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MSc in Economics Track Financial Economics

Nijmegen School of Management

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The spectacular growth of international capital markets, resulting from the liberalization of financial markets and institutions in the United States , Europe and elsewhere is creating a major challenge for financial decision-makers within internationally operating companies. The Financial Economics track is designed to educate students about a wide variety of questions related to financial decisions (management-related and otherwise) that companies and investors have to make. From an international investor's point of view, the student will learn how to employ recently acquired academic and practical insights into increasingly globalizing markets. This requires familiarity with foreign cultures, financial instruments and markets. The focus will be on the functioning of financial markets, the role of macro-economic variables, international portfolio management and advanced asset-pricing theories. Important questions that will be addressed include: What is the best way to finance a specific company? How should we manage and control financial risks? What kind of financial securities are available to companies? What are the key value drivers of various financial assets? Why should we diversify internationally, rather than just locally?


Learning outcomes and teaching activities
The track Financial Economics adds to your already existing body of knowledge, skills and insights regarding financial economics. In addition, the track contributes to your further academic development.

Having attained the masters diploma in Financial Economics, you will be knowledgeable about recent developments in the field. In particular, you will be an up-and-coming professional that is able to:

  • read, understand and reflect on the international professional and academic literature on financial economics
  • report independently on various issues in financial economics, including state of the art empirical and theoretical studies
  • use and apply statistical tools and methods that are relevant to financial economics  
  • conduct independent research within a preset time limit
  • present and defend in a clear and consistent way, both orally and in written form
  • maintain a critical attitude towards your own work and that of others, now and in future. [b


Societal relevance & job opportunities
Employers are increasingly looking for economists who can tackle a wide variety of economic problems in a professional manner. Economists with international backgrounds are even more welcome. Our graduates work in a variety of industries. As a graduate in Financial Economics  you will be working as a professional for large and medium sized companies, consultancy firms, government and not-for-profit organisations in the area of  financial economics. In particular government and firms with an international orientation are among the key employers of our students. [bw]

Programme details 2012-2013 The courses which constitute this track are:

  • Pluralisms in Economics (6 EC)
  • International Financial Markets (6 EC)
  • Methods of Empirical Analysis (6 EC)
  • Culture and Economic Behaviour (6 EC)
  • Cases in Corporate Finance (6 EC)
  • Financial Risk Management (6 EC)
  • Advanced Financial Economics (6 EC)
  • Masters Thesis (18 EC).

Niveau WO
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Ja
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Geen opgave
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Provincie Gelderland
Afronding Diploma