Financial Economics

Facts and figures


MSc in Economics and Business
prof. dr. Han Smit
Full Time (1 year)

Financial Economics

Financial economics plays an increasingly important role in economic life. Financial economics is a driving force behind corporations, markets and the modern economy. Without money to clear markets, equity prices signaling investment opportunities, debt to keep managers under control and derivatives to hedge risk exposures the world economy would grind to a halt.

Why Financial Economics?

  • The programme is designed for students who want to pursue a career in financial economics, either in The Netherlands or in international financial centre’s such as London or New York.
  • The Master’s specialisation in Financial Economics focuses on three main themes: Corporate Finance, Investments and International Finance.
  • Lectures by guest speakers, company trips and a study trip will bridge the distance between theory and practice and help you get acquainted with practitioners and corporations.
  • The exciting programme attracts a relative large number of international students creating a highly diversified class.

What our students say

'Whether you want to become a trader or rather work at the M&A department of an Investment Bank, the programme Financial Economics allows you to choose your own career path.
Once you have determined your path, the seminars in block 2 and 3 will provide you with the in-depth knowledge you need to realize your goals!'

Anne van Driesum