your social and qualitative skills enable you to communicate your results clearly and to work in teams.
- By nature you are inquisitive, critical and meticulous.
Why study Accounting and Finance in Rotterdam?
At Erasmus School of Economics, you find yourself in a vibrant, multicultural city that is at the forefront of exciting developments in industry, logistics, science, culture and architecture. The master’s specialisation Accounting and Finance offers you both a broad focus and the chance to customise our programme to suit your personal interests. 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. So if you are looking for a made-to-measure academic education that is valued in the field of accounting and finance worldwide, do join us here in Rotterdam.
Study the Accounting and Finance programme at Erasmus School of Economics for:
- A broad and thorough education in both Accounting and Finance
- The ability to examine issues from a practical and analytical point of view
- The opportunity to do empirical research and shape some of your own curriculum
- A wide range of career opportunities in the field of financial business economics.
- Your degree has to be equivalent to our bachelor program prior to the corresponding master program. The examination board decides whether your obtained bachelor's degree is sufficient for admission to a pre-master program. In any case, the examination board carefully reviews each application. Should your previous education not be sufficient for admission to a master’s degree program the examination board will always review your application for possible admittance for a pre-master program instead.
- All programs are taught from a strong quantitative approach. A solid background in mathematics and statistics is a necessity for every program. Your background in mathematics and statistics has to show from your university transcript.
- Prospective students must show proficiency in the English language and demonstrate this by means of an internet or computer based, Academic TOEFL or Academic IELTS Test Score Report, taken no longer than 2 years before application.
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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 you 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 important components of the MSc programme. For these intensive courses, active participation and commitment are mandatory. You will be expected to write and present several papers, present aspects of the literature or case applications, ask questions, mention doubts and express ideas in class discussions. There will also be group assignments. The seminars provide an excellent foundation for your master’s thesis.
The last two blocks of the programme are devoted to the master’s thesis. You will work on your thesis individually, under close supervision by a member of our academic staff.
- EU: EUR 2.143
- Non-EU: 15.200
Research master programs
- EU: 2.143
- Non-EU: 12.000 - 15.800
Studying in a foreign country can be very expensive. Fortunately, the Dutch government subsidizes higher education which leads to lower tuition fees for students with a nationality from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA). In recent years, more and more students from outside the EEA have decided to study in the Netherlands, resulting in a growing demand for academic scholarships. Below you can find the few scholarships that might be applicable to you.
This programme is developed for excellent Chinese students who would like to study in the Netherlands. Please visit China CSC and Nuffic for more information about requirements and the value of the grant.
Erasmus Education Fund
Every academic year, the Erasmus Education Fund (EEF) supports several students with a scholarship of 3000 euro's per year. The EEF is only for excellent students who need provable financial support. Students may apply by following the application procedure for the EEF.
Erasmus School of Economics Student Waiver for excellent students from non-EEA countries
The Erasmus School of Economics has created a separate fund to support excellent students. The maximum award of the waiver consists of a tuition fee waiver for the year 2016-2017. Resulting in a tuition fee equal to the statutory fee. Current or prospective students who are awarded this waiver will therefore not themselves directly receive a sum of money.
Holland Scholarship Erasmus University
The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in Holland. The scholarship amounts to €5,000.
This scholarship is for American citizens who would like to study in the Netherlands. When you are granted this scholarship you can receive 1050 euro for nine months from which you can cover tuition fee, living costs and housing. For more information about this scholarship, please visit the website of Fullbright.
StuNed is a program for mid-career professionals from Indonesia willing to study in the Netherlands. There are different requirements for students who would like to obtain a Master’s degree or just follow courses for a short period.
This programme is also designed for mid-career professionals who would like to extend their experience with studying in the Netherlands. Please carefully read the requirements and the application procedure of the NFP program.
Students from Latin America can search for available scholarships at Fundacionbeca. An institution providing scholarships for Latin American students who would like to study abroad.
For students from Chile, you can have a look at the website of Becas Chile for available scholarships for Chilean students who would like to study in the Netherlands.
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Erasmus School of Economics is one of the world’s leading academic institutions. The school has a long-standing tradition of high-quality education and research. The best Erasmus graduates have made outstanding contributions to science, government, and business. Based in Rotterdam, the...
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