FAQ - FI Internal Application

FAQ - FI Internal Application

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I am a bachelor student. What do I need in order to qualify for the master Finance & Investments?

1) Completed bachelor programme by 31 August 2016
AND
2) On 16 May 2016 you must have 140 ECTS and your weighted grade point average (GPA) must be 7,0 or higher (first eight trimesters) OR you submit a GMAT score of 600 or higher; the GMAT test must be done by 15 July 2016 and the result must be submitted to the RSM Examination Board. See section GMAT.

The results from the trimester 9 and any resits after 16 May will not be included in the GPA calculation.

If you took a gap year please refer to the FAQ category ‘Gap year students'.

Last update:
Monday, 16 November 2015

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I am a pre-master student. What do I need in order to qualify for the master Finance & Investments?

1) Completed pre-master programme, including the MSc compulsory course Corporate Finance
AND
2) Proof of English proficiency for students from the Dutch-language pre-master programme.

Students who started the pre-master programme in September 2014 or earlier must also have a GMAT score of 600 or higher.

Last update:
Monday, 16 November 2015

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Is there a maximum number of internal students that can be admitted?

No, when you meet the criteria you will be automatically accepted into the programme. There is only a maximum number of places for external students who have a non-RSM bachelor diploma.

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Friday, 13 November 2015

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What options do I have if I fail to meet the criteria?

There are a number of options if you do not qualify:

  • Choose one of 10 other MSc programmes at RSM;
  • Choose a finance master at another university in The Netherlands or abroad;
  • Take a gap year and obtain a GMAT of 600 or greater during that year.
     

Please note that other 10 master programmes will also be selective per September 2017. More information available on RSM Current Students page.

Last update:
Friday, 13 November 2015

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Can I also enter the programme in January?

No, the January intake for the master Finance & Investments is abolished.

Last update:
Monday, 16 November 2015

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When will you calculate my GPA?

Your GPA on 16 May 2016 will determine whether or not you qualify for entry into the MScFI (only for bachelor students, not for pre-master students). In order to calculate this GPA you need to have obtained a minimum of 140 ECTS on 16 May.

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Friday, 13 November 2015

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What if I have a GPA of 6.95 on 16 May? Will it be registered as a 7.0?

Yes, the GPA is rounded to one decimal place. If your GPA is 6.95, it will be registered as a 7.0 in Osiris. Please note that 6.94 will be registered as a 6.9 and is not sufficient to be admitted to the MScFI programme.

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Friday, 13 November 2015

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What if I have more than 140 ECTS on 16 May? May I choose which results to be counted for GPA?

No. If you have more than 140 ECTS on 16 May, all results that are registered in Osiris will be counted for your GPA.

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Monday, 16 November 2015

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Does internship or minor count for the required amount of 140 ECTS and GPA?

It depends from your activities for the Bachelor 3 elective area.

  1. If you did an internship/minor and you did not participate in an exchange programme, then these credits do count for the required amount of 140 ECTS and GPA.
  2. If you did an internship/minor and exchange as well, then only the exchange credits will count for the required amount of 140 ECTS. In this case the results of the internship or minor will be registered as other results and will not be taken into account for GPA calculations.
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Friday, 13 November 2015

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Does the results from my exchange programme count for the required amount of 140 ECTS and GPA?

Yes, the results from the international exchange programme count for the required amount of ECTS. As these results are registered as Pass or Fail, they have no influence on your GPA.

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Friday, 13 November 2015

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What if I do not have 140 ECTS on 16 May?

You cannot be admitted on the basis of your GPA. You must do the GMAT test in order to qualify.

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Friday, 13 November 2015

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What if I achieve a GPA of 7,0 or greater after 15 May 2016? Can I start the master Finance & Investments?

Yes, but only with a sufficient GMAT result. We cannot admit you on the basis of your GPA. The reference date is 16 May 2016 when GPA is calculated based on the results registered by this date.
You may choose to do a GMAT test before 15 July. If you achieve a GMAT result of 600 or higher, you may start the MScFI. 

