Master Program in Economics and Administration in Middle East

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Economics and Administration

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Professionals who have studied economics and administration comprehend both the larger economic picture and smaller, individualized trends. It is an interdisciplinary field in which specialists are trained to consider and analyze many components in both the public and private section and make recommendations based on current and potential conditions.

 

The Middle East is the birthplace of several current major religions and influential empires from millennia past. Scholars and graduates get the benefit of immersing themselves in these cultures and gaining a deeper understanding of one of the world’s most vibrant regions.

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Master of Finance

Hult International Business School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom London United Arab Emirates Dubai China Shanghai USA New York Boston San Francisco + 8 more

Hult’s one-year Master of Finance equips you with the foundation necessary to tackle the complex world of corporate financial management. Learn both the language of business and the tactical financial skills needed to make an impact in corporate finance and accounting. [+]

Masters in Economics and Administration in Middle East 2017. Pursue a career in corporate finance and make an impact within a multinational company. Hult’s one-year Master of Finance equips you with the foundation necessary to tackle the complex world of corporate financial management. Learn both the language of business and the tactical financial skills needed to make an impact in corporate finance and accounting. Locations Start your program in Boston and have the option to rotate to up to two other Hult campuses for your electives as part of our Global Campus Rotation. Your Master of Finance at a glance Who is this program for? Candidates who have recently graduated from university or college, as well as individuals with up to three years of work experience who want to launch a career within the finance function of multinational companies. What you’ll learn Smart financial management decisions maximize shareholder and company value and limit risk. The role of the CFO and the company’s finance team is to optimize financial performance. They do this by looking for ways to fund investments, free up capital, and decrease costs. By understanding the nuts and bolts of the business and what drives the numbers, they also advise on which activities drive profitable growth. The Master of Finance degree is designed to give students this breadth of insight. Why Hult? At Hult’s Boston campus, you’ll be living among some of the brightest minds in the fields of accounting, investment management, and consulting with companies like PwC, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Deloitte, Fidelity, State Street Bank, Boston Consulting Group, and Bain Capital all calling Boston home. Hult also brings business practitioners into the classroom. For example, Hult accounting professor Tom Porter has over 30 years of professional accounting experience, while Hult professor Jon Bentley served as a Partner at PwC. Curriculum Immersion Your Master of Finance program begins with a three-week Immersion. Immersion is the first course in all our Master degree programs and lays the foundations for a successful year. It is a combination of learning academic fundamentals, teamwork, and forging a sense of community among classmates.You will also have the opportunity to orientate yourself to life at Hult and your new home city. The Immersion course prepares you to develop into well-rounded business professionals over the duration of your program and provides the knowledge and skills required to apply a competency-based approach to leadership development. You'll end the course with a capstone simulation which introduces you to complex, integrated high-level business problems in a true-to-life team format. You'll develop and execute a corporate growth strategy, managing all functional areas of a business. Core courses For your first three modules, your core courses will focus on the fundamentals of finance—taught from a global perspective. You will then tailor your final two modules to your individual interests and career goals with electives that your can choose to take at any of our six global campuses. Financial Accounting Financial Management Managerial Accounting Modeling & Analytics I.S. For Accounting & Control Corporate Finance Tax Factors in Business Decisions Internal Consulting & Control Regulatory Environment Forensic Accounting & Financial Investigations International Financial Reporting Electives As part of your Master of Finance, you will have the opportunity to take four electives of your choice once you have successfully completed all of the core courses. You can opt to build upon the knowledge you have already acquired during your core courses, or you can choose to pursue greater understanding in an area of personal interest. Practical application: Simulations & The Hult Business Challenge Applying business theory in realistic scenarios is central to all aspects of the Hult curriculum. Classes are enriched with practical application at every opportunity and skills are put to the test with both virtual and real-world projects. Career development Navigating an international job search requires an individual approach. At Hult, we are experts in international student placement and work one-on-one with you to craft a tailored career strategy. Career Fast Track The earlier you start your job search, the greater your chance of success. Our Career Fast Track program enables you to have everything in place so you can start applying for jobs as soon as you arrive on campus. Before your start your program at Hult, you'll have access to software that gives you a line-by-line resume review, webinars on resume writing, global market employment trends, and creating a targeted job-search strategy. So when you arrive on campus you can concentrate on your studies, networking opportunities, and begin your job search straight away. Line-by-line resume reviews Webinars on global employment trends, personalizing your job search, and how to get your resume to a globally competitive standard Interactive sessions with expert Careers Advisors Personalized support We work one-on-one with you to craft a tailored career strategy and give you the tools to execute it. Coaching Throughout your program, you'll attend workshops and coaching sessions to equip you with essential knowledge and skills in areas like LinkedIn optimisation, personal branding, negotiations, interview preparation, and job search strategy. Advice You'll be assigned a personal Careers Advisor who will work with you one-on-one to help you position yourself to enter your target location and industry. They can advise you on everything from visas to job applications and long-term career paths. You also have the opportunity to have an alumni mentor. Events There is a packed schedule of career events that bring companies on to campus to present, network, and recruit, as well as alumni mixers, expert guest speakers, and career open house events. Post-graduation Your career development doesn't stop when you graduate and neither does Hult's support. Constantly stay connected Your alumni network is one of your biggest assets, Hult Connect is an online portal that allows you to link with the 16,000 Hult alumni working in every major industry in every corner of the world. You'll also have access to our global job board so you can continue take advantage of our relationship with the world's top employers seeking talent. Hult's Alumni Mentorship Program provides you with an opportunity to be a part of coaching the next generation of leaders coming out of Hult. Hult Connect, the online portal for our 16,000+ alumni network Alumni Mentorship Program Global job board and networking events Lifelong education Change never stops, so your business learning shouldn’t either. We empower you to stay up-to-date with emerging trends by taking a complimentary elective each year for the rest of your life. One elective a year, on us. Most careers span decades and critical skills can change as you progress in seniority. The rapid pace of change also means future critical business knowledge might have simply been impossible to learn during your program. Before 2004 there was no Facebook or YouTube; neither the iPhone nor Airbnb existed prior to 2007; and yet understanding the impact of these innovations is critical for business success today. At Hult, you can refresh a skillset or get up to speed in a new business trend by enrolling in one elective a year at any of our global campuses. There’s a small registration fee, but the course is otherwise free of charge. Executive education options for life. Instead of studying an elective, every year Hult alumni can enroll in a range of leadership Summer Executive Education Programs at our historic Ashridge Estate campus in Berkhamsted, U.K. Courses feature a range of leadership and development programs, and are taught by experts with practical, theoretical, and commercial experience. There’s a small registration fee, but courses otherwise cost over $10,000 so the savings over time for Hult alumni are significant. Admissions & fees Hult takes a holistic approach to reviewing your application. In addition to academic achievement, we look for cultural awareness, leadership potential, and a drive to succeed. [-]

