• Application deadline

    Application closed for academic year 2023/2024

  • Starting date

    August 2023

  • Format

    Full-time | 12 months

  • Credits

    60

  • Fee

    €2,314 (EEA) | €21,500 (non-EEA)

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  • Language

    English

This one-year full-time MSc in Finance and Investments is demanding and requires a proactive attitude; it will provide you with the latest in-depth knowledge and insights, plus the right skills and mindset essential for a successful career as a finance professional.

  • 39% international students in programme
  • 97% of graduates employed within 3 months after graduation
  • Examples of your future job title:  Financial analyst, Portfolio / Risk manager, Financial consultant

What you will learn

The programme will prepare you for a position in, for example, a financial institution, a corporation, a consultancy, your own start-up, a government project, or an NGO. You will learn from world-class academics specialising in finance, and from leading practitioners.

RSM is one of only a few business schools in the Benelux that is partnered with the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute® (CFA). Thus, you can earn your master’s degree and prepare for the CFA® Level I exam within one academic year – another step on your way to becoming a financial analyst, portfolio/risk manager, or consultant.

And because RSM is also an Academic Partner of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA), your curriculum can be part of your preparation for CAIA exams as you learn strategies and practice for alternative investments that can be applied to hedge funds, real estate, or private equity.   

Programme highlights

  • The course portfolio is updated every year

    To reflect the transformation and the changing finance and investing landscape

  • Direct connection to the job market

    Through guest lectures, company projects and networking events with business and data professionals

  • Top-ranked

    RSM is consistently ranked well in (international) master rankings, for example in the national student satisfaction survey Studiekeuze 123.

  • Faculty

    International instructors who can explain theory and concepts in a clear and engaging way

  • On-campus

    Guest lectures by key people from the industry, interactive learning, and study clubs

  • Off-campus

    International study trips, company in-house days, and internship opportunities

More about the programme

While this programme is ultimately a research-based master programme, it has a strong practical aspect. Besides learning theory for finance and investments, we apply our knowledge to practical situations through group projects. The programme also provides a wide variety of elective programmes, allowing us to tailor it based on our interests.

Dennis Santo (MSc Finance and Investments 2020)

Dennis Santo

Is it right for me?

If you’re talented and motivated, and recently graduated with a bachelor degree in business, economics, finance or accounting – and keen to develop yourself into a finance professional – then this master programme is for you.

 

You’ll need to be able to study independently as well as eager to work in teams.

 

Many graduates find their first career steps as analysts, consultants, or controllers in financial services, consultancy or corporations, according to the findings of our latest MSc Employment Report. Their salaries rank second highest of all graduates from all RSM MSc programmes. While some find a job in top international banks in major financial centres such as Frankfurt and London, many others work in other banks, financial advisory companies, large corporates, or smaller businesses.

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