Master in Finance and Accounting, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    11000
    Tuition (Year)
    11000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

The Master in Finance & Accounting will enable you to build the knowledge and analytical skills needed to design and implement the management systems used to plan and control a firm's performance.

The goal of any enterprise is to create value for its stakeholders. In times of increasing risks it is crucial to take the right financial decisions. Three main themes form the core of the Master in Finance and Accounting, reflecting the multiple roles of the Financial Manager: financial accounting, management accounting and financial management. The Financial Manager is responsible for providing financial advice and support to colleagues and clients to enable them to make sound business decisions. Only with a thorough understanding of all aspects of the business are they able to effectively advise and support management in decision making and furthering company growth and profitability. The Financial Manager should also have extensive knowledge of how risk is defined. They need a sharp eye for recognising the links between the risk and the opportunity costs of capital, while being an expert in coping with risk in practical situations. This one-year Master in Finance and Accounting will help you to gain the expertise and skills you need to be successful in this role.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Three pillars

Finance and accounting professionals play an increasingly active role in modern businesses. Managerial decisionmaking depends on professionals with a Financial background, who take into account behavioural aspects, describe and analyse problems of choice and provide the background and tools for razor-sharp analysis.

A degree in Finance and Accounting puts you right at the heart of industrial change, where you will be able to fully utilise your analytical skills.

Programme structure

Rotterdam Business School's Master programmes are built on three pillars:

  • Education consists of core, specialisation and elective modules. You can to a large extent determine your own course while developing all the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies of a professional in international business.
  • Research is the focus of the final stage of our programmes. You will complete your studies with a thesis research project, which can revolve around a theoretical subject or a project executed for an existing organisation.
  • Personal development is encouraged through a system that invites you to set your own particular study goals - and continually test those choices.
Curriculum

The curriculum of the Master programme consists of core modules, specialisation modules and elective modules. This design was adopted to create the combination of knowledge, skills and competencies that all professionals in the business field must have.

The first three blocks of the study programme start with a combination of general modules and specialisation modules. The general modules, which focus on management and research, provide the solid foundation of the Master Degree. The general modules are: Critical Thinking & Research Methodology, International Project, Personal Development, and managing Corporate Sustainability. The cycle of guest lectures is entitled "Global Business in Transition". The specialisation modules are: Financial Reporting and Analysis, Accounting for Strategic Decision Making, Operational Financial Management, Corporate Valuation, Management Control and Performance Measurement Systems, Financial Decision Making, Economics, Risk Management, International Financial Management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Students with a Bachelor degree from an accredited university in the Benelux

  • A business related Bachelor Degree.
  • Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter and a reference letter.
  • Applicant with a non-business related bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years related work experience, with an additional mandatory interview can qualify for direct entry into one of the Masters Programmes.

Students with a foreign diploma

  • A business related Bachelor Degree.
  • IELTS 6.5 (with maximum 2 subscores of 6.0) /TOEFL 90.*
  • Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter and reference letter.
  • Applicant with a non-business related bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years related work experience with an additional mandatory interview can qualify for direct entry into one of the Masters Programmes.

*No more than 2 IELTS sub-scores may be a maximum of 0.5 points below the required overall score.
For students who do not meet the sub score requirements can qualify for an additional interview to receive entry into the programme of their choice.

Exemptions English test

Students who have followed a Bachelor Programme taught in English are exempted from the English test.

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 11000 International
  • EUR 11000 EU/EEA

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