The Financial Management specialization of the Masterís programme in Business Administration at VU University Amsterdam will give you the tools and competencies you need for managing, controlling and financing business activities. Financial Management is crucial in all these areas and it plays a dominant role in the banking and insurance industries.
As a student in the Masterís specialization in Financial Management you will study corporate finance, accounting and financial markets (the three-pillar concept) in-depth. This comprehensive overview of the world of finance will give you a thorough understanding of its intricacies and it will give your career prospects a real boost.
Once you have passed all the components of the Masterís programme, you will be awarded the title of Master of Science in Business Administration. This degree is recognized internationally.
The Financial Management specialization typically prepares students for a career in one of the many and varied professions that fall under the category of financial management. In the corporate sector you might become a treasurer, risk manager, controller or financial manager at a large multi-national corporation or in a small to medium-sized enterprise.
The financial sector offers opportunities for graduates to become bankers, analysts, portfolio managers, accounting experts, insurance experts, or to enter into consultancy at a major national bank, with insurance companies, at major accounting firms, pension funds etc. There are also career opportunities in the non-profit sector: national government agencies, international agencies, supervisory bodies and others all need MBAs who are specialized in financial management.
This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.
There are strict admission criteria. These are set by the Admissions Board, which also decides on individual applications. The requirements are split up into Masters specialization specific requirements and general requirements. Please read them both carefully.
VU University Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test and to submit their score as a part of the application. In order for you to be admitted unconditionally you must send us a certificate from a recognised authority concerning your proficiency in English including the writing/composition test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge International Examinations CAE: A/B or CPE: A/B/C). Check the Master's specific Language Requirements.
No work experience is required.
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VU University Amsterdam is a leading European research university established in 1880. With more than 24,000 students, about 4,500 staff, we are a modern organization at the cutting edge of academic higher education. VU University Amsterdam offers a wide range of English taught programmes at three levels; Bachelorís (BA, BSc), Masterís (MA, MSc) and doctoral (PhD). Twelve faculties share a single campus and cover a wide spectrum of arts, sciences and medicine.