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Business Administration: Specialization in Financial Management

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Master Postgraduate Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Economics, commerce, management and accounting
Course summary How do you decide how much capital an organization needs? The Financial Management specialization of Business Administration is about acquisition, administration and allocation of financial resources.
Course description The Financial Management specialization of the Master's programme in Business Administration is built on 3 main pillars: Corporate Finance, Accounting and Control and the financial sector. Professionals in financial management, whether they work for financial or non-financial companies, are required to have expertise in three major fields: they need to have a thorough understanding of how to raise and allocate capital (Corporate Finance), to know the lie of the land in the financial environment (financial sector) and to have a keen awareness of how to manage and report on internal financial flows (Accounting and Control). In addition to the core curriculum that consists of courses in Corporate Financial Management, Financial Sector Management, Accounting and Control, Ethics and Academic Research, the programme offers a variety of electives. Students can opt for further specialisation in Corporate Finance, Accounting and Control or the Financial Sector. The Financial Management specialization typically prepares students for a career in one of the many and varied professions that fall under the category of financial management.
Study subjects The Master's programme takes one year (60 European credits) and features a wide range of subjects covering all aspects. For detailed information see:
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes literature study, oral presentation, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, working group, individual assignment, seminar
Accreditation NVAO, NVAO

About the institution

Department School of Business and Economics
Information about the institution Ever since it was founded in 1880, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society.


Admission requirements
  3. Please make sure you also read the general requirements and application procedure.
  4. No decisions on admission can be made until the admissions office has received the complete online form, the application fee and the required documents as mentioned on the general website.
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English C2
IELTS overall band 6.5
IELTS speaking 6
TOEFL internet based 92
TOEFL paper based 580
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 - -
1 Sep 2021 - -
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
No tuition fees available.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme (formerly NFP), Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme Taiwan, StuNed Scholarship Programme, VU Fellowship Programme

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Telephone number (020) 598 5000
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