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Masters in Business Administration: Financial Management

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
September 2019
2,083 EUR

Program description

Today’s business environment calls for clear financial insight and assured decision-making. Effective capital investments and financing are the lifeblood of every organization. The Master’s in Financial Management at VU Amsterdam equips you with the comprehensive knowledge and thorough understanding you need to manage the flow of funds, from raising and investing capital to accurate and efficient financial reporting.

Leading academics and senior experts from the industry will ensure that you get to grips with the three key areas of financial management – corporate finance, the financial sector and accounting – from the perspective of both non-financial corporates and financial institutions. If you have the drive and ambition to become a new-generation CFO, the Master’s in Financial Management is an ideal place to start.

Admission requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in (international) business administration, economics, econometrics or relevant field from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent.
  • Proof of sufficient proficiency in English.

Program content

Financial Management is a specialization of the Business Administration Master’s programme at VU Amsterdam. It’s all about connecting a firm’s business operations with the financial markets and their institutions.

Whether your career takes you to the non-financial or financial sector, as a financial management professional you need a thorough understanding of how to make the right investment decisions, how to finance business operations, and how to manage and report on internal financial flows.

The Financial Management programme is structured with these three key elements in mind. The three central strands – Corporate Finance, the Financial Sector, and Accounting – run throughout the programme’s core and its fascinating range of electives.

Tuition fees

The cost of this program for students of EU/EEA countries is €2,143.

Scholarships & funding

With our own scholarship, the VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP), we offer highly motivated students with excellent study results the unique oppurtunity to pursue a Master’s degree with financial support provided by the university. The VUFP scholarship is a tuition fee waiver. The Holland Scholarship Programme (HSP) is meant for students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to follow a Master’s programme in the Netherlands. VU Amsterdam embraces diversity as an enrichment to our teaching, research and our contribution to society. This scholarship is specifically intended  for excellent students who contribute to  the diversity at our campus. As an international student planning to study at VU Amsterdam, you can apply for a variety of grants and bursaries


MSc in Financial Management. 

Career opportunities

As a specialist in Financial Management, a world of opportunity awaits.

If the non-financial corporate sector is where your heart lies, you can aim for a career as a treasurer, risk manager, controller or financial manager. Major multinationals are always looking for talented graduate trainees, but there are also a host of prospects in local businesses and the SME sector.

Unilever, Heineken, AkzoNobel, and Nike are among the corporate players currently benefitting from the skills and knowledge you have to offer as a Financial Management graduate. On the financial side, there are a wide range of career paths at leading institutions, from national banks and insurance companies to major accounting firms and pension funds. Banker, analyst, portfolio manager, accountant, insurance expert or consultant – the choice is yours.

Many of our graduates pursue a career in finance, making their mark with prominent players such as ABN AMRO, Rabobank, ING, Aegon and pension fund ABP.

There are also plenty of career options in the non-profit sector. Government organizations, international agencies and supervisory bodies all need Master’s graduates with a strong background in financial management. And that’s exactly what our programme provides.

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Welcome to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (‘VU Amsterdam’) is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university offers over 170 English-taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level to more than 24,000 students from all over the world. Students and staff...

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