Finance, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
  • Tuition
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Tilburg University ,
The programme is focused on planning, executing and controlling the financial policy of a firm. Students will be prepared for professional career in financial management, such as chief financial officer (CFO), financial planner, treasure for firms, banks and consulting agencies
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  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Master's program in Finance delivers broad business knowledge and specialized expertise in both financial management and investment analysis – first-rate preparation for students seeking a career at the top of the world of finance.

Taught by lecturers from Tilburg University's Department of Finance, home to some of the world's most renowned and cited academics, the program offers the latest thinking across the essentials of investments and corporate finance. Learn how to determine a firm's cost of capital, plan mergers and acquisitions, bring companies to the stock exchange, restructure corporations, make portfolio investment decisions, quantify risks, and hedge them using various derivative instruments.

A Tilburg University Master's program in Finance offers you:

  • A solid foundation in the principles – and practice – of finance. Learn the latest theoretical concepts from scientific literature and apply them to real-world cases during assignments and in-class discussions.
  • Teaching by some of the world's preeminent finance academics, faculty members from the Department of Finance at Tilburg University.
  • Scope to customise your degree. Choose between in total 10 electives, and become a specialist in either corporate finance or investments. Follow the CFA and get the best preparation for the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) level-1 exam. Or follow the Pensions, Aging and Retirement track.
  • Excellent career prospects in the financial industry both on a national and international level with future careers including that of chief financial officer (CFO), financial planner, treasurer, portfolio manager, risk manager, or investment adviser.
Rankings# 12 in Europe in Economics & Business - Academic Ranking of World Universities
# 51-100 in the world in Business & Management – QS Subject Ranking


All programs at Tilburg University are internationally benchmarked and accredited by:

  • the NVAO in the Netherlands.
  • the Association To Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) internationally
Furthermore we belong to the European top 10 in Economics & Business according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Programme Structure

The program consists of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1680 hours of study, offered over two semesters. The first semester starts in September, with exams in December and January. The second semester runs from February to June, but is divided in two. From February to April, you will take the two courses. From April on, you will be able to focus on your Master's thesis.


Core courses semester 1
  • Advanced Corporate Finance*/**
  • Investment Analysis*/**
  • Empirical Methods in Finance*/**
Two electives (semester 1) out of:
  • Financial Statement Analysis*
  • Corporate Governance and Restructuring*
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Investment Analysis of Pensions and Insurance**
  • Global Banking
  • The Economics and Finance of Pensions**

Two electives (semester 2)out of:

  • Derivative Securities and Risk Management*/**
  • Financial Analysis and Investor Behavior*/**
  • Seminar Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Applied Corporate Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Finance

Master's thesis

* These CFA-courses are compulsory for those students who wish to take part in the Tilburg-CFA Institute partnership.

** These courses are compulsory for those students who wish to take part in the track Pensions Aging and Retirement.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: This Master's program only starts in the end of August.
  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

In order to have access to the Master's programme in Finance, you need a solid basis in the following areas:

  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Academic Training
  • Economics
  • Management or Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Finance

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 14500 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA


At Tilburg University we are committed in supporting financially talented and motivated students to study in our graduate programs. Therefor we offer a limited number of scholarships for prospective students. Please note that our scholarships are mainly targeted at non-EU students with excellent study results.
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