With the specialisation in Financial Engineering & Management (FEM), you can easily find work in financial institutes, such as banks or insurance companies. You could also pursue a career as a consultant, and even start up your own agency. More interested in doing research? Then a PhD might be the right choice for you, or become a highly-skilled designer with a PDEng programme at the University of Twente (UT)!

Type of degree

When you have completed this Master's with the specialisation in FEM, you will receive a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering & Management. Also, you can title yourself Master of Science (MSc.). Your specialisation will be mentioned specifically on your diploma supplement, highlighting your specialised knowledge and skills in Financial Engineering & Management.

Job opportunities

Professionals with a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering & Management are in high demand on the job market, even in economically tough times. Whichever specialisation you choose, your career opportunities are excellent and you can end up working in a wide range of positions and sectors. You will be equipped to enter any area of industrial engineering and management – not just the area of your specialisation. There are however types of jobs that fit graduates of this specialisation perfectly.

UT alumni with this specialisation currently work in various positions and organisations. For example:
  • Director Customer and Sales support at Rabobank
  • Information Security Officer at ABN Amro
  • Senior Policy Advisor at De Nederlandsche Bank (Dutch Central Bank)

With a focus on Financial Engineering & Management, you could start a career in the financial sector, as a banker, risk manager, business analyst or CFO, to name a few options. You might find yourself taking on such a role at for example a bank, insurance company or at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). But graduates of this track also find themselves in (financial) positions in various other sectors. Another popular direction graduates choose, is consultancy. In this case, you could work as, for example, a risk consultant or a strategic financial adviser at a consultancy firm.

Start a business

Do you have a great business idea? At the University of Twente, you can turn it into reality! At UT, we highly encourage entrepreneurship. In fact, UT has been voted the most entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands four times in a row. We have a unique approach of putting scientific knowledge to practical use and turning our expertise and yours into solutions that people and society actually need. As a catalyst for meaningful entrepreneurship, we offer you the Novel-T foundation and the start-up hub on campus.

Former students have gone before you. For example, leading sports analytics company Scisports was once started up by an IEM-graduate, just as You++, a coding learning platform for kids. Other examples of start-ups by IEM-graduates are software company Topicus, research consultancy company Distribute and healthcare-based agency DODPI. Will you be next? 

Continue as a researcher: obtain a PhD

Instead of pursuing a professional career right away after obtaining your Master’s degree, you can opt to follow a PhD programme at Twente Graduate School (TGS). This involves spending four years studying a particular research area in-depth at one of our research institutes. Obtaining your PhD will earn you the title of Doctor (Dr.).

Follow a PDEng programme

For excellent professionals and graduates with a Master’s degree from a university, TGS offers five different Professional Doctorate in Engineering, or PDEng, programmes. These two-year, tailored programmes are aimed at you becoming a high-level technological designer. The PDEng programme most likely to match your interests as a Master's in Industrial Engineering & Management would be Maintenance or Business & IT. On successfully completing the programme, you will receive a certified diploma and the academic degree title, Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng.). Interested in doing a PDEng? You can check below if there are any vacancies. If not, you can also send in an open application.


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