As part of the master's programme in International Business, the International Business - Sustainable Finance from Maastricht University combines finance with the principles of sustainability: environment, society and governance.
Following the 2008 financial crisis and on-going criticism of banks and corporations, there is great demand for finance professionals who can implement sustainability principles in a company while maintaining profitability. Bridging the gap between traditional capitalism and a new context of shared economic and social value, sustainable finance is quickly becoming a core part of the mission of financial institutions and companies.
Now that sustainability has become indispensable to financial institutions, corporations and regulators, there is an urgent need for experts in both finance and sustainability. As part of the new generation of finance practitioners, your career potential will be excellent.
You’ll be qualified to work in all the same companies as finance graduates, but with a competitive edge thanks to your advanced knowledge of sustainability issues and implementation. SBE has an excellent network of financial institutions and organisations and can give you a leg up into a sustainable finance job.
You will be qualified for many positions, including the following:
- business consultant
- financial analyst
- financial manager
- investment portfolio manager
- risk manager
- sustainability expert
- Sustainable Finance, Management, and Strategy
- Institutional Investors
- Financial Research Methods
- Sustainable and Responsible Investments
- Real Estate Finance
- Writing a Master's Thesis Proposal: IB-Finance
- Master's Thesis
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesFinance Sustainable Development International Business View 43 other Masters in Sustainable Development in Netherlands
- You have obtained or will obtain an international bachelor's degree.
- However, applicants from AACSB or EQUIS accredited bachelor's programmes need to fulfil different admission requirements than students with another international bachelor's degree.
International15800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15800 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Maastricht
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.