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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Finance is the discipline concerned with the management of money and includes personal, corporate, and public finance. Though usually associated with asset and debt management in terms of investment banking, finance also includes other specializations like accounting and retirement planning.

The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. It is the third largest country by size in the world. It has a relatively short history compared to other world nations, has one of the world's largest economies, and has one of the world's most diverse populations.

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Master of Finance

Hult International Business School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 USA San Francisco United Kingdom London United Arab Emirates Dubai China Shanghai New York Boston + 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 Finance in North America 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. [-]

Online Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis

Creighton University Online
Online Part time September 2017 USA Omaha

Investing is one of the more complex, competitive, and rewarding areas in finance. Creighton’s Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis (MIMFA) offers intense and advanced training on investing. [+]

Investing is one of the more complex, competitive, and rewarding areas in finance. Creighton’s Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis (MIMFA) offers intense and advanced training on investing. With a curriculum designed around all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) exams, and taught exclusively by faculty members who have passed it, this online master’s offers rigorous training that can make the difference between staying where you are and achieving your career ambitions. Even if you don’t plan to pursue your CFA charter right away, you’ll still graduate with a valuable master’s degree and the in-depth investment and financial know-how required of confident investment professionals. Coursework Based on the Real World Instead of focusing exclusively on theory, the online Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis offers a practitioner-oriented view of finance and investment. Coursework is adapted every year to reflect the rapidly changing world of finance and investment. Areas of study include: - International trade and alternative investments - Financial accounting procedures and their implications - Methods of securities risk and return analysis - Ethics and professional standards [-]

Master of Science in Financial Analysis

University of San Francisco - School of Management
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 USA San Francisco

The Master of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA) at the University of San Francisco is focused on building expertise in investment analysis and management. [+]

Masters in Finance in North America 2017. The Master of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA) program at the University of San Francisco provides a unique combination of academic rigor and practical expertise in quantitative financial analysis and economics. Gain sophisticated training in the areas deemed crucial by the investment management profession as embodied in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. This graduate program integrates the quantitative training required by the financial profession with solid grounding in the ethical behavior that underpins financial markets and transactions. Details Select from 2 program formats: - 18-month full-time program that includes a faculty-led practicum or Wall Street/SEC immersion program - 22-month part-time program designed for working professionals Preparation for the CFA exams Access to Bloomberg Terminals Wide range of scholarship and financial aid options Offered at USF's San Francisco Downtown Campus (fall and spring semesters) Accredited by the AACSB, the highest standard of achievement held only by 5% of business schools worldwide Entry Requirements - Official Transcript(s) – Upload copies of transcripts from each accredited college or university attended to the online application. If admitted to the program, instructions for sending official, sealed transcripts will be provided. - Required Foundation Courses – Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Accounting, Probability and Statistics, Calculus courses, and knowledge of spreadsheet applications. - Résumé – Submit a current résumé demonstrating relevant work experience. Professional MSFA applicants must have a minimum of two years of full-time, post-undergraduate professional experience. - Letters of Recommendation – Two letters of recommendation are required. MSFA applicants must submit at least one recommendation from a college professor who is well acquainted with their academic capability. Professional MSFA applicants must submit at least one recommendation from a professional contact. - Statement of Purpose or Essay – A 500 to 1000 word essay about yourself, your background, and your short- and long-term professional goals is required. Please be sure to address why you have decided to pursue this degree at the University of San Francisco. You may also want to include information about your family and personal interests. - GMAT/GRE – A GMAT or GRE score is required for the MSFA program (a GMAT or GRE score is not required for the Professional MSFA program). Upload a copy of your score report to the online application. You must also request that an official score report be sent to USF from ETS (GRE) or GMAC (GMAT). The USF school code for the GRE is 4850. The USF code for the GMAT is 91M-7L-93. - English Proficiency – All applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic score. Any applicant who has completed two or more years of a degree program at a higher education institution in the U.S.A., or any of the exempt countries (contact us for more information), is waived of this requirement. Participation in the USF School of Management United States Business Communication and Culture program (USBCC) may be required of any applicant at the discretion of the Admission Committee. [-]

Master of Finance

Rady School of Management
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA La Jolla Shores

