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Asset Management (MSc Finance)

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Are you interested in pursuing a career in the asset management industry? In the Asset Management track you investigate the challenges of managing funds and choosing the right portfolio strategy. This is one of the tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Finance.

Why choose Asset Management?

  1. Beside the 6 general courses of the MSc Finance in your curriculum, you will have 3 courses with focus on financial markets and asset management.
  2. You will be lectured by professors and experts working in a wide range of financial organisations and fields. Therefore, you have access to up-to-date cases and learnings from the field of asset management.
  3. In this track you will be prepared for a career in the traditional asset management industry, in jobs that do not require expertise in computer programming.
  4. Career preparation is a part of the programme. You will develop crucial soft skills demanded by employers, through groupwork, presentations, in-class debates, and social networking events.
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Deep dive into the field of asset management

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the traditional asset management industry? And do you prefer a job that does not require expertise in computer programming? In the Asset Management track, you will deep dive into the world of trading, investment and derivatives.

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Career prospects

Graduates of the Asset Management track of our Master's in Finance have excellent job prospects for positions as portfolio manager, investment manager, risk manager, options trader and asset manager with pensions funds, hedge funds, private banking, mutual funds and regulatory institutions. They work at Dutch and international companies, such as:

  • APG
  • Optiver
  • Robeco
  • ING
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Is the Master’s in Finance for you?

It will be no surprise that a successful career in finance depends on more than just good grades. If you have a natural interest in finance, are analytically strong and have interpersonal and problem-solving skills, you will definitely get the most out of the MSc in Finance. An interest and talent for data science can also be a big plus, since like in almost every industry, the power of data management becomes increasingly important. 

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'The lecturers are very good and try to engage with the student in every way'

Vera Scholten: 'The information I am currently absorbing is all very interesting and what I expected to learn and more! The courses all seem to fit together quite well.'

Explore all MSc Finance tracks

Asset Management is one of the tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Finance. Take a look at the other tracks.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Finance
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 60046
Location Roeterseiland campus