Training the finance professionals of the future In a global economy, finance and business cannot be kept separate. This means that if you want to go into international business, you also need to be able to understand, analyse and manage financial problems. The Finance track enables you to explore core financial issues from a business perspective. These include everything from raising capital and identifying investment or acquisition opportunities to communicating with shareholders and formulating attractive salary structures for employees.
Training for your future career As a result of changing international financial regulations and stricter reporting requirements, finance is a dynamic field. That’s why it’s important the course material you receive is always current and relevant. In order to guarantee this, many of your courses are taught by lecturers who also work in the industry.
Throughout the year, you will receive training in financial research methods, and gain skills that will prepare you for your future career. To assist you in your research, you will be given access to, and be able to familiarise yourself with a collection of financial databases. Many of these databases are essential in the daily operation of large organisations.
Finance is available as a 1-year, full-time programme. Courses are taught entirely in English. Graduates will receive a master's degree in International Business with a specialisation in Finance.
Globalisation means that business is becoming ever more international. And as result, so is finance. Today’s corporate managers are faced with a range of financial problems ranging from investment to salary issues that they need to be able to understand and manage. The Finance track will provide you with essential business skills and extensive financial knowledge to be able to operate in this global environment.
What will you learn? Finance gives you a solid grounding in the financial processes that take place in today’s international businesses. The track covers essential topics such as corporate governance and risk management and introduces you to the investment industry and financial research methods.
At the end of the track, you will be able to:
• analyse and solve a wide range of financial problems in an international business context • use analytical and quantitative tools to support decision-making processes • be a financial and strategic sparring partner at all levels of a company
As a graduate with the skills to tackle a wide range of financial problems from a business perspective, you will be in high demand by international organisations in a range of sectors. Your understanding of financial processes and how financial decisions are made will make you an important sparring partner at a senior level.
Graduates have found positions in:
- international financial institutions - large multinationals - consultancy firms - regulatory bodies