Today financial management operates in a highly complex, interconnected and fast-moving international arena. Organisational objectives have to integrate a wide variety of considerations, such as variations in global markets, long-term strategies, corporate social responsibility and stakeholder value; at the same time, short-term financial growth is desired and demanded.
Utrecht's University Master of Science in Financial Management focuses on all important aspects of modern financial management, including how to raise capital (i.e. issuing shares and bonds), how to allocate capital (capital budgeting, operational budgeting), how to manage short-term resources (working capital management), how to deal with dividend policies, and how to align individual motives to organisational objectives (performance management, compensation systems).
In addition, you will learn how to effectively introduce changes in financial management policies in organisations. Importantly, the Utrecht University MSc in Financial Management is geared toward a new generation of financial professionals who are trained to understand and solve trade-offs between short- and long-term objectives, between shareholders and stakeholders, and between financial and social responsibility.
If you want to prepare yourself for a career in financial management, whether in a small, medium or large (international) organisation or in a financial management consulting firm, this degree is for you. Upon completion of this Master’s you will typically take on one of the following entry level functions: financial trainee, assistant to the financial manager, financial management consultant, financial analyst, business consultant, business analyst, business trainee, assistant treasurer, or assistant controller.
Although geared toward the financial side of management, this programme also provides a sound basis for more general managerial tasks. In fact, many companies prefer a background in financial management for general management positions, as financial considerations are the root of all major business decisions.
The Master’s in Financial Management is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for a professional career in international financial management. You will gain specialised knowledge, founded on the principles of finance and economics, that is highly relevant in practice.
Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.
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You are able to express yourself in proficient English, both orally and in written text, as evidenced by your motivation letter and/or writing sample, and the interview that is part of the selection procedure.
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Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. You can begin your search for funding by reviewing the list below, which contains some of the scholarships and loans available to international students:
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