Master of Science in Finance: Banking and Regulation

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

Master of Science in Finance: Banking and Regulation

University of Amsterdam

How should banks be managed? What is the real purpose of banks? How should we regulate the banking sector? These questions are at the core of the Banking and Regulation track in the Finance Master’s programme. The global financial crisis of 2008 resulted in a strong demand for academics, policymakers and practitioners to help secure micro and macro-prudential regulation of the modern banking sector.

Do you have what it takes to keep order in the fast-moving world of high finance, to become a specialist in financial regulations, banking and international corporate governance? Then this track is where your career begins.

  • Prepare for a career in banking, banking regulation or consulting
  • become an expert in banking and financial regulation
  • study at a faculty with major strengths in the world of finance

One Master's programme, five tracks

The Finance master’s programme consists of five top-level academic specialisation tracks that build on the strengths of the Finance Group:

  • Asset Management
  • Banking and Regulation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Real Estate Finance


After successful completion of this programme, you will receive an officially accredited Master’s Finance and the title Master of Science (MSc).

Rankings and reputation

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has an excellent reputation, with an international focus and many highly reputable researchers and lecturers.

Career prospects

What can you expect to achieve once you have completed your Master’s Finance and this track in particular? The job prospects are excellent, and each of the five tracks offers you considerable career options. You’ll also be introduced to a large, international network of fellow graduates that will stay with you for the rest of your professional career.

The Master's programme Finance, teaches you about the financial decisions of individuals and firms, the pricing of financial securities, the market microstructure of financial markets and the role of institutions and regulation in financial markets. As a graduate, you will have become a valuable commodity for many organisations: a university-trained expert in finance and economics. ABS graduates are highly regarded for both their independent minds and their strong analytical, people and presentation skills.

Graduates can be found in a wide variety of organisations, including:

  • banks
  • commercial organisations
  • consultancies
  • government agencies
  • NGOs

With the broad range of skills, in-depth knowledge and international expertise this programme provides, you’ll have everything you need to start your career. Your MSc Finance also provides you with an excellent opportunity to go on to pursue doctoral studies in a thriving PhD programme taught by international experts.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 11, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
12 months
Full time
2,060 EUR
EU/EEA students. Non-EU/EEA students €16,850 per year.
Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
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