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Friday, 13 November 2015

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Will I receive a confirmation about my GPA?

Yes. When your GPA result is registered, you will receive an e-mail notification via SIN-Online confirming your GPA and whether your result is sufficient for entry to the MScFI programme. Please note that in addition to a sufficient GPA (7.0 or higher) you must have a completed the BScBA, BScIBA or premaster before 1 September to be admitted to the MScFI programme.

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Monday, 16 November 2015

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What is the GMAT test?

GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test. This standardized computer-based test is developed by and for business schools through the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).  It is designed specifically to test the capabilities of students pursuing graduate education in business or management. The test can be taken at test centres all over the world, throughout the year. In The Netherlands there are test centres in Amsterdam and Utrecht. The test costs USD 250.
There is an abundance of preparation material available, both online, offline and course based. Please visit www.mba.com for further information.

Last update:
Friday, 13 November 2015

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Which parts of the GMAT should I do?

The GMAT test consists of four parts: a quantitative section, a verbal section, an integrated reasoning section and an analytical writing section. Although you will need to sit through all sections, we will only count your scores on the quantitative section and the verbal section. Be sure to do the GMAT test before 15 July 2016.

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Friday, 13 November 2015

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Where do I have to submit the GMAT score?

After the GMAT test you will receive a provisional test result. Be sure to inform RSM Examination Board via the online form about your result.

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Monday, 16 November 2015

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I am taking or will take a gap year after my bachelor. How will this affect me?

You will have to meet the same admission criteria as all other internal students. If you already have a completed bachelor degree on 16 May, we shall be able to use your final bachelor GPA. If your GPA is insufficient you may opt to do a GMAT test.

If you do not have access to the SIN-Online at the time of registration, be sure to send an e-mail to msc.fi@rsm.nl by 15 May 2016 and inform that you wish to register for the MScFI programme starting September 2016.

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Friday, 13 November 2015

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When & where can I register for the MSc Finance & Investments programme?

All bachelor and pre-master students who wish to begin the master Finance & Investments per 1 September 2016 will have to register via SIN-Online. The registration will take place on the SIN-Online channel ‘Enrolment MSc Finance & Investments’. Please note that you must complete all the following steps to register for the master Finance & Investments:

  • Subscribe to the SIN-Online channel Enrolment MSc Finance & Investments by 15 May 2016;
  • Register for the master via SIN-Online My Registrations from 1 March 2016 through 15 May 2016, 23:59hrs, a confirmation e-mail will be sent (registration will be visible only if you have subscribed to the channel, see step 1);
  • Enrol for the master via Studielink by 31 August 3016.
Last update:
Monday, 16 November 2015

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What if I forgot to register via SIN-Online by 15 May 2016, can I still apply?

Yes, you can still register for the master Finance & Investments by sending an e-mail to msc.fi@rsm.nl by 15 July 2016. However, please note that if you register after 15 May 2016 you cannot be admitted on the basis of your GPA. You must do the GMAT test in order to qualify. For more information about the GMAT test, please refer to the FAQ category ‘GMAT test’.

Last update:
Monday, 16 November 2015

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I am currently a master student at RSM. I want to do a second master Finance & Investments. What do I need to qualify for it?

The admission requirements depend from your educational background:

  • Students who have completed the RSM bachelor programme
    Your weighted grade point average (GPA) of your bachelor programme must be 7,0 or higher OR you must have a GMAT score of 600 or higher. The GMAT test must be done by 15 July 2016 and the result must be sent to the RSM Examination Board viaec@rsm.nl.
  • Students who have completed the RSM pre-master programme
    You must have completed the MSc compulsory course for the MScFI which is Corporate Finance and you must have a GMAT score of 600 or higher and proof of English proficiency for students from the Dutch-language pre-master programme
  • Students who have completed a non-RSM bachelor programme
    You must meet the admission criteria as explained on the RSM site Finance & Investments. After the registration deadline, the RSM Admissions Office will check whether you meet the criteria and will inform you about it by end of May 2016.
Last update:
Wednesday, 17 February 2016

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