Program Structure

The program structure shows the overview of the program in more detail, divided per semester and per year.

First Year

In the Fall Term (from September to December), students take the preliminary courses in Mathematics and Statistics, and the core courses in Time Series and Econometrics 1st part, Derivatives and Coding for Financial Application.
In the Spring Term (from February to June), students take the core courses in Financial Market Models, Financial Econometrics, Empirical Banking and Time Series and Econometrics 2nd part.

Second Year

In the Fall Term students take the courses on Asset Management, Asset Pricing, and Legal Theory and Ethics of Business.
In the Spring Term students take the optional courses and focus on the thesis.

Students are encouraged to attend internships or summer schools for which the MSc Committee may assign some extra credits. Examples of activities followed by our students in the past include trading games (Stock Trak and  CFA Fund Management Challenge), the Econometric Game (University of Amsterdam) and the ARPM bootcamp (New York University).

Program Rules

The document "MSc in Finance and Banking Program Rules" is under revision. It will be available here very soon.

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