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MSc in Economics and Business (Financial Economics)

Erasmus School of Economics
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Rotterdam
English

Program description

Why study MasterFinancial Economics

Does the world of finance attract you like no other? Do you aim for a career in private equity, corporate finance, banking, or asset management? The Financial Economics specialisation covers it all.

In one of the three tracks - Corporate Finance, Investments, or Financial Innovation - you will acquire deep and systematic knowledge of the driving forces behind companies, markets, and economies. You learn to analyse and explain complex financial and business problems, including setting up and executing a scientifically sound research project based on a financial problem of your own choice. In the process, you learn how to effectively communicate and how to be critical, self-directed, and original in your approach.

Is this the right choice for you?

Are you highly motivated to be trained in financial economics? Do you have sufficient prior knowledge of economics and finance and mathematical skills? Then this specialisation brings the challenges you seek with the best advanced education.

Students that fit in well in this Master programme

  • Are ambitious to learn the state of the art of modern finance
  • Are comfortable with quantitative approaches, want to apply new techniques and are eager to solve real-life financial problems
  • Are assertive and interested in discussing business cases and get acquainted with practice.

Why study Financial Economics in Rotterdam?

This programme is both challenging and rewarding. The programme is in a high demand; nevertheless the largest part of it is taught in small groups providing high-quality education and practical experience in a small-scale setting. We also offer you a large variety of topics in financial economics. The Financial Economics programme attracts students from around the world for a great number of reasons. Which one triggers you the most? Is it our renowned experience-based teaching methods? Our close connections to the international business world? The excellent job perspectives and alumni in top financial positions? Or maybe the fascinating guest lectures, company visits, and inspiring study trips?

Study this programme for:

  • Excellent national and international job prospects
  • Deep understanding and solid knowledge of financial economics
  • Ability to specialize due to a great variety of courses
  • The skills to take on real-life financial economic challenges
  • An integrative and personal approach in practice-based courses
  • A vast, active, and relevant network.

Admission requirements

  • 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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Program content

Depending on one’s personal preferences, the programme’s courses and electives present an excellent way to get acquainted with a variety of topics that are essential for Financial Economics. The Master’s specialisation consists of core courses, electives, seminars, and a Master’s thesis distributed over five blocks of eight weeks.

Core courses and electives help you to get acquainted with a wide range of topics that are essential for financial economics, and provide you with a solid background for attending the seminars. Seminars are the most important component of the Master’s specialisation. For these intensive courses, active participation and commitment is a prerequisite. You are expected to present excerpts of literature or case applications, ask questions, express doubts, and share your ideas in class discussions.

The specialisation allows you to select from seminars in corporate finance, international finance, and investments. The last block of the specialisation is devoted to the Master’s thesis. The thesis is written individually under close supervision by one of our academic staff members.

Tuition fees

Master programs

  • 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.

China Program

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.

Fulbright grant

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

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.

NFP Program

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.

Fundacionbeca

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.

Becas Chile

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.

Qualification

Master of Science

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Erasmus School of Economics

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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Erasmus School of Economics

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 Rotterdam
The Netherlands

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www.eur.nl

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