Executive Master in Finance MIF

Location and start date
Utrecht: 
March 12, 2019
Duration 14 months
Study load 12-15 hours / week
Fees € 31,000
NBA PE-hours
Accreditations MSc

Our Master in Finance program provides you with broad financial expertise and knowledge. It will help you acquire the analytical tools and skills needed to make sound financial judgments. In 14 months you will become a finance professional, strategically adept at plotting a sustainable and responsible course for a healthy and prosperous company future.

  • Acquire the analytical tools and skills required for sound financial decision-making
  • Become the sounding board for senior management: your organization will be able to rely on your ability
  • Thesis subject directly related to current finance issue in your own company
  • Practice-related concepts and challenging programs that stimulate new ways of thinking

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Location and start date
Utrecht: 
March 12, 2019
Duration 14 months
Study load 12-15 hours / week
Fees € 31,000
NBA PE-hours
Accreditations MSc

Socially driven changes to today’s financial landscape come fast and with considerable impact. Staying ahead of these changes and finding new ways to effectively and responsibly govern is challenging.

Our Executive Master in Finance program takes you beyond the boundaries of contextual thinking. It lets you experience first-hand the gains and opportunities of being able to build a sustainable financial strategy. Profit from the latest tools of the trade, trends analyses and proven-best approaches, fresh from the world’s top research institutes and think tanks. Refine your financial expertise with fresh insights and formulate solid financial strategies that can withstand even the most volatile financial climates.

Program Aims

The depth and scope of the program allows you to:

  • make sound financial analyses of companies and projects
  • analyze, quantify and manage financial risks
  • use and price financial instruments such as options, futures, and swap contracts
  • evaluate the risk and return characteristics of investment portfolios
  • understand legal and governance issues in the financial management of corporations
  • understand and manage the relationship between the corporation, financial institutions and financial markets

Modules

The Executive Master in Finance comprises 10 modules that are taught over a 14-month period. Courses exist of a pre-session period (three weeks) during which students prepare themselves via online learning, followed by a three-day in-class session.

  1. Principles of Business Valuation
  2. Financial Reporting and Analysis
  3. Strategy & Innovation
  4. Quantitative Tools for Financial Management
  5. Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring
  6. Financial Markets
  7. International Risk Management
  8. Topics in Investment Analysis
  9. Advanced Corporate Finance
  10. Entrepreneurial Finance

The program is concluded with a final, individual thesis dealing with a current, finance-related issue taken from your day-to-day work.

Benefit from our flexible learning approach. You can spread your MiF out over longer than the outlined 14-month period, or simply opt to take modules that are relevant without taking the full degree program. The programs starts twice a year. 

End Result: Master’s Degree

Upon successful completion you will receive the degree title Master in Finance (MIF). As this program is an accredited NVAO (Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organization) degree, you may also use the internationally recognized MSc title instead.

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Successful enrolment in our Executive Master in Finance is subject to a number of admission requirements. This is to maintain admissions quality. That way you can benefit from a high potential, motivated group of talented individuals to further enhance your learning experience.

Requirements

  • minimum of 5 years relevant work experience
  • proficiency in English
  • a relevant university degree or a relevant higher vocational degree (hbo)
  • successful completion of the required components of the preparation module

Our participants have varying educational experience and it is of great importance that all participants starting the Master’s program do so from a similar level of knowledge and skills. You must therefore successfully complete the preparation module to proceed with the Master’s program. 

Admission requirements

Upon receipt of your application our Program Adviser will contact you to arrange an interview. Your interview will take place with the Academic Director.

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At TIAS School for Business and Society, we have a vast network of faculty to draw upon. These are some of the brightest minds in finance today – luminaries in their fields whose names are known in universities and research centres around the world.

Faculty members on the Executive Master in Finance are outstanding academics connected to, and actively advancing, the latest financial and management knowledge. Many have substantial consulting or professional experience. It’s their expertise that ensures our finance masters' curriculum, content, and delivery is on par with the best in the world.

Academic Director

Frans de Roon
Frans de Roon
Full Professor
Frans de Roon is a recognized researcher in investment analysis. He holds a PhD from Tilburg University (1997) on portfolio choice and asset pricing, for which he received the SNS Bank best-thesis... » read more

Faculty

Herbert Hamers
Herbert Hamers
Full Professor
Professor Hamers graduated with a degree in mathematics form the University of Nijmegen and completed his PhD at Tilburg University. Currently he is Professor of Game Theory and Operations Research at the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research of Tilburg... » read more
Luc Renneboog
Luc Renneboog
Full Professor
Luc Renneboog is Professor of Corporate Finance at Tilburg University, and a research fellow at the CentER for Economic Research and the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI, Brussels). He held appointments at the University of Leuven and Oxford University, and visiting appointments at London Business School, European University... » read more
Philip Joos
Philip Joos
Full Professor
Prof.dr. Philip Joos is professor of accounting as well as Vice Dean at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) and is part of the TIAS Finance LAB. He studied business economics at the University of Ghent, obtained his Master of Science in Finance from the Vlerick School of Management, a Master in Statistics and PhD in Business... » read more

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The Executive Master in Finance provides you the latest theories, techniques and skills. You also obtain an extensive professional network. Therefore participants and alumni believe the program has been of great value.

  • Steven Clausing
    Head of Risk Management BinckBank N.V.

    "Having worked in the banking industry for a number of years, I already had considerable knowledge of the financial Industry and financial products. However, I wanted to deepen and broaden my expertise to prepare myself for the next step in my career. The Executive Master in Finance program significantly increased my financial expertise in the broadest sense. The lectures, given by very good teachers, in combination with the in-class discussions, books and cases from the best universities supported me to achieve my goals. It was an intense program, but the effort has been worthwhile."

  • Linde Penn
    Head of FSC Veghel, DHL Finance Services B.V.

    "The Executive Master in Finance exceeded my expectations of broadening my view by enabling me to gain more theoretical knowledge of financial decision making. The insight you get from the in class lectures, break out sessions and the interesting different views and experiences from fellow students, adds a tremendous value to the theoretical part of the program.
    My main take-away from this program is that there are many theories on which financial decision making is based, but the essence is to understand not only the methods but also the underlying motivation, assumptions and information used for decision making. Which is fully in line with the slogan never stop asking!
    I am sure that having done this this program supports me in making more sustainable business decisions and helps me in analyzing and understanding the decisions of others.
    Finalizing the studies next to my job, mastering more complex financial cases gave me a lot of confidence, a massive level of new energy and a reason to be proud of myself."

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Total program price € 31,000.

The MiF course includes:

  • All study books
  • All reading materials
  • Access to the Virtual Campus
  • Alumni site access where you can browse specialist webinars and must-read articles

Additional costs

This course is exempt from VAT.

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Sandy van der Smissen
Sandy van der Smissen
Program Adviser