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    What is the best way for companies to invest? How should they finance their operations? And what does it take to manage funds? Finance specialists know the answers.

    This Master's programme focuses on a critical analysis and assessment of key issues in corporate finance and portfolio management, combining an academic perspective with a practical orientation.

    The programme allows you to specialize in a broad range of areas such as corporate valuation, derivatives, institutional investing, banking and insurance, corporate governance, responsible financing, and development finance.

    You are also trained to develop the academic skills to analyze important questions in each of these areas. By analyzing (applied) research questions in the field of finance you learn to analyze and solve relative complex financial problems encountered by companies, investors, governments and international organizations.

    In addition you will develop professional skills such as giving public presentations, working in teams and building computer models for business decisions.

    Job perspectives
    As a graduate of this Master's programme you are a specialist in finance. As such, you can contribute to decision-making in all sorts of organizations: private (multinational) companies and financial institutions, consultancy firms, governmental institutions and (international) institutional organizations such as the IMF or the World Bank.

    Programme
    * 1 year The MSc Finance includes a selection of elective courses.During the programme, you will develop both academic and professional skills. All students take the Research Methods in Finance Course, a course in quantitative research in finance that focuses on the knowledge and techniques that are necessary to conduct a research project in finance. As such, it provides a good background for the final research project, i.e. writing a master's thesis of 20 ECs.



    Programme schedule
    Courses

    * Master's Thesis Finance (20 EC)

    * Research Methods in Finance (5 EC)

    * Electives MSc Finance B (10 EC)

    * Electives MSc Finance A (25 EC)

    You will have advanced knowledge in a selected number of specific sub-fields in finance, such as derivative instruments, corporate finance, corporate valuation, responsible finance and investment, banking and insurance, portfolio theory, institutional investment management, corporate governance, behavioral finance, and finance and development.


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    You need a GMAT or GRE in order to enter a Master of Science programme at the Faculty of Economics and Business. To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need the diploma Economics and Business Economics of the RUG. Also, you are eligible for admission with the RUG diplomas Business Economics, Business Administration, International Business and Technology Management,provided that you have passed the Spacialization Course Finance.To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained. This evaluation is carried out by the Admissions Officer and the Admissions Board. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 90
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