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Master's specialisationCorporate Finance and Control

Focus on the financial management and governance of firms and learn how to deal with not just economic but also managerial, legal, and reporting aspects to strengthen and maximise enterprise value.

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  • A sound foundation in corporate finance is integrated with modern institutional and behavioural insights, leading to a unique perspective. 
  • You will be confronted with both practical real-world business cases as well as the latest theoretical developments. 
  • The specialisation pays special attention to global aspects of corporate finance.
Why study this programme?

Admission requirements

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I think it is important that there are people with such a degree for the main reason that the programme prepares you in being a well-informed, yet critical economist with great analytical skills.
Fabian Vink
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What will you learn

Within this specialisation of Economics, you will get a thorough understanding of state-of-the-art corporate finance integrated with modern institutional and behavioural insights. You will learn about international standards of financial accounting and reporting methods, corporate finance and governance, firm valuation, mergers and acquisitions, as well as risk management and other advanced topics in corporate finance.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

Our alumni have the necessary knowledge and skills for a career as:

  • Financial manager
  • Financial controller
  • Business consultant in multinational companies as well as Dutch companies

Career prospects


To indicate the type of research topics in this specialisation, a few examples:

  • Which mergers are successful and why?
  • How foreign ownership affects a firm’s efficiency and productivity?
  • Do activist investors increase the short and long run financial performance of a firm they invested in?

Questions about this programme?

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.