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Careers

Graduates of our Master’s in Finance have excellent job prospects. Besides this, our Economics and Business Career Centre offers you plenty of support in exploring your options, develop skills and connect to companies. Make your transition to the job market with confidence.

Where do our graduates work?

With the broad range of skills, in-depth knowledge and international expertise this programme provides, you will have everything you need to start your career. Graduates can be found in a wide variety of business and public organisations, including:

  • banks
  • commercial organisations
  • consultancies
  • government agencies
  • NGOs
Time to find a job

3 months

Average starting salary

€2,900 - €3,800

What positions do our graduates have?

  • These are some positions currently held by Finance graduates:
  • consultant at McKinsey
  • market maker at Optiver
  • business analyst at DHL
  • decision support analyst at Royal Bank of Scotland
  • consultant at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  • consultant at Deloitte
  • management trainee at Delta Lloyd
  • manager at ING Bank Financial Markets
  • financial analyst at AkzoNobel
  • business analyst at ABN AMRO Bank

Career in research

  • Start off with the Research Master’s

    Thinking of a career in academia? The best way to prepare yourself is to follow a research Master's programme before you commence with your PhD. The Research Master's programme in Economics, Finance and Econometrics is offered by the Tinbergen Institute. It offers you access to a doctoral programme at the UvA or another university.

  • Obtain your PhD

    Your MSc in Finance also provides you with an excellent opportunity to go on to pursue doctoral studies in a thriving PhD programme taught by international experts. We offer thriving English-taught PhD programmes with excellent opportunities if you want to embark on a doctoral thesis following your Master’s.

Alumni network

All graduates have access to our extensive UvA Bridge alumni network, with more than 186,000 alumni worldwide. This online community enables graduates to find and connect with fellow alumni, students, staff and corporate relations of UvA Economics and Business, in their field of interest and to find new opportunities.

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Career preparation during your Master's

Studying at the Faculty of Economics and Business goes beyond academic learning. Our Career Centre helps you to explore your options, develop skills and connect to companies so you can make your transition to the job market with confidence.

  • Career Journey

    We didn’t craft a one way programme, but selected essential options in 5 categories. This way you can put together your own career journey. In your own time. At your own pace.

  • Career preparation activities

    In addition to the career knowledge and skills you can develop, the Faculty Economics and Business, study associations and our corporate partners offer many career preparation activities to support you on your personal career journey. For example:

    • career coaching
    • professional skills workshops
    • networking events
    • personality tests
    • CV-checks

    This all helps to increase your employability and confidence about your next step after graduation.

Orientation Year Permit

The Orientation Year permit is a 1-year permit that allows recent international graduates to live and work in the Netherlands without a permit for 1 year.