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Behavioural Finance and Complexity in the Financial Industry

Risk Management for Financial Institutions

This Master’s degree programme gets to grips with the practical aspects of risk management and is specially designed for working professionals who are keen to utilize essential concepts from behavioural finance to optimize risk management within their own organization.

As the financial world continues to be shaped by dramatic changes and technological advances, you and your organization need fresh insights and applications to protect stakeholder interests. To develop an astute and effective approach to risk management, it is essential to gain a thorough understanding of how human behaviour affects decision-making in uncertain conditions.

On this cutting-edge Master’s programme with a broad scope, you will work towards a new and more sophisticated analysis of how key players in the financial markets and the business world should take decisions in unsure times and handle the risks associated with these decisions. As a risk management professional ready to take the next step in your career, this is quite simply the most relevant, comprehensive and fascinating programme you can take.

Risk Management at a glance

Duration: Part-time, 2.5 years.
Start: The programme usually starts in September.
Classes: Weekly meetings on a set evening, usually Tuesday or Wednesday, from 19.00 to 22.00 hours.
Assessment: Two written exams and several graded case studies per semester.
Thesis: You will write a portfolio of four concise papers spread throughout the 2.5 years, individually as well as in collaboration with fellow students.
Study load: Approximately 10 hours (including one three-hour lecture) a week.
Language: Dutch, but the language of instruction depends on the lecturer as well as the students.
Title: Master of Science (MSc) in Risk Management and the opportunity to join the Register of Risk Managers for Financial Institutions (RMFI).
Fee: €12,500 for each full academic year. No separate fee for the third year. In total €25,000.

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Risk Management for Financial Institutions at VU Amsterdam

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