'Money, Banking & Financial Markets' (former name: International Economics and Finance) is one of the specialized tracks of the Master's program in Economics.
The financial and international side of firm regulation and policy making: This track will train you in two sub-disciplines: Finance as well as Economics. You will get the opportunity to combine practical financial management to economic analysis of the markets you invest in.
You will also learn: •how international bodies function (e.g., the European Central Bank), •why tax policies are designed the way they are, •and what the consequences are for firms in Europe.
You will for example discuss problems in the Eurozone, International financial supervision, microfinance, bank-runs and systemic risk, and taxation of financial institutions.
The track is closely linked to the European Banking Center, a Tilburg based research network on banking and financial markets.
This track is interesting for you if you aim for a career in banking (private but also central banks), in other private businesses that are regularly confronted with international policy making, or in (inter)national government.
Examples of functions of recent graduates of this track: •Finance Trainee at the ABN AMRO Bank •Jr Investment Strategist at AEGON •Trading Risk Analyst at ING Group •Corporate Management Trainee at Rabobank Nederland •Consultant at IBM •Junior Business Analyst at Deloitte •Research Analyst at PT Panca Global Securities, Tbk •Corporate Transaction Support at the Bank of Ireland •Trade Finance Officer at ICBC
To be eligible for the Master's in Economics program you must have a Bachelor's in Economics degree or similar discipline (such as Econometrics) from a university recognized by the Admissions Board. We require you to have a solid academic background in the following areas: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Mathematics, Statistics, Game Theory, and Industrial Organization.