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Financial Management

Course Description

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.

Visit the Financial Management page on the Utrecht University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Utrecht Excellence Scholarships - 20+ Awards

SELECTION CRITERIAEligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:- Academic excellence and promise in the proposed field of study;
- The academic quality and results of preceding qualifications, as evidenced by proof of belonging to the top 10% of the class, grades, test scores, a writing sample, letters of recommendation;
- The quality and relevance of the motivation letter for the Master’s programme (academic content, intercultural and communication skills, personal motivation);
- The quality of the application for the Master’s programme itself (completeness, accuracy, consistency).

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition fee or Tuition fee plus living expenses (€11,000)


-Belong to the top 10% of your graduating class
- Hold a non-EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans
- Have completed your secondary school and/or Bachelor degree outside the Netherlands
- Have applied for one of the participating international master’s programme with a start date of September.

Application Procedure

See http://www.uu.nl/masters/en/general-information/international-students/financial-matters/grants-and-scholarships/utrecht-excellence-scholarships

Entry Requirements

A BSc in Economics or Economics and Business Economics preferably with some degree of specialisation in Financial Management. The International Office assesses all international credentials according to the credential evaluation criteria of the Nuffic (the Netherlands Organisation for international cooperation in Higher Education), and advises the Admissions Committee on this subject.f you have another university Bachelor’s degree you must have knowledge in the following fields:Principles of MicroeconomicsMathematicsEconometricsPrinciples of MacroeconomicsPrinciples of Corporate Finance

Course Fees

2016-2017 EU/EEA: € 1.984,- Non EU/non-EEA : € 15.000

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