Career Prospects Finance

Future jobs

The Master's program in Finance equips you with a broad knowledge framework in business and specialized knowledge in financial management - a highly attractive profile for companies, banks and consultancy agencies.

Possible job positions after graduation:

  • Financial planner
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Investment adviser
  • Treasurer
  • and eventually Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

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Your future in finance is bright

Facts & Figures

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 3
  • Job within 6 months after graduation: 86%
  • Is (very) satisfied with the Master's program: 87%
  • The gross monthly income of our graduates the first year: € 2.993

Source: National Alumni Survey (NAE) 2015

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Where do our graduates work?

Alumni of the Master's program in Finance currently work for international companies, small domestic firms, and large Dutch and international banks. Others work in financial consulting or for venture capitalists, non-profit organizations, insurance companies, investment funds, pension funds, and the Dutch government including the financial authority (AFM) and the Ministry of Finance. Examples of positions attained by our graduates include that of: 

  • Associate Debt Solutions at ABN AMRO
  • Financial Controller at Achmea Holding
  • Corporate Finance Assosiate at Deloitte
  • Senior Advisor at Ernst & Young
  • Financial Advisor at Fujifilm Manufacturing Europe
  • Project Manager procurement transformation at Heineken         
  • Manager Performance Measurement & Reporting at ING Bank
  • Management Consultant at KPMG
  • Stock Accountant at Mars
  • Financial Management Trainee at Nederlandse Spoorwegen
  • Business Controller at Philips Consumer Lifestyle
  • Financial Trainee at PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Finance Specialist at Rabobank International
  • Credit Analyst at Rabobank Nederland
  • Financial Trainee at SNS REAAL

International graduates

Below are examples of where our recent international graduates ended up (2013-2015)

  • Financial Analyst Group Planning & Reporting at Adidas Group
  • Business Analyst, Equity Derivatives MO at Banco Santander
  • Management Trainee at Bank of China
  • Financial Analyst at
  • Business Analyst at Erste Bank
  • Junior (Graduate) officer at European Central Bank
  • Analyst at Fitch Ratings
  • Business Analyst at Heineken
  • Financial Analyst at IBM Center of Excellence, Bratislava
  • Financial Analyst at IBM Nederland
  • Trade Processing FI/Equity & Funds at ING Bank
  • CDD Analyst at ING Bank
  • Senior Assistant Inspector at Isbank
  • Credit Analyst at National Bank of Greece
  • Proprietary equity trader at New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Pricing & Valuation Analyst at NN Investment Partners (ING Investment)
  • Data Governance Analyst at NN Investment Partners (ING Investment)
  • Business Analyst & Value Tracker at Philips Nederland
  • Management Consultant at PwC Indonesia
  • Senior Analyst Projects and Governance at The Walt Disney Company
  • Senior Consultant at Warth & Klein Grant Thornton AG

Do you want to get in touch with a graduate of the Finance program? Let us know!

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Meet our graduates

Alumna Ivana Gosevac

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"Do you want to meet our graduates? Have a look at the interview with Ivana Gosevac: My Master's program at Tilburg University helped me a lot to understand and value various types of investments. As in every-day work I value different types of companies and investments, understanding commonalities and differences in approaches we apply in these various situations is crucial."

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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
  • 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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Teaching Ambition?

Are you passionate about sharing your knowledge with others? After finishing your Master’s program in Accountancy, Dutch graduates have the possibility to follow a one-year Secondary Teacher Education Program.

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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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