Financial markets play a key role in the stability and prosperity of economies, governments, and organizations, with a profound effect on the individual and society as a whole. Are you fascinated by the dynamic context of today’s financial markets, and do you want to make a positive impact on the future of international finance and banking? Then the Master’s in Banking and Finance at Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) is the program for you.
Based on Utrecht University’s research expertise, this unique and state-of-the-art Finance Master’s gives you a deep understanding of the interaction between the economic environment, economic policy, financial markets, and financial institutions.
In the Master in Banking and Finance you will focus on:
investment banking in international financial markets
regulation of banks and other financial institutions worldwide
central bank policies and commercial banks’ strategic allocation, funding, and investment decisions
risk management and the sustainability of financial systems and investments.
Development of Programming Skills
The ability to work with a programming language is gaining importance in the financial industry. Every year, more firms require mastering this skill. Therefore, this Master’s program encompasses programming workshops from the start of the academic year where you learn to program in Python. Weekly workshops are scheduled in both a period 1 and period 2 course. In period 3, it is optional to further advance your programming skills.
"This MSc in Banking and Finance provides state-of-the-art education for a new generation of financial professionals with an open mind for the world around us".
Dirk Gerritsen, Assistant Professor of Finance and Financial Markets
CFA University Affiliated Program
The MSc program in Banking and Finance is part of the CFA Institute® University Affiliation Programme. As such, this Master’s program is a good choice for students interested in enrolling in the CFA Programme and obtaining the CFA charter, the designation of excellence in the investment community. U.S.E. can offer scholarships to outstanding master students to undertake CFA exams at a special price.