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1. Get a dual degree in finance in one year

This program gives you a strong background in analytical and practical decision making, management skills and a business attitude for a function in the financial sector.

You can obtain a dual master’s degree in finance in just 1 year. You study at Antwerp Management School (Belgium) during ten months (September till June). After successful completion of the program, you will receive an official and internationally accredited Master of Science (MSc) degree issued by Antwerp Management School ; ‘Master in Finance'.

Subsequently, you can go to New York in July and obtain a Master of Science in Global Finance at the Fordham Gabelli School of Business by following three courses in Finance.

2. Choose your career & become part of our alumni network

There are so many career choices for you in the field of finance. Making the right choice is the key to a successful career. Our monthly alumni career talks can support you in finding out which job will suit you.

Every month, an alumnus/alumna of our program shares some insights into their job. What does a fixed income analyst do? What is it like to be a junior consultant? What is a good mergers and acquisitions career path?

Our alumni give you valuable first-hand information about their industry. These talks are really an eye opener.

Our alumni come from, amongst others, Argenta, Axa, CBRE Global Investors, Delen Private Bank, Janssen R&D, J.P. Morgan, KBC, PwC Middle East, Rabobank, STX Group, …

3. Knowledge directly applicable in real business

This program focuses on the practical application of concepts in real business and is very interactive: prepare yourself for class discussions, analyzing business cases, making business presentations and reports. You will obtain thorough knowledge of the theory and concepts of all major areas of financial management and their strategic implementation. You will gain expertise in risk management, asset management, portfolio management and global management, directly applicable to your future professional career. This program focuses on the practical application of concepts in real business and is very interactive: prepare yourself for class discussions, analyzing business cases, making business presentations and reports.

Finance is a well-established yet vibrate industry. It is never boring. There’s always something going on: Fintech, startups, open banking, blockchain… To keep you up to date with the industry trends, we frequently invite experts in various fields to talk about ‘hot’ topics.

Moreover, to bridge the gap between theory and practice, financial professional practices workshops are organized quarterly, in which guest lecturers guide students through a specific industry in finance (e.g. private equity, investment bank, real estate finance, and so on), followed by a group assignment. The guest lecturers offer guidance and insights on how to tackle problems in practice.

5. Career management services

Throughout the academic year, several activities will be organized at AMS by the Career Management Services which can inspire and help you in making a good career decision, including job interview trainings, career fairs, networking events, case evenings. Individual and peer coaching is offered to help you explore your talents, interests and needs, relate these to what companies offer in terms of jobs and career opportunities, and prepare yourself for job interviews and assessments.

Graduates from this program work in a variety of companies worldwide:

ABN AMRO Bank, BP, Belfius, BNP Paribas Fortis, Deutsche Bank, Egyptian Gulf Bank, Henkel, Hitec Vision, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, McKinsey, TriFinance, …

You also have access to the career center of CFA.

6. Rankings and accreditations

The AACSB and NVAO accreditations awarded to Antwerp Management School clearly demonstrate AMS’ permanent attention to quality education. AMS is also listed in the Financial Times Rankings and the School takes into account the principles of responsible management education as presented by PRME. Our masters are highly ranked in Eduniversal Rankings and QS World University Rankings. In the QS World University Rankings, you can find our programs in the top 10 Best value for money.

Our Master in Finance is a top-ranked program:

Eduniversal Master Ranking 2021:
N°37 in Financial Markets worldwide and N°1 in Financial Markets Benelux

QS World University Rankings 2021:
N°31 in Masters In Finance

7. University Affiliation Program of CFA

Since March 27, 2020, our Master in Finance program at Antwerp Management School has been affiliated with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Institute University Affiliation Program (UAP).

The world-renowned CFA Institute is the largest network of financial investment professionals in the world, with more than 175.000 members in 166 countries, ranging from companies to universities and regulators.

The mission of CFA Institute is to advance ethics, market integrity and professional standards of practice amongst its members, which collectively contributes value to society.

CFA Program Exam

Our program embeds a significant proportion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge required to pass CFA exams, including Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

The affiliation with CFA Institute also enables us to award 5 selected students with scholarships to sit the CFA examinations at a significantly reduced fee. These students will have free access to the career center of CFA.

CFA Institute Career Resources

You have access to the career center of CFA, either paid or for free (see above). You can create a profile, setup email alerts for new opportunities and apply for jobs.

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8. Personal development journey: Global Leadership Skills

Your personal development is a core element in the journey you will undertake during your year at Antwerp Management School.

At AMS, we look beyond the mere transfer of technical knowledge. As our mission statement explicitly mentions, we also want to stimulate your personal development. Our approach is straightforward: the better you feel as a person, the more confident you are when dealing with complicated business situations. The more accurate your self-image, the better you are able to work with other people and lead others in a responsible manner that commands respect.

Through the Global Leadership Skills, we build upon the three mission pillars of Antwerp Management School: Self-Awareness, Global Perspective and Societal Consciousness.

  • Self awareness: leads to stronger cooperation with others.
  • Global perspective: leads to a developed global mindset, allowing you to find better solutions to problems and complex issues.
  • Societal Consciousness: leads to sustainability in essential economic processes, a fundamental value in business.

We will offer you relevant frameworks that help you understand who you are and how you relate to others. We will support you in understanding your strengths and needs, and defining your areas for growth. We will challenge you in developing a personal leadership claim that entails a global and sustainable perspective.

Global Leadership Skills development is more than a ‘nice to have’, it is a basic prerequisite for career success and recruiters will be assessing this when you apply for a job. Today’s employers are looking for exactly the same set of soft skills you will develop during the Global Leadership Skills: self-awareness, the ability to work collaboratively with others, leadership skills, openness to and respect for different perspectives, multicultural awareness.

9. Antwerp, the heart of Europe

Antwerp is world famous for fashion, diamond and its port. Antwerp is a creative city for investors and entrepreneurs, always open for new ideas and concepts.
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