The programme is ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in finance and for established finance professionals who want to enhance their career prospects.
The Master's programme in International Finance (MIF) provides students with high-quality, thorough training in the theoretical and practical aspects of international finance. While courses are practice-oriented rather than academically-oriented, the programme maintains high academic standards and students learn about state of the art research in relevant areas. Graduates go on to work in areas that require thorough understanding of the complexities of international finance, such as asset management, corporate finance, project finance and treasury.
Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands
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.
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).
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.
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.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
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Assessment interview: After receiving your complete application we will evaluate your profile within 48 hours. In case of a positive outcome we will invite you for an admissions interview.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.
Entry test: MIF Full-time programme Applicants: GMAT/GRE The GMAT or GRE is compulsory for all applicants to the full-time programme. We require a minimum score of around 630. You can ask the test institutions to send the score report directly to us (please find our institution codes below). MIF Part-time programme Applicants: The Intellectual Capacity Test If you apply to the part-time programme you can opt to take our The Intellectual Capacity Test. 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.
Language test: English language proficiency We require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum TOEFL score: 100 or minimum IELTS score: 7.0. You can be exempted from this requirement if: 1) you are a native speaker of English, 2) you have at least 2 years of professional experience in an English speaking work environment, 3) you have taken an English-taught Bachelor or Master degree (please note that your diploma or transcripts should mention that the language of instruction was English - if the language of instruction is not mentioned on the transcript or diploma, you will need to submit a letter from your higher education institute stating that the curriculum is completely taught in English), 4) you obtained a Dutch VWO high school diploma.
Previous education: Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research University Candidates seeking direct admission to the MIF programme are required to hold a recognized Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research University (including universities of technology or engineering) in a related field (e.g., business administration, economics, engineering, natural sciences, mathematics, law). Depending on your academic background, you may be required to complete part or all of the MIF Pre-Course Training (summer online course) before the start of the regular course programme.
Professional experience: Preferable
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 700 words.
Additional language requirements:
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