Today financial management operates in a highly complex, interconnected and fast-moving international arena. Organisational objectives have to integrate a wide variety of considerations, such as variations in global markets, long-term strategies, corporate social responsibility and stakeholder value; at the same time, short-term financial growth is desired and demanded. Are you interested in the challenge of becoming part of a new generation of financial professionals, who have the knowledge, mindset and skills to ‘future proof’ the financial management of large, SME and start-up businesses? Then the Master’s in Financial Management at Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) gives you a unique, multidisciplinary and international programme in which you will learn to understand not just a firm’s finances, but also how to deal with economic, managerial, regulatory, and reporting issues to maximise enterprise value.
The MSc in Financial Management provides students not only with the latest economic and financial theory, but also the hard financial skills and multidisciplinary understanding to put theory into practice in an increasingly complex world. This Master’s programme focuses on all important aspects of modern financial management, including how to raise capital (i.e. issuing shares and bonds), how to allocate capital (capital budgeting, operational budgeting), how to manage short-term resources (working capital management), how to deal with dividend policies, and how to align individual motives to organisational objectives (performance management, compensation systems). In addition, you will learn how to effectively introduce changes in financial management policies in organisations. Importantly, the Utrecht University MSc in Financial Management is geared toward a new generation of financial professionals who are trained to understand and solve trade-offs between short- and long-term objectives, between shareholders and stakeholders, and between financial and social responsibility.