The financial services industry lies at the heart of modern economies. It is an extremely dynamic and challenging business sector. Financial service companies need highly qualified specialists with sound expert knowledge and international experience.
If you are aiming for sustained success in this demanding environment, you must be able to plan in the long term, assess and manage risks and never lose sight of the big picture. This applies equally to managers in banking, insurance, private equity firms, venture capital companies, hedge funds, management consulting (restructuring), the public finance sector and science and research.
The EBS Master in Finance will equip you with the relevant expert knowledge at a high academic level so that you are able to understand financially relevant issues and apply your knowledge in the financial sector or in corporate finance departments.
The programme also comprises modules in personal development, a study semester abroad to strengthen intercultural competence and a strong practical component with an integrated compulsory internship, expert lectures and corporate visits.
Become an expert in the financial sector!
Why study the programme?
The Master in Finance programme delivers sound, practice-oriented knowledge in the area of finance, offering at the same time a high degree of flexibility in the choice of specialist courses. Currently, you are able to choose three specialist options from a total of eight, for example Asset Pricing & Derivatives, Advanced Real Estate Financing, Management Control, Financial Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Asset Management & Alternative Assets, Private Wealth Management, Strategic Corporate Finance, allowing you to tailor the programme to meet your career objectives.
All courses are taught in English and in small groups to ensure high-quality learning. An integral part of the curriculum is a study experience abroad (third semester) at one of our renowned partner universities. In addition, you also have the opportunity to gain a dual degree (e.g. an MBA or a specialist Master from one of our partner universities).
In the Master in Finance you will take a critical look at and analyse financial issues and situations. Through the involvement of experts and managers from the financial sector, an integrated compulsory internship lasting at least six weeks in Germany or abroad and extra-curricular events such as workshops, corporate visits or presentations, you will learn to apply theoretical knowledge to practical settings. At the same time you will have the opportunity to extend your network to include our corporate partners, for example Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and Rothschild, to name just a few.
Personal coaching in one-to-one talks, optimal support of personal development through modules such as Studium Fundamentale and Personal Mastery, together with a wide range of student initiatives round off the curriculum.
The programme begins in September and January each year and is organized in two semesters spent at EBS and one semester spent abroad.
The modules Research Methods I & II, Studium Fundamentale I & II and Personal Mastery are compulsory in all Master's programmes. This gives you the opportunity to learn from and share experiences and ideas with students pursuing other specialist options.
Advanced Finance I & II, Advanced Accounting and and Financial Modelling are compulsory courses in the Master in Finance. In addition, you are able to choose three out of eight specialist options to tailor the programme to meet your career preferences.
The third semester is reserved for your study experience abroad and the compulsory internship. The Master’s thesis is written between the second and third semester, frequently in cooperation with a company from the financial sector.
As a private university EBS is financed to a large extent by tuition fees. These ensure the high quality of teaching and other additional services, which makes studying at EBS so special.
Tuition fees for the Master's programme (MSc) amount to 7,950 euro per semester with an additional 690 euro enrolment fee and 100 euro for the admissions process.
Funding & Financing
Tuition fees should, however, not be an obstacle to studying at EBS Universität. The achievements and personal characteristics of applicants are decisive, not their social background. EBS offers all students a number of student finance and funding opportunities, which ensure that all applicants who successfully complete the admissions process are able to study at EBS.
We maintan co-operation agreements with local banking institutions, such as the Nassauische Sparkasse. Tution fees, monthly living costs and travel expenses should be considered when applying for a loan. The banks will, in most cases, make loans available to students from Germany and EU countries.
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To take part in the Personal Master Assessment (PMA), you are required to submit the following documents:
- completed online application
- proof of first degree for admission to the Master's programme
- detailed overview and condensed description of first degree content and (where available) the Diploma Supplement
- CV with photo (in English)
- letter of motivation (in English)
- proof of internship
- proof of advanced English language skills (TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent proof)
- valid GMAT/GRE/EBSgrad (EBSgrad = internal postgraduate admission test)
Proof of a Bachelor or equivalent degree
A Bachelor´s degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS from a college, university, or technical school of acceptable standing is the major entry requirement for admission to the programme:
- For students who hold a non-business Bachelor's degree EBS offers a preparation semester, where you can gain the required business knowledge for the MSc programmes.
- If your first degree is in the field of business studies or in a business studies related subject you can directly enter the 18 months Master of Science programmes.
Intercultural experience by way of substantial time spent in a foreign culture would be an advantage.
On the basis of these documents, the admission committee determines whether the applicant fulfils the requirements for admission to the Master's programme at EBS.
Proof of English language skills
Proof of advanced English language skills can be demonstrated by TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.
A valid GMAT/GRE/EBSgrad is required. The score is significant for the allocation of study places abroad in the third semester.
Letter of motivation and CV
In addition to a current CV, applicants should submit a letter of motivation of approximately two pages in length outlining in detail the reasons for applying for the respective Master's programme.
Proof of work placement
EBS traditionally places great value on practice-relevant education, therefore proof of 10-week work placements is a prerequisite for admittance to the Master's programme. Work placements in Germany and abroad are acceptable, on condition that they were completed during or after the Bachelor's or equivalent degree programme.