WHU’s Master in Finance Program is designed for graduates with an excellent first academic degree in a business-related field of study. This full-time, English language program lasting 17 or 21 months provides an in-depth understanding of financial markets by offering a wide range of modules in the fields of finance, economics, and accounting. Offering both practical and international experience, the program prepares students for a broad range of careers in the global financial industry.
Why Master in Finance at WHU?
About the Program
In today’s economy, clients and companies rely on finance professionals more than ever to help them effectively manage cash, assets, investments, and business risk. Gain relevant skills with an online MS in Finance.
Prepare to meet the increasing demand for trained finance managers and finance analysts with our online master’s in finance degree program. Gain hands-on preparation for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) exam, Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) exam, or Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) qualification exams. In fact, depending on the specialization you choose, you will take a simulated certification exam as your capstone project.
This master’s in finance aligns with industry needs to help you advance your career as a financial planner, manager, or analyst. Designed and taught by experts in the field, the employer-focused program features a practical approach that combines case studies, engaging discussions, and project-based learning. You can gain the in-depth knowledge and specialized skills you need for certification and a career in corporate finance, investment banking, financial management, financial markets, securities firms, government, and other settings.
Our master’s in finance online degree program is designed to prepare you for in-demand finance careers. Depending on your goals, you can choose from three specializations that focus on the specific competencies you need:
As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to:
Our MS in Finance program offers three industry-aligned specializations to help you meet your career goals and prepare for professional certifications.
As U.S. and global economies grow, so do career opportunities for professionals in the finance field. Our MS in Finance program can help you prepare for professional and management positions in corporate finance, investment banking, financial management, financial markets, securities firms, government, and other settings. The program also helps prepare you for professional certification as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) or Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).
Potential career options include:*
HEC Paris’ Master in Management (MiM) is the international students’ gateway to the prestigious Grande Ecole program, created in 1881, and a fantastic world of opportunities.
The Grande Ecole program is designed for high potential students from all backgrounds with little or no professional experience, driven to become influential leaders in tomorrow’s world.
The Grande Ecole curriculum is divided into a generalist phase and a specialization phase. The first phase concentrates on business fundamentals while the second one focuses on acquiring expertise around the professional goals of the student. The nature of the specialization determines the Master’s degree that the student will finally receive: Management, Management & Business Law, Management and Public Affairs…
This unique curriculum structure enables students to acquire both an excellent grounding in general management and an expertise in a specific field. We firmly believe this combination is the key success factor in training future leaders and making a lasting impact on the careers of our students. In fact, our graduates combine the rare ability to grasp the ‘global picture’ in all situations and a deep understanding that only experts can truly reach.
The program consists of:
Moreover, the Grande Ecole program, created in 1881, perfectly balances the development of practical leadership and professional skills with the more theoretical requirements, such as a final research paper within the specialization. Students are trained to become decision-makers while focusing on the academic specialization that they choose in light of their professional goals. With the diversity of courses and specializations available, students can develop expertise in several areas of business administration, shape their career plans, all while preparing their entry into the business world through company internships.
In M2, students have access to a wide range of specializations, which then determine the Master’s degree that the student will finally receive:
Read more on Grande Ecole specializations
HEC Paris has developed Dual Degree Programs with prestigious universities in France and around the world. Dedicated to essential disciplines such as law, public affairs, management or data science, these Dual Degree Programs will help students develop a diversity of thought, international management skills and a truly global mindset.
The Grande Ecole program offers numerous international opportunities such as :
HEC Paris is also an active member of the GNAM (Global Network for Advanced Management, founded by Yale University).
On top of their Major, MiM Students will have the opportunity to complete one of the eight HEC Certificates and deepen their knowledge in a specific area of business. At the very end of the MiM curriculum, our Certificates aim to provide our students with a more in-depth perspective and a firmer grasp of the topic they choose, ideally propelling them into the business world after completion of their study.
Certificates entail the equivalent of 100 contact hours, and include projects, as well as other business assignments:
Graduates from the MiM program will find themselves with a wealth of opportunities and choices regarding their career path: 98% find employment after 3 months, in a variety of sectors. A popular choice for HEC MiM graduates is consulting or financial services but graduates can follow a multitude of routes, ranging from real estate to high technology. Opportunities are also global for MiM graduates with 39% finding a job outside their home country.
Students at HEC benefit from the school's international network, close connections with companies and excellent career department. The career service helps our students formulate and achieve their professional projects through services such as the 6-step career roadmap and the numerous career events organized on campus.
The world loves American culture, but is deeply distrustful of American power and politics. At Radboud University, we offer critical insights into what America means. Our Master's program gives students the opportunity to become experts in the concept of ‘America' in a variety of fields: US history, literature, culture (including popular culture, film, theatre, political history, foreign policy, constitutional law, religion and social science. Radboud University's programme distinguishes itself from other's by emphasizing the cultural and political relations between the United States, its neighbours and Europe.
