Masters Program in Finance and Economics in Portugal

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Finance and Economics

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

A finance and economics program is geared toward students who want to gain a comprehensive education in finance. Each program will vary, but many of them focus on analysis tools and how they are applied in business.

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located in Southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is 900 years old, and even though it has a relatively small area, it played a crucial role in world history. Universidade do Porto is most popular by foreigners which consist of 11% international students.

Top Master Programs in Finance and Economics in Portugal 2017

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Master in Finance

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Master Programme in Finance is designed for those seeking a solid training in various domains of Finance. [+]

Best Masters in Finance and Economics in Portugal 2017. Motivation and goals The Master Programme in Finance is designed for those seeking a solid training in various domains of Finance. Based on the most recent and solid research in finance, this programme provides a learning experience that combines advanced financial theory with the resolution of complex cases, both of the so-called real economy and of the financial domain. In this sense, the Master in Finance also endows current and future practitioners with a key strategic advantage and leverage deemed fundamental to better understand and tackle modern economies which are dominated by globalisation, uncertainty, financial and technological innovations. Students who complete the programme coursework (but not the dissertation/ project) – 60 ETCS – will receive a Specialisation Diploma in Finance. Those who complete the entire programme (coursework plus dissertation/ project) – 100 ECTS – are awarded with the Master Degree Diploma in Finance. The specific goals of the programme include Providing advanced training to future and current finance professionals in the areas of Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and Investments; Providing generic skills, including soft skills, allowing students for a lifelong learning experience in a self-oriented and autonomous environment. Encouraging a first approach to research. Are you aiming at improving and strengthening your knowledge in Finance and enhance the prospects of a career in the financial industry in the near future? Our Master Programme in Finance is the right choice to help you launch your future career. [-]

Master in Monetary, Banking and Financial Economics

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

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. [+]

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. [-]

Master in Financial Economics

University of Algarve
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Portugal Faro

The program aims at complementing student´s academic formation with the development of analytical and critical competences in Economics, with particular reference to Financial Economics, providing an advanced knowledge of the modern economic theory with relevance for finance and offering a professional and scientific formation to students with particular interest in finance. [+]

Best Masters in Finance and Economics in Portugal 2017. The MSc in Financial Economics is fully accredited by the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education. Such accreditation is based on the recognition of the excellence of the program’s Faculty (scientific research and teaching practices), as well as on the exceptional quality of School’s facilities and equipment. This master course is intended to fulfill the societies' growing needs of high qualified resources in finance, and to offer a specialized formation in this field, in English, that can capture national and foreign students. We aim to provide a specialized academic formation in this scientific field not only to undergraduate students of the University of Algarve but also to other national and international students, who look for a specialization in financial economics. On the other hand, the specialized formation provides the students with appropriate background to attend the PhD Program in Management and Economic Sciences, lectured by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Algarve. Students of this Master Course also have an opportunity to attend courses of the Master in Finance and Banking at the University Pablo Olavide (Seville) in the Spring term. Master Goals and Learning Objectives The MSc in Financial Economics is a 3 semester program that provides students with rigorous training in economics, econometrics and finance, aiming to helping student progress in their studies at the PhD level. In addition, the range of electives that are offered allow the graduate in Financial Economics to start his/her career in investment and commercial banks, central banks, consulting firms and policy oriented organizations. In particular, after graduating students should be able to: Critically interpret the current research in Financial Economics and evaluate it's empirical relevance; Understand the role and duties of financial institutions; Understand the way financial markets work and identify potential market failures that require the state's intervention and regulation; Perform empirical research in financial economics using appropriate quantitative methods. Career oportunities This is a Master Program with recruitment at national and international levels. Job opportunities for graduates in Financial Economics are very promising. Statistics show that the majority of graduates in Financial Economics obtain employment in several areas, particularly linked to the financial sector. Among others, it can be mentioned the following areas: Banks and other financial institutions (insurance, funding management societies, stock exchange, leasing societies, factoring societies, brokerage firms); Consulting and auditing firms; Firms' financial departments; Central Public Administration (departments of foresight and planning, public institutes in the fields of Economics and Statistics); International economic organizations. [-]