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Finance: Pensions, Aging and Retirement (Netspar) track

1 year English Starts end of August

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. This is a track of MSc Finance.

of the alumni is (very) satisfied with the program

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

in the Netherlands, #3 in Europe in Finance

Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, 2018

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. 

  • 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.
  • This is a track of MSc Finance. You can choose to follow the main program or one of the tracks.

Typical courses are:

  • The Economics and Finance of Pensions
  • Investment Analysis
  • Fixed Income Analysis

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Students at their graduation ceremony

Career prospects

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

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

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 (based on alumni of the Master's program in Finance) | n=42

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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:

Available for both university graduates and Dutch HBO graduates.

Tuition fees and scholarships

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