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

After the Volkswagen exposé in 2015 and the Panama Papers scandal, it’s safe to say world needs a more transparent business environment. While thousands of people wake up every day with a brilliant business idea, their plans often miss a solid and profitable financial strategy and efficient cost planning. That’s why IFMC at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) trains you to become the beating heart of any business.


International Financial Management & Control is a very intensive study programme. You will need to be highly motivated and independent to take this programme. To determine whether you have the right qualities for this programme an interview will be part of the admission process. If an interview in person is not possible a telephone or skype interview will be set up.

Admission requirements

You have a non-Dutch diploma

IFMC is intensive. You’ll need to be highly motivated and independent to take this programme. You’ll have to do an interview determine if you have the right qualities as part of the admission process. If you can’t attend an interview, we’ll set up a telephone or Skype interview. 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 qualification.

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

Bachelors 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 Admission requirements for more information.


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

  • you have an American or International High School Diploma, or
  • you have an European or International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Please contact the Enrolment Centre and ask for details.

If you have not quite reached the level you need to enrol for a degree but your results are promising, we offer an the Prep School programme, which takes six months or one year. On completion of this, you will not only be ready to join a bachelor's, but you’ll also have learned a lot about the Netherlands, The Hague and our university.

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
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.
English is strongly recommended for MBO students. The most suitable profile for either HAVO and VWO is E&M.
If you want to take a degree programme but you don’t have the required subjects in your HAVO or VWO profile, THUAS may offer you an opportunity to take an exam.
If you received a HAVO diploma before 2009, or VWO diploma before 2010, your diploma will be assessed individually to see if you qualify for admission. If you have any questions, you can contact the Enrolment Office by completing the contact form.
There is no Admission Test 21+ for this degree programme.

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.

Student for a day

Get a taste of student life

3 February 2018

Open Day

An open day is a great way to see our campus and meet current students, lecturers and our team of study advisors. You can also attend presentations by our lecturers to help you get into a critical and analytical mind-set.

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?

Need help making a decision

We would like to help you make the right decision

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 study’s 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. 
Contact our Study & Career Centre Contact us by phone (+31) (0)70 445 8595 or by email

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