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voltijd master International Financial Management - Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

International Financial Management

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Study international financial management in Groningen and get uniquely equipped to have a career in finance and be a part of the management team in multinational companies and financial institutions.

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
numerus fixusnee

Do you want to learn the international aspects of corporate finance, management and financial accounting, and to become an expert in solving complex financial challenges in the global business world? Can you see yourself making decisions on using the latest finance and risk management tools and techniques for managing international financial activities? With a Master’s degree in International Financial Management, you can join the global workforce that will fulfill positions to contribute to financial decision-making in public, private, and government organisations in an ethical and sustainable manner.

The MSc International Financial Management (MSc IFM) teaches advanced academic knowledge, understanding and skills required to define, analyse and evaluate real and complex international financial management problems on both the level of companies and institutions, as well as on a societal level. You gain knowledge from a wide range of study fields such as finance, accounting, control, and management under ethics, sustainable and responsible principles. This programme will teach you to think strategically, explore new ideas, apply research methods and address complex financial problems and opportunities in multinational companies and international financial institutions and organisations. Additionally, our master programme brings together students with diverse backgrounds. We value each student's unique perspective and encourage open discussions in our classes.

If you are ambitious and want to challenge yourself, you can earn two Master's degrees by studying International Financial Management in Groningen in your first year and Banking and Finance in Milan, Italy, in your second year. Read more about this Double Degree option with the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.

Waarom aan de RUG?

  • Teaching philosophy of the MSc IFM programme is unique as it relies on thinking strategically and exploring how new ideas can be initiated and managed. Our professors teach research methods to address financial problems multinational companies and financial institutions are faced with.
  • We prioritise internationalisation, diversity, and inclusion in all courses. For example, political risk factors faced by multinational companies from engaging in other countries are examined from several points of views, including some intercultural aspects.
  • We prepare you to become professionals who can understand and apply the latest finance and risk management tools, management control techniques, and international accounting principles in managing international financial activities or providing consultancy services to different types of organisations.
  • You will work on real-life business cases and learn to use software such as Tableau, which is a tool used in many business today, next to Stata and Excel.
  • Broaden your horizon by selecting two electives from other MSc programmes our faculty offers, or from Focus Areas, such as Energy and Sustainable Society.
  • The MSc IFM programme focuses on both finance and accounting from an international perspective, balancing advanced theory with hands-on practice. You learn from highly qualified, experienced lecturers and guest lecturers, diverse teaching methods, and real-life case studies.
  • The programme has been internationally accredited by the AACSB and EQUIS, ensuring a high-quality education, which only 1% of universities achieve worldwide.


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During the one-year programme, you gain advanced knowledge in several specific fields in international financial management, such as international risk management, including exchange rate and political risks, international financing opportunities, as well as corporate governance and social responsibility. Courses like international management accounting and control, and international financial reporting examine accounting and control aspects of international business and the international econom
International Management Accounting & Control
5 EC
Electives MSc IFM
10 EC
Empirical Methods
5 EC
Financial Management for Multinationals
5 EC
International Financial Institutions and Governance
5 EC
International Financial Reporting
5 EC
International Risk Analysis and Research
5 EC
Master's Thesis
20 EC


specialisatie Double Degree Master International Financial Management (Milan)

Are you interested in a career in financial markets, international finance and risk management?

The Faculty of Economics and Business (University of Groningen) and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC Milan) have joined forces to set up a high-quality, two-year double degree master in the fields of banking, risk and financial management, and international finance.

specialisatie Double Degree Master International Business and Finance (Shanghai)

Are you interested in an international career in or involving China?

Study in Shanghai after your FEB Master's programme in Groningen and gain first-hand knowledge and experience of China and the economy, finance and culture.

specialisatie Healthy Society Focus Area

Focus on tackling problems that impact healthcare providers and their societal partners in their day-to-day work. Issues such as scarce human resources combined with a higher, more complex demand for care, and more demanding citizens require solutions, which you will think about and design.

specialisatie Finance and Development Focus Area

Focus on the blended realms of Finance and Development. Explore the dynamic relationship between empowering individuals as micro-entrepreneurs and fostering sustainable growth and engage in the ongoing discussion about the role of financial development in enhancing growth and reducing poverty. Your skills and knowledge will prepare you to contribute to the debates on these topics and to work at national and/or multilateral development banks.

specialisatie Sustainable Society Focus Area

Focus on the sustainable developments in our current society by the increasing influence of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. The upcoming impact of the SDGs force companies to redefine their purpose and seek a path for meaningful contribution. But, what are companies responsible for, and who bears the burden of the consequences? Your skills and knowledge will prepare you to actively contribute to the strategic developments in this dynamic field.

specialisatie Energy Focus Area

Focus on the serious changes within the energy sector by dealing with issues such as how firms adapt to renewable energy, how the higher taxes are managed during this transition and how to deal with the weather dependent production of energy systems. Gain the knowledge and skills to shape a sustainable future in this evolving energy sector.

specialisatie Master Internship

Opportunity to gain work experience by doing an internship in the second semester of your study.

You will be rewarded 15 ECTS on top of your programme. Your thesis will be postponed to the third semester.


taal van onderwijs100% en
study guidance
Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself. But successful studying depends on many different factors, so it is understandable that you may need to consult an impartial expert to discuss your study progress and personal circumstances that influence your studies. The faculty's study advisors are available to help you. Obviously, everything discussed with the study advisor remains confidential.
study abroad
The second year of the two-year DDM programme, you will study at USCS in Milan.

Toelating en kosten


1 februari 2024

aanmelding deadline : 15 oktober 2023
wettelijk tarief : € 2530 (€1265 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 19900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 20800

1 september 2024

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2024
wettelijk tarief : € 2530 (€1265 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 19900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 20800

Students with a Dutch diploma can apply directly to Studielink. More information on the steps to apply.


To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: Business Administration, Economics and Business Economics, International Business.

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies. For more information, please visit:

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De stad


Financial Study Association Groningen
Financial Study Association Groningen, FSG, is the study association for the financially interested student at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen.
FSG is, with over 1800 members, one of the most active and professional study associations of the Netherlands. The goal of FSG is to close the gap between theory and practice that exists in the areas of:* Accountancy & Controlling (A&C)* Finance* International Financial Management (IFM)* Management Accounting & Control (MAC)


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1/2 RUG
International Financial Management
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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2/2 RUG
DDM International Financial Management
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The knowledge of academic theory and practical tools that you will have acquired are highly valued in the labour market and your specialised expertise will contribute enormously to your employability. You will be able to take up positions in which you contribute as a specialist in international financial management, decision-making in multinational companies and financial institutions. You will also be in demand among consultancy firms, and international financial institutions (e.g., Regional Development Banks), as well as the European Central Bank (ECB), and other governmental institutions.

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Potentiële beroepen

audit trainee
corporate finance consultant
financial analyst
financial manager
financial or accounting controller
governance and compliance officer
internal or external financial consultant
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Dr. Halit Gonenc

Programme coordinator

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