Master's students at their graduation ceremony

Finance: CFA

1 year English Starts end of August

Learn the concepts and principles that investment professionals around the world find important and integral to global practice. Our program is closely tied to professional practice through The Chartered Financial Analyst program partnership, and courses are excellent preparation for the CFA exams. This is a track of MSc Finance.

of the current students is (very) satisfied with the program

National Alumni Survey (Finance, all tracks), 2018 | n=85

in the Netherlands, #2 in Europe, #12 worldwide in Finance
gross monthly income one year after graduation

National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n=40

Program and courses 

Gain a solid foundation in the principles - and practice - of finance. 

  • Apply the latest theoretical concepts from scientific literature to real-world cases during assignments, simulation games and group discussions in class. 
  • The CFA track is taught by an official program partner of the CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals awarding the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation.
  • This track covers at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK). Additionly, you receive CFA ethics training, can participate in events with the Dutch CFA Society, and are eligible for a CFA level I exam scholarship.
  • Opportunity to pursue a dual degree in collaboration with one of our foreign partner universities.
  • In the first semester of the regular program, you can also apply for the QTEM network program, which adds an additional year to the program which you spend at a QTEM partner university and corporate partner.
  • This is a track of MSc Finance. You can choose to follow the main program or a track.

Typical courses are:

  • Derivative Securities and Risk Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Analysis and Investor Behavior

More on the program and courses

Students at their graduation ceremony

Career prospects

Upon graduating you will have obtained the following title (as stated on your diploma): Master of Science.  

With a specialization in the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), you know the concepts and principles that investment professionals around the world find essential and integral to global practice - a highly attractive profile for investment companies, banks and consultancy agencies.

Some examples of our graduates' jobs:

  • Management Consultant at KPMG
  • Financial Analyst at
  • Financial Trainee at PricewaterhouseCoopers

Alumni facts

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 2,9
  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation: €3,816
  • Would likely recommend the program to friends, family and colleagues: 88%

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n=42

More on your career prospects

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Application and admission

This Master’s program starts:

End of August 

Best preparatory programs:

  • Bedrijfseconomie
  • Business Economics
  • International Business Administration

Pre-Master’s program:

Open to both university graduates and Dutch HBO graduates.

Tuition fees and scholarships

International students find the information about the tuition fees and the scholarships available here.

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