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Risk Management for Financial Institutions

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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This Master's degree programme gets to grips with the practical aspects of risk management and is specially designed for working professionals who are keen to utilize essential concepts from behavioural finance to optimize risk management within their own organization. This focus on human behaviour is what makes the programme special and different from other programmes.

As the financial world continues to be shaped by dramatic changes and technological advances, you and your organization need fresh insights and applications to protect stakeholder interests. To develop an astute and effective approach to risk management, it is essential to gain a thorough understanding of how human behaviour affects decision-making in uncertain conditions.

On this cutting-edge Master's programme offers a broad and holistic perspective on risk management. You will work towards a new and more sophisticated analysis of how key players in the financial markets and the business world should take decisions in unsure times and handle the risks associated with these decisions. As a risk management professional ready to take the next step in your career, this is quite simply the most relevant, comprehensive and fascinating programme you can take.


  • Level: University
  • Type: Postgraduate
  • Duration: Part-time, 2.5 years
  • Start date: The programme begins in September
  • Classes: Weekly meetings on a set evening, usually Tuesday or Wednesday, from 19.00 to 22.00 hrs.
  • Assessment: One written exam per course and several graded case studies per semester
  • Thesis requirement: You will write a portfolio of four concise essays spread throughout the 2.5 years, individually as well as in collaboration with fellow students
  • Study load: Approximately 10 hours a week (including one three-hour lecture)
  • Language: Dutch or English, depending on the students and the lecturers
  • Title: Master of Science (MSc) in Risk Management and the opportunity to join the Register of Risk Managers for Financial Institutions (RMFI)
  • Fees € 25.000 for the whole programm

Niveau WO
Vorm Part-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Ja
Doorlooptijd 30 maanden
Tijden Avond
Type Post-wo / postacademisch
Kosten €25000
Les locatie type Op het instituut
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Nederlands, Engels
Startmaand september
Provincie Noord-Holland
Afronding Diploma