Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
What drives investment decisions of companies and investors and how should they finance their operations? Finance specialists know the answers. The Finance Master programme is offered by the University of Groningen.

About

By choosing the Finance Master programme from the University of Groningen, you acquire knowledge, understanding and skills required to analyse and evaluate real and complex financial problems of companies and institutions and to design solutions for these problems. This programme focuses on a critical analysis and assessment of key issues in corporate finance and portfolio management, combining an academic perspective with a practical orientation.

The programme allows you to specialise in a broad range of areas such as corporate valuation, derivatives, institutional investing, banking and insurance, corporate governance, responsible financing, and development finance.

You are also trained to develop the academic skills to analyse important questions in each of these areas. By analysing (applied) research questions in the field of finance you learn to analyse and solve complex financial problems encountered by companies, investors, governments and international organisations.

In addition you will develop professional skills such as giving public presentations, working in teams and building computer models for business decisions.

Job prospects

As a graduate of the MSc Finance you will be trained for positions in which you contribute as a specialist in finance to decision-making in private (multinational) companies and financial institutions, consultancy firms, (international) institutional organisations such as the IMF, World Bank, ECB, etc. and governmental institutions.

Accreditation

EQUIS and AACSB accredited

Programme Structure

Programme options

  • Double Degree Master China and the World Economy (specialization)
  • Energy Certificate (specialization)
  • Master Internship (specialization)
Courses included:
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Five electives MSc Finance 
  • Master's Thesis Finance 
  • Portfolio Theory
  • Research Methods in Finance 
For more information, please visit the programme website.

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 12 months
        • Credits
          60 ECTS
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        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.

          Book IELTS
        • Minimum required score:

          575

          The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

        • 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

        You only need to take one of these tests:

        • You need the following GMAT score:

          Required score: 500

          The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GRE score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers. Read more about the GMAT.

        • This programme accepts GRE scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

          The GRE - or Graduate Record Examinations - is a standardized test administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is part of the admission requirements at many graduate schools and business schools. The GRE score uses a range between 130 and 170 and measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing.

        • Certified competences - GMAT/GRE; for specific scores (and exemptions)
        • Grade list - A certified grade list(s) is considered in the evaluation
        • Language test - TOEFL and IELTS
        • Previous education - To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following fields: Economics and Business Economics, Business Administration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics of Taxation, International Business and Technology Management (with additional requirements).

                          StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

                          • You are considered ineligible for admission
                          • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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                          Tuition Fee

                          • International Applies to you

                            14200 EUR/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                          • EU/EEA Applies to you

                            2006 EUR/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                          Living costs for Groningen

                          750 - 1000 EUR/month
                          Living Costs

                          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                          Funding

                          Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.

                          StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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