Master in Monetary, Banking and Financial Economics

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management

Program Description

Master in Monetary, Banking and Financial Economics

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management

Justification and Purpose

This Master Course aims at providing advanced training to graduates wishing to improve their knowledge and skills in the banking, insurance and financial area. Students will deepen their knowledge on the functioning of the monetary, banking, financial and insurance markets and they will become more skillful and able to contribute productively to the financial sector of the economy.

The Study Plan starts with basic theoretical training, followed by course units applied to the banking, financial and insurance sectors, in particular: (i) fundaments in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Econometrics; and (ii) specific training in the area of Monetary, Banking, Finance and Insurance Economics. The second year of this Master Course is dedicated to research and the preparation of an original Dissertation or, alternatively, an Internship + Report, always under the guidance of one or two supervisors.

More specifically, this master degree course aims at endowing students with skills and abilities that can be summarised in the following expected outcomes:

  • Integrate knowledge on Monetary Economics, Banking and Financial Economics and Insurance.
  • Understand how an equilibrium is generated in the banking and financial sectors, through interest rates.
  • Analyse: (i) the functioning of the monetary and financial markets; (ii) monetary, insurance and financial institutions; and (iii) main methods of financial assets evaluation.
  • Use, in a rigorous manner, the bibliographic and data sources, the relevant indicators, as well as the principal statistics and econometric techniques used in this field of knowledge.
  • Develop the ability to use theoretical knowledge, statistical sources and empirical methods in new contexts, in particular in the definition of: (i) investment strategies; (ii) monetary, banking, insurance and financial public policies; and (iii) strategies to operate monetary, financial and banking institutions whilst facing risk in the macroeconomic and sector plans.

This master degree programme is offered in a post-labour regime – from Monday to Thursday, from 18:00 to 21:00. The completion of the Master Programme in Monetary, Banking and Financial Economics totals 120 ECTS and it is a two-year-long course.

Are you looking for advanced training in Monetary, Banking and Financial Economics, wishing to enhance your employability and career prospects in the near future? Our Master Degree in Monetary, Banking and Financial Economics is the answer to launch your future career.

This school offers programs in:
  • Portuguese (Portugal)

Last updated January 15, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2017
2 years
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Start date Oct. 2017
Portugal Braga
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