Finance: Duisenberg Honours Programme in Quantitative Risk Management (Master Degree)

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The award
Master Degree

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
EUR 2143 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
EUR 16630 per year

All study options

About Finance: Duisenberg Honours Programme in Quantitative Risk Management at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Looking for an executive-level education that will turn you into a quantitative financial risk professional - or maybe even Chief Risk Officer?

This challenging Honours programme, which is named after Wim Duisenberg, the first President of the European Central Bank, will give you not only quantitative econometric and mathematical skills, but also the hands-on practical experience to be able to implement econometric models in the workplace from day one. That's why all our students have job offers before they graduate with their Master's - and also why they're ready to hit the ground running when they start their careers.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMaster DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2143 per yearInternational course feesEUR 16630 per year

Entry requirements

Duisenberg Honours Programme in Quantitative Risk Management is a highly selective and challenging program for those students who have a strong quantitative focus which they want to apply in all areas of quant finance and risk management. You have a bachelor degree in mathematics, statistics, econometrics or engineering, or you have an economics bachelor but you also followed and successfully completed a number of quantitative courses. You can program in at least one algorithmic language. You are fascinated by the way financial markets operate. If the above applies to you, this program will be a perfect continuation of your studies and your gateway to the world of finance.

In order to gain admission to our Master's programme, you need to have at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 EC or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score.

All students should possess sufficient mathematics, econometrics, statistics and probability theory knowledge, as well as knowledge of basic investment theory and programming. Also: students should be familiar with a theorem-proof type teaching style for some of the more mathematical courses.

General English language proficiency requirements

VU Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test. You can, however, begin your application without having the test results. Exceptions are made for students who have completed a bachelor or master in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.

The minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to this master programme are:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: 92 overall
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A, B, C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A, B, C

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