Master In Public Administration (mpa)

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

The program allows for specialization in the discipline of public administration in theory and practice. Specifically, postgraduate training is provided to officers of the public sector and individuals who intend to work in this sector (Public Service, Semi-Government Organisations, Local Government (Municipalities and Communities), Public Organizations and Agencies). [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Master's Degree in Public Administration Level of Qualification: Master's Degree (2nd Study Title) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full / part-time attendance Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: The program allows for specialization in the discipline of public administration in theory and practice. Specifically, postgraduate training is provided to officers of the public sector and individuals who intend to work in this sector (Public Service, Semi-Government Organisations, Local Government (Municipalities and Communities), Public Organizations and Agencies). The main objective of the Program is to develop a horizontal learning culture in public administration matters in Cyprus. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the theoretical models of Public Administration and the systematic examination of the models and practices of Public Administration in Cyprus. In this context, it highlights the nature and functioning of public administration, details the way in which areas and services are related and influence each other, and identify issues that need special attention in order to produce practical and applied knowledge in dealing with current problems and challenges. Specific Objectives: The first specific objective of the Programme is to improve the efficiency and productivity of workers in the public sector. The second specific objective is to understand the challenges posed by the accession of Cyprus to the EU and the structure of global governance for Public Administration. Students will have the opportunity to not elaborate on the research and application of models and practices of Public Administration at both general and specific level. The program is structured in such a way that enables students to specialize in areas of particular interest, having a background knowledge and experience in public administration. Career Prospects: The Programme addresses existing officers of the Public Administration and individuals seeking to work in it. The need to increase knowledge and skills of these people are given the demand for such a possibility is apparent. On the other hand, the offer and the options concerned are very limited. Individuals seeking specialization in postgraduate studies in Public Administration are mainly people with full-time, which are unable to study abroad mainly due to increased professional and family obligations. In Cyprus there is limited supply in Graduate Programs in Public Administration. The introduction of the program will therefore ensure immediate cover this gap. Furthermore, the Programme is also addressed to Greeks students who pursue graduate education and training in the field of Public Administration. Developing the knowledge base of public administration at the graduate level of education and university research level will give new possibilities to people serving in this area and will improve the level of knowledge and management issues related to the sector. The results will be beneficial for the whole society. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of this program will be able to pursue further studies in the academic field of public administration or the general field of knowledge management at the doctoral level. [-]

Master in Professional Accounting

United Arab Emirates University, College of Business and Economics
Campus Part time 3 semesters September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

As part of its mission to become a world-class university, the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is expanding its graduate program offerings at both Masters and Doctoral levels. The accounting department is launching the first AACSB-accredited MPA program in the region to meet local demands for practitioners and managers alike. [+]

