Finance and Accounting

Course Information
  • Subject: Accountancy, Finance
  • Level: Master
  • Type of Degree: MSc
  • Cost: EUR 11,000 2016/17

One-year Master in Finance and Accounting with a strong practical focus and international outlook

The Master's degree programme in Finance and Accounting at Rotterdam Business School is taught entirely in English. It covers three key themes that reflect the multiple roles of the Financial Manager: financial accounting, management accounting and financial management. You will gain extensive knowledge of the management systems used to plan and control a firm's performance. You will also develop a strong understanding of risk and the opportunity costs of capital, as well as analytical skills to cope with risk in practical stituations.

Why study Finance and Accounting at Rotterdam Business School

Flexible curriculum

Education at Rotterdam Business School consists of core, specialisation and elective modules. This means as a postgraduate student you can design your own course to meet your professional development needs and career aspirations.

Core modules, also called general modules, of the Finance and Accounting programme are Critical Thinking and Research Methodology, International Project, Personal Development and Managing Corporate Sustainability. They all focus on management and research, providing a solid foundation for your Master's degree. In addition, you will also benefit from a series of guest lectures called "Global Business in Transition". Guest lectures are designed to create dialogues between Master students and successful professionals about timely issues in the business world.

Students of the Master's programme in Finance and Accounting can choose among the following specialisation modules:

  • Risk Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Operational Financial Management
  • Management Control and Performance Measurement Systems
  • Accounting for Strategic Decision Making
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Economics

Develop strong analytical skills through research

In the final stage of your Master's degree you will complete a research project, which can revolve around a theoretical subject or be executed for an existing organisation.

Study support

Rotterdam Business School puts a strong emphasis on personal development. Students are encouraged to set their particular study goals and test these choices continually.

Each student is assigned a Study Career Coach at the start of the programme. This coach will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, as well as giving you personal guidance throughout your studies.

Entry requirements

To enter the Finance and Acounting programme at Rotterdam Business School, you must have a business related Bachelor degree. You are also required to submit your CV, a motivation letter and a reference letter.

Career prospects

With a Master's degree in Finance, you can take a wide range of financial positions. For example, you are qualified to develop conceptual frameworks for providing accounting information to investors and creditors. You can also analyse the financial performance of an organisation or business units.


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