Students

Finance

2019-2020

What determines stock prices? What’s the best way to finance a particular company? And how can the financial markets and financial regulations help a society as a whole to prosper? The Finance Master’s programme explores these questions through real-life business cases, many of which are led by people who work in the financial industry themselves.

Besides this Msc Finance programme two intensive programmes of 84 ec each are offered to talented and ambitious students: the Duisenberg Honours Programme Finance and Technology and the Duisenberg Honours Programme in Quantitative Risk Management.

Info

Level Master
Language English
Duration 1 years
Type Fulltime
Credits 60 EC
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Master Finance
Description
The Master Finance consists of obligatory courses, electives and a
thesis.
Master Finance - Duisenberg Honours Programme Finance and Technology
Description
The Duisenberg Honours Programme in Finance and Technology trains you to
master traditional finance techniques in combination with developments
in data science. Having graduated from the programme, you’ll have the
ability to understand the data techniques, how they can be applied in
the financial sector, and how they can transform businesses. While you
won’t be a data science specialist, you’ll form a bridge between the
programmer and the manager. You’ll understand the technicians, apply the
techniques in the financial sector, and sell them to the outside world.

The Honours Programme contains compulsory courses plus a portfolio and a
thesis. In addition you may opt for an intership of 0 EC.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Portfolio Finance & Financial Management Ac. Year (sept) 0EC E_BA_PTFIN
Thesis MSc Finance - Duisenberg HP - FT Ac. Year (sept) 18EC E_FIN_THDFT
Advanced Finance, Banking and Insurance P1 6EC E_BA_AFBI
Asset Pricing P1 6EC E_FIN_AP
Python for Finance P1 6EC E_FIN_PFIN
Alternative Finance and Shadow Banking P2 6EC E_FIN_AFSB
Empirical Finance P2 6EC E_FIN_EF
Machine Learning for Finance P2 6EC E_FIN_MLF
Research Project for Finance P3 6EC E_FIN_RPFIN
Algorithmic Trading P4 6EC E_FIN_ALGT
Economics of Payment Systems P4 6EC E_FIN_EPS
Financial Sector Regulation P4 6EC E_BA_FSR
Quantitative Financial Risk Management P5 6EC E_FIN_QFRM
Master Finance - Duisenberg Honours Programme Quantitative Risk Management
Description
For students with an appropriate quantitatively oriented university
bachelor degree, we offer the Duisenberg Honours Programme in
Quantitative Risk Management within the MSc Finance programme. Upon
successful completion, students obtain an MSc Finance diploma, with the
diploma annex clearly stating that the student successfully completed
the Duisenberg Honours Programme.

For more information on this programme, see the Master site of the
university (www.vu.nl > study at vu amsterdam > Finance (Msc) >
Duisenberg honours programmes in Quantitative Finance and Risk
Management)
Finance - Duisenberg QRM - Obligatory
Description
The Honours programme contains 9 obligatory courses plus a thesis.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Portfolio Finance & Financial Management Ac. Year (sept) 0EC E_BA_PTFIN
Thesis MSc Finance - Duisenberg HP - QRM Ac. Year (sept) 18EC E_FIN_THDQRM
Asset Pricing P1 6EC E_FIN_AP
Stochastic Processes: the Fundamentals P1 6EC E_FIN_SPFUN
Econometrics for Quantitative Risk Management P1+2 6EC E_FIN_EQRM
Financial Markets and Institutions P2 6EC E_FIN_FMI
Stochastic Processes for Finance and Derivatives Markets P2 6EC E_FIN_SPFDM
Research Project for Finance P3 6EC E_FIN_RPFIN
Credit, Complexity and Systemic Risk P4 6EC E_FIN_CCSR
Institutional Investments and Asset Liability Management P4 6EC E_FIN_IIALM
Quantitative Financial Risk Management P5 6EC E_FIN_QFRM
Transitional arrangements
Description
In the case of curriculum changes, a transitional arrangement applies to
higher year students who still have to take courses from the old
curriculum. The transitional regulations are stated at VUnet.
Course Name Period Credits Code
XXX 0EC E_XXX