Banking and Finance, M.Sc. | Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
12 months
18332 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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Based on Utrecht University’s research expertise, this unique and state-of-the-art Banking and Finance programme at Utrecht University gives you a deep understanding of the interaction between the economic environment, economic policy, financial markets and financial institutions. 


Financial markets play a key role in the stability and prosperity of economies, governments and organisations, with profound effect on the individual and society as a whole.  

Are you fascinated by the dynamic context of today’s financial markets, and do you want to make a positive impact on the future of international finance and banking?  Then the Master’s in Banking and Finance at Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) is the programme for you.

Content of the Programme

In the  Banking and Finance programme at Utrecht University you will focus on:

  • investment banking in international financial markets
  • regulation of banks and other financial institutions worldwide
  • central bank policies and commercial banks’ strategic allocation, funding and investment decisions
  • risk management and the sustainability of financial systems and investments.

Programme Objectives

This MSc in Banking and Finance provides you with:

  • the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for a career in Finance;
  • the opportunity to specialise in fields like investment banking and financial regulation;
  • a chance to develop quantitative and coding skills and learn how to use them in financial applications;
  • the opportunity to apply theory in practice with real-world case studies, research projects based on your interests, theses internships, and career events;
  • the opportunity to take part in debates in the Sustainable Finance Lab (SFL) and in the European Centre for Alternative Finance (ECAF), both of which are hosted at U.S.E.

Career Prospects

There is a growing need for well-trained young talent able to see ‘the story behind the numbers’ in the financial industry. As a graduate of the MSc in Banking and Finance, you are prepared  to work within financial institutions and regulators worldwide, functioning at an excellent practical and academic level. Positions in the financial industry held by our graduates include:
  • (Investment) manager at a financial institution (Rabobank, ABN Amro, PGGM);
  • Regulator in the financial service industry (Central Banks, such as DNB, ECB, and AFM);
  • Risk Manager and Compliance officer at a financial institution;
  • (Junior) consultant Financial Services Industry;
  • Researcher at financial and government institutions (e.g. Central planning Agency, CPB).


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Empirical Economics
  • Investment Management 
  • Financial Statement Analysis 
  • Financial Markets and Institutions 
  • Risk Management in Financial Institutions 
  • 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, with substantial quantitative background, preferably with some degree of specialisation in Banking and Finance and aptitude for or some experience in programming.
  • A good command of English.

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

    18332 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18332 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.


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