Treasury Management

The minor Treasury Management focuses on the treasurers’ function within larger SME’s, corporates and non-profit organizations. It provides real life insights for Finance & Control students or can be chosen by students in business (economics) and control.

The programme is organised and delivered in cooperation with organizations and companies like DACT (Dutch Association of Corporate Treasurers), and (just to mention a few) Wolters Kluwer, Booking.com, Tesla, Shell, and consultants like Enigma and ICC.

Useful to know

Start date September
Number of ECTS 30 Dutch Education System
Programme level Minor
Programme code IFC-TREASMNGT-FALL
Language of instruction English
Year of study Year 3 or 4
Practical Matters Housing and Immigration
Location Utrecht Science Park

Course content

What do you need to enter this programme? And what can you expect when you apply? In this section you'll find all you need to know!

The minor Treasury Management is the only one in this field in the Netherlands and has been taught at HU (in Dutch) for 6 years already.

During the programme companies, such as DACT and Booking.com, provide real life assignments which you have to present at the end of the minor to representatives of these companies. Also, a treasury head-hunter will provide a guest lecture.

You will learn about treasury tools, treasury organisation and engage in hands-on problem solving of treasury issues and will apply advising skills in complex financial environments.

Would you like to know more about this programme or do you have a specific question? Please contact the programme coordinator, Frans Boumans, or the academic coordinator, Gerrit-Jan Lanting.

The programme takes place during one semester and contains the following courses:

Course unit title ECTS
Corporate Finance 5
Cash and Credit Management 5
Accounting & Tax 5
Insurance & Pensions 5
FX and Interest Rate Risk Management 5
Real-life Consultancy Assignment 5

Please note that the programme reflects a (logical) bundle of courses/subjects and should normally be followed as such. By choosing this package you will have to participate in ALL the courses included. It is not possible to combine (two or more) programmes in one single period.

In our course guide you can find all relevant information about the programme in one practical document. Download it here for your convenience.

Download the module guides for specific information regarding each course individually.

When applying for this programme, you are expected to have two years of business education at bachelor level with specialisation in business economics, finance, banking.

English CEFR level B2.

Please note: If your English language ability proves to be insufficient to participate actively in (parts of) the courses you have chosen, we cannot be bound to the Learning Agreement, neither can we guarantee to offer you the required amount of Study load (EC’s). Teachers might request you to take a diagnostic test at the start of the course to check if your English language ability is sufficient to successfully participate in that specific course. In all cases it is up to the programme manager, to decide if your English language ability is sufficient to be eligible for the programme/course.

The intended learning outcomes are:

  • Understanding the intricacies of (strategic) financial decisions;
  • Analysing financial treasury information of companies;
  • Preparing financial advices on forecasts, M&A investments, capital structure;
  • Applying investor relations, behavioural finance and fin-tech.

Practical information

When you move to a different country to study, there are lots of things to arrange. For instance, where will you live, how much are the costs? Visit the practical information site. Read here for more info about how to arrange housing. A student living in the Netherlands needs about € 800 - 1000 a month to cover living expenses, such as housing, food and transportation. This includes insurances – health insurance is mandatory.

Find out how to apply

Ready for an international adventure?

Why choose HU?

  • Vibrant university city Utrecht

    Beautiful Utrecht has lots of young people and excellent facilities for student life. It has a mediaeval city centre which is small enough to explore by foot or bicycle. Enjoy a drink next to the quaint canals or dine in one of the converted wharf cellars.

  • Inspiring international setting

    HU supports your ambitions. Our lecturers will tutor and assist you in making the most of this international programme. During your time in Utrecht, you will meet students from all over the world and make connections to last a lifetime.

  • Utrecht Science Park Campus

    Studying at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht means you get to enjoy all the benefits of our modern campus, Utrecht Science Park (USP). A miniature city with the universities' buildings, student housing, restaurants, cafés, a sports centre, and much more, it enjoys excellent transport links to Utrecht and beyond.

Student studing at HU University of Applied Sciences

Interested in the Treasury Management programme?

Want to know more?