RSM - Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

MSc in Finance & Investments

MSc in Finance & Investments


The MSc in Finance & Investments deals with qualitative and quantitative financial decision-making from a management perspective. You will be provided with state-of-the-art knowledge, insights and skills essential for a successful career in a financial position.

Typical issues addressed in this field include:

  • How firms should be optimally financed;
  • How firms should make investment decisions;
  • The value drivers of stocks, bonds, real estate, futures and options.

Key features

  • Research-driven, ensuring that you’re learning according to the latest theories and applications;
  • Practice-based approach, achieved through individual and group assignments of case studies and exercises, and exposure to guest speakers from the financial industry;
  • The possibility to structure your curriculum to your own interests through a large choice of electives.

RSM has been awarded Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Programme Partner Status by the CFA Institute®. In this programme, you have the unique opportunity to qualify for an RSM degree and prepare for the Level I CFA exam at the same time.

Career prospects

  • The average gross starting salary (excluding benefits) of Finance & Investments RSM graduates is € 6077 per month.
  • The average time to find a job is 2.2 months
  • 52% of the graduates work in the Netherlands, 15% in non EEA countries and 33% within Europe. 
  • The top 10 employers of RSM graduates are: Vodafone, Shell, KPMG, Rabobank, Accenture, Akzo Nobel, KPN, PWC, ABN AMRO, Bain & Company
Teaching ModeFull Time
Academic RequirementsAcademic background in business or economics
Tuition Fees


NON-EEA students: €16,400 per year

EEA/EU students €1,951 per year

Length12 months    
Application Deadline

15 May (or earlier is maximum capacity is reached)

Application Procedure

To join our Finance & Investments programme, you must have a research university bachelor’s degree (equal to a bachelor’s degree from a Dutch research university) containing a minimum total of 60 ECTS in qualitative and quantitative research methods, statistics and advanced courses in business administration and financial methods & tools.

You will be assessed on the basis of a dossier containing your academic background, grade point average (GPA), motivation and relevant test scores such as GMAT and/or TOEFL / IELTS. Non-RSM bachelor graduates must apply for admission through our online application system (OLAF).

Information about the entry requirements and application process can be obtained by visiting

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