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Corporate Finance (MSc Finance)

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Do you have a sharp mind and a fascination with numbers and governance? Do you see yourself working with a bank or a consultancy firm? In the Corporate Finance track you learn to analyse complex financial decisions to uncover the underlying forces and help organisations set their strategies. This is one of the tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Finance.

Why choose Corporate Finance?

  1. Beside the 6 general courses of the MSc Finance in your curriculum, you will have 3 courses with focus on financial decision-making within corporate organisations.
  2. You will be lectured by professors and experts working in a wide range of financial organisations and fields. Therefore, you have access to up-to-date cases and learnings from the field of corporate finance.
  3. After graduation, you have an excellent job prospect at positions as e.g. financial analyst, investment banker or financial director at (inter)national hedge funds or in private banking. You will also be prepared for organising a start-up business model.
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Pursue a career in Corporate Finance

In the Corporate Finance track we provide a framework for corporate financial decision making related to valuation, funding, corporate restructuring and corporate governance. In the programme the focus is on acquiring advanced knowledge and skills in the field of Corporate Finance. This programme is ideal for anyone interested in pursuing a career in corporate treasury departments, a consulting firm or investment banking divisions that advise companies, or venture capital funds. It also is a great track to prepare you in organising a start-up business model.

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Career prospects

Graduates of the Corporate Finance track of our Master's in Finance have excellent job prospects for positions as financial analyst, investment banker, consultant, controller, CFO, treasurer, financial director and financial expert with Dutch and international companies, such as:

  • Philips 
  • ING
  • ABN AMRO Bank
  • McKinseyPWC
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Is the Master’s in Finance for you?

It will be no surprise that a successful career in finance depends on more than just good grades. If you have a natural interest in finance, are analytically strong and have interpersonal and problem-solving skills, you will definitely get the most out of the MSc in Finance. An interest and talent for data science can also be a big plus, since like in almost every industry, the power of data management becomes increasingly important. 

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'The lecturers are very good and try to engage with the student in every way'

Vera Scholten: 'The information I am currently absorbing is all very interesting and what I expected to learn and more! The courses all seem to fit together quite well.'

Explore all MSc Finance tracks

Corporate Finance is one of the tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Finance. Take a look at the other tracks.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Finance
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 60046
Location Roeterseiland campus