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Master

Corporate Finance (MSc Finance)

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Do you want to consult companies about undertaking an acquisition or going public on the stock market? Do you want to work for a firm and help to manage its investment decisions and financing activities? Then the Corporate Finance track is the one for you. This is one of the tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Finance.

Why choose Corporate Finance?

  1. Alongside the 6 general courses of the MSc Finance curriculum, you will take a course in corporate governance and three electives of your choosing. The electives cover topics such as valuation and behavioural finance. 
  2. You will be lectured by experienced professors who will introduce you to state-of-the-art data analysis methods and finance research. You will also interact with industry experts from Dutch firms and work on practical case assignments.
  3. You will learn how corporate governance practices affect sustainability, and debate whether firms should reward shareholders versus a broader set of stakeholders 
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Pursue a career in Corporate Finance

In the Corporate Finance track we provide a framework for corporate financial decision making related to valuation, funding, corporate restructuring and corporate governance. In the programme the focus is on acquiring advanced knowledge and skills in the field of Corporate Finance. This programme is ideal for anyone interested in pursuing a career in corporate treasury departments, a consulting firm or investment banking divisions that advise companies, or venture capital funds. It also is a great track to prepare you in organising a start-up business model.

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Career prospects

Graduates of the Corporate Finance track have excellent job prospects at the advisory groups of investment banks, management consulting, corporate treasury, venture capital firms, and as start-up entrepreneurs. Recent graduates have worked at:

  • Philips 
  • Booking.com
  • ING
  • ABN AMRO Bank
  • Vodafone/Ziggo
  • McKinsey
  • PWC
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Is the Master’s in Finance for you?

The MSc Finance trains you to develop a solid foundation of critical thinking and data analysis skills, combined with the specialist knowledge you need to excel. You will get the most out of the programme if you are:

  • analytically strong;
  • can use logical thinking to build up from assumptions to conclusions;
  • have good interpersonal and problem-solving skills;
  • have an interest in data analytics.
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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

Corporate Finance 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