M.Sc. On Campus

Asset Management (Finance)

12 months
17295 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In the Asset Management (Finance) programme of the University of Amsterdam you investigate the challenges of managing funds and choosing the right portfolio strategy. This track is one of 6 tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Finance.


Advise on asset portfolio strategies for individuals or companies

How should institutional investors invest their clients’ money? Should you hedge currency risk? What is the effect of high frequency trading on financial markets? Asset management (or investment management) studies portfolios of assets, typically including stocks, bonds and cash, for individuals or companies. 

In the Asset Management (Finance) programme of the University of Amsterdam you will learn more about:

  • the market microstructure of financial markets and how it affects prices;
  • theories underlying the pricing of securities and important investment-related questions;
  • the pricing of derivative securities. 

This is your track if you are interested in pursuing a career in the asset management industry.

Career prospects

Graduates of the Master's in Finance/Asset Management track have excellent job prospects for positions as portfolio manager, investment manager, risk manager, options trader and asset manager with pensions funds, hedge funds, private banking, mutual funds and regulatory institutions. They work at Dutch and international companies, such as:

  • APG
  • Optiver
  • Robeco
  • ING

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets
  • Advanced Investments
  • Applied Financial Econometrics
  • Empirical Methods in Finance
  • Computational Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
155 (quantitative)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An academic Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Finance, or a degree in Business Economics, Economics or Business Administration with a specialisation in Finance or Real Estate Finance
  • Eligible candidates must have at least 15 ECTS of: courses in finance. This should include: Investments, Corporate Finance, and Derivatives. Courses in econometrics (2nd or 3rd year course)
  • Applicants with Bachelor's degrees in other areas must additionally have proven knowledge of: microeconomics, macroeconomics, accounting, mathematics and statistics at foundation-year level
  • English language proficiency
  • GMAT or GRE scores
  • Upload a motivation letter and show personal initiative

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17295 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17295 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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