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  1. 1. Master’s programme in Financial Economics Banking An integral approach to successful strategic banking
  2. 2. “Easing entry into professionalism” “Enhancing an international career” “I experienced a very professional and well organized study “Maastricht University’s MSc Financial Economics has provided me programme and a committed staff at Maastricht University. with me the skills, knowledge and confidence to meet the challenges I found the realistic real-life and group interaction to be very of my career in international banking.” beneficial for my daily work.” Mark Schweitzer, Turkey Jürgen Kurth, Germany Alumnus, Deniz Bank Alumnus, HSH NordBank Master of Science in Financial Economics Banking Nowadays, banking is the never-sleeping technology- If you are motivated, energetic and have a high interest in intensive international crossroad of world-wide business investment banking, commercial banking, retail banking transactions. Capable and innovative bankers are needed and/or regulation, enroll in this programme! As a student to run this stirring industry. The MSc Financial Economics / in the Banking programme, you prepare yourself for a Banking programme of Maastricht University educates, successful career in mergers and acquisitions, futures and trains, and supplies the best professionals to the most options brokerage, corporate lending, or at central banks successful banking institutions around. across the world. Banks come to Maastricht University to find their talented and capable experts. This one-year full-time programme differs from other master’s degrees in the same field, because it approaches The MSc in Financial Economics / Banking programme: banking from three critical angles: finance, monetary • creates a solid basis upon which you can build practical economics and econometrics. In each field, the programme competencies; offers a gold-mine of perspectives taught in English by • expands your horizons in the practices that interest you expert professors and high-level practitioners. They not most (e.g. financial risk management, real estate finance only give you the academics you can expect from a top- and investments); notch institution, but also the opportunity to network • enhances interdisciplinary knowledge development on among the best researchers and professionals in the how banks work from the point of view of both monetary banking industry. economics and finance; • enables you to experience the real world of banking through visits and talks with the key commercial and investment bankers in the Netherlands and abroad (e.g. the London Banking Tour); • eases your entry into the professional world of banking.
  3. 3. MSc Financial Economics / Banking ECB & Monetary Policy Quantitative Techniques for 1 (Monetary Economics) Financial Economics (Econometrics) Term 1 Global Banking Derivatives and Continuous 2 (Integration Course) Time Finance (Finance) Skills Training Course: Advanced Financial 2A Programming / Writing a Master’s Thesis 3 Elective Master’s Thesis Term 2 4 Investment Banking (Finance) Master’s Thesis London Banking Tour (Elective) 4A Completing the Master’s Thesis Choices for free Electives • Financial Risk Management (Finance) • Asset Pricing (Finance) • Institutional Investors (Finance) • Fixed Income Management (Finance) • Real Estate Finance (Finance) • Financial Markets and Banking (Monetary Economics) • Macroeconomics of open economies (Monetary Economics) • Econometric Methods for Cross-Sectional and Panel Data (Econometrics) “Experiencing real-life banking” • Workshop Financial Modelling (Econometrics) • Stochastic Processes (Econometrics) • Time Series and Dynamic Econometrics (Econometrics) • Empirical Analysis of Financial Markets (Finance/ “A great financial education and its applicability to real life situations Econometrics) are the biggest benefits of studying at Maastricht University. I use the concepts I learned to complete assignments faster and better. Moreover, the diverse presentations and group-work gave me a well-rounded skill set.” Alexander Glawe, Germany Alumnus, Credit Suisse - Investment Banking
  4. 4. Admission requirements Realisation: Diamedia Minds, Maastricht ; Photography: Roel Custers Fotografie, Sittard. In order to qualify for admission to the MSc Financial • As proof of analytical writing and quantitative reasoning Economics / Financial Analysis you need to submit the abilities, a satisfactory Graduate Management Admission following: Test (GMAT) score or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score. • A completed application form. A satisfactory GMAT score implies a score of at least 450. The application form can be found at A GMAT score between 450 and 600 will be evaluated in application. This form should be completed online, then combination with the other information that needs to be printed and sent together with documents relating to the provided when submitting an application. A GMAT score admission requirements listed to the Board of Admissions. of 600 is sufficient for admission, provided that the other requirements are fulfilled. A satisfactory GRE score implies • A bachelor’s degree in economics, business economics, an average score of 450, analytical writing score excluded. econometrics, operations research (or comparable), Specific information about the standardised tests can together with a certified transcript of exam subjects and be found at and You are grades. required to indicate the Maastricht University code number If you have not yet completed your bachelor’s programme on the test form while taking the GMAT or GRE test. The you may send a copy of your most recent list of grades Maastricht University code number is 2WH-4N-56 for the with the application. A certified copy of the degree GMAT and 7102 for the GRE test. certificate must be received before the start of the master’s programme. If you have not received your bachelor’s • Students from a non-English-speaking country that is degree at the time of evaluation, you may be admitted not a member of the European Union (EU) or European conditionally and submit your bachelor’s degree with a Economic Area (EEA) must demonstrate proficiency in certified list of grades before the start of the programme in English by submitting TOEFL or IELTS test results. order to obtain unconditional admission. A satisfactory TOEFL score implies a score of at least 575 on the paper-based test, 233 on the computer-based test or • A letter describing your motivation for studying MSc 90-91 on the internet-based test. A satisfactory IELTS score Financial Economics / Financial Analysis at Maastricht implies a score of at least 6.5. Specific information about University’s Faculty of Economics and Business the standardised tests can be found at and Administration. You are required to indicate the Maastricht University code number on the test form while taking the TOEFL test. The Maastricht University code number is 7102 for the TOEFL test. No code number is required for the IELTS test. Contact information Maastricht University Student Recruitment and Communications Office Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Phone: +31 43 388 2055 Tongersestraat 53 Fax: +31 43 388 4885 P.O. Box 616 E-mail: 6200 MD Maastricht Appointment: The Netherlands Website: Board of Admissions Office Phone: +31 43 388 3628 Fax: +31 43 388 4885 E-mail: