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Graduates of our Master’s in Finance have excellent job prospects. Besides this, our Economics and Business Career Centre offers you plenty of support in exploring your options, develop skills and connect to companies. Make your transition to the job market with confidence.

With the broad range of skills, in-depth knowledge and international expertise this programme provides, you will have everything you need to start your career. Graduates can be found in a wide variety of business and public organisations, like banks, commercial organisations, consultancies, government agencies and NGOs.

Average time to find a job

2 months

Average starting salary


Live and work in the Netherlands for 1 year

Orientation Year Permit

graduation MSc students Amsterdam Business School

Where do our graduates work?

These are some positions currently held by Finance graduates:

  • consultant at McKinsey, Deloitte, PwC
  • market maker at Optiver
  • business analyst at DHL or ABN Amro Bank
  • decision support analyst at Royal Bank of Scotland
  • financial analyst at AkzoNobel

Career in research

  • Start off with the Research Master’s

    Thinking of a career in academia? The best way to prepare yourself is to follow a research Master's programme before you commence with your PhD. The Research Master's programme in Economics, Finance and Econometrics is offered by the Tinbergen Institute. It offers you access to a doctoral programme at the UvA or another university.

  • Obtain your PhD

    Your MSc in Finance also provides you with an excellent opportunity to go on to pursue doctoral studies in a thriving PhD programme taught by international experts. We offer thriving English-taught PhD programmes with excellent opportunities if you want to embark on a doctoral thesis following your Master’s.

Alumni network

All graduates have access to our extensive alumni network, with more than 186.000 alumni worldwide. This network empowers graduates to connect with fellow alumni, students, staff, and corporate relations of UvA Economics and Business. They can explore their fields of interest and discover new opportunities.

Career preparation during your Master's

Our Career Centre is here to help you prepare for your professional career. This team of personal development assistants, career coaches, and internship advisors will assist you in increasing your employability and confidence after graduation. Benefit from:

  • career coaching
  • professional skills workshops
  • CV checks
  • networking events

Internship and exchange

If you have completed your curriculum, you can do an internship or go on an exchange abroad. For international students it is an excellent opportunity to experience the Dutch labour market.

Recommended by our alumni

Why did these alumni Marjolein van Hage, Theo and Martijn Molenaar decide to study Finance at the University of Amsterdam? And where do they work now?