The open classroom experience is what teachers and researches of the Master`s program “North American Studies” want to create for their students. For an example of the experience, in the project “Politics & Culture of Liberation” students and teachers worked closely with the National Liberation Museum in Groesbeek, the Regional Archive in Nijmegen and the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The project resulted in an exhibition on the impact of American culture on Europe and the Transatlantic World. This is only one example of the many creative seminar projects that students realize in the Master`s program.
See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/americanstudies
Specialisations in the Master's in North American Studies. The Master's programme in North American Studies offers two specialisations:
1. Literatures and Cultures of North America in International Perspective
2. Transnational America: Politics, Culture and Society
America's cultural icons are the world's cultural icons. From Walt Disney to the Statue of Liberty, from Hollywood to Time magazine, and from Jack Kerouac to Philip Roth, the influence of American culture and literature around the world is huge. Our program allows students to critically explore the significance of American culture in countries around the globe. Aside from studying the variety of meanings assigned to American cultural products abroad, students will explore the diversity of the American cultural expressions themselves.
With the so-called ‘transnational turn', American Studies increasingly looks beyond national borders. In this program you will explore the politics, culture and society of the United States within, outside and at its borders. Central themes are the exchange of cultural and political ideas between North America and Europe, and related issues in the field of Americanisation, globalisation, cultural mobility and political and cultural imperialism.
True to the tradition of American Studies, our program teaches students to approach issues from different angles and to think in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary ways. We also offer excellent internships, thanks to our global network. Furthermore, we are the only university in the Netherlands to teach oral communication skills in the American language throughout our Bachelor's program, so that students who go on to study for a Master's degree have near-native language abilities.
In Nijmegen, you will find yourself in a dynamic learning environment where the level of scholarship and communication in (American) English is extremely high. This is one of the reasons why our program is so popular. Another reason is the choice the University offers between two fascinating fields within which you can create your own custom-made program: ‘Literatures and Cultures of North America in International Perspective' and ‘Transnational America: Politics, Culture and Society.'
Within the program in North America Studies, you can choose from the following two specialisations. Each specialisation comprises of a one-year, 60 EC program including a 20 EC Master's thesis project. For more information about program outline, structure, and courses, please click on the links below.
Literature and Cultures of North America in International Perspective
All students enrolled in this Master's specialisation take compulsory foundational courses. In addition, students take a compulsory Master's Thesis Colloquium and participate in Master's Thesis Workshops to help them structure their Master's Thesis research and support their writing process. There is an elective space in the specialisation to allow students to engage in an internship or engage in further courses. Options for elective courses include courses on Native Americans, African-American literature and the American borderlands.
Transnational America: Politics, Culture and Society
If you follow this specialisation, you will take several obligatory foundation courses. In addition, students take a compulsory Master's Thesis Colloquium and participate in Master's Thesis Workshops to help them structure their Master's Thesis research and support their writing process. There is a small elective space in the specialisation to allow students to engage in an internship or engage in further courses. Options for elective courses include a special course on the Beat Generation, one of America's most influential avant-garde movements; Native Americans; African-American Literature and Culture; American Borders: Contact Conflict and Exchange; or American Constitutional Law (taught in Dutch).
There is a wide range of opportunities for graduates from the Master's program in North American Studies. Your broad interdisciplinary education and excellent command of English will help you find a job in an international setting. You could work in school or university education, in research, in journalism or other media, in publishing, museums, international finance, government, business, international affairs or as a diplomat.
See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/americanstudies
The MSc in Global Management is offered as a single degree in Reims, or as a double degree with the prestigious D'Amore Mc Kim School of Business, Northeastern University Boston. In addition, it is a partner of the International Partnership of Business Schools [IPBS] Master of International Management [MIM].
Single Degree Option
From the NEOMA Business School you will earn a Master of Science in Global Management (MSc).
Two-Year Degree Option
This adapted curriculum offers students who want to gain or enhance their business management knowledge and skills the opportunity to earn a Master of Science in two years.
From the NEOMA Business School you will earn the Master of Science of your choice:
Double Degree Option
Bringing together their respective complementary expertise in entrepreneurship and leadership, D’Amore McKim School of Business and NEOMA Business School thrive to deliver a curriculum that will equip you with the mindset and the tools to raise global and complex challenges, and become global leaders.
If you choose to study at NEOMA Business School in France and D’Amore-McKim School of Business in Boston, you will earn two master's degrees from two elite business schools across two different continents.
From the D’Amore-McKim School of business you will earn a MS in International Management.
