The MSc in Financial Management provides students not only with the latest economic and financial theory, but also the hard financial skills and multidisciplinary understanding to put theory into practice in an increasingly complex world. This Master's programme focuses on all important aspects of modern financial management, including how to raise capital (i.e. issuing shares and bonds), how to allocate capital (capital budgeting, operational budgeting), how to manage short-term resources (working capital management), how to deal with dividend policies, and how to align individual motives to organisational objectives (performance management, compensation systems). In addition, you will learn how to effectively introduce changes in financial management policies in organisations. Importantly, the Utrecht University
MSc in Financial Management is geared toward a new generation of financial professionals who are trained to understand and solve trade-offs between short- and long-term objectives, between shareholders and stakeholders, and between financial and social responsibility.
*Acquire hard and soft financial management skills
This Master's programme combines quantitative rigour with a multidisciplinary openness to diverse perspectives – a future-facing educational approach created for a new generation of finance professionals. To ensure you understand the story behind the numbers, your strong theoretical background in economics and finance is applied in a practical, real world way.
*Focus on modern financial management with a long-term, sustainable perspective
Financial managers have to deliver short term-results and provide long-term value – not just for shareholders, but for all stakeholders.
*Tailor the programme to your ambitions and interests
The programme offers you several optional courses, ensuring that your own interests and career ambitions are reflected in your programme of study.
*Be part of a small, international community
The high staff-to-student ratio in tutorials encourages close interaction between you, your peers, and your professors and lecturers in this highly international programme.
A BSc in Economics or Economics and Business Economics preferably with some degree of specialisation in Financial Management. If you have another university Bachelor’s degree you must have knowledge in the following fields: Principles of Microeconomics, Mathematics, Econometrics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Corporate Finance.