Masters in Economics and Administration in Middle East 2017. As part of its mission to become a world-class university, the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is expanding its graduate program offerings at both Masters and Doctoral levels. The accounting department is launching the first AACSB-accredited MPA program in the region to meet local demands for practitioners and managers alike. The Accounting Department has obtained (in 2012) the first AACSB-accounting accreditation in the GCC and MENA region, and the tenth worldwide outside North America. As the professional accounting field is highly needed in the country, this program was considered to attract top businesses and companies from around the world. The MPA program caters for practicing accountants and managers who have chosen the professional path, and would like to further their education with a post-graduate degree in accounting. The degree will also be a natural route to a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA). Students whose first degree is not accounting, or with limited or no background on accounting and/or Business will have to successfully complete foundation courses before they are formally admitted to the program. However, those courses will not count towards the final credit hours of the program. For those students who have limited background in accounting (mainly business students), they will be asked to successfully complete two foundation courses, before they are admitted to the program. As for students with no relevant degree (mainly non-business students), they will be asked to take four courses. In addition, each applicant with no business background will be subject to an individual assessment on a case by case basis to make sure that the pool of students have the basic competencies and knowledge (mainly in economics and statistics) needed for the program. Teaching will be through evening sessions. Each semester (Fall and Spring) will be divided into two quarters, two courses offered each quarter. This translates into students being able to do 8 courses every academic year, needing 3 semesters to complete the 12 courses required. Each course is equivalent to 3 credit hours which are equivalent to 48 contact hours (inclusive of class hours, compulsory group work, and supervised field projects). The objectives of the MPA program include the following: Enable graduates to have a high level of functional and technical competence in accounting that surpasses market-offered competencies. Cover much wider areas of accounting than any of the professional accounting certifications that tend to be narrowly specialized. Develop personal and business competencies (technical and non-technical) of graduates and provide them with an excellent foundation for successful professional careers. These competences are knowledge and professional skills essential to career success, such as research skills, analysis skills, judgment skills, critical thinking skills, communication skills, and group interaction skills. Enable graduates to apply best accounting theories to their own practices, which form the basis of a sound accounting profession in the region and internationally. Enable graduates to meet one of the criteria for enrollment in DBA programs. Enable accountants who are yet to obtain professional certifications to complete the required minimum credit hours of higher education study (for example the 150 credit hours required for the American CPA certification). Admission Requirements Admission to the MPA program will be based on the following criteria: A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, in all undergraduate work. A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. A score of at least 6.0 on the IELTS Academic exam or equivalent. This test score must be less than two years old at the time of application. Candidates will be required to have a formal interview in English. Candidates will be required to submit two recommendation letters. Candidates with no degree in Accounting but with a business background will be required to successfully complete two prerequisite foundation courses. Candidates with no degree in accounting and no business background will be required to successfully complete four prerequisite foundation courses. In addition, a case-by-case assessment will be made for each candidate. A complete application package must include the following: Completed application form; The required non-refundable application fee stated on the form (AED 1000). This fee must be paid prior to consideration of the application; Two certified copies of official transcripts from all Colleges or universities attended (the applicant must arrange for these to be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar and Dean of Enrollment); and An official copy of the applicant’s IELTS certificate or equivalent. Final decisions concerning a student's acceptance into the program rests with the MPA Admissions Committee. [-]

Executive Master in Financial Management

ESA Business School - Ecole Supérieure des Affaires
Campus Full time 16 months October 2017 Lebanon Beirut Netherlands Rotterdam + 2 more

Train finance professionals to master and deepen their knowledge of the necessary theories and tools for the evolution of their functions. [+]

XFM: Executive Master in Financial Management

Specialized curriculum in Finance Target: Holder of a university degree Minimum experience: 3 years Language:English

Objective

Train finance professionals to master and deepen their knowledge of the necessary theories and tools for the evolution of their functions.

An international diploma

The Executive Masters in Financial Management is a joint program by ESA Business School and Rotterdam School of Management.

Course structure

Duration: 16 months Organization of courses: once a month - Thursday, Friday and Saturday Schedule:from 9.00 A.M. to 6.00 P.M. An international seminar is organized at Rotterdam every year.

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Master of International Business Management (IMBA)

Westford School of Management
Campus or Online Full time Part time 12 months Open Enrollment Bahrain Bahrain Online Oman Oman Online United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Online Sharjah Singapore Singapore Online Qatar Doha Canada Canada Online Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Online Ras Al Khaimah Fujairah Qatar Online Dubai Malaysia Malaysia Online + 21 more

This course is structured in a manner that the learner will receive dual certification, Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in International Business Management, awarded by Cambridge International Qualifications, UK and a Master of International Business Administration awarded by Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy. This MBA is accredited by Ministry of Education, Italy and Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), United States, hence the MBA has dual accreditation from Europe and US.The University also comes under the ENIC NARIC Approved Universities and is recognized worldwide. [+]

Masters in Economics and Administration in Middle East 2017. Master of International Business Administration, Awarded by Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy. Guglielmo Marconi is a world-class university promoting the use of innovative learning methodologies and an approach based on the development of interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and competences with a particular emphasis on the global perspective. Our diverse community has presently a total number of around 16000 students enrolled in graduate and postgraduate programs, 300 faculty members and an academic advising team made of more than 200 experts. The University Headquarters are situated in the heart of Rome, near the Vatican City but numerous regional and international branches allow both domestic and overseas students to take their final exam and present their thesis dissertation without leaving their own country or state. Guglielmo Marconi University is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education and is also accredited by ACICS – Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, the largest US accrediting institution linked to the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).This means that GMU Bachelors and Master’s will be valid not only in Europe but also in the United States, giving students new and greater career opportunities in a larger number of countries: ... [-]

