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Business Administration: Duisenberg Honours Programme in Corporate Finance at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Are you curious in what ways a firm can attract capital, a corporate can be valued and how corporate financial managers make their decisions? Are you a highly motivated, excellent student who is interested in topics ranging from raising capital to identifying new investment opportunities and from corporate social responsibility to corporate governance? Follow the Business Administration: Duisenberg Honours Programme in Corporate Finance!


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Business Administration: Duisenberg Honours Programme in Corporate Finance

On the one hand, the programme pays attention to classical corporate finance questions like capital allocation and corporate valuation. But the programme also offers new topics in the field of financial management such as corporate social responsibility and sustainable finance. The programme provides in-depth knowledge on this wide range of topics. This leads to a demanding programme with a study load of 84 EC in one year. Therefore, this programme is perfectly suited for ambitious students with a particular interest in the area of Corporate Finance.


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When you finished this truly multi-disciplary programme with 84 EC, you will have had a unique and dedicated focus on Corporate Finance that covers financial management from different angles. 


From classical corporate finance questions to current topics like corporate social responsibility; in this demanding yet rewarding programme you have delved into a a variety of topics that are guaranteed to give you a head start on the job market. And as VU Amsterdam has a reputation for integrity, it means the programme also covers the ethical perspective on corporate finance.


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Business Administration: Duisenberg Honours Programme in Corporate Finance

Admission requirements with an international degree

 

In order to gain admission to our Master’s programme, you need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 EC or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score. You need to have successfully completed courses and studied literature related to the core of this programme, consisting of (or equivalents of):

  • Financial Management - Berk, J. and P. DeMarzo, Corporate Finance, Pearson. Latest edition or Brealey, R.A. & Myers, S.C. and F. Allen, Principles of Corporate Finance, Mcgraw-Hill. Latest edition.
  • Financial Markets and Institutions - Mishkin, F.S. and S.G. Eakins, Financial Markets and Institutions, Pearson. Latest edition.
  • Business Statistics - Berenson, M.L., Levine, D. M. & Krehbiel, T. C., Basic Business Statistics, Pearson. Latest edition.
  • Accounting Knowledge - Bhimani, Horngren, Datar and Rajan, Management and Cost Accounting, 6th edition. and Aerts, W. and Walton, P., Global Financial Accounting & Reporting : Principles and analysis, Cengage. Latest edition.


Furthermore students need to show:

  • Outstanding performance in the completed preceding Bachelor's programme.
  • Strong motivation and commitment to the high study load of 84 EC in one year.


English language requirements


The admission board wants to stress the intensity of the programme: reading scientific articles and writing papers will be a key part, all in a very high pace. Your English language skills, both oral and written, are extremely important in this programme. As you will have to communicate frequently with your fellow students and you will be working with and for international companies.

VU Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test. You can, however, begin your application without having the test results. Exceptions are made for students who have completed a bachelor or master in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.

 


 

I have a Dutch university level (WO) bachelor’s degree (VU bachelor’s degree, VU premaster or bachelor’s degree at another university)


 

Admission requirements

The Duisenberg Honours Programme in Financial Markets and Regulation is open to students with a university Bachelor's degree that provides a thorough knowledge in Financial Management, Financial Markets & Institutions, Corporate Finance or Accounting.  You need to have successfully completed courses and studied literature related to the core of this programme, consisting of (or equivalents of):

 

  • Financial Management
    • Berk, J. and P. DeMarzo, Corporate Finance, Pearson. Latest edition.
    • or Brealey, R.A. & Myers, S.C. and F. Allen, Principles of Corporate Finance, Mcgraw-Hill. Latest edition.
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
    • Mishkin, F.S. and S.G. Eakins, Financial Markets and Institutions, Pearson. Latest edition.
  • Business Statistics
    • Berenson, M.L., Levine, D. M. & Krehbiel, T. C., Basic Business Statistics, Pearson. Latest edition.
  • Accounting Knowledge
    • Bhimani, Horngren, Datar and Rajan, Management and Cost Accounting, 6th edition. Aerts, W. and Walton, P., Global Financial Accounting & Reporting : Principles and analysis, Cengage. Latest edition.

 

Furthermore students need to show:

1.    Outstanding performance in the completed preceding bachelor programme.

2.    Strong motivation and commitment to the high study load of 84 EC in one year.

 

Approval is in most cases given to students who hold a Bachelor’s degree with sufficient courses in Finance in:

  • International / Technical) Business Administration
  • Economics and Business Economics
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Industrial Engineering and Management

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Amsterdam

Field of study

Business & Economics

Degree

Master of Science in Business Administration

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 16630 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Amsterdam

Field of study

Business & Economics

Degree

Master of Science in Business Administration

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 16630 EUR / year

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