The Finance specialization within the Master’s in Finance programme is focused on topics related to financial economics and financial markets. During the programme students can choose to focus their studies in the form of learning lines: Investments, corporate finance, institutional finance and real estate finance. In such learning lines real-world problems will be approached through the lens of financial markets and financial institutions.
The Finance specialization differentiates itself from the Financial Management specialization roughly speaking by having a financial market perspective whereas the Financial Management specialization is focused much more on a corporate perspective and its decision making. A way of comparing the two specializations is by looking at the courses. You will see that Finance focuses on asset pricing, financial institutions, and corporate finance, whereas Financial Management focuses on accounting, corporate finance, and the financial sector. This makes the Finance specialization somewhat more technical than the Finance Management specialization.
The programme has been a top ranked programme according to the National Student Survey (NSE) for several years. In 2023, the Finance Master's programme is ranked 52nd in the top 55 Finance programmes worldwide, according to the Financial Times Ranking. With approximately 150 students it is small enough to maintain close contact with your classmates and the teachers, but large enough to ensure a good selection of electives. On top of that, one third of the programme’s professors also work in the financial industry themselves. All other courses offer at least two guest lectures from industry professionals and use cases from the industry.
The start date of this programme is September 1st.