Professional Master's Degree in Data Analytics

Sabanci University
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Big data is paving the way to empower businesses to make better decisions: With the amount of digital data increasing at an enormous rate, rigorous research is carried out in an effort to extract value from the massive data sets, to turn them into smarter decisions for improving business results. The emerging field of Data Analytics holds the key to unleashing that potential. [+]

Big data is paving the way to empower businesses to make better decisions: With the amount of digital data increasing at an enormous rate, rigorous research is carried out in an effort to extract value from the massive data sets, to turn them into smarter decisions for improving business results. The emerging field of Data Analytics holds the key to unleashing that potential. Data Analytics is considered to be a relatively new field which integrates state-of-the-art computational and statistical techniques to extract business value from a rapidly expanding volume of data. Many consulting firms claim that Data Analytics will be one of the key skills of the 21st century. Most critical issue, however, is the shortage of analytical talent that could turn the high-volume data into useful information that will be used for better decision making. In a business world in which the gap between winners and losers is narrowing down, companies are increasingly turning to data analytics to gain a competitive advantage in productivity, profitability and sustainable manufacturing processes for better products and better services. To be able to do that, companies need trained workforce skilled in Data Analytics, who are equipped to manage, understand and model the data, interpret the outcome and communicate the results for business use. Professionals holding a degree in Data Analytics will be well positioned to help their organizations gain a competitive advantage in a data-driven world. This program is designed to help our participants develop the skill set needed for creating and maintaining the added competitive edge that innovative companies are trying to establish. Our curriculum will help you develop skills required for data-driven decision-making with a wide variety of courses such as: Programming, Data management and data processing, Data mining, Machine learning, Statistical models for data analysis, Optimization, Decision modeling, Exploratory data analysis and visualization, Social network analysis, Data privacy, security and forensic discovery, Information security law, Business communication, Project management, a capstone project and more. Admission Requirements Applications for non-thesis master’s programs are evaluated by the assigned Admission Jury. Suitable candidates are invited to a personal interview. Admissions are finalized by the approval of the related Graduate School Board upon the recommendation of the Jury and are announced to the applicants. Application periods can be found in the Academic Calendar of Sabanci University. Your registration will be completed upon the approval of Turkish Higher Education Council regarding the equivalence of the last graduated higher instution and the course of study. Program Structure Professional Master's Degree in Data Analytics is a 30-credit program that can be completed in one academic year. The courses are distributed across three consecutive semesters (Fall-Spring-Summer), each of which lasts 14 weeks. Students take 10 courses (excluding the Term Project) in total from various areas. The Term Project is a non-credit course. Who should apply Professional Master’s Degree in Data Analytics is designed for working professionals who are looking into developing their analytical skills with no interruption on participants’ careers. The expected participant profile: Graduates of disciplines with a solid quantitative background (e.g. computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, statistics, economics and other fields with a quantitative focus), or All professionals who have ample work experience in a data-analytics-related area and are seeking in-depth training in Big Data Analysis. Skills Acquired Diagnose, understand, measure and evaluate data to enable better decision making within the organization. Define and apply appropriate methodologies for complex business problems. Interpret findings, present and communicate the results. Graduates can find work as data analysts, data managers, data modelers and data scientists in the financial institutions, healthcare industry, insurance industry, telecommunications industry, marketing and media firms, retail industry and government agencies. [-]

Full-time MSc Shipping and Transport

Netherlands Maritime University
Campus Full time 13 - 18 months February 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam Oman Sohar + 2 more

The Master of Science Shipping and Transport is a management program for maritime professionals who wish to pursue a management career in the exciting international world of shipping and transport. [+]

Objective

The Full-time Master of Science Shipping and Transport program offers you a combination of extensive knowledge and skills training, enabling you to fulfil a management position in the shipping and transport industry. As a participant of the program you will be exposed to a multidisciplinary view on maritime, port, transport and logistics issues and to complex management problems.

Program Structure

The full-time program has a total duration of twelve to eighteen months. Courses will be taught for 11 months. During the last block you will start the thesis research project. Classes, excursions and hands-on training, such as management games and simulator exercises will be scheduled from Monday to Friday.... [-]


Master in Banking and Finance

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The Master’s degree in Banking and Finance prepares students for global careers in Banking and Finance by highlighting the substantial range of wealth management issues and their solutions that sway global financial markets. In today’s dynamic and volatile economy, financial institutions play a crucial role. Recent changes in the international financial landscape have had a major impact on global economies. This degree introduces the core frameworks of the global economy and global institutions. Students will improve their awareness about the theoretical models of economics, pricing securities, capital markets and treasury management at micro- economic and macro-economic levels, as well as their influence on policy issues. Programme content also includes banking regulations, monetary policies during phases of financial distress in emerging and developing markets, credit risks, derivative instruments, budget analysis investment analysis and economic forecasts. [+]

