Toward a professional career
In the financial sector there is a growing need for well-trained talent able to make clear financial analyses. Further, the future of finance must include professionals who have a firm grasp on the impact their decisions have upon society. Graduates of the Utrecht University Master’s in Banking and Finance have gone on to work in a number of different institutions and sectors including:
- central banks, e.g. European Central Bank, Dutch Central Bank;
- commercial banks e.g. ABN AMRO, HSBC, ING, Rabobank;
- supranational financial institutions, e.g. World Bank, IMF;
- insurance firms and pension funds, e.g. Delta Lloyd, PGGM;
- financial market regulators, e.g. BaFin and AFM;
- start-ups and venture capital firms;
- consultancy firms;
- research institutes e.g. the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB), Eurostat;
- government ministries e.g. Ministry of Economic Affairs or Finance.
Check the testimonials to get an impression of the jobs alumni of the MSc in Banking and Finance get.
Employee at a financial institution
As an employee in a financial institution, you have a number of career opportunities such as investment banking, commercial banking, portfolio or fund management, risk management, compliance, securities analyst, research analyst, equity analyst, or rating analyst.
Regulator in the financial sector
As a regulator in the financial sector, you will translate international regulation to supervise financial institutions, and you monitor whether the financial institutions that are supervised are able to manage the implementation of such regulation.
As a researcher, you aim to gain a better understanding of the role of central and commercial banks, customers, companies and households in financial markets and economies. Identifying and interpreting underlying mechanisms and new solutions in finance is key for the stability and efficiency of financial markets and institutions.
Curious about the jobs our alumni got? Browse the LinkedIn profiles of some of our graduates.