Masters of Arts in Finance

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Students find an MA in Finance develops technical skills for advanced financial analysis that are necessary for real-world challenges in financial firms and banking. Graduates with this advanced degree possess skills to research and apply quantitative methods to global finance matters. 

What is an MA in Finance? A Master of Arts in Finance is an advanced degree that prepares students for work related to the global financial markets. Students develop an expert understanding of financial theory, and advance to apply the theory to finance strategy and analysis. Applied research and the use of quantitative tools to address and predict financial trends are key skills graduates gain through the program’s curriculum. These skills prepare students for a variety of investment and financial analysis positions.

Students hone their skills through rigorous coursework that begins with a foundation of theory and analysis methods and branches out into more specialized courses such as finance technologies and financial modeling or engineering. These advanced courses are selected based on students’ areas of interest and talents as well as what is most applicable to career plans.

There is no standard number of courses or time of completion across all institutions offering this coursework. Each institution’s requirements will vary as will the types of specialized courses offered by the degree program. Cost to complete the program will also be different at each institution, so students need to check individual programs for the time and money they will need to invest in these courses.

Coursework for this degree gives students an advantage when pursuing positions in finance. Graduates accept associate roles in large investment banks and financial firms practicing managerial finance, asset management, risk management, and financial forecasting. Students can also choose specialized courses that prepare them for work in financial engineering, quantitative trading, and applied research.

 

Students interested in institutions that offer this program can search our extensive database of schools to learn more about individual requirements, cost, and further information about coursework such as options for online learning. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Arts in International Management - Finance & Accounting Specialization

New European College
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Germany Munich

Financial managers are masters of the utilization and flow of funds and are responsible for all requisite financial activities within a firm. [+]

The Master of Arts (MA) in International Management is a 4-semester program designed to build upon your existing undergraduate studies enabling you to pursue a broader range of careers in business. Consisting of courses in finance, international marketing, management accounting, operations, ethics, organizational behavior and human resources, the program prepares you to excel in an ever-evolving and international workplace.

All courses are taught in English, with a range of teaching methodologies which are reminiscent of undergraduate teachings such as presentations and group projects coupled with real-world examples and case studies. The program provides a scope for greater specialization, with a precise academic and theoretical framework designed to help you become an expert in international management. This allows you to apply to more specialized roles and offers better preparation for a Ph.D. program in the future.... [-]


Master of Arts in Finance

International Black Sea University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Georgia Tbilisi

MA in Finance Program provides both public and private sectors with highly qualified specialists having deep and comprehensive knowledge in finance (banking, insurance, capital markets, etc.). The study process here is organized in a way that is best suited to students needs and market requirements. [+]

With an increased share in Economy, financial institutions, both private and public organizations have a high demand on skilled financial managers, which can correspond to contemporary demands, manage financial capitals, portfolios, give competent advice on risk management and make sophisticated investment decisions.

Language of Instruction: 1. English, 2. Georgian Programme Duration: 2 years (120 ECTS) Awarded Qualification: Master of Business Administration in Finances Tuition fee for Georgian citizens: 4500 GEL Tuition fee for international students: 3000 USD Programme Description

MA in Finance Program provides both public and private sectors with highly qualified specialists having deep and comprehensive knowledge in finance (banking, insurance, capital markets, etc.). The study process here is organized in a way that is best suited to students needs and market requirements. Our students conduct independent studies based on modern research methods and approaches, and are ready to contribute to the development of sector and organizations. The skills emphasized in the program are creative and analytical thinking, decision-making as well as communications skills that create conditions for successful careers. As a complement the program enables students to participate in practical internship programs in the private and public sectors.... [-]


Master International Banking and Finance

University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna
Campus Part time 3 semesters September 2018 Austria Vienna

The graduates can apply methods and ideas in customer and product management, treasury, cost accounting, controlling, liquidity and risk management at master’s level; analyse the connections and effects of central banking processes, plan measures to steer these processes, and implement them in an international environment; identify and analyse key topics of bank management in order to... [+]

