Executive Master in International Finance (MIF)

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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This uniquely tailored MIF will help you achieve your professional goals through world-class teaching and personalized learning.

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typeregulier, post-initieel, 65 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar deeltijd
numerus fixusnee
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. Executive Master of International Finance programme offers you the best skillset needed to excel in an international career as a Finance professional. We equip you with knowledge needed to become a frontrunner in Finance. We research and apply the latest developments in the Finance industry like Fintech/Blockchain and Behavioural Finance. We foster critical thinking to prepare you for the next step in your career. All in keeping with Amsterdam's entrepreneurial spirit and independent thinking.
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Waarom aan de Amsterdam UVA?

Our MIF is internationally renowned, playing to ABS's core strengths in corporate finance, banking and asset management; 90% of our students are hired by top 100 firms before graduation.
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.


taal van onderwijs100% en
case study, lecture, self study, seminar, tutorial, research project, working group, group assignment, oral presentation, group discussion, individual assignment
The programme consists of:
  • 9 regular core courses (36 EC, 4 EC per course)
  • 2 MIF electives (12 EC, 4 EC per course)
  • 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.

Most of the teaching within the MIF is conducted by faculty members from University of Amsterdam's world-class Amsterdam Business School and Amsterdam School of Economics. Thanks to the relatively small size of the MIF and our distinctive personal approach, you will have the opportunity to closely interact with faculty on a regular basis.

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2020

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1 september 2021

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Are you confident about your eligibility for the Master in International Finance programme and would like to apply for one of the seats in the programme starting September 2017? We invite you to complete the online application at any moment.
For the complete MIF online application, you'll need to prepare the following documents:
  • Passport
  • One-page CV (resume)
  • One-page motivational letter (max. 500 words)
  • Degree(s) diploma
  • University transcript(s)
  • GMAT or GRE (if applicable)
  • English proficiency, TOEFL or IELTS (if applicable)

The application deadline for the September 2017 intake is Friday, 30 June 2017.
If you encounter any difficulties in submitting your application, please contact us via admissions-MIF@uva.nl or call +31 20 525 4056, or whatsapp +31 611 652 044.


After your written application has been submitted and reviewed, you may be invited to interview. The interview serves as one element among many that are considered as we review your application.
Interviews may be scheduled on campus or via Skype. Interviews are 30-45 minutes and are conducted by a MIF Admissions Committee member who has reviewed your application. During the interview we will discuss your cv, your motivation, your added value to the MIF programme and your career perspective. After the interview your application will be discussed by the Admissions Committee. Within 1-2 weeks you will receive a final decision about your admission.

erkende certificaten
Evidence of analytical and conceptual skills, ambition and desire to strive for excellence, a proven capacity for hard work, and willingness to contribute to a highly diverse (in terms of nationalities and backgrounds) learning environment, drive, passion and confidence.

A minimum GMAT score of 630 (applicants with a GRE score, please check the GMAT equivalent of your GRE score using the GRE Comparison Tool for Business Schools). The test institutions should send the score report directly to us.
Candidates can apply while still preparing for the test and send the test results later (we need the test results in before 30 June 2017).

  • Part-time applicants can opt for the Intellectual Capacity Test (SHL). This test is a substitute for the GMAT or GRE test. The admissions office will provide you with further information and arrange the test with you. The test needs to be completed before 30 June 2017.

The Amsterdam Business School institutional codes for test centers: GMAT = 0500 / GRE = 6739


A minimum TOEFL of 100 or IELTS of 7.0 is required
You may be exempt from this requirement (1) if you are a native speaker of English; (2) if you have two years of international (and English spoken) professional work experience; (3) if you have a Bachelor's or Master's degree taught in English [Please note that your degree certificate or transcripts should mention that the language of instruction was English. If the language of instruction is not mentioned on the transcript or degree certificate, you will need to submit a letter from your higher education institute stating that the curriculum was completely taught in English]; (4) if you obtained a Dutch VWO high school diploma. Exemptions can only be confirmed once the MIF Admissions Committee has received and reviewed your full application file.

A degree (Bachelor, Master, PhD) from a recognised research university in a related field (e.g. business administration, economics, engineering, natural sciences, mathematics, corporate law). Candidates with a degree issued by a University of Applied Sciences (HBO), will need to complete the Pre-Master MIF programme (20 weeks) first. Application deadline for candidates with an HBO degree, who are willing to start MIF in September 2017, is 1 December 2016.

A minimum of one-two years of relevant post-graduate full-time work experience (internships in financial field can be also included).

reference letter
Please note that every applicant for the MIF programme is required to have two recommendation letters. Please ask your referee to download the MIF recommendation form (pdf), fill it out and email it to us directly at admissions-MIF@uva.nl.

Stating why you want to apply for the MIF programme, why Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Business School, your career perspectives, what you are good at and what you want to work on during the programme, and your added value to the class. Your letter should not exceed 500 words.

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Na de studie

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During the one- or two-year MIF programme, you will be guided by the Career Service Manager to define and plan your career path. The Career Service Manager will work with you very closely and will support you in achieving your Career goals.
From enrolment to completion of the programme the Career Service Manager will be involved on a regular basis, and will be as well available after you become an alumnus. You will start with an comprehensive intake and then continue with one-on-one coaching sessions throughout the year. The coaching sessions will be based on your needs and the area of improvement. Together with the Career Service Manager you will develop a Personal&Professional Development Plan and work on various careers-related aspects such as your skills, identifying your strengths and weaknesses, CV and/or cover letter writing, Job interviews preparations and many others.

MIF Mentorship
In addition to the Career Service Manager you will be also guided by a mentor, who will be assigned to you based on your personal choice and professional background. The ABS mentors come from our alumni group, based all around the world, who hold different senior positions within the finance sector.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The Dutch government provides international graduates from Dutch institutions the opportunity ro apply for a 'search year permit'. This means that you can spend 12 months after graduation in the Netherlands to focus on a job search. During this period you have unrestricted access to the Dutch labour market. During this periode you are allowed to work in the Netherlands.
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.

Potentiƫle beroepen

bankdirecteur, directeur assurantie- en hypotheekbemiddelingsbedrijf (groot bedrijf)
kredietbeoordelaar, beleggingsadviseur, -analist (wetenschappelijk)
bron: CBS


Gosia Herudzinska

Admissions MIF

E: m.k.herudzinska@uva.nl
T: +31 20 525 5655
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