Master of Science Finance & Control

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The flexible financial Master program.

With a Master of Science in Finance & Control, you will be a sought-after sparring partner for managers and management. You play an active role in monitoring corporate objectives and improving business processes. You are able to solve complex issues. After graduation, you may use the title Master of Science (MSc) or Master Finance & Control (MFC).

Start October/March Selfstudy 10 hours a week
Place Dordrecht, Utrecht, Breda Investment €27.410,10
Duration 2.5 years; 39 contactdays
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About the program

The Master of Science in Finance & Control is designed for the manager with a financial and economic education who functions on a policy-making position. The objective of this training is twofold. On the one hand, the deepening of financial knowledge and, on the other hand, the broadening of business management and strategy. The focus is on complicated and integrated issues that occur at the higher level of an organization.

With this Master’s degree, you move from function-oriented acting to solution-oriented thinking. You will learn to deal with problems and challenges that extend across various disciplines. This will enable you to make the translation and connection to the board and other members of a management team. In addition, you will focus on your personal development and leadership qualities.

Deepening and widening knowledge

Training takes place in the fields of finance, strategy and management, but also in personality development and communication. By integrating knowledge of the various financial and non-financial topics, you will form an integral picture of the challenges a financial manager faces.


Graduates of the Master Finance & Control can work in different postions, such as financial director, financial manager at the division level of large companies, general controller of large-scale complex projects or as an information controller.

Your background

Prior to starting this program, you must have completed a bachelor education. In addition, you must have at least 3 years of relevant work experience in finance. This Master Finance & Control makes it possible to realize your ambitions to take the next step in your career.

Advantages of the Master Finance & Control at Netherlands Business Academy 

Netherlands Business Academy offers programs with attention to personal development. We guide all our students personally and are able to tailor our programs to your work situation.

• The recognised MSc or MFC title
• Dutch-language and practice oriented
• Customer-friendly and flexible
• Professional knowledge at the highest level
• Renowned lecturers
• A boost in your personal development and network

NVAO Accreditation

The Dutch Master of Science in Finance & Control is NVAO-accredited. After the program, you may use the title MSc or MFC. Click here for more information on this accreditation and on the system of accreditations in the Netherlands.

Overview of the structure of the Master of Science Finance & Control program:

• Self-management, Leadership & Coaching
• Methods & Techniques of Research

Block 1
• Management Accounting
• Internal Control & Accounting Information Systems
• External reporting
• Corporate Finance
• Tax Concern Law

Block 2
• Strategy & Policy
• Management Control & Information Systems

Block 3
• Changemanagement
• Leadership
• Ethics

• Master Thesis Writing


To be admitted to the Master in Finance & Control, you must have at least a bachelor diploma and three years of relevant work experience. You discuss your personal (work) situation and wishes during an intake interview. Based on this you will receive a study advice and you can be admitted to the study program.

Do you not meet the admission requirements? If you can demonstrate that you have at least five years of relevant professional experience at a higher professional education level and that you have gained substantive knowledge through training or courses, adminission may be possible. This is tested during an intake interview and afterwards we decide on your admission.

Duration and study load

The Master in Finance & Control lasts 2.5 years and consists of approximately 39 contact days. Outside of lecture hours, the study load will be an average of ten hours per week. It is possible to split up the programme into two year-long periods or to split it up into the different modules.

Lecture days

The lectures are on Monday afternoon and Monday evening, every other week. Consultation meetings will take place in the morning before the lectures. During these meetings all participants will work on cases and assignments, prepare presentations and give feedback on each other’s work. This is all done with the guidance of lecturers and NLBA employees.


The Master of Science in Finance & Control can be attended in Dordrecht, Utrecht and Breda (subject to sufficient participation per location).


All modules use Dutch and English literature. The lectures are in Dutch.


On successful completion of the Master program you will receive the Master of Science diploma and the title MSc. After completing the programme, it it possible to complete the MBA in one year through a fast-track. More information can be found in the brochure MBA after MFC.

NVAO Accreditation

The Dutch Master of Science in Finance & Control is NVAO-accredited.


The total training costs are € 27.410,10. This does not include literature, location and accommodation costs and VAT. Contact us for a detailed cost overview and for possibilities regarding enrollment and payment of the Master of Science in Finance & Control in segments.

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