The graduates can:

apply methods and ideas in customer and product management, treasury, cost accounting, controlling, liquidity and risk management at master’s level analyse the connections and effects of central banking processes, plan measures to steer these processes, and implement them in an international environment identify and analyse key topics of bank management in order to infer context-specific recommendations and measures realise ideas and methods of modern management theories (Corporate Social Responsibility, Systemic Organisation Development, Collaboration, Change and Innovation Management) and apply them appropriately collaborate in implementation and research projects in banking and finance Vocational fields Asset Manager Relationship Manager Bank Auditor Finance Analyst Treasury Manager The programme in brief Academic degree: Master of Arts in Business, MA Admission procedure: written application, MC test, Presentation meeting (in English). For preparation, we recommend our scripts. There are no external courses required. Admission requirements: completion of a business degree (in Austria or equivalent degree abroad) and proven qualifications in Business Administration (4 ECTS), Accounting and Controlling (4 ECTS), Economics (4 ECTS), Mathematics and Statistics (4 ECTS) Course infomation (ECTS): 90 ECTS Deadline for applications: 15 May, Online Application Deadline for applicants outside European Union: 15 March (due to Visa restrictions) Duration of studies: 3 semesters Information for international applicants: please find our guidebook in the download area Medium of instruction: English Number of study places per year: 54 part-time per year Study periods: three evenings a week and Saturdays Tuition fees: € 363.36 per semester (+ € 19.20 Austrian Students Union fee) [-]

Master Quantitative Asset and Risk Management

University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna
Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 Austria Vienna

This internationally-focussed master's degree programme is run in English. Graduates qualify with a Double Degree from the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna and one of its partner universities: University of Bologna (Italy), University of Economics (Katowice, Poland) and Alexandru Ioan Cuza University (Iași, Romania). [+]

This internationally-focussed master's degree programme is run in English. Graduates qualify with a Double Degree from the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna and one of its partner universities: University of Bologna (Italy), University of Economics (Katowice, Poland) and Alexandru Ioan Cuza University (Iași, Romania).

Graduates are able

Graduates typically provide expertise to organisations requiring the following professional functions:

describe and analyse the connections between asset and risk management in finance quantify and assess risk types in risk management, and infer measures for integrated steering of banks and insurance companies analyse various asset classes and their products carry out portfolio selections, and calculate key performance and risk measures apply financial mathematics and statistics to developing financial models Professional roles and functions Asset management Risk management Liability management Private banking and family office Compliance and regulatory reporting The programme in brief Academic degree: Master of Arts in Business, MA Admission procedure: written application, MC test, structured interview. For preparation, we recommend our scripts. There are no external courses required. Admission requirements: completion of a social studies/business/natural science/ law/ technical degree (in Austria or equivalent degree abroad) with, documented qualifications in economic sciences (9 ECTS), mathematics and statistics (6 ECTS) Course information (ECTS): 120 ECTS Deadline for applications: 15 May, Online Application Deadline for applicants outside European Union: 15 March (due to Visa restrictions) Duration of studies: 4 semesters Stay abroad: obligatory in the second academic year, in blocked form (e.g. two weeks) at one of the partner universities Information for international... [-]

Master of Arts in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration

University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Campus 2 years September 2018 USA Denver

The MA program in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration (GFTEI) provides students with a multidisciplinary, policy-focused examination of the global economy. Courses focus on the complex changes underway in the global economy, including the emerging patterns of financial, trade and human capital flows and their effect on national economies, the effect of globalization on state capacity, policy autonomy and national economic conditions, the relationship between economic, political and social outcomes, corporate governance and competition and the interaction of interest groups, states and multilateral agreements and organizations. [+]

The MA program in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration (GFTEI) provides students with a multidisciplinary, policy-focused examination of the global economy. Courses focus on the complex changes underway in the global economy, including the emerging patterns of financial, trade and human capital flows and their effect on national economies, the effect of globalization on state capacity, policy autonomy and national economic conditions, the relationship between economic, political and social outcomes, corporate governance and competition and the interaction of interest groups, states and multilateral agreements and organizations.

The GFTEI degree is intended for students who want to pursue careers in international policy analysis for public sector agencies, such as the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Administration; analyst positions in multilateral institutions and organizations, such as the World Bank, the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; research and analyst positions within non-governmental organizations, such as Oxfam and Action Aid; and in the private sector as economic policy consultants, country risk or international project analysts, or international project managers.... [-]


Master of Arts in Global Risk (MAGR)

The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies – SAIS Europe
Campus Full time 13 months August 2018 Italy Bologna

This 13-month, cohort-based program builds on the core strengths of SAIS Europe by introducing students to a broad array of concepts and tools in the social sciences necessary to undertake sophisticated political and economic risk analysis. Students complete a capstone project in the form of a practicum or original thesis. [+]

This 13-month, cohort-based program builds on the core strengths of SAIS Europe by introducing students to a broad array of concepts and tools in the social sciences necessary to undertake sophisticated political and economic risk analysis. Students complete a capstone project in the form of a practicum or original thesis.

