Business Administration: Duisenberg Honours programme in Financial Markets & Regulation

1 Jahre
1. September. (Studiengänge mit Studienbeginn Februar)
  1. Outstanding performance in the completed preceding bachelor programme.
  2. Sufficient entry knowledge in the core disciplines finance and accounting and sufficient quantitative skills (see below).
  3. Motivation by letter and commitment to the high study load of 90 EC in one year.
For more information about the Duisenberg Honours programme, go to our website.
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Application deadline: 1 June 2017 (1 April 2017, if you require housing)
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A multi-disciplinary perspective on Financial Markets

The Duisenberg honours programme in Financial Markets & Regulation provides students a broad perspective on how financial markets function. It includes the macro view on financial markets and the economic and legal perspectives on corporations, investors and intermediaries when operating in financial markets.

This programme combines the disciplines finance, accounting, law and regulation. This multi-disciplinary approach matches the close interconnection between these disciplines in the financial sector. The aim of the programme is to give you a firm grounding in these disciplines. This will enable you to make a quick start as an all-round finance professional. Multi-disciplinary trained finance professionals have a good position in the labour market.

The programme in a nutshell

The Duisenberg honours programme in Financial Markets and Regulations is challenging in terms of study load (84 EC in one year compared to the regular 60 EC), special courses, challenging assignments during the program and an internship combined with the Master Thesis.

Core facts Duisenberg Honours Programme in Financial Markets & Regulation
  • 84 EC, 12 months.
  • Intensive programme providing an overview in finance, accounting and law.
  • Multi-disciplinary approach gives a competitive advantage in career planning.
  • Language of instruction: English.
  • The programme: 11 challenging courses, 2 research projects;
  • Selective entry, additional challenges, career services;
  • Academic and hands-on, excellent placement record.
The programme aims for ambitious students who are interested to start a career in finance as academic professional and strive for a maximum learning performance in one year, before making a good start in the labor market. It is also a good option for ambitious students, who are interested in a career in finance but might not know exactly yet where to start. The broad scope of the program provides an overview which helps to make the right choice in the start of the career.

Career prospects

In the Duisenberg Honours Programme in Financial Markets & Regulation programme at VU Amsterdam you benefit from a close cooperation with the career services center. Together we organize a number of career management workshops to help you prepare for positioning yourself, building your network, preparing for job interviews, and constructing your perfect elevator pitch. While looking for the right internship or job vacancy that matches your preferences, you benefit from our online job & internship page. Also career coaching and job market information are provided by the school’s Career Services.

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Studying at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university is located in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with the largest concentration of students in the Netherlands and where English is the second language spoken. The campus is surrounded by one of the most dynamic and fast-growing business districts in the Netherlands hosting over 700 companies.

With more than 23,000 students, of which 3000 are international, the university conducts cutting-edge research into problems of major societal and scientific importance. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam distinguishes itself in research and education through four interdisciplinary themes reflecting a strong level of involvement in current societal issues: Human Health and Life Sciences, Science for Sustainability, Connected World and Governance for Society. As a student this will help you to look beyond the boundaries of scientific disciplines, to engage with society and to seek for tangible solutions for a better world. In addition Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam regards diversity, whether in culture, conviction, nationality or prior education, as source of innovation and progress, and hence as special strength.



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