Finance: Pensions, Aging and Retirement (Netspar) track
Become an expert in financial management and investment analysis concerned with the many financial issues related to an aging society - one of the biggest challenges for the next decades, creating an urgent demand for finance professionals with expertise on pensions, aging and retirement. This track is offered by Netspar, a renowned research network on the topic in the Netherlands and Europe.
National Alumni Survey (Finance, all tracks), 2018 | n=85
Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, 2018
National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n=40
Program and courses
Gain a solid foundation in the principles - and practice - of finance.
- Topics specific for the Pensions, Aging and Retirement track include asset allocation over the life cycle; risk management of pension funds; new long-term investment products, such as annuities and inflation-linked bonds; and longevity risk.
- Apply the latest theoretical concepts from scientific literature to real-world cases during assignments, simulation games and in-class discussions.
- The Netspar track offers access to a valuable network, including internships and company visits with Netspar partners, such as the Dutch National Bank, Achmea, Nationale Nederlanden, Robeco, PGGM and the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.
- Furthermore, the Netspar track offers inspired teachers with hands-on knowledge of the current pension debate, a Netspar certificate, Netspar Thesis Awards (€ 3,000), and excellent job opportunities.
- 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.
Typical courses are:
- The Economics and Finance of Pensions
- Investment Analysis
- Fixed Income Analysis
With a finance specialization in pensions, aging and retirement, you are equipped with in-depth knowledge of the financial issues pertaining to aging societies - a highly attractive profile for government institutions, banks and investment consultancy agencies. Especially considering the growing demand for specialists in this area.
Graduates started for example as:
- Financial Controller at Achmea Holding
- Corporate Trainee Public Affairs at PGGM
- Investment Strategist at PGB
- 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 (based on alumni of the Master's program in Finance) | n=42
Application and admission
This Master’s program starts:
End of August
Best preparatory programs:
- Business Economics
- International Business Administration
Available for both university graduates and Dutch HBO graduates.
Tuition fees and scholarships
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