Analyze, Assess, Act: Tackling Risk in the 21st Century

The instability that has characterized the last decade has increased the demand for qualified professionals who are able to understand and analyze global risk in its many forms. Today's risk experts are no longer confined to the realm of actuarial tables or financial derivatives. Technology, politics, the environment, regulation, immigration, pandemics, and religious extremism are all areas where the theoretical frameworks of risk and uncertainty provide key insights and drive decision-making in both the public and private sectors.... [-]


MA in Corporate Finance and Accounting

Cracow University of Economics
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Poland Kraków

Short information: programme aimes at deepening knowledge of finance and accounting in the area of monetary and financial policy, managerial accounting, local and household finance, financial statements, financial engineering, taxation; programme graduates are equipped with specialized knowledge essential in jobs in international companies and institutions of the financial markets related to... [+]

Short information:

Programme aimes at deepening knowledge of finance and accounting in the area of monetary and financial policy, managerial accounting, local and household finance, financial statements, financial engineering, taxation; Programme graduates are equipped with specialized knowledge essential in jobs in international companies and institutions of the financial markets related to corporate finance and accounting. Courses Monetary Policy Managerial Accounting Portfolio Management Intellectual Property Law Ethics in Business Mathematical Economics or Global Economics Business Communication in Foreign Language Master’s Seminar Cost Account Credit Institution Management Standards of Financial Statements Financial Policy Local Finance or Household Finance Corporate Finance II Financial Engineering International Finance III Consolidation of Financial Statements Tax System Elective Course [-]

MA in Risk Management

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time September 2018 Turkey Istanbul

MA program in Risk Management is designed to provide an advanced foundation in risk studies. The competence targets of the program spans modeling of risks, techniques of risk management and knowledge of legal regulations over a spectrum running from local to global, from financial sector to real sector and from micro- to macro scales of economic activity. [+]

MA program in Risk Management is designed to provide an advanced foundation in risk studies. The competence targets of the program spans modeling of risks, techniques of risk management and knowledge of legal regulations over a spectrum running from local to global, from financial sector to real sector and from micro- to macro scales of economic activity.

In the MA program in Risk Management, as a common element of all programs offered by the KHas Business School, learning is considered as a holistic process over time and across space; it begins in the core and elective courses delivered in-class and continues during project work, meetings with speakers renowned in their fields and communication among alumni. This is believed to establish a strong bridge between theory and practice.... [-]


MA in Finance and Banking

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time September 2018 Turkey Istanbul

The program is tailored to the needs of professionals in the financial sector as well as those involved with the finance function in the real sector. The competence targets of the program spans the areas of financial economics, financial markets and institutions, banking theory, international financial system, managerial economics and the latest architecture of legal regulatory framework. [+]

The program is tailored to the needs of professionals in the financial sector as well as those involved with the finance function in the real sector. The competence targets of the program spans the areas of financial economics, financial markets and institutions, banking theory, international financial system, managerial economics and the latest architecture of legal regulatory framework.

Like in all programs offered by Khas Business School, the MA in Finance and Banking program treats learning as a holistic process over time and across space. It begins in the core and elective courses delivered in-class and continues during project work, meetings with speakers renowned in their fields and communication among alumni. This is believed to establish a strong bridge between theory and practice.... [-]


MA in International Trade and Finance

Yasar University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Turkey İzmir

Modern businesses are directly affected by current developments in international trade, the economic environment and financial markets. For this reason, possible variables affecting these markets need to be fully understood and integrated into the decision making processes. [+]

“Today’s organizations are effected by the developments at the international trade, economics and financial environments and they need to incorporate these changes into their decision making processes. Managers today should observe the ever so competitive global environment more carefully and make faster and more accurate decisions. For this reason, the need for managers who will keep up with the rapid changes in the international trade and finance environment is on the rise.” Students who will graduate from the International Trade and Finance Masters Program will have a strong finance background and be able to grasp the application of theory into practice, and evaluate the interaction between comprehensive global trade processes and international economic and financial environments. Students entering the program should have a bachelor’s degree from a faculty of economics and administrative sciences or a faculty of business. Admission of graduates from similar fields will be decided by the Institute Board upon the recommendation of the Department. Graduates of departments other than the stated ones or the similar fields will need to complete The Deficiency Program. This program consists of Introduction to Business, Introduction to Economics and Principles of Accounting courses. The courses to be taken at the program will be decided by the Institute Board upon the recommendation of the Department based on the individual student’s needs. The program is designed as thesis and non-thesis with the option of either Turkish or English curriculum. Students need to complete 30 credit hours of which should consist of 15 credit hours... [-]


MA Financial Economics

Kingston University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This MA will enable you to master key tools used for the financing of individual companies - derivatives, investment appraisal and risk management - and provides an in-depth study of financial issues affecting the broader economic environment, such as crises and bubbles in the international economy. It offers an opportunity to develop the key analytical skills necessary for carrying out research on contemporary issues in financial economics. [+]

Choose Kingston's Financial Economics MA

This MA will enable you to master key tools used for the financing of individual companies - derivatives, investment appraisal and risk management - and provides an in-depth study of financial issues affecting the broader economic environment, such as crises and bubbles in the international economy. It offers an opportunity to develop the key analytical skills necessary for carrying out research on contemporary issues in financial economics.

