Finance - Quantitative Finance

University of Amsterdam

12 months
16875 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
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The Finance - Quantitative Finance from University of Amsterdam is for students in Finance with strong analytical skills and an interest in (Big) Data analysis and applications in Finance.


The skills and theory you’ll find here are highly relevant for finance disciplines such as risk management, asset management and investment banking. There is a large and growing demand for such analytical skills in the world of finance. 

Do you have a mind for mathematics and an interest for data driven analysis applied to financial decision making? This Finance - Quantitative Finance from University of Amsterdam may well be the track for you.

Where do our graduates work?

Graduates can be found in a wide variety of business and public organisations, including:

  • banks
  • commercial organisations
  • consultancies
  • government agencies
  • NGOs

With the broad range of skills, in-depth knowledge and international expertise this programme provides, you’ll have everything you need to start your career. Your MSc in Finance also provides you with an excellent opportunity to go on to pursue doctoral studies in a thriving PhD   programme taught by international experts.

Alumni network

All graduates have access to the ABS alumni network, enabling graduates to connect with fellow alumni in their field of interest and to find new opportunities.

What positions do our graduates have?

These are some positions currently held by Finance graduates:

  • consultant at McKinsey
  • market maker at Optiver
  • business analyst at DHL
  • decision support analyst at Royal Bank of Scotland
  • consultant at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  • consultant at Deloitte
  • management trainee at Delta Lloyd
  • manager at ING Bank Financial Markets
  • financial analyst at AkzoNobel
  • business analyst at ABN AMRO Bank

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets
  • Applied Financial Econometrics
  • Valuation
  • Master‘s Thesis Corporate Finance
  • Empirical Methods in Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
155 (quantitative)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants holding an academic Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Finance, or a degree in (Business) Economics or Business Administration with a specialisation in Finance or Real Estate Finance.Eligible candidates must have at least 15 ECTS of Finance-related courses and proven knowledge of the following topics at an intermediate level:

  • Investments
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Econometrics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16875 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16875 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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