Overview The course structure is designed to ensure that students will emerge as skillful thinkers and problem solvers. Students will refine their skills in communication, negotiations and decision-making. Through constant interaction with their peers, students will hone their abilities to work together as a team. The combination of intensive learning and practical application will sharpen skills, boost performance and ensure students are well positioned for a rewarding career. Supported of Paris-Descartes University professors and external working professionals, this Master degree in Banking and Finance, allows students to gain access to faculty and professionals who have achieved worldwide acclaim. Beyond lectures and seminars, students can participate in workshops organised by industry professionals and prominent personalities from the finance departments of distinguished corporations. STRUCTURE The degree in Banking and Finance is taught in English and covers a total of four semesters across two years, starting in September. At the end of this degree, you will have 120 credits. The exclusively designed course schedule includes classes over short periods in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. [-]

Masters in Finance (MFIN)

American University of Beirut - AUB
Campus Full time 14 months October 2017 USA New York Lebanon Beirut + 2 more

The MF program can be completed in a 14 month period by students with non-business backgrounds. A minimum of one calendar year of residence is required for graduation for students with business backgrounds. [+]

Masters in Economics and Administration in Middle East 2017. The MF program can be completed in a 14 month period by students with non-business backgrounds. A minimum of one calendar year of residence is required for graduation for students with business backgrounds. In order to fulfill the MF graduation requirements, a student must complete the following on a full -time basis as tabulated below. No project will be required Course Type Credit Hours(Minimum) Core 21 Electives 9 Total Number of Credits Required for Graduation 30 Program Delivery The MF can be completed in three semesters (one year) in accordance with the recommended time frame suggested below for students enrolled in the program on a full-time basis. Admission Requirements - Masters in Finance Normally, there is one admission deadline a year: in February, for enrollment in the fall semester. For more detail, please refer to the Admissions section of the AUB graduate catalogue, under Application Procedures. Criteria For Admission To be eligible for admission to the MF program, a student must hold a Bachelor’s degree and must satisfy the requirements of the University for admission to graduate study. To be accepted into the MF program, the applicant must possess an undergraduate university average in the last two years of study greater than 80 or equivalent. GMAT, GRE and work experience will not be required and the typical student will be a fresh graduate. The program is open to students from other educational backgrounds including engineering, economics, mathematics, statistics and so forth. Students not having an undergraduate degree in business will be required to take at least two pre-requisite courses prior to enrollment in the core. The Curriculum The graduate program consists of 7 core courses and 3 electives spanning the various areas of corporate financial management, risk analysis and management, investments and portfolio theory, quantitative finance. The core courses are in the general area of: MFIN 301: Quantitative Methods of Finance MFIN 302: Financial Statement Analysis MFIN 303: Security Analysis MFIN 304: Financial Strategy MFIN 305: Structured Finance MFIN 306: Portfolio Management MFIN 307: Equity Valuation Three elective courses may be chosen from the following list of courses: MFIN 351: Fixed Income Securities MFIN 352: Islamic Finance MFIN 353: Financial Econometrics MFIN 354: Credit Risk Measurement and Management MFIN 355: Entrepreneurial Finance MFIN 356: International Finance Students not having an undergraduate degree in business will be required to take, prior to enrolling in the MF program, at least two pre-requisite/remedial courses of 3 credits each: Financial Accounting/Basics of Finance Quantitative Analysis/Economics As mentioned previously, these students can complete the program in 14 months. [-]

Master of Economics

Zirve University
Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2017 Turkey Gaziantep + 1 more

The <strong>Economics postgraduate program</strong> is designed to provide students advanced knowledge in Economics. [+]

Program Description

Zirve University is proud to introduce its Masters Degree in Economics. Economics is the scientific study of how to use resources in the best possible way. Economics focuses on the use of resources in a social world; the individual, the firm, and through markets. The effect of government policy is of particular interest. 

The Economics M.A. program of Zirve University aims to prepare graduates for careers in business, government, or towards further advancement in academia. Successful students will master the economic theory on a high level, will learn to apply theory to answer applied economic questions, and to express and explain these finding verbally and in writing. ... [-]


Master in Islamic Banking and Finance

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 3 semesters September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

The Master of Islamic Banking and Finance program seeks to educate and train learners in the specialist areas of Islamic banking, Islamic Finance, Shari`ah, Islamic Economics, Islamic Financial Contracts [+]

