Finance & Control (international)

Structure of the programme

A financial business professional has different roles, such as financial analyst, financial consultant or financial administrator. From day one, you will take on these different roles of the financial business professional during projects. You need to apply the theory you learn in class directly in order to deliver a successful project.

Foundation phase

In the foundation year, you acquire the basic knowledge needed for your subsequent studies. The first year consists of 4 10-week blocks. In addition to the group project you work on, you attend classes. Courses are centred around finance, accounting, management accounting, corporate culture and international business. You take English classes and practise your digital skills. Every year you can obtain 60 ECTS credits. In the first year you must obtain 52 ECTS to be able to continue to year 2.

Advanced phase

In years 2-4, you gain in-depth knowledge of finance and control. In year 2 you will do a 5-month placement in an international organisation. In year 3 you will study at a partner university for 5 months. At the end of year 4, you will individually carry out a graduation project in an international organisation, working on advice or improvement ideas. Provided you spend 5 months outside the Netherlands you are free to decide where you want to train or study abroad.

Course overview

1-year subjects
Subjects Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
Project 1: Business Organisation x
Organisational Behaviour x
Financial Accounting x x x
Business Communication x x x
Personal and Professional Development x x x x
Digital Skills x
Project 2: Business Processes x
Accounting Information Systems x x
Project 3: Business Cycle x
Management Accounting x
Finance x
Project 4: Sustainability x
Business & Intercultural Communication x
2-year subjects
Subjects Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
Project 1: Master Budget x
Statistics x
Business Communication x
Financial Accounting x
Personal and Professional Development x x
Management Accounting x
Project 2a: International Business x
Project 2b: Budget Analysis x
Process (re)Design x
Work Placement x x
3-year subjects
Subjects Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
Project 1: Strategic Risk Management x
Strategic Control x
Operational Auditing x
Personal and Professional Development x x
Business Communication x x
Project 2: Merger & Acquisition x
Financial Risk Management x
Strategic Finance x
Minor / Semester Exchange x x
4-year subjects
Subjects Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
Financial Accounting x
Operational Auditing x
Project 1: Controlling x
Strategic Control x
Business Communication x x
Project 2: Merger & Acquisition x x
Financial Risk Management x x
Strategic Finance x
Graduation Project x x

Additional course overview information

Each block centres around a project. Together with other students you work on a financial business issue. You deliver a report or presentation at the end of the block. You also attend classes. In these classes, you learn the theory that you can put into practice when working on the project. You also continuously work on your professional attitude by improving your skills.