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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 an excellent preparation for the CFA exams. This is a track of MSc Finance.

worldwide in Finance
worldwide in Accounting & Finance
of our alumni is (very) satisfied with the program

National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n=29 (MSc Finance  including all tracks)

Program and courses 

For those who want to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst program, this track provides solid preparation. Gain a strong foundation in the underlying principles and professional practice of finance. Learn the fundamentals of investment tools, valuing assets, portfolio management, and wealth planning.

  • 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). Additionally, 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 double degree in collaboration with one of our foreign partner universities.

Typical courses are:

  • Derivative Securities and Risk Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis & Valuation
  • 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 Booking.com
  • Financial Trainee at PricewaterhouseCoopers

Alumni facts

  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation: €3,166
  • Is (very) satisfied with the Master's program: 90%
  • Average number of months between graduation and first job: 2,6 months

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2021| n=29

More on your career prospects

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Application and admission

This Master’s program starts:

End of August 

Best preparatory programs:

  • BCs Business Economics
  • BCs Bedrijfseconomie
  • BCs (International) Business Administration
  • BCs Economics and Business Economics / BCs Economie en Bedrijfseconomie
  • BCs International Business

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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More information on this Master's program

Create your own e-brochure with information on program content, admission requirements, career prospects, and student life in Tilburg. Throughout the year you can take part in various types of events: on-campus, abroad or online.

Interested in the MSc Finance?

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