Masters in Economics and Administration in Middle East 2017. Islamic banking is considered to be most notable innovation in the banking sector in recent years. Islamic products and portfolios offer a viable alternative mode for investment and finance in recent years. The Islamic finance industry has experienced a remarkable growth during the past two decades. At present, more than 350 Islamic banks and financial institutions are operating in over 60 countries in different regions including Middle East, Europe, America, South Asia, Far East, Africa and Australia. The current size of global Islamic finance industry assets is approaching US $1 trillion, and is expected to reach US$4 trillion by 2020. The Master of Islamic Banking and Finance program seeks to educate and train learners in the specialist areas of Islamic banking, Islamic Finance, Shari`ah, Islamic Economics, Islamic Financial Contracts and Products Development, Accounting for Islamic Financial Transactions, Risk Management in Islamic Financial Markets and Institutions, Islamic Corporate Governance and Legal and Regulatory issues in Islamic Banking and Finance. The Master of Islamic Banking and Finance program will explore theoretical concepts and share regional best practices using case studies. Target audience The Master in Islamic Banking and Finance is addressed to all those who want to become future leaders and professional in the Islamic Banking and Finance. The program is designed for both in-career personnel as well as fresh university graduates who are keen to acquire critical knowledge and skills in areas related to Islamic banking and finance and Islamic Shari. Program Goals Illustrate the need, structure and operations of Islamic banking and finance Explain the concept of Shari`ah, its sources and its application to Islamic banking and financial transactions Explore how Islamic banking differs from the conventional banking system Understand the services and products of Islamic banking Gain practical knowledge of the practice of Islamic banking and finance through conducting case studies Produce high caliber professionals with the necessary technical skills and knowledge in Islamic banking and finance Develop teamwork and experiential skills. Develop research skills and ability to communicate effectively. Strategically train up ambassador learners to build knowledge, skills, competencies and experience as they get into the Islamic finance industry. Program Outcomes Appreciate the rationale behind the growth and development of modern Islamic finance Distinguish Islamic banking and finance from its conventional counterpart Develop an in-depth knowledge of the underlying principles of Islamic banking and finance [-]

Master’s in Accounting with Research Project and Courses

King Abdulaziz University, Faculty of Economics & Administration FEA
Campus Full time September 2017 Saudi Arabia Jeddah

Requirements for obtaining a master's degree in Accounting: To obtain a bachelor's degree in Accounting student must complete at least [+]

Master’s in Accounting with Research Project and CoursesRequirements for obtaining a master's degree in Accounting:

To obtain a master's degree in accounting student must complete at least:

(42) units, including research project, and be distributed as follows:

(24) unit, form approved compulsory courses.

(9) unit, from approved internal optional courses.

(6) unit, from approved external optional courses.

(3) unit, approved research project. The following is a breakdown of:

 A - The compulsory courses (24) certified unit:

Accounting theory Contemporary accounting topics Administrative and accounting costs Auditing Theory Studies in Islamic accounting thought Research methods and quantitative analysis Administrative economy Strategic management ... [-]

Master of Banking And Applied Finance

Izmir University of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Turkey Balçova

Master of Banking And Applied Finance [+]