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego is now accepting applications for the Master of Finance degree. The one-year Master of Finance provides rigorous, hands-on training preparing graduates to immediately [+]

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego is now accepting applications for the Master of Finance degree. The one-year Master of Finance provides rigorous, hands-on training preparing graduates to immediately contribute in environments where quantitative and analytical skills are at a premium. Students learn cutting-edge methods for analyzing "big data" for financial decision making and risk management. The program’s emphasis on quantitative models and methods ensures graduates are equipped to develop innovative solutions to the complex problems facing the financial industry. Admissions The Rady School seeks applicants for the Master of Finance program who have exceptional quantitative skills, strong interest in the analytical foundations of finance and of risk management, and a desire to have an impact in the financial sector. The following criteria will be considered for admission: - Post-university work or research experience in a quantitative discipline is recommended, but not required. - Experience with statistical and econometric applications (Examples: SAS, STATA, MatLab, R, S-Plus). - A strong quantitative background including coursework in subjects such as linear algebra, multivariate calculus, differential equations, numerical analysis or advanced statistics and probability. - Experience with mathematical tools (Examples: MatLab, or Mathematica). Career Finance professionals skilled at producing forecasts of business, industry and economic conditions and financial risk management are in demand in investment institutions across the globe. The United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics expects the risk management field within business to grow at an average rate of 13 percent over the next decade. Longer term career paths may include, but are not limited to, chief risk officer, chief finance officer, risk managers, and as the head of risk management in banks and investment banks, stock exchanges, asset management companies, mutual funds, hedge funds, insurance companies, private equity firms, large corporations, credit rating agencies and regulators. Master of Finance students receive career support from Career Connections. Through personal coaching, an array of programs and resources and a commitment to creating access to opportunities, Career Connections enhances your potential for success. Click here for a virtual tour of our campus. [-]

Master of Financial Analysis

Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick
Campus Full time September 2017 USA New Brunswick

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Rutgers) is proud to be among only ten CFA Institute Partner Schools in the country to offer a one year Master of Financial Analysis (MFinA) that prepares students to pass the prestigious CFA (chartered financial analyst) exam. [+]

Masters in Finance in North America 2017. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Rutgers) is proud to be among only ten CFA Institute Partner Schools in the country to offer a one year Master of Financial Analysis (MFinA) that prepares students to pass the prestigious CFA (chartered financial analyst) exam. “The Financial Engineer” has ranked the MFinA at Rutgers the number one Master of Finance program in the New York metropolitan area. [-]

JSM: Financial Services and Wealth Management

Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Online Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 USA San Diego + 1 more

Students will learn about wealth management from some of the finest leaders in the industry. Thomas Jefferson School of Law partners with the American Academy of Financial Management to offer additional certifications for taking our courses. [+]

JSM: Financial Services and Wealth Management Thomas Jefferson school of Law has offered Financial Services and Wealth Management to non-attorneys since 2009, and is a leader in the field. Students will earn a degree in International Taxation and Financial Services with a concentration in Financial Services and Wealth Management. For more information, email graduateadmissions@tjsl.edu Students will learn about wealth management from some of the finest leaders in the industry. Thomas Jefferson School of Law partners with the American Academy of Financial Management to offer additional certifications for taking our courses. Examples include: Certified Asset Manager, Chartered Wealth Manager, and Chartered Portfolio Manager. The program is offered entirely online, and can be completed in a year while working full time. There is no residency requirement. Financial aid options are available for eligible students. There are rolling admissions, with 6 start dates a year. Contact us now to start your application process. For more information, email graduateadmissions@tjsl.edu [-]

Master of Finance

Iowa State University College of Business
Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters September 2017 USA Ames

The Master of Finance (MFin) degree at Iowa State is designed to prepare students for careers in corporate finance, financial analysis, investing and wealth management, and risk management. [+]

