Future-proof finance

ECCE translates more than fifteen years of sustainable finance research to undergraduate and professional education. ECCE levers its scientific expertise to provide practical tools that enable you to integrate environmental, social and corporate governance issues in financial analysis and investments across different asset classes, while contributing to a more sustainable businesses and financial market.

Msc. International Business/Sustainable Finance

Sustainable Finance is a globally unique Msc. International Business track, organized by the Finance Department of Maastricht University since 2013. Learn about sustainable finance from internationally acclaimed scholars affiliated with ECCE. It is a one-year, full-time programme taught entirely in English at Maastricht University. Graduates receive a Master's degree in International Business from Maastricht University with a specialization in Sustainable Finance.

Financial institutions and companies today are increasing their focus on three key elements of sustainability: environment, society and governance (ESG). The need the special know-how of a new generation of finance professionals: professionals with a strong grounding in traditional finance, who can enhance financial decision making by taking sustainability into account. The Sustainable Finance specialization enables you to understand how sustainability affects mainstream finance topics such as corporate valuation, corporate governance, (institutional) investing, and real estate finance. The program has in mind:

  • students who aspire a financial position in mainstream financial institutions and companies that seek to make sustainability an integral of their organization;
  • students who want to work for organizations that make positive social or environmental impact an explicit goal of investments while generating financial returns, such as 'impact investors'.

For more information you can contact Jeroen Derwall, founder and program director of IB/Sustainable Finance. Other useful links on the program:

Professional education

ECCE occasionally offers education modules for professionals such as open enrollment programs in conjunction with partner Schools and in-house education. Practitioners not only learn about the latest concepts and megatrends in Sustainable Finance but also obtain early insights from ECCE's most recent research. You can contact us for professional in-house teaching opportunities.