The Financial Management specialization has a focus on the corporate (financial and non-financial) and its decision making in a wider sense. Key topics a financial management specialist is concerned with are: capital budgeting, capital structure, pay-out policy, enterprise risk management, accounting, financial sector management. The curriculum of the Financial Management specialization is setup to transform the student to a financial management professional that is equipped to master the aforementioned key topics and related decision-making processes.
The Financial Management specialization differentiates itself from the Finance specialization by having a corporate perspective compared to the Finance specialization having a financial market perspective. A way of comparing the two specializations is by looking at the courses. You will see that Financial Management focuses on accounting, corporate finance, and the financial sector, whereas Finance focuses on asset pricing, financial institutions, and corporate finance. This makes the Financial Management specialization somewhat more applied than the Finance specialization.
The start date of this programme is September 1st.