International Financial Management and Control - English - 4 years - Full-time

After the Volkswagen exposé in 2015 and the Panama Papers scandal in 2016, it’s safe to say the world needs ethical financial professionals. That’s why the four-year IFMC programme trains you how to transform brilliant ideas into sustainable cost planning. You’ll learn how to become the beating heart of any business and improve the world you live in.

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IFMC 4 years, 2020-2021

International Financial Management and Control has a four-year and a three-year programme, the latter differing only in its duration and study intensity. To qualify for this four-year programme, you will need a secondary school diploma comparable to a Dutch HAVO diploma and a good command of English.

C&M (Economie of Management en Organisatie) + (Wiskunde A of B)
N&G (Economie of Management en Organisatie)
Niveau 4, middenkader- of specialistenopleiding

You have a non-Dutch diploma

To enrol for the IFMC 4 year programme you will need a secondary school diploma comparable to a Dutch HAVO diploma and a good command of English.
Also, you need to have passed your exam in mathematics + economics or business studies.

Before we can decide on your eligibility, we’ll need to assess your secondary school certificate.
To make sure your certificate is evaluated fairly, we work with NUFFIC, an organisation that specialises in the assessment of international education qualifications.

If you meet our admission conditions, you’ll be invited to attend an interview. This interview will last 30-45 minutes and will be conducted in English. We’ll then decide whether you have the right qualities to join the IFMC degree programme. Once you have applied via Studielink, THUAS will handle your application and let you know if you are successful as soon as possible. We admit a limited number of students to IFMC, so it’s important that you register as soon as possible.

This programme is taught entirely in English. You’ll need a good command of the English language, both spoken and written.

Bachelor’s candidates who are educated in the Netherlands, UK, Ireland, USA, Canada (Quebec only when the education language is English), Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or Malta, or students holding a diploma (including English as an exam subject) stated on this diploma list, don’t need to take an English proficiency test.
All other prospective students are required to hand in a valid and sufficient language test.
Please check our entry requirements for more information.

If you completed your prior education in another country than those listed above you might still qualify for exemption, for example if:

  • you have an American or International High School Diploma, or
  • you have a European or International Baccalaureate Diploma
Please contact the Enrolment Centre and ask for details.
Perhaps your academic background is not quite the right level. Or you need some help improving your English skills. Don’t worry. There might be some alternative options to help you get in, and prepare yourself for a successful start of your studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS).

Lacking a mandatory exam subject
For this programme there a some subject-specific requirements. Unfortunately,  options to make up for a lacking mandatory subject are limited. We do accept some other certificates, but most of these can only be obtained after passing an exam in the Netherlands and/or in Dutch. All options are listed in this overview (in Dutch).

21+ admissions test
If you’re 21 years old before 1 September 2021, but don’t have a diploma or a qualification that meets the entry requirements, you can take the 21+ Admissions Test. The 21+ Admissions Test is offered at several dates between January and the start of the academic year, and consists of a digital general capacity test. Please note that you can only participate if you have an EEA-nationality or residence permit for the Netherlands that is valid on the test date.

English Academic Preparation Programme
Need help with your English? If you haven’t quite reached the right level of English for your chosen Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme, you can enrol for English Academic Preparation Programme. After the successful completion of this programme, you’ll be ready to start your degree at THUAS and you will already have a good taste of studying and living in the Hague.

There are no exceptions to the official admission requirements. The Enrolment Office is the only party that can make decisions regarding your qualification for admission based on official regulations. You can’t rely on any other sources of information for your qualification for admission.

You have a Dutch diploma

To begin the four -year IFMC bachelor degree programme, you should have a HAVO or VWO diploma with the appropriate profile. Certain subjects are required for some profiles. You could also be admitted with an MBO (level 4) diploma.


  • N&T Immediately qualifies for admission
  • N&G Economics or Management & Organisation
  • E&M Immediately qualifies for admission
  • C&M (Economics or Management & Organisation) + (Mathematics A or Mathematics B)


  • N&T Immediately qualifies for admission
  • N&G Immediately qualifies for admission
  • E&M Immediately qualifies for admission
  • C&M Immediately qualifies for admission


  • Level 4, middle management or specialised secondary education programme

Student for a day

Get a taste of student life

7 November 2020

Open Day

An open day is a great way to get inspired, see our campus and hear from students, lecturers and our team of study advisors. You can also attend a few presentations by our lecturers, which will help you get into a creative and global mind-set. Do you want to view a programme presentation in advance? Watch this webinar.

10 - 11 December 2020

Trial Study Day

This is your chance to get a first glimpse of how Financial Management and Control readies you to work in finance - the beating heart of any business. For this Trial Study Day, we've tailor-made a program for you. You won't attend standard lectures but instead will experience lectures that our teachers have created to give you a good view of what the study Financial Management and Control entails. The Trial Study Day is completely free to attend. 

Student for a day

Shadow a current IFMC student and experience what it’s like to study at THUAS. You will join discussions with existing workgroups and attend useful lectures. Lectures, for example, that could help you decide whether your main interest lies in international accounting, or would you be better off giving an acclaimed company like Unilever financial advice for one of its holdings?

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It takes a bit of thought and research to find the right programme. The Hague University of Applied Sciences organizes various activities throughout the year to give you the best possible idea of the various studies offered. You also learn what it’s like to study at THUAS. This way, you can click on the registration button without a doubt in mind. Or you’ll know for certain it’s not right for you. 

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