With the broad range of skills, in-depth knowledge and international expertise this programme provides, you will have everything you need to start your career. Graduates can be found in a wide variety of business and public organisations, like banks, commercial organisations, consultancies, government agencies and NGOs.
Where do our graduates work?
These are some positions currently held by Finance graduates:
- consultant at McKinsey, Deloitte, PwC
- market maker at Optiver
- business analyst at DHL or ABN Amro Bank
- decision support analyst at Royal Bank of Scotland
- financial analyst at AkzoNobel
Career in research
Start off with the Research Master’s
Thinking of a career in academia? The best way to prepare yourself is to follow a research Master's programme before you commence with your PhD. The Research Master's programme in Economics, Finance and Econometrics is offered by the Tinbergen Institute. It offers you access to a doctoral programme at the UvA or another university.
Obtain your PhD
Your MSc in Finance also provides you with an excellent opportunity to go on to pursue doctoral studies in a thriving PhD programme taught by international experts. We offer thriving English-taught PhD programmes with excellent opportunities if you want to embark on a doctoral thesis following your Master’s.
All graduates have access to our extensive alumni network, with more than 186,000 alumni worldwide. This network enables graduates to find and connect with fellow alumni, students, staff and corporate relations of UvA Economics and Business, in their field of interest and to find new opportunities.
Why did these alumni Marjolein van Hage, Theo and Martijn Molenaar decide to study Finance at the University of Amsterdam? And where do they work now?
Career preparation during your Master's
Studying at UvA Economics and Business goes beyond academic learning. Our Career Centre helps you to explore your options, develop skills and connect to companies so you can make your transition to the job market with confidence.
We didn’t craft a one way programme, but selected essential options in 5 categories. This way you can put together your own career journey. In your own time. At your own pace.
Career preparation activities
In addition to the career knowledge and skills you can develop, the Faculty Economics and Business, study associations and our corporate partners offer many career preparation activities to support you on your personal career journey. For example:
- career coaching
- professional skills workshops
- networking events
- personality tests
This all helps to increase your employability and confidence about your next step after graduation.
Orientation Year Permit
The Orientation Year permit is a 1-year permit that allows recent international graduates to live and work in the Netherlands without a permit for 1 year.