Master’s programme in Multinational Corporate Finance

42639_ru1In a continuously globalizing world economy, multinational companies play an increasingly important role. The scientific masters specialization Multinational Corporate Finance aims at providing students with the necessary knowledge and skill set to become professional and successful financial managers in multinational corporations. The masters program provides students with ‘state of the art’ scientific and practical knowledge in corporate finance and financial accounting, focusing on all important aspects that deal with the financial management of a multinational firm. The topics include international financial accounting and reporting; firm valuation and financing (for example, in cross-border mergers and acquisitions); or the management of risk in an international environment.

You will be confronted with practical business cases as well as the latest developments in the scientific discipline. The program also integrates institutional and behavioral aspects of Finance, which is, together with its focus on multinational topics, special to this master program in Nijmegen. Successful graduates are well equipped for careers as corporate financial managers, financial controllers, consultants in financial accounting and corporate finance, but also as financial analysts, investment managers, or as general managers with a background in corporate finance and financial accounting.

The courses which constitute this track are:

Semester 1
Semester 2
Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4
International Financial Markets
Pluralisms in Economics
Accounting & Governance
Optional course (Cross-Border
Mergers & Acquisitions or Advanced
Behavioral Finance- Culture and Institutions
Financial Risk Management
Advanced Financial Accounting
Master’s thesis
Methods of Empirical Analysis Master’s thesis

Details of these courses can be found in the online study guide in due time.

Learning outcomes and teaching activities
The track Multinational Corporate Finance adds to your already existing body of knowledge, skills and insights regarding corporate finance. In addition, the track contributes to your further academic development.

Having attained the masters diploma in Multinational Corporate Finance, you will be knowledgeable about recent developments in the field. In particular, you will be an up-and-coming professional that is able to:

  • read, understand and reflect on the international professional and academic literature on multinational corporate finance
  • report independently on various issues in multinational corporate finance, including state of the art empirical and theoretical studies
  • use and apply statistical tools and methods that are relevant to multinational corporate finance
  • conduct independent research within a preset time limit
  • present and defend in a clear and consistent way, both orally and in written form
  • maintain a critical attitude towards your own work and that of others, now and in future

Admission requirements
There are three specific admission requirements for the Master’s in Economics to make sure that you have a background to successfully follow and complete this programme. The Examination Committee will decide if you are eligible for admission or not.

1. A completed Bachelor’s degree in Economics or related area
A Bachelor degree in Economics or a closely-related discipline from a research university, with a fair number of courses in your preferred specialisation. For example: Accounting, Micro and Macro Economics, International Economics, Academic Research and Data-analysis courses.

In case your prior education is marked insufficient for direct admission to the Master’s programme Economics, you may be offered to enrol in one of the pre-Master programmes.
Students with a bachelor diploma from a university of applied sciences (Dutch: HBO; German: Fachhochschule) also can enrol in a pre-Master programme for hbo-students.

2. A proficiency in English
Students who want to participate in a Master’s programme or Master’s specialization that is taught in English must have sufficient proficiency in English. This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets one of the following conditions:

  • Has successfully completed a three-year Bachelor’s programme at a Dutch university, or
  • Is a citizen of Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or the United States of America, or
  • Has successfully completed a Bachelor’s programme that was taught completely in the English language in one of the following countries: EU/EEA-countries, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America, or
  • Has successfully completed a Master’s programme from a Dutch university of applied sciences (HBO).

Students who do not meet one of the above conditions must satisfy at least one of the following conditions by providing us with a document proving that condition has been satisfied:

  • TOEFL (iBT) Certificate: minimum overall score of 90, with subscores not lower than 22, or
  • IELTS Academic Certificate: minimum overall score of 6.5, with subscores not lower than 6.5, or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): minimum score of C, or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): minimum score of C.

Certificates may not be older than two year. No other certificates are accepted.

3. A letter of motivation
Unless you hold a Bachelor’s degree from a Dutch university, you need to submit a letter of motivation in English (max 2 pages). In this letter of motivation you should explain why do you want to attend this programme and why you think you are suited for this programme.Download Brochure