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Key features

This course offers a good preparation for work with a range of public and private institutions in the area of applied financial economics, including banks and insurance companies; firms dealing with the reporting and evaluation of financial information; and domestic and international regulatory agencies focusing on the financial sector. Lectures are supplemented by seminars, giving an opportunity for regular feedback and discussion. The University's Economics department is actively engaged in research and publication on financial topics, and you will benefit from regular staff seminars and workshops. What will you study? ... [-]

Master in Financial Economics (without thesis)

Izmir University of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Turkey Balçova

Press on a career in a variety of roles within economics and finance. Master finance and economics tools and apply them to solve problems. Combine theory with practice, and prepare perfectly for a career in banking, asset management or consulting among others. [+]

"Press on a career in a variety of roles within economics and finance. Master finance and economics tools and apply them to solve problems. Combine theory with practice, and prepare perfectly for a career in banking, asset management or consulting among others."

Why to Choose this Program?

This program has been designed following consultation with alumni currently employed in a variety of finance sector occupations to bring theory and applications together in a balanced way to meet the needs of today’s competitive job market. You will be equipped with quantitative and analytical tools as well as a solid grounding in economics and finance that will support you throughout your career. You will acquire thorough understanding of the driving forces shaping the economic and financial environment.... [-]


Master in Financial Economics (with thesis)

Izmir University of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Turkey Balçova

Acquire a strong foundation for PhD research or press on a career in a variety of roles within economics and finance. Master finance and economics tools and apply them to solve problems. Combine theory with practice, and prepare perfectly for a career in banking, asset management or consulting among others. [+]

"Acquire a strong foundation for PhD research or press on a career in a variety of roles within economics and finance. Master finance and economics tools and apply them to solve problems. Combine theory with practice, and prepare perfectly for a career in banking, asset management or consulting among others."

Why to Choose this Program?

This program not only gives you a strong foundation for for PhD research with its focus on the most recent developments in financial economics but also provides you with the tools to gain employment in a wide range of spheres.This program has been designed following consultation with alumni currently employed in a variety of finance sector occupations to bring theory and applications together in a balanced way to meet the needs of today’s competitive job market. You will be equipped with quantitative and analytical tools as well as a solid grounding in economics and finance that will support you throughout your career. You will acquire thorough understanding of the driving forces shaping the economic and financial environment.... [-]


MPhil in Development Finance (Coursework)

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4  February 2018 South Africa Port Elizabeth + 1 more

MPhil in Development Finance (Coursework) [+]

This programme has been approved in terms of the new Higher Education Qualification Framework (HEQF).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A four-year Bachelor’s or Honours degree in Economics, Commerce, Accounting, Finance, or other finance-related degrees or postgraduate diplomas at NQF Level 8, with an aggregate pass of 60%. Admission is subject to departmental selection criteria as determined by the Faculty Management Committee. Preference will be given to those candidates with proven work experience in the finance departments of development banking and non-banking finance institutions government-linked development finance departments or other institutions like municipalities and NGOs.

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MA in Quantitative Finance

University of Warsaw, Faculty of Economic Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Poland Warsaw

20th best program in Financial Markets worldwide according to EduUniversal Ranking 2014. [+]

The graduate programme in Quantitative Finance (QF) at the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Warsaw is a four-semester programme on a full-time basis that provides students with outstanding knowledge of modern quantitative finance. It has been recognized by EduUniversal Top 100 in Financial Market ranking as the 20th.

You will use rigorous analytic tools, advanced derivatives valuation models and portfolio management strategies in real dynamic conditions You will learn modern risk management techniques and quantitative investment tools You will acquire codding skills (C++, R, CRAN) that will enable you to implement financial models in practice You will know how to design and optimize automated trading strategies You will probably earn an equivalent of entire tuition within three months of work You will learn in international environment: 50% of students at the program are foreigners You will fluently use two main languages in the world in finance: mathematics and English ... [-]