Masters in Finance in North America 2017. The Master of Finance (MFin) degree at Iowa State is designed to prepare students for careers in corporate finance, financial analysis, investing and wealth management, and risk management. Although not a “quant” program, the Iowa State MFin emphasizes more quantitative methods and skills than either an undergraduate finance degree or MBA program. As the field of Finance has become more quantitative, employers are increasingly asking for and valuing hard analytical skills. Among other core finance topics such as financial analysis and valuation, MFin students will learn advanced regression techniques and programming approaches for data analysis, time series analysis and forecasting, use of probability distributions, optimization techniques, modelling of financial and risk variables, simulation techniques, value at risk measurement, and tools for effective risk management. These tools will equip students to effectively analyze and solve problems encountered in today’s rapidly changing financial environment. The ISU MFin program is designed to meet the diverse needs of recent undergraduates, finance professionals, economists, engineers, computer scientists, and others who are considering a new career in the field of finance. The Iowa State Master of Finance provides you with: A strong foundation in mathematical optimization, statistics, and econometrics Detailed knowledge in the primary functional areas of Finance — Corporate, Investments, and Derivatives and Risk Management — with numerous electives that build on this foundation A range of advanced skills and analytical tools for sound financial decision-making Small classes, allowing ample interaction with nationally recognized faculty who are engaged in cutting edge research. State of the art facilities, all major accounting and financial databases, and over a dozen Bloomberg data terminals – the industry standard Outstanding career services professionals to help you find employment and launch your career. In 2011 the ISU MBA program ranked third in the nation for job placement, with 96.3% of students accepting jobs within three months of graduation A beautiful campus in the heart of the Midwest The 40 required credits can be completed comfortably in three semesters. However, students are encouraged to view this as a two-year program and to take more than the minimum number of credits if their schedule allows. Students are encouraged to explore electives from Economics or Statistics as well as other business disciplines such as Accounting or Information Systems. Tuition and Textbooks Tuition for the Master of Finance program is the same as the tuition for the MBA program. You should also plan to spend between $500 and $1,000 on textbooks each semester and factor this into your cost of education. Many of these will serve as valuable references and become part of your professional library. For more information, please contact busgrad@iastate.edu [-]

Master of Accounting and Financial Management (MAFM)

DeVry University
Campus or Online Full time 3 semesters Open Enrollment USA Pomona Fremont Sherman Oaks Chicago Manhattan + 4 more

Taught from the practitioner's perspective, our curriculum in the Master of Accounting & Financial Management (MAFM) degree program can help you master the skills necessary to break through in the world of accounting and finance. [+]

