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Master in Finance and Accounting

Rotterdam Business School

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A financial manager has to know how risk is defined, what the links are between risk and the opportunity costs of capital, and he/she can cope with risk in practical situations. In order to be accepted, projects need to show a positive net present value, and thus increase the firm's value. Another question is how dividend policy affects a firm's value. Dividend decisions are often mixed up with investment and financing decisions, but dividend policy should be isolated from other problems of financial management. The choice of capital structure is fundamentally a marketing problem: the firm can issue dozens of securities in countless combinations, but it attempts to find the particular combination of equity and debt that maximises the firm's overall value. The financial courses provides insight, knowledge and analytical skills related to how a corporation's senior executives design and implement the ongoing management systems that are used to plan and control the firm's performance.

This Master programme is built on three pillars: the educational programme, the research programme and the personal development programme. The educational programme provides a profound knowledge of the necessary theories and frameworks and apply theory to practice. The research programme prepares the student for academic research. In the personal development programme students reflect on themselves and the programme, in order to gain an understanding of their personal growth in the study programme

Course description

The curriculum of the Master programme consists of core modules, specialisation modules and elective modules. This design was adopted to create the combination of knowledge, skills and competencies that all professionals in the business field must have.

The first three blocks of the study programme start with a combination of core modules and specialisation modules. The core modules, which focus on management and research, provide the solid foundation of the Master Degree. The core modules are: Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Architecture, Business Ethics and Politics, Management of Technology, Critical thinking and Argument Analysis, and Research Methodology. The specialisation modules focus on key topics in the specialisation.

Career Perspectives

Master in Finance and Accounting Graduates perform successfully in such fields as:

  • Translating external developments to internal business processes;
  • Providing support for decisions about critical financial issues;
  • Analysing the financial performance of the organisation as a whole and of 'business unites';
  • Implementing up-to-date costing systems and allocating decision rights;
  • Developing a conceptual framework for providing accounting information to investors and creditors


Study Master in Finance and Accounting
Title Master in Finance and Accounting
Croho 70021
Insitute Rotterdam Business School
Location Kralingse Zoom
Address Kralingse Zoom 91, 3063 ND Rotterdam
Study Credits 60 ECTS
Stray Tracks Consultancy and Logistics
Accreditation NVAO
Numerus fixus No
Deadline application Dutch and EU students can apply up to 1 week prior to the start of the programme. Non-EU students up to 3 months prior to the start of the programme.

Entry Requirements

To enter our Master Programme the following is required:

  • Bachelor's Degree with a relevant major preferably in Business
  • GMAT scorea of at least 500
  • IELTS scoreb of at least 6.5c or TOEFL iBT score of at least 90

a Students with a Dutch Bachelor Degree NVAO accredited are exempt form the GMAT requirement.

b Native English speakers, students with a Dutch Bachelor Degree NVAO accredited or students with an English Bachelor Degree are exempt from the English Test requirement.

c In order to atract a high level of students Rotterdam Business School requires that students can not have lower than 6.0 on the IELTS sub-scores.

Application Procedure

To register with RBS please send the fully completed application form together with the supporting documents by post. Information about the admission and supporting documents are on page 2 of the application form.

The following steps are essential for the application procedure:

  • Rotterdam Business School will acknowledge the receipt of the application form and informs you of the details of the intake interview.
  • If possible, the intake interview will take place in the country of origin.
  • If you are accepted, you receive a letter of admission, an invoice and all necessary documentation from Rotterdam Business School.

Dutch and EU students

EU students or students with a valid residence permit for the Netherlands can apply up to one week before the start of the programme.

Non-EU students

Please apply before 1 June (enrolment in September) or before 1 December (enrolment in Spring). Rotterdam Business School applies for a provisional residence permit (MVV) at the Immigration Office. RBS informs you about the date you can collect your MVV at the Dutch Embassy/Consulate in your home country. After you have collected your MVV in your home country, you can book your flight ticket.
A pick-up service will welcome you at the airport, when you booked a room in the school dormitory. We expect you to arrive in The Netherlands prior to commencing the course. Once you arrived in the Netherlands we will also arrange practical matters for you, such as bank account, registration at the city hall and health insurance for you.

Niveau HBO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Ja
Doorlooptijd 15 maanden
Type Master (HBO)
Kosten €5000
Titulatuur Geen titel
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Startmaanden februari, september
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma