M.Sc. Financial Management Specialization (MSc Business Administration)

VU University Amsterdam

Application deadline: 1 April
Tuition fee:
  • € 1,835 / Year (EEA)
  • € 12,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 60 ECTS
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Description

No business without financial management, no financing without a solid business case

The Financial Management specialization of the Master’s 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 Master’s 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.

Career prospects

Once you have passed all the components of the Master’s 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.

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Programme internationalization:

    This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.

    Requirements

    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.

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band: 6.5
    CAE score: 75 (Grade B)
    TOEFL paper-based test score : 580
    TOEFL iBT® test: 92

    Funding

    Scholarships / Grants:

    Neso Indonesia:
    StuNed Scholarships for Master studies, short courses and customized training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least two years work experience in a development-related organization.
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    Nuffic:
    The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme supports promising Taiwanese graduates and young professionals intending to pursue postgraduate degree programmes at a Dutch higher education institution.
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    VU University Amsterdam:
    VU University Amsterdam awards its own scholarships to outstanding students joining our international Master's degree programmes. The VU Fellowship is an amount of money between 2.500 and 15.000 Euros to cover a part of the study expenses. The general criteria for selection are excellence, motivatio
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    Accreditation

    Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

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