From the NEOMA Business School you will earn a MSc in Global Management.
In an increasingly uncertain environment, the key to a solid career is the capacity to navigate increasingly complex ethical dilemmas and take intelligent risks in a globalised and localised arena.
The curriculum provides hard and soft skill training, it is strongly experiential and case study based. Advanced seminars cover the main corporate functions: business statistics, finance, accounting, marketing, strategy, innovation, supply chain management, human resources. Particular attention is given to developing soft skills: cross-cultural awareness, communication and negotiation, team management and leadership.
More importantly, beyond standard business modules the curriculum pays particular attention to current socio-economic and geopolitical events, and how they guide business and management practices. Specialised modules highlight the responsibility of business managers toward the great global concerns: the environment, technology, human rights, peace.
The programme is designed to form agile and operational managers, who are aware of the global forces that drive business as well as the future of humanity, and who are prepared to face them with bold action.
For a detailed description of the Single degree, Double degree and Two-Year Option curriculum, please visit the website
An obligatory end-of-studies internship or other professional experience in France of abroad concludes the programme. The duration of this internship ranges from min 4 to max 6 months ending 31st December.
The NEOMA BS Teaching and Learning Center and Career Center support students during in their internship search with specialised workshops and face-to-face meetings. The NEOMA BS Corporate Club and Alumni Association provide internship opportunities across the globe.
To complete their degree, students present a Master’s thesis under the supervision of NEOMA BS staff.
Following graduation students may apply for an extension for their visa for 12 month sunder conditions in order to search for a job in the EU.
The M.Sc. in Global Management is geared to providing you with advanced professional skills to become an international manager with solid practical experience and an expert in intercultural business relations with a global vision and outlook.
A variety of international corporate functions to which you can aspire:
Understanding a firm’s finances and knowing how to deal with not just economic but also managerial, legal, and reporting aspects to strengthen and maximise enterprise value.
In a continuously globalising world economy, how can financial managers increase the value of the firm for their shareholders and stakeholders? How do managers figure out what the best investment is and how much to invest? How can and should a company finance its operations? The Master’s programme in Corporate Finance and Control provides you with the latest theory and research, focusing on all the important scientific and practical aspects that deal with the financial management and governance of modern firms.
You will learn about international standards of financial accounting and reporting methods, corporate finance and governance, firm valuation, mergers and acquisitions, as well as risk management and other advanced topics in corporate finance. Graduates of Corporate Finance and Control are well equipped for careers as corporate financial manager, financial controller, or business consultant in multinational companies as well as small and medium sized enterprises.
See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/cfc
- A sound foundation in corporate finance is integrated with modern institutional and behavioural insights, giving this Master’s specialisation a unique perspective.
- You will be confronted with both practical real-world business cases as well as the latest theoretical developments.
- You will be trained to think independently and critically about the way in which corporate finance can be applied in your professional field and you will develop skills that will make a difference in the highly competitive global labour market.
- You will be part of a new generation of finance professionals, who understand the economic and managerial implications of their decisions also from the perspective of modern institutional and behavioural insights.
- The specialisation pays special attention to global aspects of corporate finance, preparing students for a highly international career.
- Our lecturers are active in academic and applied research which allows them to incorporate the latest academic developments and practical issues. This will also enable you to actively participate in academic research in your Master’s programme.
- Professors and students interact in small groups, thus strengthening the academic atmosphere.
- Radboud University offers ‘Economics Plus’. Traditional economic models and business approaches are expanded with relevant knowledge from related disciplines such as psychology, teaching more in-depth knowledge that can be applied in today’s globalised world.
We make sure that our Economics students have a strong background in both theory and practical real-world approaches. Within this specialisation of Economics, you will get a thorough understanding of state-of-the-art corporate finance integrated with modern institutional and behavioural insights. Understanding all the necessary facets will equip you with the knowledge and skills to tackle complex financial issues in today’s corporations.
Employers are increasingly looking for a new generation of financial managers, who understand both the economic and the business side of the financial workings of corporations and who can integrate this knowledge with institutional and behavioural insights to tackle a wide variety of problems. This Master’s specialisation will provide you with this in-depth knowledge and will teach you how to deal with today’s problems as a financial manager to strengthen a company’s finances and maximise its value.
Our graduates have the necessary knowledge and skills to become financial manager, financial controller, or business consultant in multinational companies as well as small and medium sized enterprises. Careers as financial analyst, investment manager or general manager – thanks to your background in corporate finance and financial accounting – are also well within your reach.
This Master’s programme does not just look at raising and investing money, but also at controlling this process with proper financial accounting and reporting, governance and risk management. We want to educate a new generation of finance professionals, who understand the economic and managerial implications of their decisions also from the perspective of modern institutional and behavioural insights.
