New advanced finance master programme for a career head start

A new 16-month master programme in finance for elite candidates looking for a career in finance has been launched at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). The MSc Finance & Investments Advanced contains additional elements to prepare students for such positions, and the admissions process for students who will join the programme in September 2016 has started.

The new 16-month programme builds on the foundations of an existing 12-month programme, the MSc Finance & Investments. However, the Advanced programme goes beyond the scope of its shorter sister programme.

The new programme will feature small dedicated classes for developing in-depth knowledge of advanced finance topics, and particularly close involvement of companies and organisations that provide not only case studies and guest lectures, but also internships and recruitment.

Academic director of the programme is Professor Dirk Schoenmaker. “We aim to prepare the most able candidates for a quick start to their careers in finance by providing them with extra personal leadership development, interpersonal skills, technical skills and advanced theoretical knowledge.

“Students will be part of a carefully selected international class of like-minded individuals: talented and motivated students who want to become the best in their chosen profession. Those who are willing to put in extra effort and welcome the chance to be really challenged will benefit from a clear competitive advantage in the job market.”

The MSc Finance and Investments Advanced programme includes preparation for professional exams provided by the CFA Institute, a global community of investment professionals.

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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is a top-tier European business school and ranked among the top three for research. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who carry their innovative mindset into a sustainable future thanks to a first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes. RSM also has an office in Taipei, Taiwan.

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