Career Prospects Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science

Future jobs

Your Master's degree in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science from Tilburg University will open up extensive career opportunities for you in the private sector, as well as in the public and non-profit sectors.

Graduates of our program currently pursue successful careers at:

  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Pension funds
  • Consulting agencies
  • Trading firms
  • Corporate treasuries and risk control departments
  • Regulatory institutions and government bodies.

Graduates of the Master's program in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science have excellent career perspectives. Institutions in the area of finance and insurance nowadays are using a large array of sophisticated models for various business tasks, ranging from price setting to risk management and policy analysis. In order to remain competitive, institutions need a continuous inflow of highly qualified specialists. For the implementation of higher and more accurate safety standards, imposed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, even more specialists are needed.

There is a cross-fertilization of concepts and techniques between finance on the one hand and insurance on the other hand; Graduates of the Master's program in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science are at an advantage here since they have been trained to think in both ways.

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Where do our graduates work?

Alumni of the Master's program in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science currently work for instance as risk management consultants, actuaries, and investment analysts. Examples of employers and job titles of our recent graduates are the following:

  • Strategy Consultant at ABN AMRO
  • Analyst at Accenture
  • Actuarial Analyst at AEGON
  • Junior Actuary at ASR
  • Senior Strategic Asset Allocation Analyst at Bank of Lithuania
  • Junior Business Analyst at Deloitte
  • Insurance Risk Trainee at Delta Lloyd
  • Advisor European Actuarial Services at Ernst & Young (EY)
  • Analyst at Goldman Sachs
  • Reinsurance Actuary at ING Groep
  • Junior Advisor Financial Risk Manager at KMPG
  • Actuary / Investment Risk Manager at Nationale-Nederlanden
  • Junior Consultant at ORTEC Finance
  • Junior Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Analyst Mergers & Acquisitions at Rabobank Nederland
  • Portfolio Manager at SNS Reaal
  • Fixed Income and Derivatives Portfolio Manager at Syntrus Achmea
  • Analyst at Towers Watson
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Career Services

We offer a number of career services to help you prepare for your transition to the labor market:

  • The Career Center offers coaching, support and training courses to improve your job application and communication skills
  • Tilburg School of Economics and Management has a dedicated Career Services Officer for individual career guidance and help with finding internships
  • Several career events are organized every year in collaboration with the study associations in order to familiarize yourself with the labor market and to meet possible employers
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  • You can make use of the Career Mentor Program to get in touch with alumni to learn about future career options and develop professional and networking skills
  • Tilburg University encourages entrepreneurship both through Education and Support services
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PhD program

At the CentER Graduate School of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management, you can enter into the Research Master program and subsequently pursue a PhD degree. As a QFAS graduate you may enter into the second year of the RM program. The PhD program takes three years in which you write a PhD dissertation. Obtaining the doctorate is essential if you plan to work at a university, but a PhD in quantitative finance is also appreciated within the finance and insurance industry.   

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Executive Master of Actuarial Science (EMAS)

When you work in the insurance/pensions sector and you want to extend your knowledge of Actuarial Science, you can apply for admission to the Executive Master of Actuarial Science (EMAS) program at TIAS Business School. This part-time program provides all material needed for the title of fully qualified actuary (Actuaris AG). As a QFAS graduate, you have direct access to the program, after possibly taking a small package of preliminary courses depending on electives you have chosen during prior education.

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No work permit needed in first year for non-EU graduates

After obtaining a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the Netherlands, non-European students can apply for a residence permit under the ‘Orientation Year for Graduates Seeking Employment’ scheme. This allows you to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find employment.

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