Taught from the practitioner's perspective, our curriculum in the Master of Accounting & Financial Management (MAFM) degree program can help you master the skills necessary to break through in the world of accounting and finance. The Master of Accounting and Financial Management program covers more than management coursework to provide an education that includes accounting and financial skills, with classes in managerial accounting, financial analysis, external and operational auditing, and taxation. The Master of Accounting and Financial Management degree program is available at the following locations: Chicago Loop ( Chicago, IL) New York ( Midtown Manhattan, NY)* Pomona ( Los Angeles, CA) Fremont ( San Francisco, CA) Sherman Oaks ( Los Angeles, CA) TUITION - Click Here About DeVry University. If you are looking for an undergraduate or graduate college degree program, consider DeVry University. We offer small class sizes, a year-round enrollment every 8 weeks with processing new or transfer I-20, and degree completion programs. At DeVry, you can earn a reputable degree from an accredited* university respected by top employers around the globe. Classes start every 8 weeks: January, March, May, July, September, and November DeVry University has locations across the United States, including 6 campuses specially equipped to address and service the needs of international students in their pursuit of a successful career. Chicago, IL (Loop & Campbell) Fremont, CA (San Francisco) Pomona, CA (Los Angeles) Sherman Oaks, CA (Los Angeles) New York City, NY Student life at DeVry University DeVry University offers a wide range of activities and clubs, including many professional organizations, in which students can participate. Most activities are planned by the student government or activity organization at each campus. In addition, several curriculum-related organizations, such as computer and electronics clubs, are offered, as are student-produced newspapers and special interest groups in such areas as chess, martial arts, and photography. A variety of intramural sports and field trip activities are also available. Activities and clubs vary by location. US Career Experience Program (USCEP) Would you like to earn hands on experience while attending school in the US? DeVry University’s U.S. Career Experience Program provides international students of DeVry University or its Keller Graduate School of Management the opportunity to gain valuable on-campus work experience through a paid, part-time job. Opportunities vary my campus locations. International students may work up to 20 hours per week with the potential to earn up to $10/hour. This is an exceptional opportunity to develop in one or several of the following specialist roles: Business Development Marketing Student Services Admissions Community Outreach Students can learn more about each role description by following our LinkedIn page at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/devry-university-&-its-keller-graduate-school-of-management-international Follow us on our International Facebook page: www.facebook.com/devryintl *DeVry University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org. Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. In New York State, DeVry University operates as DeVry College of New York. Testimonials “DeVry’s MAFM program gave me great flexibilities and resources, so that I can pass all four sections of AICPA exams and complete my Master’s degree within a year. The Professors here are not just academics but with real industry experience and always there to support students, especially international students. Now I’m a lead senior associate at Ernst & Young, one of the largest accounting firm in the world, planning, conducting and executing audit projects for Fortune 500 companies and Russell 1000 companies. I couldn’t achieve this career advancement without DeVry MAFM degree which embedded the AICPA preparation.” – Yani Wang, China “The small-size classes offered by DeVry create a professional learning environment and also enhances interaction between Professor and student that help me a lot in adapting with new environment.” – Xuan D. Hua, Vietnam “Networking field is my passion and DeVry has provided me an amazing learning platform to pursue my dream. My advisor, Mr. Nadeem Masood is a wonderful person, and he has been assisting me since day one. He constantly looks out for me, and he is like a fatherly figure to me here. I’m sure DeVry will bring me to greater heights.” – Amudhan Tamilarasu, India “This U.S. Career Experience Program is another huge step that DeVry University has taken into the global world. I am honored to be chosen as International Student Specialist in this process and I am going to do whatever it takes to take the progress forward.” – Evrim Timur, Turkey Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended DeVry can be found at devry.edu/degree-programs/ge.html Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended Keller can be found at keller.edu/graduate-degree-programs/ge.html [-]

Specialized Master of Finance

Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2017 USA Columbus

In today’s rapidly changing financial world, you are expected to master analytical, leadership, and critical thinking skills — and be able to put those skills into immediate practice. [+]

Masters in Finance in North America 2017. Located in Columbus, Ohio, the Specialized Master of Finance (SMF) program at Fisher College of Business prepares students for successful careers in the finance industry. In 2014, over 90% of Fisher graduates secure jobs within six months of graduation. At Fisher, you will find a unique combination of benefits that separates a Fisher SMF from the pack: Dedicated support from our SMF career management team. In 2014, SMF graduates were recruited by top companies including JP Morgan Asset Management, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo. A specialization in your area of interest. Focus in corporate finance, investment management, risk management or real estate and prepare for the career you desire. Fisher’s intentionally small size, which helps you build deeper relationships and a stronger network with fellow students, alumni, faculty and staff. This unique combination sets the Fisher SMF apart and enables our students to find the career success they desire. We’d love to chat more about your career aspirations and how a Fisher SMF might help you reach them. Fill out the form to the right to join our mailing list and learn more about Fisher’s SMF program. [-]

Master in Business Administration

Colorado Heights University (CHU)
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA Denver

The Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to prepare students to function, compete, and excel in modern business and provide them with an understanding of how to cooperate on a worldwide platform. [+]

The Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to prepare students to function, compete, and excel in modern business and provide them with an understanding of how to cooperate on a worldwide platform. CHU’s faculty has field experience that complements its advanced degrees, and the curriculum is designed to prepare business leaders with the skills to succeed and prosper in today’s competitive marketplace. Students study alongside peers from around the world, which contributes to a broad global perspective. Students gain a foundation in values, leadership, marketing, accounting, finance and other important fundamentals. Graduates have a sound basis of knowledge, which prepares them to excel in management positions in any type of business organization. Curriculum The teaching approach emphasizes conceptual and experiential learning. Complementing the case-study method is the practice of action learning in a team context, which transforms the learning environment into the real-business-world context of problem solving and opportunity management. Internships ensure that students possess work skills upon completing the program. Students synthesize course theory with their own practical experience. Program Learning Objectives As a result of successfully completing the MBA in International Business, each student demonstrates that they are able to: Compete in a business context. Solve real-world problems. Respond to critical challenges and paradoxes. Address managerial issues and business in the global context. Focus on long-range strategic development. Specializations Accounting Specialization The MBA with an emphasis in Accounting is intended to prepare students who are interested in understanding the accounting aspects of business. Internships within the Accounting industry ensure that all students will possess work skills upon completing the program. Students will synthesize course theory with their own practical experience. This relates to an emphasis on career skills. Corporate Finance The MBA with an emphasis in Corporate Finance is intended to prepare students for administrative positions within industry both in the United States and abroad. Internships within the Corporate Finance industry ensures that all students will possess work skills upon completing the program. Students will synthesize course theory with their own practical experience. This relates to an emphasis on career skills. Healthcare Management The MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Management is intended to prepare students for administrative positions within the growing healthcare industry, both in the United States and abroad. Internships within the healthcare industry ensure that all students will possess work skills upon completing the program. Students will synthesize course theory with their own practical experience. This relates to an emphasis on career skills. Environmental Management The MBA with an emphasis in Environmental Management is intended to prepare students for administrative positions within industry, both in the United States and abroad; however, this emphasis is designed to increase awareness of environmental issues. FAQ/Answers Q. What is the on-campus residential housing like? A. The residence halls at CHU are affordable and fun. They’re within walking distance to all classrooms, the library and other campus resources. It’s also easy to walk off campus to many local shops and restaurants, and it’s close to public transportation. Q. Will I fit in? A. CHU is a very multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-linguistic environment with students from over 40 countries so most students feel instantly comfortable in their new home away from home making new friends with common language, religion and culture frequently the very first day on campus. You are not alone because our staff both within admissions and other departments are also from a variety of countries and cultures and fully understand the questions you may have about entering a new environment in a new country and will assist you to make that transition as smooth and comfortable as possible. Q. Will CHU help me secure CPT and OPT positions? A. Students who have F-1 status are eligible for CPT (Curricular Practical Training) and OPT (Optional Practical Training) if they meet certain criteria. The counseling staff at CHU can help students understand the requirements and complete the paperwork in order to qualify and obtain CPT and/or OPT positions. [-]

MSJ - Financial Services Compliance

Seton Hall University, School of Law
Online Full time Part time May 2017 USA Newark

Prepare for the new regulatory reality in the financial services industry. [+]

Masters in Finance in North America 2017. While corporations of all sorts faced increased regulatory burdens following the Enron scandal and the enactment of Sarbanes-Oxley, in the post Lehman Brothers world financial institutions of all sizes face a new regulatory reality. The Dodd-Frank Act, and related developments like Basel III and a flood of pronouncements from the Financial Stability Board, the Bank for International Settlements, and International Organization of Securities Commissions, have resulted in a massive increase in the need for compliance professionals that are attuned to the specific needs of the financial industry. Seton Hall Law School has paired its compliance knowledge with its internationally known corporate law faculty to meet the needs of the financial services industry. The online master's degree in Financial Services Compliance will teach you about the relevant law surrounding your industry, and how to apply that knowledge to real-life situations. You will graduate from this Master's program with enhanced personal marketability and be able to effectively analyze and respond to myriad compliance issues you encounter on a daily basis. The MSJ in Financial Services Compliance can be completed entirely online, taking only one class at a time. There is no residency requirement. All classes follow an 8-week format that offers optimum flexibility for individuals who have work and family commitments. Financial aid is available for eligible students. CURRICULUM The below courses make up the required curriculum: Introduction to Law & Legal Writing | 8 Weeks Introduction to Contracts and Torts | 8 Weeks Introduction to Corporate Law | 8 Weeks Corporate Compliance and Government Enforcement | 8 Weeks Securities Regulation & Compliance | 8 Weeks Students must take two courses from the list below: Risk Management of Financial Institutions | 8 Weeks Introduction to Corporate Finance | 8 Weeks Regulatory Depository Banks | 8 Weeks Regulating Broker-Dealers | 8 Weeks Regulating Investment Advisors & Funds | 8 Weeks Regulating Insurance Companies | 8 Weeks Remaining credits are satisfied by approved electives. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE INFORMATION ON THE SCHOOL'S WEBSITE. [-]