Due to globalisation there are very few companies that do not operate on an international scale, or at the very least interact with consumers, clients and/or partner organisations in other countries. Having a thorough knowledge of international issues has therefore become crucial for every financial manager and we pay special attention to these aspects in this specialisation. With internationalisation comes the complexity of different influences and systems. That is why at Radboud University, we also teach students how to be aware of the different institutional, cultural and psychological aspects of financial matters.
- Other specialisations of Economics
This specialisation looks at Finance from a firm’s perspective and at its positioning within financial markets. If you are more interested in Finance from a market perspective and how financial markets can be regulated, we suggest you take a look at our Master’s Financial Economics. Or if you want to discover the nitty-gritty of a company’s balance sheets and statements of financial position then Accounting and Control may be more interesting for you. And those wanting to know more about the trade relations between countries should take a look at our specialisation International Economics & Business.
See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/cfc
Join the NEOMA BS Master in Management and become a high-level manager, with solid cross-functional skills, a cutting-edge specialisation, and the ability to unite people and rethink dominant models.
This exceptional programme benefits from all the expertise of a “Grande Ecole” with a rich history and tradition and a strong network of professional and academic partners and alumni throughout the world.
Available on both our Rouen and Reims campuses, it will offer you a broad range of possibilities in terms of tracks, specialisations and work environments.
When you join the programme you will develop an overall vision of the company and understand how its different functions combine to enhance its performance. This cross-functional approach is central to the educational philosophy of the Master in Management programme. It will make you an expert in management, capable of leading specialists effectively in marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, etc.
Providing genuine employment possibilities, the programme will boost your prospects of being rapidly recruited as a specialist. At the same time, throughout the programme you will acquire cross-functional, flexible skills, enabling you to gain rapid promotion to senior management positions. These same qualities will guarantee your employability throughout your professional life, in France or abroad.
A career that will live up to your expectations.
Our Master in Management includes several tracks, both traditional and alternative, with one fundamental objective: to offer you a curriculum that fits your career plan perfectly.
Depending on your level of English, from the outset you can follow most of your courses in English.
Professional experience during your studies is essential because it will:
The Master in Management provides for at least 10 months of internships :
You can apply for the numerous offers that companies advertise directly through the School, or you can look for a business or contract that suits you best.
Our entrepreneurship track
Do you have an entrepreneurial project in mind? The entrepreneurship track is made for you. Offered in your second year, this selective track allows you to focus on your own entrepreneurial project.
Your specially adapted timetable enables you to follow courses in the morning and work on your entrepreneurial project in our incubator in the afternoon.
By choosing this track, you can:
This track is also offered to high-level athletes
In today’s globalised economy, you need to acquire the skills to lead your career in a multicultural environment.
This is why the Master in Management guarantees you a strongly international outlook. This commitment is implemented on and off campus in various forms.
Study in a multicultural environment
When you join our School, you choose to study on our multicultural campuses as one of a student cohort comprising of dozens of nationalities. You will work every day in small groups with these international students, learn new methods and learn to overcome communication problems caused by different languages and culture. At the end of the programme, you will be perfectly capable of working in a multicultural environment.
Spend 6 months abroad
You can spend one semester in a top-tier academic institution as part of your Master programme. The Master in Management makes this possible tthrough a top-quality international network of nearly 300 possible destinations (depending on the semester), no matter what campus you are studying at.
The internships in the Master in Management programme can also be carried out in the country of your choice, as part of your international experience.
Become a professional that companies are looking for
The Master in Management Programme at NEOMA BS chooses to employ transversality in its curriculum: during your studies, you will come in contact with different areas of corporate management and learn about their different functions and interactions.
Through this exposure, at the end of the programme, you will be able to take charge of projects from A to Z, and manage specialists from different areas of the business thanks to your transversal outlook.
This transversality opens the doors to professional placement and a continually evolving career path. Therefore you will find graduates from the NEOMA BS Master in Management programme holding a variety of positions at the different companies from various sectors of activity.
A solid alumni network is at your disposal after your studies
NEOMA Alumni is an association of NEOMA Business School graduates, one of the largest networks to come out of the Grande École programmes in France.
At the end of your studies, NEOMA Alumni and its Career Centre are there to support you throughout your professional career in all its phases.
Every year NEOMA Alumni organises more than 300 events (conferences, networking workshops, etc.) through its 26 professional clubs (sectorial or functional). The network also helps to drive the careers of graduates through promotional activities and the various networks of major companies that are always recruiting. Learn more at: http://www.neoma-alumni.com/
Business creators? NEOMA BS Incubator is there to assist you
If you are a student heading a project for either business creation or business takeover, our multi-site incubator provides you with a comprehensive support programme: