Executive Master in International Finance (MIF), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    26900
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #63 ,
Our Master in International Finance (MIF) celebrates 20 years of experience and is therefore your first step towards a career of financial leadership and excellence.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Our Master in International Finance (MIF) celebrates 20 years of experience and is therefore your first step towards a career of financial leadership and excellence.

This uniquely tailored MIF will help you achieve your professional goals through world-class teaching and personalised learning. From an overseas study trip, to lifelong membership into the MIF alumni network, this Advanced Masters of Science provides all the tools you need to achieve your ambitions.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Calendar

The academic year of the Master in International Finance (MIF) programme starts the last week of August and ends around mid-June. The year is divided into two semesters, and each semester consists of two main blocks. Each of these blocks takes 6 weeks of classes, one study week, and one exam week.

The course programme is followed by a master thesis project and potentially an internship.
In January, students embark for a one-week international study trip. In past years, the study trip took place in Cape Town, South Africa.
Full-time, Part-time or Modular

The programme allows you to study full-time (12 months), part-time (18-24 months) for working students or to study modular. All courses are conducted in English and organized 1 -3 evenings during weekdays (Monday-Thursday).

Pre-Course Training (Summer On-line Course)

Depending on your academic background, you may be required to complete part or all of the Pre-Course Training. The Pre-Course Training takes place during the summer months before the start of the regular course programme. It brings you up to speed with Fundamentals of Finance, Financial Accounting, and Quantitative Methods & Research Skills. The courses are facilitated through a tailor-made on-line learning platform. Please check the admission requirements to find out if you need to complete the Pre-Course Training. This Pre-Course training is mandatory to all Part-timestudents.

Electives

Students can take electives from the Executive Programme in Management Studies, The Amsterdam MBA and MBA Big Data only in addition to the required number of 2 MIF electives (8 EC, 4 EC per course).

Students who follow more than 4 electives will be charged a fee of €400 per ECTS for these extra courses. These courses will be listed on the student’s transcripts but do not affect their GPA.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    65 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: 7

    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: 600

    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: 100

    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

Assessment interview: After your written application has been submitted and reviewed, you may be invited to interview. The interview serves as one element among many that are considered as we review your application. Interviews may be scheduled on campus or via Skype. Interviews are 30-45 minutes and are conducted by a MIF Admissions Committee member who has reviewed your application. During the interview we will discuss your cv, your motivation, your added value to the MIF programme and your career perspective. After the interview your application will be discussed by the Admissions Committee. Within 1-2 weeks you will receive a final decision about your admission.

Certified competences: Evidence of analytical and conceptual skills, ambition and desire to strive for excellence, a proven capacity for hard work, and willingness to contribute to a highly diverse (in terms of nationalities and backgrounds) learning environment, drive, passion and confidence.

Entry test: A minimum GMAT score of 630 (applicants with a GRE score, please check the GMAT equivalent of your GRE score using the GRE Comparison Tool for Business Schools). The test institutions should send the score report directly to us. Candidates can apply while still preparing for the test and send the test results later (we need the test results in before 30 June 2017). *Part-time applicants can opt for the Intellectual Capacity Test (SHL). This test is a substitute for the GMAT or GRE test. The admissions office will provide you with further information and arrange the test with you. The test needs to be completed before 30 June 2017. The Amsterdam Business School institutional codes for test centers: GMAT = 0500 / GRE = 6739

Grade list

Language test: A minimum TOEFL of 100 or IELTS of 7.0 is required You may be exempt from this requirement (1) if you are a native speaker of English; (2) if you have two years of international (and English spoken) professional work experience; (3) if you have a Bachelor's or Master's degree taught in English [Please note that your degree certificate or transcripts should mention that the language of instruction was English. If the language of instruction is not mentioned on the transcript or degree certificate, you will need to submit a letter from your higher education institute stating that the curriculum was completely taught in English]; (4) if you obtained a Dutch VWO high school diploma. Exemptions can only be confirmed once the MIF Admissions Committee has received and reviewed your full application file.

Previous education: A degree (Bachelor, Master, PhD) from a recognised research university in a related field (e.g. business administration, economics, engineering, natural sciences, mathematics, corporate law). Candidates with a degree issued by a University of Applied Sciences (HBO), will need to complete the Pre-Master MIF programme (20 weeks) first. Application deadline for candidates with an HBO degree, who are willing to start MIF in September 2017, is 1 December 2016.

Professional experience: A minimum of one-two years of relevant post-graduate full-time work experience (internships in financial field can be also included).

Written request: Stating why you want to apply for the MIF programme, why Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Business School, your career perspectives, what you are good at and what you want to work on during the programme, and your added value to the class. Your letter should not exceed 500 words.

Additional language requirements:

  • IELTS overall band: 7
  • TOEFL paper based: 600
  • TOEFL computer based: 250
  • TOEFL internet based: 100

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 26900 International

Funding

Scholarships / Grants:

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The scholarship is meant for participation in the Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction for (young) professionals already in employment
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The scholarship is meant for participation in the Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction for (young) professionals already in employment
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The scholarship is meant for participation in the Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction for (young) professionals already in employment
For additional information: Website

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The scholarship is meant for participation in the Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction for (young) professionals already in employment
For additional information: Website

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The scholarship is meant for participation in the Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction for (young) professionals already in employment
For additional information: Website

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The scholarship is meant for participation in the Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction for (young) professionals already in employment
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The scholarship is meant for participation in the Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction for (young) professionals already in employment
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