Financial Management, M.Sc. | Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
M.Sc. On Campus

Financial Management

12 months
17501 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Do you want to take on the challenge of being one of the new generation of chief financial officers (CFOs) with the complex skills to effectively manage the finances of large, SME and start-up businesses? Then the Financial Management programme at Utrecht University is for you.


Based on Utrecht University’s research expertise, this multidisciplinary Master’s gives you a broad and specific understanding of the financial management of organisations. You study with some of the world’s leading academics in the field of financial management.

In the Financial Management programme at Utrecht University you will focus on:

  • How to raise capital (i.e. issuing shares and bonds);
  • How to allocate capital (capital and operational budgeting);
  • How to manage short-term resources;
  • How to deal with new alternative financing forms such as crowdfunding or fintech;
  • How to manage different corporate risks;
  • How to align individual motives to organisational motives via performance management and compensation systems;
  • How to effectively introduce changes in financial management policies within organisations.

CFA Recognition

The MSc programme in Financial Management is part of the CFA® Institute University Recognition Programme. As such, this Master’s programme is a good choice for  students interested in enrolling in the CFA® Programme and obtaining the CFA® charter, the designation of excellence in the investment community. U.S.E. can offer scholarships to outstanding master students to undertake CFA® exams at a special price.

Career Prospects

There is a growing need for well-trained young talent able to see ‘the story behind the numbers’ in the financial industry. More than ever before, there is a need for clear financial analysis and sound financial advice. Further, the future of economy and finance will be created by professionals who have a firm grasp on the impact their decisions have upon society and the individual. As a graduate of the MSc in Financial Management, you are prepared to take on a wide variety of financial management positions worldwide, functioning at an excellent practical and academic level, and with a broad perspective that takes all stakeholders into account. Graduates of the Utrecht University Master’s in Financial Management have gone on to work in a number of different institutions and sectors including:
  • international banks e.g. World Bank, European Central Bank, Dutch Central Bank;
  • corporate banks e.g. ABN AMRO, HSBC, ING, Rabobank;
  • insurance firms and pension funds  (Delta Lloyd, PGGM)
  • financial market regulators (BaFin and AFM)
  • start-ups and venture capital firms;
  • consultancy firms


Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Empirical Economics 
  • Topics in Corporate Finance 
  • Financial Statement Analysis 
  • Multinational Corporate Finance 
  • Financial Markets and Institutions 
  • Next Generation Fintech (Research Project) 

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

  • A BSc of a research university in Economics or Economics and Business Economics preferably with some degree of specialisation in Financial Management. The Admissions Office assesses all international credentials according to the credential evaluation criteria of the Nuffic (the Netherlands Organisation for international cooperation in Higher Education), and advises the Admissions Committee on this subject; 
  • A good command of English. Check the specific English proficiency requirements below;
  • You must have solid and demonstrable knowledge in the following fields:
    • Microeconomics
    • Mathematics
    • Macroeconomics
    • Corporate Finance
    • Econometrics or Advanced Statistics

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17501 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17501 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 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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