Master of Finance

University of Maryland College Park
Campus Full time 9 - 20 months September 2017 USA College Park

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Master of Finance   The financial crisis on Wall Street and around the globe has forever changed the way we think about finance. The world of modern finance is now shaped by evolving regulation, globalization and a renewed focus on corporate responsibility. Now more than ever, financial planning and decision making depend on understanding and using the new ideas and tools required in sophisticated financial management. In the Smith Master of Science in Business: Finance program, you’ll gain the leading-edge knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today’s complex and networked world of finance.   You’ll also learn from some of the best financial minds in the world. Smith finance faculty have held active roles in advising large financial institutions, multinational corporations, and government and multi-lateral agencies. In addition to prestigious academic journals, their research has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and other international business publications.   Core courses provide excellent fundamentals and a large number of electives allow students the flexibility to become specialists or highly qualified generalists. You’ll learn how to analyze and direct the financial decisions of an organization, and gain a fresh understanding and a deep appreciation for the theoretical foundations of finance today.   Classes are held at our main campus in College Park.     Admissions   The MFIN program only admits students during the fall semester.   [-]

Masters of Management in Finance (MMF)

McGill University
Campus Full time 12 months July 2017 Canada Montreal

The McGill Masters of Management in Finance (MMF) degree is a pre-experience twelve-month specialized program in finance. The MMF program prepares students for a career in finance through a comprehensive curriculum that integrates advanced financial concepts and quantitative methods with real-world business practices. [+]

