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Executive MSc in International Finance (MIF)


You will have a thorough understanding of the complexities of the financial markets and international business by the time you complete the programme. Our Executive MSc in International Finance programme is always up-to-date; covering corporate finance, banking and quantitative finance, asset management, new paradigms in the finance industry, and IT in finance, among other subjects.

Become a leader in finance

The Executive MSc in International Finance gives you the skills you need to thrive in global finance. This, in addition to our practice-based teaching and over 20 years' experience, makes our MIF programme the best foundation for becoming a leader in finance.

You will:

  • increase your knowledge about the newest developments in the industry;
  • gain insight into key areas of finance based on the latest research;
  • develop your leadership and management skills;
  • get international awareness and enhanced skills by working in diverse teams;
  • master the theory and understand the practices of machine learning;
  • expand and perfect your soft skills to become a transformative leader;
  • understand the benefits of big data and use them in finance;
  • get to know the relevant tools and learn how to utilise them.
  • Programme structure

    The academic year starts in the last week of August and ends around mid-June. All courses are conducted in English and take place on weekday evenings – Monday to Thursday. The year is divided into 2 semesters; each semester consists of 2 main blocks. For each of these blocks, you take six weeks of classes, followed by 1 study week and 1 exam week. To finish the programme, you complete a master thesis project and possibly an internship. In January, you go on a 1-week international study trip.

  • Curriculum

    You learn about theory and practice of modern financing, the concepts of risk and ethics in international finance, international financial regulation, emerging financial markets and the legal side of finance. You choose the General track or the Finance and Technology track. When you successfully complete one of the tracks, you receive a Master of Science (MSc) degree in International Finance from the University of Amsterdam.

  • General track: gain insight into the key areas of finance

    During the General track you gain insight into the key areas of finance, allowing you to see across boundaries. You dive into finance from the perspective of banking, asset pricing and quantitative finance, as well as from a corporate finance perspective. In specialised classes such as Behavioural Finance or Fintech you learn to apply your knowledge in a changing financial environment.

  • Finance and Technology track: learn to use fintech to your advantage

    The Finance and Technology track gives you a greater understanding of technology's role in the financial sector. By the end of your master's you are able to assess and manage financial risks, using all available data and tools.

  • Full-time or part-time

    The Executive MSc in International Finance allows you to earn your degree in one year if you study full-time. We also offer a two-year, part-time programme for ambitious professionals wishing to pursue an academic title alongside their regular employment. Both programmes start in September every year, and comprise 65 ECs.


    For whom candidates who are willing to dedicate one year for studies only; international students who require a student visa
    Start September
    Duration 12 months
    Schedule 3-4 evenings per week, scheduled between Monday and Thursday, 18:30 - 22:00
    Workload additional 6-9 hours per class for class preparation, casework and assignments


    For whom candidates who want to combine full-time work with studies; international students who don't require a student visa
    Start September
    Duration 18-24 months
    Schedule 1-2 evenings per week, scheduled between Monday and Thursday, 18:30 - 22:00
    Workload additional 6-9 hours per class for class preparation, casework and assignments
  • International study trip

    The MIF study trip to South Africa is your opportunity to gain real international experience. This trip will expose you to a different dimension of international finance markets. Understanding this emerging market and society in transition is a must if you are interested in investment and business opportunities in other countries.

  • Programme partners: CFA and CAIA

    As a CFA and CAIA partner, the MIF programme meets the highest industry standards. You will be invited to join networking events providing great opportunities for meeting finance professionals from all over the world. You may also benefit from the scholarships CFA and CAIA offer.


Do you have any questions about the Executive MSc in International Finance? Please contact:

M.E. (Madeleine) Wolters

Recruitment Manager