Master in Financial Economics

IDC Herzliya

Program Description

Master in Financial Economics

IDC Herzliya

IDC Herzliya is offering a new Master program in Financial Economics in the School of Economics which will be taught in English and is under the joint leadership of Professor Zvi Eckstein and Professor Yaniv Grinstein.

Professor Eckstein is the newly appointed dean of the Arison School of Business and the dean of the School of Economics. He is a world-renowned economist who is the former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Israel.

Professor Grinstein of Cornell University and IDC will direct the program.

The program trains students for diverse positions as senior economists and analysts in financial institutions and for financial management positions in business companies, investment houses, asset management companies, pension funds, public institutions, regulatory bodies and more.

Program Structure

August 2015 - October 2015 Students who do not have enough background in economics and / or mathematics are required to take preliminary courses before the start of the program. The courses are: Introduction to Economics (micro and macro) and mathematics for economists.

Students can be exempted from one or all preliminary courses if they've already studied similar courses. Details of the material covered in these courses can be viewed here.

Mini Semester 1-3: November 2015 - May 2016 The first three mini semesters are dedicated to core courses. The courses are 2 credits each.

Mini Semester 4-6: May 2016 - August 2016, November 2016 - December 2016 The last three mini semesters consist of advanced courses. The advanced courses consist of required courses and elective courses. The courses are 2 credits each.

MA with a thesis vs. MA without a thesis: All students are initially admitted to the non-thesis program. Students can ask to switch to an MA with a thesis by submitting a request during their 4th mini semester of studies. Students who switch to the program with a thesis are required to take another semester in the program and defend their thesis in the spring of 2017.

Program Highlights

- World renowned lecturers from leading universities in Israel and across the world with rich academic and research experience. - Optional study trip to London where students will have the opportunity to contact international financial companies and be exposed to their work methods. - Option of research track with M.A. thesis, or a study track without a thesis. - The program has an advisory committee comprised of senior personnel in financial-economic fields in the Israeli and global markets. The committee assists in the formation of the academic program and advises on how to adapt the curriculum to the ever-changing needs of the market, and how to best prepare the students for integration in the job market. - Classes will consist of both veteran Israelis and international students. - Studies will be held two days a week in the afternoons in six mini semesters of six weeks each, with two-week exam periods in between.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 3, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Nov. 2016
6 semesters
Full time
20,000 USD
Start date Nov. 2016
Israel Herzliya
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Duration 6 semesters
Price 20,000 USD

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