MSc Finance

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

MSc Finance

University of Amsterdam

Please note: Depending on acquiring formal accreditation, the UvA will be offering a new MSc in Finance as of September 2016, including the specialisations Finance and Real Estate Finance. We expect some changes will be made in the curriculum that are not directly related to the change in the programme name. You will be informed about these changes in due time. Managerial Economics and Strategy remains a specialisation in the MSc in Business Economics.

The programme concentrates on financial markets and the financial decision making of firms and investors. It provides you with the broad range of skills, the in-depth knowledge and the international expertise that you will need in your career. Gain a deep understanding of financial decision making and markets and specialise in either corporate finance, banking or financial markets with this fascinating Master's programme track.

  • Prepare for a career in the financial or business world;
  • benefit from studying in a faculty with major strengths in the world of finance.


After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Business Economics and the title Master of Science (MSc).

The programme in brief

In order to fully grasp the field of finance, you need to gain a deep understanding of financial decision making, management and markets, and the tools necessary to achieve success. Explore every relevant issue in finance in considerable depth, and put your quantitative mind to work. The programme provides the opportunity to further specialise in either corporate finance, banking or financial markets.

After a common first period (with a course in Valuation, Financial Markets and Applied Econometrics) students have significant flexibility to fine-tune the electives to create a programme that matches their interest. In specialised modules on commercial banking and corporate finance, investment theory and managing bond portfolio risks, and financial markets at home and abroad, your teachers will share both fascinating insights from research, as well as their ample experience in the field.

Programme structure

The Master of Science in Business Economics is a one-year programme of 60 ECTS credits (1 ECTS credit = 0.5 US credits). The academic year runs from September to the beginning of July and is divided into two semesters, each with three periods. Each period is rounded off with an examination.


The master's thesis is the final piece of work you will be required to complete prior to graduation. You’ll write the thesis based on your chosen track, and will be supervised by one of the researchers from this specialisation.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 22, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
1,984 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Netherlands Amsterdam
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 1,984 EUR
per year, EU/EEA students. Non-EU/EEA students €14,850 per year.