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Joint 2nd place in best MSc Finance in the Netherlands -Higher Education Guide Masters 2018

How do you manage international financial transactions? This programme will teach you.

These days internationally oriented firms and organisations do not merely need financial specialists who are acquainted with the latest finance and risk management tools and techniques. They are looking for professionals who can use these tools and techniques for managing information and business resources.

This programme equips you with knowledge, understanding and skills required to define, analyse and evaluate real and complex international financial management problems on both a societal level as well as on the level of companies and institutions and to design solutions for these problems. You will gain advanced academic knowledge of theoretical concepts in (international) financial management and you will be able to apply research methods.

The Master's degree programme in International Financial Management (IFM) focuses on the different aspects of financial management in an international business environment. You will develop the skills needed to become a financial manager in an international firm or organisation.

Why study this programme in Groningen?

The MSc IFM programme focuses on both finance and accounting, deals with real-life management issues and has an international orientation. There is a good balance between theory and practice. You work on assignments that both require research skills and practical insights. Moreover, it is an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

After your studies

After successful completion of the MSc programme International Financial Management, you will be able to take up positions in which you contribute as a specialist in international financial management to decision-making in multinational companies and financial institutions, consultancy firms, multinational public organisations such as the IMF, World Bank, ECB, etc. and governmental institutions.

Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

Job examples

  • Financial manager with a multinational firm
  • Commercial manager with a firm in the financial business
  • Financial analyst with a large financial institution
  • Internal or external financial consultant for firms

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

Research institutes related to the MSc programme:

Economics, Econometrics & Finance

Global Economics and Management

FEB Career Services 

To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Career Services empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: FEB Career Services.


Visit the International Financial Management MSc page on the University of Groningen website for more details!

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