Masters in Finance in North America 2017. The McGill Masters of Management in Finance (MMF) degree is a pre-experience twelve-month specialized program in finance. The MMF program prepares students for a career in finance through a comprehensive curriculum that integrates advanced financial concepts and quantitative methods with real-world business practices. The MMF is designed for recent graduates with a Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Economics, Arts or Commerce degree and with proven quantitative skills who aim to work in the finance industry or in the finance function of a business. The program starts this Summer 2016. We are NOW open for applications. Gain real life business experience Throughout the program, Master of Management in Finance students work as analysts at Desautels Capital Management Inc., a licensed and regulated investment management firm with an independent board of directors. Major responsibilities will include covering a sector and managing the DCM firm’s portfolio. Program structure The Masters of Management in Finance consists of eleven courses (33 credits) delivered over six 6-week modules. Concurrently students will also be expected to complete an Integrative Finance Project (12 Credits). Integrative Finance Project BUSA 689 - Integrative Finance Project (12 Credits) The integrative finance project is a core component of the program. It provides the opportunity to immediately put into practice the skills and knowledge that students acquire in the classroom. Students fulfill this requirement in three overlapping stages: Desautels Capital Management Inc. (August to July): Upon entry into the program, students join Desautels Capital Management (DCM) as analysts. DCM is a licensed and regulated asset management firm, with an independent board of directors and external investors. As analysts, students are responsible for a particular sector, identifying investment opportunities, and pitching them to colleagues. In addition, students are responsible for dealing with regulatory issues, compliance, trading and execution, back office settlement, preparation and filing of financial statements, and communication with clients. Professional Seminar Series (August to April): Seminars will be held regularly to expose students to current issues and practices in financial markets. The seminars will be given by professionals from various industries, e.g. hedge funds, pension funds, tax/legal accountants, etc., and will provide unique networking opportunities. Final Project (February to July): Students will work on a finance topic of their choice under the supervision of a faculty member. Throughout the project, students will have the opportunity to think independently and creatively about an important financial topic, apply their quantitative skills, and ultimately showcase marketable skillsets in an area of their interest. Six 6-Week Modules 1st Module: FINE 678 - Financial Economics (3 Credits) This course covers the basic principles of valuation in modern finance and applies them to the pricing of financial securities and to the investment decisions of firms. Topics include interest rates, the valuation of bonds, stocks and options, optimal portfolio choice, the price of risk, and capital budgeting. The course serves as a foundation for the rest of the finance courses in the program. FINE 681 - International Capital Markets (3 Credits) This course provides a comprehensive analysis of international capital markets including the financial assets traded in these markets, e.g., debt securities, equities, and currencies, the performance of the asset management industry, and the in-depth coverage of the recent international financial crises. This course also covers the theoretical models that characterize open economies and that explain how prices, interest rates, inflation, and exchange rates are determined. 2nd Module: FINE 679 - Corporate Finance Theory (3 Credits) This course provides a framework for understanding how firms finance their activities. The course studies the different forms of financing available to firms (e.g., bonds, loans, stocks, warrants), the sources of these funds (e.g., banks, private equity, institutional investors, individual investors), and how firms’ capital structures are shaped by corporate and personal taxes, bankruptcy costs, conflicts of interests between shareholders and debt-holders, and differential access to information in capital markets. Students apply these analytical tools to case studies that emulate real business situations to learn how to design securities to maximize value and to optimize payout policy. FINE 680 – Investments (3 Credits) This course provides the tools to become a successful investment manager. Students learn how to establish appropriate investment objectives, develop optimal portfolio strategies, and evaluate investment performance. The course is designed to be highly interactive and hands-on. Students become proficient in navigating financial data platforms −Bloomberg, Eikon, Morningstar−, executing trades on a state-of-the-art market simulator, developing models of asset allocation, back-testing trading strategies, and producing professional investment reports. 3rd Module: FINE 682 – Derivatives (3 Credits) Derivative securities have become an extremely important part of financial markets and have taken a prominent place in the debates surrounding financial crises, not least after the recent subprime and sovereign episodes. A strong understanding of derivatives is now key for many roles such as corporate treasurers, fund managers, institutional investors, risk managers, traders and, more generally, at any senior management level. In this course, students become familiar with the various derivative markets and uses of their respective products. Valuation and risk management models of these products are dealt with in detail, while remaining focused on practical applications. ACCT 604 - Financial Statements 1 (3 Credits) This course provides an overview of the financial reporting system with an emphasis on the conceptual background and tools required to understand, analyze, and exploit the information contained in financial statements. The course combines lectures on concepts and methods with practical cases in which students apply the learned tools to real business situations. The course also provides the understanding of how alternative practices in financial reporting affect corporate financing and investment decisions. 4th Module: FINE 683 - Advanced Corporate Finance (3 Credits) This course studies the critical steps in the financial and economic maturation of a firm: venture capital financing rounds, initial public offerings, leverage buyouts, mergers, divestures and spin-offs. On each of these topics, the course offers an in-depth analysis of the process, of the parties involved and on the sources of gains and inefficiencies. The course also uses these operations to illustrate a series of advanced topics in corporate finance, namely, the corporate governance of firms, the role of risk management, the impact of product market competition on funding choices, and the relationship between trading in financial markets and firms' financial decisions. All these issues are approached through different angles, i.e., lectures, case studies, simulations, and interventions from the practitioner community. FINE 684 - Fixed Income Markets (3 Credits) Fixed income markets, the largest financial marketplace in the world, involve a large and diverse set of participants and market structures. In this course, students acquire a thorough grasp of fixed income instruments and their use in asset management, financial engineering, and risk management. The course covers fixed income mathematics, risk concepts, term-structure analysis, credit risk modeling, and derivatives valuation. In addition, significant time is spent on the most recent market developments such as mortgage-backed securities, securitization and credit derivatives. 5th Module: FINE 685 - Market Risk Management (3 Credits) Corporations and financial institutions face a plethora of risks, and finance professionals need the know-how to measure and manage these risks. In this course, students acquire the tools to critically appraise commercially available risk management systems and to understand the use of derivatives in risk management. The course covers state-of-the-art risk measurement and management techniques and the technical skills required to implement them. FINE 688 - Mergers and Acquisitions (3 Credits) The objective of the course is to gain an understanding of the reasons firms engage in merger and acquisition activities and the processes used to successfully accomplish and create shareholder value from these activities. Topics include valuation in merger and acquisitions, joint ventures and alliances, cross-border M&A, and divestures. 6th Module: FINE 673 - Finance Fundamentals (3 Credits) This course provides tools for quantitative data analysis in Finance and serves as a stepping stone to the research thesis, which is a part of the Integrative Finance Project. The course is applied and project-based. It exposes students to the full production line of data analytics, including the identification and collection of data, proper statistical analysis, and the presentation of the analysis to a variety of audiences. Students learn how to improve decision-making from using data analytics, and also how to recognize and avoid pitfalls of complex data analysis (e.g., data mining, measurement problems, sampling error, and model misspecification). Applying to the MMF Program You are about to make the right decision. The McGill Master of Management in Finance is designed for high-achieving, ambitious students interested in a career in finance. Admissions criteria and decisions are based on the following components: An undergraduate degree and any further academic qualifications. Relevant work experience is not required. Completion of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants with an graduate or undergraduate degree from McGill are exempt. In addition, applicants who completed their undergrad degree in an university where the language of instruction was not in English are required to complete the TOEFL or IELTS. The admissions committee will also carefully review your essays and letters of reference. Only qualified applicants will be called for an interview with a member of the admission team. Career Resources Located in the Soutar Career Centre, Career Services at the Desautels Faculty of Management is dedicated to helping students develop their career management skills and explore career paths that enable them to ultimately achieve their career goals. Innovative programs, workshops and speaker series coupled with an integrated learning approach prepare our students and give them the skills to make an impact in their careers throughout their lifetime. Career services works closely with you from Day 1 to help you: Define your career strategy Improve your CV & Cover Letters Network with McGill alumni and Employers Practice and acing the interview techniques Negotiate a job offer to achieve your best interest Career Outlook By Industry Finance Consulting Others Investment Management Management Technology Diversified Financial Services Mergers & Acquisitions Telecommunications Commercial Banking Financial Strategy Media Investment Banking - Energy Private Equity - Real Estate Venture Capital - Insurance Private Wealth Management - Government & Public Policy By Function Finance Consulting Asset Management Management/Strategy Consulting Risk Management Financial Services/Economic Consulting Quantitative Analysis - Research - Mergers & Acquisitions - Securities Issuance - Advisory - Corporate Finance & Treasury - Sales & Trading - Venture Capital - If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at mmf.mgmt@mcgill.ca [-]

