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Banking and Regulation (MSc Finance)

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In the Banking and Regulation track you learn how banks make lending and investment decisions, and the broad challenge of managing macroeconomic risk through regulation and supervision of banks. This is one of the tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Finance.

Why choose Banking and Regulation?

  1. Beside the 6 general courses of the MSc Finance in your curriculum, you will have 4 courses with focus on risk management and developments in banking.
  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 financial regulations and banking.
  3. This track will prepare you for a career in bank lending or risk management departments. After graduation, you have an excellent job prospect at e.g. regulatory agencies at the national and transnational levels.
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Help financial institutions prepare for future developments

Recent crises have taught us a lot about the challenges that banks and their regulators face. How should their lending and investment activities be managed, to balance bank profitability with systemic risk? What is the primary purpose of banks in evolving financial markets? How can the banking sector be optimally regulated? The Banking and Regulation track provides you with the theoretical foundation to analyse these key issues and formulate your own motivated opinions on developments in banking, risk management, ethics, and financial regulation.

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Career prospects

Graduates of the Banking and Regulation track of our Master's in Finance have excellent job prospects for positions at regulatory agencies at the national and transnational levels, or in banking and consulting at Dutch or international companies, such as:

  • ING
  • ABN AMRO Bank
  • Rabobank
  • Central Banks
  • Authority of Financial Markets
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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

Banking and Regulation 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