Masters in Economics and Administration in Middle East 2017. BANKING COURSES Bank Accounting Course Objectives: This course aims to set the fundamental basis for the future accounting courses by covering the bookkeeping process and the reporting of the basic financial statements as the balance sheet, income statement, the statement of cash flows, and the statement of retained earnings. Topics covered include funding structures of bank and other financial institutions and accounting process of them, bookkeeping process of credit loaning and exchange services depending on uniform accounting system, comparison of uniform accounting system and other systems, explanation of documents used by accounting offices in banks. Bank Asset -Liability Management Course Objectives: This course aims to set the fundamental basis for the strategic management of bank balance sheet and funding structure and its cost, the relationship between profit and asset-liability management, off-balance-sheet items of the banks, risks for banks, interest rate and foreign exchange management tools- ,hedging techniques for derivatives to manage interest rate risk , duration analysis and transfer pricing, cost calculation and pricing and their applications Banking Operations and Techniques Course Objectives: Topics covered include fundemental basis for deposit and credit, corporate and consumer loan services, credit cards and electronic banking services, letter of credits and international bill receiving, colleteral and letter of assurance. Risk Management in Banking Course Objectives: This course aims to give students an insight into financial markets which is changing immediately, The basic topics to be covered in this course are: risk management techniques in banks, asset and liability risk management, decision making process in banking. Fund Management in Banking Course Objectives: To acquaint the graduate students with the very basics of fund management (treasury management) at commercial banks, help them understand market risks, and capital and liquidity adequacy for commercial banks, develop their own interpretations on BASEL I, II, and III. Liquidity Management in Banking Course Objectives: This course aims to provide basis for liquidity management and provide information about Baumol and Miller models for determining optimum cash balance and practicing these models. Also the topics to be covered in this course are role of minimum requirements into liquidity management and methods for compensating capital requirements ECONOMICS AND FINANCE COURSES Financial Statements Analysis Course Objectives: This course examines financial statement analysis, stressing the business and industrial analysis. The course explains financing, investing, and management activities in Financial statement analysis, and discusses the reporting and interpretation of financial reports. Economics of Financial Markets Course Objectives: This course aims at teaching monetary theory to be able to understand the functioning of the financial system and hence create the necessary economic foundation for the student. Mainly issues concerning money, banking and finance markets will be undertaken. The focus will be on money and monetary policy issues. Also, the role of the central bank in the economy and its conduct of monetary policy will be discussed in addition to the relationship of money with inflation. Moreover, the functioning of the international financial system will be undertaken. Monetary Theory and Policy Course Objectives: This course will explore the theoretical and empirical analysis of the effect of money on economy. The effect of money, credit and liquidity on income, employment, economic growth and inflation will be analyzed. The goals of monetary policy, the methods used to obtain these goals, and the effects of these methods will be discussed. Moreover, issues such as the functioning of monetary policy in international financial system; the relationship of the financial system with the real economy, monetary policy channels (money, bank credit, and balance sheet channels), and reasons and outcomes of inflation will be undertaken. Economics of Risk and Institutional Risk Management Course Objectives: The course focuses on the fundamentals of risk management and its evolution over time. It focuses on how to define, measure and manage risk by taking the students through a historical journey and introducing the heroes that contributed to the profession, from Bernoulli to Laplace, to Keynes, Kenneth Arrow, the father of risk management and derivatives. Later in the semester the course focuses on modern allocations of risk management with specific emphasis on company balance and bank balance sheets, operations of insurance companies etc. It concludes with tools to manage risk. Portfolio Management Course Objectives: Topics covered are: investment environment, market players, securities markets, portfolio risk and return, efficient diversification, CAPM and APT, Efficient market hypothesis and Behavioral Finance and Technical Analysis. Financial Institutions and Markets Course Objectives: The content of this course will be comprised of mainly examining the structure of financial institutions and markets in developed countries and in Turkey as well as their interactions. The basic topics to be covered in this course are; the evolution of financial institutions, their role within the financial system, the operation of financial markets, their impact on economy, their future role and possible development strategies for Turkish financial markets. QUANTITATIVE METHODS COURSES Quantitative Methods Course Objectives: The course starts with static optimization and continues with dynamic optimization methods, both in deterministic and in stochastic world. the course illustrates how these methods are useful in various applications, drawing on many economic examples. the last part of the course focuses on the simulation of a basic macroeconomic model by using a software platform. Statistics Course Objectives: This course provides an introduction to statistics with financial applications. statistical estimation and analysis techniques are provided and illustrated with financial problems. Monte Carlo Simulation Course Objectives: The topics covered in this course include the definitions and the classifications of stochastic processes, Poisson process, renewal theory, Markov chains and processes, Martingales and Brownian motion process. Financial Econometrics Course Objectives: The course will mostly be based on Time Series econometric methods. While this is the ideal approach for an introduction to the fundamental methods of quantitative finance, the student should keep in mind that the range of econometric methods that can be used to answer questions related to finance and financial economics spans almost the entire spectrum of econometrics. The course starts by reviewing basic tools of statistics and econometrics, and makes brief introductions to regression analysis, least squares methods, and some extensions of these topics. Then, numerous time series methods are discussed, including the estimation and forecasting of ARMA and ARIMA models, models of conditional heteroscedasticity (ARCH/GARCH), vector autoregressions, and cointegration. Each topic is discussed along with its applications in finance, keeping in mind the peculiarities of financial data and methods that are designed to work with such data. Scientific Computation and Simulation in Finance Course Objectives: Scientific computation and simulation in finance is a crossdisciplinary Area which relies on mathematical finance, numerical methods and computer simulations to make trading, hedging and investment decisions, as well as facilitating the risk management of those decisions. Financial Modelling Course Objectives: The course develops economic and financial models using EXCEL. The most widely used financial calculations will be performed in a spreadsheet format using simulated and real world data. Econometric analysis will be undertaken using the regression tool pack in EXCEL. At the end of the course, you will have several financial models in a spreadsheet format that you can modify for future use. Topics covered include NPV, IRR, Bond pricing, duration, option pricing, BlackSholes and binomial option pricing models, value at risk, value of the firm, portfolio risk. Optimization Techniques Course Objectives: The topics covered in this course include linear programming: modeling, solution methods, duality in linear programming; the simplex algorithm, dual problem and marginal costs using duality theorem nonlinear programming: first and second order optimality conditions for unconstrained problems, lagrange multipliers, convexity in mathematical programming, the kuhntucker theorem; discrete optimization. Stochastic Processes in Finance Course Objectives: The topics covered in this course include the definitions and the classifications of stochastic processes, Poisson process, renewal theory, Markov chains and processes, Martingales. Term Project Course Objectives: The aim of this course is to guide students in writing the term project which is a requirement for obtaining the MA degree in financial economics that demonstrates the expertise and knowledge the student has gained throughout her graduate work. Students prepare a 60 page research paper under guidance of faculty on current theories and topics in financial economics. The student is responsible for finding a suitable topic and after approval of the topic by her advisor, will prepare a resarch outline. The term project will need to develop an analysis that is rooted in theory and makes use of data and statistical techniques Application Requirements for International Students Who can apply? Foreign nationals Blue Card holders (Turkish citizens by birth, but released from citizenship by the Ministry of the Internal Affairs, and who can certify that their minor children who are registered in that permit are eligible for the rights stated in Law No. 5203) Foreign nationals who became Turkish citizen afterwards/dual citizens in the same status Turkish nationals who completed the last three years of their secondary education (high school) in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (including those who completed their entire secondary education (high school) at Turkish schools in the presence of Ministry of National Education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) before 01 February 2013. Turkish nationals who completed their entire secondary education (high school) in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (including those who completed their entire secondary education (high school) at Turkish schools in the presence of Ministry of National Education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) after 01 February 2013. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus nationals who reside there and completed their secondary education there having a GCE AL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate. Who cannot apply? Turkish nationals, who completed their entire secondary education in Turkey or in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus nationals (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education there having a GCEAL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate) Dual citizens who has a Turkish citizenship by birth. (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus/ those who completed their entire secondary education at Turkish schools in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) Dual citizens who has a Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus citizenship (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education there having a GCEAL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate) Turkish nationals or dual citizens, who have a Turkish citizenship by birth, that attend schools affiliated to the embassies in Turkey, and foreign high schools located in Turkey. [-]

