Possible Exemption


Who it's for


How to Apply

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Focussing on financial models, financial markets and investment strategies

The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree is designed to provide a comprehensive, contemporary perspective on financial theory and practice. Compared to an MBA, this online master’s degree in finance provides an exclusive focus on financial models, financial markets and investment strategies. The course curriculum along with the knowledge and skills acquired while obtaining the MSF degree offers excellent preparation for an individual to pursue entry or advancement in the financial services industry.

This accelerated, graduate-level online business degree programme requires 10 courses and can be completed within 15 months of continuous enrollment.

What You Will Learn in the Online Master of Science in Finance

MSF students will be able to make sound managerial financial decisions by:

  • Analysing financial data and market research information to conduct analyses for sound investment decisions and portfolio management.
  • Utilising financial concepts and analytical tools to make financial decisions in managerial finance and investment management.
  • Devising effective financial plans and risk management strategies.
  • Applying theoretical constructs and quantitative tools to devise financial models to address corporate finance challenges.
  • Evaluating issues in financial ethics and compliance to support ethical practices.
  • Strategising and proposing comprehensive financial plans and investment policies to maximise shareholders’ value in the current global environment.

Features of the Master of Science in Finance 

  • 100 % online with full online support from Cambridge College Global
  • Pure finance focus and curriculum
  • 10 – 12 Modules
  • Project-based learning with real-world case studies
  • Easy to use student platform with full support
  • Real world faculty and lecturers

MSF Programme Prerequisite Modules

  • Corporate Finance
  • Statistics

Foundational Modules

  • Strategic Leadership and Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Markets

Core Modules

  • Investment Management
  • Global Currency Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Finance
  • Managerial Finance
  • Financial Ethics and Compliance
  • Finance Capstone

As a final deliverable, all MSF students will construct a comprehensive financial analysis and investment analysis report on par with those found in the financial press.

Throughout this programme, team building, cross-sector learning and professional networking are encouraged through small, online classes. Your fellow students may include finance professionals such as treasurers, fraud analysts, underwriters, financial analysts, tax specialists, bank presidents and portfolio managers—to name a few.

Possible Exemption


Exemptions may be given for prerequisite modules based on modules completed in undergraduate programmes if applicable. A grade of C (2.0) must be achieved in each prerequisite module.


Accreditations and Awards

  • Accredited in the USA (Boston, Massachusetts) by NEASC (New England Association of School and Colleges)
  • Award-winning distance learning programme (USDLA – US Distance Learning Association)
Who it's for

All applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college with a 2.70 GPA (if US-based) OR equivalent foreign accredited qualification
  • 1 or 2 page motivational essay explaining how the MSF will aid you in your professional development and goals
  • CV/Resume (if applicable)
  • Access to internet and email
  • If English is not your first language, then you would need to demonstrate English capability through any of the following tests:   
  1. Duolingo English Test (DET): 47 or higher
  2. Official TOEFL score: 79 internet-based (iBT); 213 computer-based (CBT), 550 paper-based (PBT)
  3. Official IELTS score: 6.0 or higher
  • Every applicant must have their official academic transcripts evaluated for equivalency to the US system. BSN recommends World Education Services

Full programme fee:



Citizens from developing countries are eligible for scholarships of up to 80 %. Please submit your pre-registration form to receive more information about the programme and fee structure.

How to Apply

Start your application

Have you found the perfect programme with us? Awesome! Start your application.

Step 1 : Submit the pre-application form to BSN

Submit your details and documents for pre-screening and to receive more information about the programme and fee structure.

Step 2: Fill out the online application form for our partner (Cambridge College GLOBAL)

After approval you will receive the application link for online registration with CCG.  It’s important to fill out the form correctly and attach all the supporting documents requested.

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Start date
2 September 2024
14 October 2024
Registration deadline
2 Weeks in advance
$30.350,- (Tax-free)70 - 80 % Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) scholarships are available for applicants from developing countries.
Duration of programme
16 months
2 days p/m
Coaching session
Number of participants
12 - 20


What others say about BSN

Business School Netherlands has been instrumental in shaping me into a proficient problem solver and pragmatic entrepreneur.

