Sustainable Finance

Are you interested in analysing and solving financial problems in investment and business? Are you compelled by the ways in which sustainability issues are changing our understanding of the concept of finance? Do you want to know more about the interdependence between finance and sustainability? Then the specialisation in Sustainable Finance could be right for you. As part of the master's programme in International Business, the specialisation combines finance with the principles of sustainability: environment, society and governance.

Following the 2008 financial crisis and on-going criticism of banks and corporations, there is great demand for finance professionals who can implement sustainability principles in a company while maintaining profitability. Bridging the gap between traditional capitalism and a new context of shared economic and social value, sustainable finance is quickly becoming a core part of the mission of financial institutions and companies.

Pre-master International Business

Interested in studying this master's programme, but do not yet meet the requirements? Consider pursuing our Pre-master.

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      For Jorg de Vette, SBE’s Director of the Centre for Student Development and Business Relations who hosted the event, it was very inspiring to see how grateful alumni are about their education in Maastricht and how happy they are to help current students towards their professional careers just for the simple reason they share their alma mater. Several alumni also assisted in arranging the company visits that took place during the week. Others mentioned they would love to help in the future, which is much appreciated!

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    • An awesome field trip for our students following this year's real estate course. Together with Associate Professor Nils Kok, our students in MSc Sustainable Finance and MSc Financial Economics visited some of the smartest and most sustainable buildings in the world. A new generation of energy efficient and smart buildings such as EDGE Olympic, the headquarters of the Postcode Loterij and ABN AMRO’s multi-purpose circular pavilion. All located in one of the most booming markets in the world, Amsterdam.

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