Finance, M.Sc. | Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands
12 months
16630 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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The Finance MSc programme offered at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam explores these questions through real-life business cases, many of which are led by people who work in the financial industry themselves. 


During the Finance MSc programme offered by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam you’ll look at the macro level of financial economics: how financial markets help maximise economic growth.

You’ll also look at the inner workings of financial markets and corporations – and how financial regulation is the bridge between these two sides. 

The Finance specialization within the Master’s in Finance programme is focused on topics related to financial economics and financial markets. During the programme students can choose to focus their studies in the form of learning lines: Investments, corporate finance, institutional finance and real estate finance. In such learning lines real-world problems will be approached through the lens of financial markets and financial institutions.

Entering the job market

Graduates from the programme have gone on to work at one of the large consulting firms (Deloitte, Accenture, McKinsey, etc.), the big banks (ING, ABN AMRO, etc.), the Central Bank or large corporations. IT firms like Google are also interested in graduates from the Finance programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Personal Development for Finance Professionals
  • Thesis MSc Finance
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Empirical Finance
  • Asset Pricing
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Research Project for Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The Master programme Finance, specialisation Finance is open to students with a university Bachelor's degree that provides a thorough knowledge in economics and business. You need to have successfully completed courses and studied literature related to the core of this programme, consisting of (or equivalents of):

  • Corporate Finance - Berk & DeMarzo: Corporate Finance, Pearson, or equivalent
  • Investments - Bodie, Kane, and Marcus: Investments, or equivalent
  • Financial Markets and Institutions  - Mishkin, Matthews and Guiliodori: Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets, Pearson or equivalent
  • Mathematics - Sydsaeter, Hammond and Strom: Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis, Prentice Hall, or equivalent
  • Business Statistics - Berenson, Levine, Szabat: Basic Business Statistics, Pearson, or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16630 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16630 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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