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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.

  • Study 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.

    Programme For whom Duration Classes per week  (Mon-Thurs) Self-study*
    Full-time Dutch and international students 12 months 3 to 4 (9-12 hours)    18-27 hours

    Students who 
    want to combine full-time work with studies
    and/or don't require a student visa

    18-24 months 1 to 2 (3-6 hours) 6-9 hour

    * Class preparation, coursework 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.

Education in the 1st semester of 2020-2021

The 2020-2021 academic year will start as scheduled in September. If we are once again allowed to offer education to physically take place at the Roeterseiland Campus, we will do this. We will use a step-by-step approach to decide which components we will be able to offer physically on campus, in compliance with government regulations. We expect that at first, these will mainly be small-scale activities organised to promote contact between students and between lecturers and students.

We will provide you as a student – wherever you may reside – with the certainty that you will be able to commence or continue with your study. Therefore, we will in any case offer education and exams online in the 1st semester. In each period, we will evaluate whether the circumstances, in line with the social distancing rules of a 1.5 metre society, allow for meetings of small groups for small-scale lectures at the Roeterseiland Campus. There will be no mandatory attendance for these lectures.


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

Ms M.K. (Gosia) Herudzinska MBA

Faculty of Economics and Business

Institute of Executive Programmes