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International EMBA in Finance and Control

Embrace the Challenge of International Financial Leadership Roles

The International Executive MBA in Finance and Control program is tailored to finance professionals gifted with the talent and drive to become CFOs. The program targets professionals with an academic background and several years of experience in a finance function within multinational organizations. It integrates general management capabilities with the specific requirements of the business partner role, reporting role and fiduciary role of senior finance professionals.

The program hosts an internationally diverse group of participants from multinational corporations (MNCs) providing an inspiring community with the potential for a ‘deep dive’ in several areas relevant for future CFOs. In addition to the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences in class, the participants also provide a lifelong network.

International EMBA in Finance and Control has been established to boost careers in finance. While many finance functions have become rather specialized, this program provides an opportunity to focus on the broad knowledge and skills needed to prepare for the role of CFO in one of the operating companies in an MNC.

The program holds the 'Triple Crown' of accreditations – the three most respected university accreditations, granted to only 0.5% of the world's business schools: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.

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Collaboration of Three Business Schools with a Strong Focus on Finance

The program is run by a partnership of three leading institutions: Aalto University Executive Education, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam School of Business Economics. All three institutions have an impressive track record of highly evaluated and accredited executive programs and have earned a reputation for delivering high quality finance professionals and CFOs in their respective countries. These institutions, together with internationally renowned faculty, give participants an opportunity to acquire and apply up-to-date knowledge in an MNC setting and to enhance their career towards an international CFO position.

The intensive program is offered in three locations – Amsterdam, Bergen, and Helsinki. All three cities have well-established flight connections to the rest of the world and are known both for their rich cultural heritage and their international orientation.


Leverage from strategy in the context of financial leadership
Facilitate the transition from information provider to strategic business partner
Apply new methodologies, techniques and skills in finance, control, strategy and leadership
Evaluate and select current trends in strategic financial management
Integrate data analytics in performance measurement and evaluation
Negotiate, manage conflicts and communicate effectively to a variety of audiences
Develop and apply long-term vision and strategy frameworks
Assess and enhance personal leadership style
Drive innovation and lead cultural change


The International Executive MBA in Finance and Control program is designed for individuals with significant professional work experience.

The program targets particularly talented professionals aiming for an international career leading to a position as a finance executive. The program is designed for future CFOs and facilitates professionals who will take up a CFO position in an operating company in a multinational organization within a few years.

Contents and Schedule

To fulfill the requirements for the International Executive MBA in Finance and Control degree, participants must successfully complete studies worth a total of 90 European credits (EC). These include eight core modules (80 EC in total) and a compulsory business strategy project (10 EC).

The International EMBA in Finance and Control program can be completed in two years. The program has a modular structure and follows a six-week learning cycle.

Modules are typically run once every 2–3 months, with in-class sessions from Monday to Saturday. Each module contains a pre-assignment and a final assignment.

Program Structure

Pre-module period of 2–3 weeks

Individual preparation

Six-day module

Intensive face-to-face session with instructor and peers

Post-module period of 2–3 weeks

Final module assignment

Core Modules

The International Executive MBA in Finance and Control program has eight core modules:

CFO and Finance Function Amsterdam, March-April 2020
Strategic Management Helsinki, June 2020
Organizing and Managing Innovation Bergen, September 2020
Managing in a Dynamic Business Environment Bergen, November 2020
Decision Making and Data Management Amsterdam, April 2021
Corporate Finance Helsinki, June 2021
Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Amsterdam, September 2021
Governance, Leadership, and Change Management Bergen, November 2021

Manage Your Personal Learning Goals

Before the start of the program, each participant outlines their personal learning goals. These goals are finalized during the first module. Each of the modules facilitates an assessment and evaluation of progress in achieving the personal learning goals. This strengthens the program’s emphasis on establishing international finance leadership and challenges participants to integrate learning from different areas of the program at the end of their studies.

Dive Deep into Yourself

Self-development is an important part of the program; it supports you in the process of personal development as a leader and as an individual throughout your studies and way beyond. It includes self-steered studying and inspiring workshops with the support of a professional coach.

Enhance your Leadership Skills

The program develops strategic thinking and financial leadership by providing new knowledge, skills and tools that can be applied immediately in practice. Just as important, you will gain insights into becoming a world-class leader – skills that never lose their relevance and which will be extremely valuable along your future path.

Gain Access to the Alumni Network(s)

All graduates automatically become members of the alumni communities of their institution(s) of choice. The alumni communities continuously arrange events, company visits and meetings with fellow alumni. With thousands of alumni worldwide, these communities provide valuable networks to connect with. We offer you access to the latest knowledge and an extensive global business network.


Entry Requirements and Fee

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum five years of relevant postgraduate work experience in financial management or specialist positions
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Recommendation from your employer
  • Four short essays
  • Personal meeting

If you are not sure about meeting some of the requirements, please contact the program team.

Tuition Fee


Start Your Application Process

Start your International EMBA in Finance and Control program application process by completing a short preliminary application. After completing the form, our program team will contact you to provide more information about the program and guide you in the application process.

Program start

Further Application Stages

Application Deadlines