Master of Finance

University of California, Riverside
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Riverside

The new Master of Finance (MFin) program at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management addresses this substantial unmet demand for trained finance professionals. [+]

Globalization, rapid advances in computational technology, unprecedented financial innovation and shifting regulatory regimes have all contributed to additional job opportunities for finance professionals with education beyond a bachelor's degree. The new Master of Finance (MFin) program at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management addresses this substantial unmet demand for trained finance professionals. By providing a comprehensive overview of the entire field of finance, with an emphasis on empirical methods and applications, the three-quarter (48 quarter units) MFin program will enable finance executives to gain the specialized expertise required for professional advancement, and prepare students who seek to pursue professional certifications in finance including all levels of the CFA and GRP. Some possible career paths for MFin students: Investment management Investment banking Corporate finance Private wealth management Risk management Asset Management Quantitative Research Equities Trading Application Deadlines Fall 2017 Admission Priority round:December 15, 2016 Second round: January 31, 2017 Third round: March 1, 2017 Final Deadlines: International: May 1, 2017 Domestic: June 1, 2017 Master of Finance Admission Criteria The Master of Finance program is open for admission to all students. The program is best suited for students with a sufficient quantitative background to enable successful completion of the program. The most appropriate undergraduate majors include business, engineering, mathematics, statistics, and physics, among others. Students with less quantitative backgrounds may also apply, but should expect to use electives to develop quantitative background or to take additional courses. We consider each applicant's professional, academic, and life experiences in addition to character and personality. Admission to the program is based upon several criteria, including the quality of previous academic work, personal essays and letters of recommendation, and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) performance. The GMAT or GRE is required for all applicants. [-]

Master of International Business Management (IMBA)

Westford School of Management
Campus or Online Full time Part time 12 months Open Enrollment United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Online Sharjah Singapore Singapore Online Qatar Doha Oman Oman Online Canada Canada Online Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Online Ras Al Khaimah Fujairah Qatar Online Dubai Malaysia Malaysia Online Bahrain Bahrain 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 Finance in North America 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: ... [-]