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Executive Master in International Finance (MIF)

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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Our Master in International Finance (MIF) celebrates 20 years of experience and is therefore your first step towards a career of financial leadership and excellence.

This uniquely tailored MIF will help you achieve your professional goals through world-class teaching and personalised learning. From an overseas study trip, to lifelong membership into the MIF alumni network, this Advanced Masters of Science provides all the tools you need to achieve your ambitions.

1st year

The course programme is followed by a master thesis project and potentially an internship.
In January, students embark for a one-week international study trip. In past years, the study trip took place in Cape Town, South Africa.

Full-time MIF programme workload
The full-time executive Master in International Finance (MIF) programme starts in the last week of August and ends around mid-June. It is followed by a Master thesis research project and potentially an internship.
Full-time students typically attend 3 classes a week in the evening. Classes take approximately 9 hours per week. Class preparation, casework and assignments demand a further 18-27 hours per week.


The MIF juggles business relevance with academic excellence, inviting guest input from leading finance academics, policy makers and global figures. Our approach is uniquely personal, from small classes and hands-on workshops, to an international study trip, mentor programmes and lifetime membership of the MIF alumni network.

We welcome applicants from all over the world; more than 15 countries are represented in our current intake. Combined with a mix of full-time students and working part-timers, and an international faculty, this makes for an exciting melting pot of cultures, professional backgrounds and academic skills. What will you bring to the table?

Small classes
To help develop your skills as a finance specialist, we keep class sizes deliberately small. Professors can focus keenly on individual students, personally guiding them towards their specific goals, while learners bounce off one another during interactive seminars and lectures. Learning is a dialogue, not a monologue.

instruction modes

Interactive lectures, case studies, group assignments and presentations, thesis.


Our careerservice and student advisors will be helping you find your way in Amsterdam.

job perspective

For more information regarding immigration policies and regulations, please visit the Nuffic site or our UvA Student Services, which also provides information for international students.
The Career Service Manager will be actively assisting you with the job search by presenting to you different internship and/or job opportunities. Prior to each job interview you will have a chance to practice a Mock Interview with the Career Service Manager and to receive critical feedback.


* Students can take 2 electives of the Amsterdam MBA programme, MBA Big Data or the Executive Programme in Management Studies (EPMS) only in addition to the required number of 2 MIF electives.
* Leadership programme
* International Study Trip (2 EC)
* Ethics in Finance Workshop (1 EC)
* Finance Research Workshop (3 EC)
* Master thesis (15 EC)
* MIF Pre-Course Training, if required
* Personal Development Portfolio (applicable to full-timers, no EC granted)

Successful completion of the programme leads to a Master of Science (MSc) in International Finance from the University of Amsterdam.

tuition fee

The fee covers the whole programme including courses, international study trip, use of the MIF facilities, university registration and examination fees. The fee does not cover text books, living expenses and accommodation.
You can pay your tuition fee in equal instalments spread over the duration of the programme (in total 3 instalments for full-time students and 6 instalments for part-time students).

Enrolment fee
If you are admitted to the programme, you will be required to pay an enrolment fee of €2,000 to secure your place in the MIF class. This enrolment fee is part of the tuition fee.

Tuition fee is tax-deductible
For applicants to the part-time programme who are working in the Netherlands, it is useful to know that the tuition fee is tax-deductible. For more information, contact the tax authorities or click on the link below.

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Geen opgave
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Nederlands, Engels
Gefinancierd Privé
Afronding Diploma
Credits 65