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International Financial Management HVA SCHOOL OF Economics and management

2012 2013


HVA school of EconomiCS AND management

International Financial Management* Are you good at figures and interested in the financial pages of the newspaper? Do you want to know more about the stock market? And you want to discuss investments and cash management and learn about the impact of mergers? Then International Financial Management might be the right programme for you. International Financial Management is a four-year bachelor programme fully taught in English. It’s the perfect programme for people who are detail-oriented and who know that making the right decisions in the financial world is of vital importance to a company’s success. After your studies you will graduate as a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and you will be ready to start working in a variety of positions at management level related to financial management and consultancy. * Finance and Control is the name by which this programme is officially registered with the Dutch ‘DUO - IB-Groep’


Internationally trained professional International Financial Management is your gateway to the international world of finance. We offer you an excellent four-year full-time programme that is very practiceoriented. During this time you will learn the tools necessary for advising the management of a company on major financial issues. You will be studying in an international environment with students and teachers from all over the world. The assignments you will be working on are international in nature. A placement abroad and a semester of study at a foreign university or college are key parts of the programme. After graduation you will be a specialist in international financial issues. At the moment there is a great demand for internationally-trained professionals.

Your programme First and second year During the first and second year you will not only acquire knowledge, but also 足practice your skills. The first semester is

an orientation period. You will become acquainted with important company pro足cedures, with the market and with the financial position of a business. During your first year you will set up and manage your own company together with your fellow students. Subjects will include: 足Financial and Management Accounting, Marketing Management, Management and Organisation, Management Information Systems, Economics and Quantitative Methods and Techniques. You can choose from: French, German, Spanish and Dutch (Dutch only for non-native speakers). During the next three semesters you will go into more detail concerning the theory and practice of international financial management. You will be engaged in analysing business process and their relationship with Enterprise Resource Management Systems and in assessing the financial position of a company. You will learn about writing an investment plan, cash management, treasury activities, economics and quantative research methods.

International Business School The International Business School (IBS) is part of the HvA School of Economics and Management. All degree programmes are taught in English. The following international bachelor programmes are offered at the International Business School: International Business and Languages; International Business and Management Studies (full-time and part-time); International Financial Management; International Management, and Trade Management Asia. Students at the IBS come from all around the world. During your degree programme you will study abroad at one of our accredited partner universities. You will also do a placement with an international company, preferably abroad.


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Third and fourth year

Your future career

During the third and fourth year you will be able to make a personal study plan. You will do a minor at one of our partner universities and a placement with an internationally-oriented company, preferably abroad. During the fourth year you will go back to the Amsterdam campus and attend lectures on your main subjects. Finally, you will round off your studies by writing a thesis based on a research assignment in the field of what you have learned during the programme: Corporate Finance, Management or Financial Accounting or Management Information Systems.

After your studies, you may start working for companies or institutions in the Netherlands or abroad which have international financial issues. These may be banks, multinationals, transport companies, or businesses in the stock and currency trade.

Your future business card Possible work areas include: Credit management >> Control >> Financial management >> Treasuring >> Accountancy (after continuing your study) >>


After your Bachelor’s ­degree In co-operation with the University of Amsterdam, the International Business School offers you the possibility of moving on to the Master’s degree in Business Studies without delay after graduating from the Bachelor’s programme. In order to do this, you must have followed an additional (or partly overlapping) course as well as the standard programme. You can of course also opt for a different Master’s degree. However, direct continuation at a Dutch research university is usually not possible in such cases.

Location The International Financial Management programme is taught at Fraijlemaborg, near the Amsterdam ArenA. This location offers practice-oriented education with a personal approach and an international orientation. Theory forms the basis of the programme – you will begin by studying theory and can later apply this to practical assignments. All students receive structure, class training and individual guidance. Active sports also form part of the programme. Fraijlemaborg is located in the heart of the financial district with the ING bank as its’ neighbour.

Admission To be admitted to the International Financial Management programme, you will need to have completed secondary education on a level equivalent to the Dutch havo, vwo or mbo level 4. In some cases, depending on your profile, there may be additional ­requirements (see ‘Admission requirements’). An increasing number of degree program­mes, other programmes and specialisations at the HvA are using study selection interviews. Go to www.hva.nl/study-selection to find out whether that applies to this degree programme as well.

Foreign diplomas You should have completed secondary education at university entrance level with at least a pass in mathematics and preferably in business studies or accounting. For example: GCSEs with two or more A-levels, Abitur or Fachhochschulreife, Baccalauréat or another diploma equivalent to the Dutch havo, vwo or mbo level 4 diploma. All diplomas will be screened by the HvA School of Economics and Management.


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Admission requirements Nature & Technology

Nature & Health

Economics & Society

Culture & Society

havo (2009 or later)

No further requirements

Economics or M&O

No further requirements

Economics or M&O + Math A or B

vwo (2009 or later)

No further requirements

Economics or M&O

No further requirements

Economics or M&O

mbo

Level 4

Level 4

Level 4

Level 4

Language proficiency As English is the language of the programme, we expect our students to have good English-language writing and speaking skills. The minimum overall score required is 6.0 on academic level (IELTS) with no subscore below 5.5 or 550 paper-based/ 213 computer-based and 80 internet-based (TOEFL). The test should not be more than 2 years old. Students with a Dutch mbo level 4, havo or vwo diploma and a score in English lower than 7 are advised to take an

IELTS test. This will determine whether their level of English is good enough to study in English. Native speakers (students from the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia or New Zealand) and applicants who have successfully undertaken secondary education or post-secondary courses at an accredited institution, where English was the language of instruction, for a minimum of two years, are not required to present any proof of their 足English proficiency.


Study costs

More information?

The 2011-2012 tuition fee for the full-time programme is € 1,713. This applies to students who are nationals of an EEA ­(European Economic Area) member state or of Swiss or Surinamese nationality. The tuition fee for non-EEA students is € 7,200. The fees for 2012-2013 have yet to be determined. In addition to the tuition fee, you will need to purchase books, r­ eaders and other required items. For the first year, these costs are estimated at € 550. For the latest information about tuition fees, scholarships and grants, please check: www.international.hva.nl or contact: international@hva.nl.

Do you want to know more about the programme? Feel free to contact our Service & Information Centre if you have any further questions. You can call us on weekdays during office hours on +31 (0)20 525 6777. You can also contact us by email at inter­national@hva.nl.

Application Detailed information about the application procedure can be found at www.hva.nl/ifm-int. You can start the International Financial Management programme in ­September and in February*.

Meet us? You can meet us at a number of education fairs around the world, or at our own open days in Amsterdam. Open days in Amsterdam take place on: >> Saturday 5 november 2011 >> Saturday 21 January 2012 >> Saturday 10 March 2012 >> Thursday 19 June 2012 (open evening) More information and the agenda can be found on: www.hva.nl/sem-meetus.

* The programme will start in February depending on the number of applicants.


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Fraijlemaborg Building Fraijlemaborg 133 1102 CV Amsterdam-Zuidoost The Netherlands www.hva.nl/ifm-int

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International Financial Management at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, HvA