Master of Strategic Human Resource Management

The University of Wollongong in Dubai
Campus Full time 4 semesters June 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

The Master of Strategic Human Resource Management (MSHRM) program will provide you with the management expertise to identify and provide solutions to complex and evolving human resource issues. [+]

The Master of Strategic Human Resource Management (MSHRM) program will provide you with the management expertise to identify and provide solutions to complex and evolving human resource issues. Human Resource Management at a strategic level requires creative, analytical and conceptual skills to conceive and implement HR strategies that function effectively across dynamic organisations. If you are an aspiring HR executive or an existing professional in the field, the MSHRM will help you to develop the core competencies in human resource management and to advance into positions of greater managerial responsibility. Course Overview The Master of Strategic Human Resource Management (MSHRM) will provide you with critical perspectives on the role and functions of HR executives and change agents. The program presents powerful tools for analysing strategic alignment, managing employment relationships and identifying leadership and team dynamic skills essential to orchestrate organisational change. It will also challenge you to analyse, diagnose and execute judgments across all human resource functions, to support the strategic objectives of your organisation. A key component of the MSHRM program is the practical development of key skills in a real-world environment. This includes interaction with industry through a range of guest lectures as well as a business-focussed management project that will help you to critically analyse challenging scenarios relevant to your area of professional practice. Career Opportunities UOWD’s Master of Strategic Human Resource Management is applicable to a range of business organisations, from multinational firms to public sector organisations. Students and graduates of the MSHRM typically work in roles such as: Human Resource Directors Training and Development Specialists Recruitment and Placement Managers Labour Relations Specialists Compensation and Benefits Managers Occupational Analysts HR Consultants Payroll Managers. Accreditation and Recognition This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and is fully recognised within the UAE, GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors. In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW degree after completion. [-]

Masters in Islamic Financial Management (MIFM)

Effat University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Saudi Arabia Jeddah

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Masters in Economics and Administration in Middle East 2017. The MIFM is the first degree in Islamic financial management at KSA. It focuses on financial management and answers real needs apparent in the industry. It is the outcome of an innovative collaboration between Effat University and theEcole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA), a Middle East business school renowned for the training it offers in the principles of Islamic finance (The Bankers, 2007), and the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), a business school ranked among the top 10 by the Wall Street International Ranking and internationally famous for the quality of its financial management programs. Effat University partnered with Shariyah Review Bureau (SRB) to secure its Shari’a Review services for its Masters Program in Islamic Finance. SRB is a Middle East based Supervisory orientated consulting firm with a scholarly presence in more than 7 countries from MENA and Asian region. SRB reviewed and meticulously studied the referential authenticity of the sources used to make up the program and validated the programs recognition in light of Shari’a standards issued by Accounting & Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutes (AAOIFI). The MIFM Philosophy The MIFM Program, embraces both Islamic and conventional finance. Islamic finance benefits from the insights and the excellent technical instruments developed by conventional finance; conventional finance enjoys a broader scope by recognizing and including the ethical underpinning of the Islamic finance industry. This view thus expands the potential of the field of finance and offers a clear strategic edge to firms that can modify their mindsets. In particular, MIFM offers this key benefit to its students. The MIFM program contains a balanced mix of conventional and Islamic finance modules. This structure enables students to gain a clear overview on the similarities, divergences, and synergies between Islamic and conventional finance and prepares them to hold key positions in the Islamic banking industry. Vision The Masters in Islamic Financial Management (MIFM) program strives to fulfill the potential of Islamic finance by educating a new generation of managers that will benefit from the synergies between Islamic and conventional finance. Mission The mission of the Masters in Islamic Financial Management (MIFM) program is to cater to a wide range of managers in conventional and Islamic financial institutions including investment bankers, portfolio managers and risk management specialists. The program distinguishes itself by providing the necessary management techniques in fulfilling the potential of Islamic finance applications, assessing risk, evaluating performance and efficient decision making, in order to strive in a highly competitive industry. [-]