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Finance

Banking and Regulation track

With the Banking and Regulation track you prepare yourself for a career in banking, banking regulation or consulting. This track is one of 7 tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Finance.

Help financial institutions prepare for future developments

Banks play an important role in our economy. The recent crisis has taught us a lot about the challenges that these institutions and their regulators now face. How should banks be managed? What is the real purpose of banks? How should we regulate the banking sector? 

The Banking and Regulation track provides you with the theoretical foundation to analyse these key issues and formulate your own motivated opinions on developments in banking, risk management, ethics, and financial regulation.

If you are interested in the fast-moving world of high finance and become a specialist in financial regulations, banking and international corporate governance, then this is the track for you.

Track-specific courses

  • Banking

    In this course you will research, analyse and discuss a wide range of topics that define the field of banking today. The particular focus will be on the recent financial crisis and its consequences. Topics include: major risks faced by banks, spot lending and asymmetric information, credit rationing, syndicated loans, off–balance sheet banking, risk management techniques such as Value-at-Risk (VaR), financial fragility, bank runs, and bank regulation.

  • Financial Regulation

    In this course you will cover the economic foundations for financial regulation and prudential policy. It offers you a guide to the evolving micro-prudential legislation targeting structural vulnerabilities associated with bank intermediation. You will learn to understand the formal rules, but also the spirit of novel regulatory approach, indispensable to appreciate future countercyclical policy.

  • Mandatory electives, semester 2

    Choose 2 out of 4 courses:

    • Behavioural Finance
    • Corporate Restructuring
    • Fixed Income Risk Management
    • International Corporate Finance

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More about the courses in our course catalogue

Career prospects

Graduates of the Master's in Finance/Banking and Regulation track have excellent job prospects for positions at regulatory agencies at the national and transnational levels, or in banking and consulting at Dutch or international companies, such as:

  • ING
  • ABN AMRO Bank
  • Rabobank
  • Central Banks
  • Authority of Financial Markets

Banking and Regulation and 7 other tracks

Banking and Regulation is one of 7 tracks you can opt for in our MSc Finance. If you are more interested in another field of Finance, read the info on one or more of the other tracks. 

  1. Asset Management
  2. Corporate Finance
  3. Quantitative Finance
  4. Real Estate Finance
  5. Combination track: Finance and Real Estate Finance
  6. Duisenberg Honours Programme (Corporate Finance and Banking and Regulation)

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