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Start your financial career with the MSc in Finance at the Amsterdam Business School. With this programme you will gain a deep understanding of financial decision-making and markets. We will train you in a broad range of skills to take with you to your first employer. Choose one of 7 tracks and focus on the field that interests you most. Or consider our dual track in Finance and Real Estate Finance or our Duisenberg Honours Programme in Corporate Finance and Banking and Regulation.

Discover the MSc Finance programme and tracks

In this Master's programme, you can choose one of our 7 tracks.

  • Track Corporate Finance

    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.

What is this Master's about?
Find out what our MSc Finance is about and why you should study it at the UvA.

Top-5 reasons to study Finance at Amsterdam Business School

  1. Create your own MSc programme
    Explore the field that interests you most: choose from 7 top-level academic specialisation tracks, take specific courses and work on real-life cases with like-minded fellow students.
  2. Cutting-edge programme in quantitative finance
    Featuring innovative courses in Python computing and algorithmic trading.
  3. Career preparation as a part of the programme
    Development of crucial soft skills demanded by employers, through groupwork, presentations, in-class debates, and social networking events.
  4. Interactive learning experience
    You will enjoy mastering knowledge at the highest level through our blended learning teaching method.
  5. Highly recommended by our students
    Students highly appreciate Amsterdam’s open and international character. Also they find many opportunities to connect with the international financial sector.

Understand the complexities of financial markets and international business

During the MSc Finance, you will become an expert in your specialist field of choice (track) and learn how to collaborate with team members from other disciplines and countries in an international setting. Develop your academic skills and insights and your capacity to solve real-life business problems. Our close collaboration with leading international companies in finance will help you grow, both academically and professionally.

'UvA has good corporate contacts'
Watch Stijn's review of the MSc in Finance.

Career prospects

Graduates can be found in a wide variety of private and public organisations, such as: 

  • financial institutions;
  • commercial organisations;
  • consultancies;
  • government agencies;
  • NGOs.
Time to find a job

3 months

Average starting salary

€2,900 - €3,800

Is this 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. 

My understanding of financial knowledge has gotten deeper through the fusion of different ideas. The multi-cultural background of students and faculty stimulate you to being open to new ways of thinking. Wang Xinling, Corporate Finance track Read about Wang's experiences with this Master's
Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Accreditation EQUIS, AACSB
Starts in September
CROHO code 60046