Fasili Masalu Boniphace

Business Adviser, Coaching Success & Consulting Ltd

I highly recommend this MBA for both personal and organisational growth, as it was a win-win for both myself and the company I worked for.

Gerard Mohamed

Managing Director at NanoTech Petroleum PTY Ltd

The knowledge gained on various business aspects has enriched my overall expertise and position as an HR Manager.

Jahaira Boasman

HR Manager, Social & Health Insurances

The Masterclass from Business School Netherlands has given me confidence and direction in terms of strategy, power and leadership.

Machteld Diks v/d Hoogenhoff

Machteld Diks v/d Hoogenhoff

Manager at Tax Collaboration Rivierenland

I chose BSN's MBA because it's not only theoretical but also directly applicable to the projects you undertake within your own organisation.

Marlou Mulders

Marlou Mulders

Commercial Director at Prins Petfoods

This MBA equipped me with problem-solving skills, comprehensive business knowledge, and the ability to apply it; all of which remains relevant after many years.

Renier Snyman

Group Human Resources Manager at Komati Fruit Group

The most significant advantage was the opportunity to work on real challenges presented by my employer.

Robert Koolen

Robert Koolen

Director of Sustainable Development at Heijmans.

The MBA lesson on Action Learning is an interactive session where you receive immediately applicable tools and guidance!

Vincent Schreijer

Vincent Schreijer

Manager Expertise & Logistics Roadside Assistance at ANWB
Action Learning MBA - alumnus

BSN develops great leaders who

are responsible
You demonstrate a forward-thinking approach and actively participate in identifying solutions to current challenges.
initiate change
You establishe trust with all stakeholders of the organization, encourages collaboration and diverse perspectives, and ensure organised teamwork.
make informed decisions
You demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the organization and the critical importance of the change that is suggested, and you effectively contribute to the realisation of practical improvements that generate measurable benefits.
are results-driven
Your approach prioritises real results and emphasises the achievement of sustainable development goals. Your efforts are directed towards making a measurable impact and ensuring that these goals are effectively acknowledged.

Our tutors have earned their stripes extensively in the field. In addition to their field experience, they also have a good understanding of business models and strategies, making them uniquely capable of bridging the gap between strategy and practice.

Paul Turken | Docent Strategisch en Marketing Management

Paul Turken

Strategic & Marketing Management
Susan Marcussen | Docent Financieel Management

Susan Marcussen

Financial Management & Corporate Finance
Maarten Kuiper | Docent Informatie Management

Maarten Kuiper

Information Management
BSN MBA Docent | Isolde Kolkhuis Tanke

Isolde Kolkhuis Tanke

Human Resource Management

With Action Learning, I am able to ask better questions that help me delve into the root causes of a problem and uncover the true issue at hand.

Arjan Epskamp
Environmental Manager at Rijkswaterstaat West-Netherlands North
Action Learning MBA - Arjan Epskamp

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled frequently asked questions for you. If your question is not listed, please get in touch with us.

What makes the MSF programme different from a traditional MBA?

The MSF programme focuses primarily on financial models, markets, investment, and analytical strategies, providing specialized expertise in finance, while an MBA covers a broader range of business disciplines.

How is the MSF programme delivered, and what resources are available for online learning?

The MSF degree programme is delivered through an online, virtual-class environment, with face-to-face video calls and access to a 24/7 online student portal. Students have full support from academic tutors, plagiarism and spell-checking software, and access to Microsoft Office applications.

Are there any scholarships available for students from Africa or developing countries?

Yes, Cambridge College Global and BSN offer partial scholarships for eligible applicants from Africa and certain developing regions. For more information, please inquire with us directly.

What accreditation does Cambridge College Global hold for the MSF programme?

Cambridge College Global is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (USA), ensuring the programme’s quality and recognition.

What career opportunities are available for graduates of the MSF programme?

Graduates of the MSF programme can pursue various roles in the finance sector, including financial analyst, financial planner, CFO, stock trader, investment advisor, director of finance, portfolio manager, bond trader, and more.

How will the MSF programme prepare me for the global financial environment?

The MSF programme equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to strategize and implement effective financial plans and investment policies in the current global financial landscape.

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