MAs 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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ACCA London + MA Online

London School of Business and Finance (LSBF)
Campus Full time Part time 6 - 30 months September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Take your career further by adding the advanced business skills of an MA in Finance and Investment to your ACCA qualification. Combining the two means not only joining one of the world's largest accounting bodies, but also gaining the ability to push organisations forward through key financial decisions and strategies. [+]

MA Degrees in Finance. ACCA London + MA Online Take your career further by adding the advanced business skills of an MA in Finance and Investment to your ACCA qualification. Combining the two means not only joining one of the world's largest accounting bodies, but also gaining the ability to push organisations forward through key financial decisions and strategies. With LSBF, you will get exemptions and be able to complete the dual programme in just 1 extra module and a dissertation. Course Requirements Standard entry: Minimum requirements are 2 A Levels and 3 GCSEs or equivalent in five separate subjects, including English and Mathematics. Access to ACCA via FIA or AAT qualification: No other academic qualifications required. Gain exemptions from ACCA papers F1 – F3. Graduate entry: Degree holders from ACCA-accredited institutions may be exempt from up to 9 exams. Other relevant degrees may also qualify you for exemptions. English language proficiency: IELTS 5.5 overall and each component or equivalent. Duration For ACCA: 6 - 30 months per course/selection of exams. The MA is studied online so it depends on the time you invest in your studies [-]

Master of Arts International Business

Munich Business School
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months September 2017 Germany Munich

This Master program is the perfect continuation of your previous economic studies. Its broad range of in-depth study courses, its international orientation and practice-oriented content guarantee the best possible preparation for you to launch a successful professional career. [+]

Master of Arts International Business This Master program is the perfect continuation of your previous economic studies. Its broad range of in-depth study courses, its international orientation and practice-oriented content guarantee the best possible preparation for you to launch a successful professional career. MASTER International Business at a Glance PROGRAM START September (Pre-Master: June) LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION German Track: 70% German/30% English English Track: 100% English DURATION 18 months (Single Degree) 24 months (Dual Degree) WORKLOAD 90-120 ECTS (depending on the first degree) FORMAT Full-time HIGHLIGHTS 2 of 7 Concentrations 1 of 6 International Focusses 1 Business Project 1 integrated Semester Abroad or Dual Degree ADMISSION First academic degree in business studies (except for Pre-Master) German Track: excellent German skills all: excellent English skills TUITION FEE € 22,620 MBS BEST SCHOLARSHIP MBS offers a limited number of partial scholarships to outstanding candidates. Concentrations Besides the imparting of general business knowledge, MBS also offers specific concentrations in order to guarantee sufficient practical relevance of your studies. Starting with the second semester, you have the opportunity to focus on two out of seven selected business concentrations. In this way, you get the opportunity to improve your individual competencies and prepare your future career. Concentration: International Marketing Concentration: International Finance Concentration: Luxury Management Concentration: International Family Firms Concentration: Corporate Strategy & Innovation Concentration: International Entrepreneurship NEW: Concentration: Digital Business Management Business Project Tasks and Goals The “Business Project” course in the degree program “Master International Business” provides an opportunity for students to implement... [-]

Master in Management

Wake Forest University - School of Business
Campus Full time 10 months July 2017 USA Winston-Salem Charlotte + 1 more

Our 10-month Master of Arts (MA) in Management program is designed specifically for recent liberal arts, sciences and engineering graduates who want to excel personally and professionally in today’s marketplace. [+]

MA Degrees in Finance. Gain a Competitive Edge Our 10-month Master of Arts (MA) in Management program is designed specifically for recent liberal arts, sciences and engineering graduates who want to excel personally and professionally in today’s marketplace. As one of the most innovative programs in graduate business education, the MA program builds on the skills and knowledge gained in your undergraduate studies preparing you for a broad range of fields and careers. Highlights include: A hands-on learning environment with small classes and a 10:1 student: faculty ratio Opportunities to gain real-world experience through team-based consulting projects Personalized career direction and coaching from staff, faculty and professional connections Speaker series and networking opportunities that connect you with innovators and industry thought-leaders The MA Program starts in July with a five-week module to prepare you for graduate-level business courses. The fall and spring semesters are divided into four modules where you’ll build a foundation in finance, marketing, operations, business analytics, accounting, economics, information technology, ethics, organizational behavior and leadership. ... [-]

Master Of Arts And Business Law, Business Law Focus

Diploma University of Applied Sciences
Online Part time 5 semesters October 2017 Germany Germany Online

The master's degree Economics and Law with a focus on Business Law is aimed at people with a first degree in the form of bachelor or diploma, for example, for graduates of the Bachelor program Business Law (LL.B.) of the DIPLOMA. Distance learning enables further professional development and specialization with a professional perspective on international business management. [+]

​The Master's program Business and Law with the Focus Business Law aimed at people with a first degree in the form of bachelor or diploma, for example, for graduates of the Bachelor program Business Law (LL.B.) the DIPLOMA. The distance learning enables further professional development and specialization with a professional perspective on international business management. The Study Business and Law with a focus on business law is as virtual distance learning with interactive online lectures created to offer particular professionals the best possible location independence. The tests during the master's program can be stored in the numerous study centers of the DIPLOMA. is the normal period 5 semester. Master's program Business and Law Distance learning Economics and Law aims to service training for corporate lawyers and economists. The focus of the study are issues that both have economic and legal references. This profile of the Master's program is the modern requirements for business lawyers justice who in a legally regulated environment are increasingly active. The opportunity to specialize and skill sets offer Elective areas of labor law, financial services, insurance, taxes, and revision. The program provides as opposed to purely legal courses a comprehensive understanding of commercial issues and complex practice-relevant questions of law taking into account the growing internationalization of business enterprises. The knowledge and skills gained qualify the graduates to develop and implement practicable solutions to. The master's degree Economics and Law with a focus on business law authorized for Positions in higher service such. as at the... [-]

Business Economics

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

The School of Business’ Master of Arts in Economics program combines a solid foundation in economics with an emphasis on applying that knowledge to real-world situations. [+]

MA Degrees in Finance. Business Economics Sales and revenue forecasting, marketplace trend analysis, econometric modeling—all of these skills are grounded in applied economics. They’re also among the most sought-after skills in business and government. The School of Business’ Master of Arts in Economics program combines a solid foundation in economics with an emphasis on applying that knowledge to real-world situations. While the program prepares students for careers as professional economists in government and business, some graduates use the degree as a springboard toward further education in law or a doctoral degree in business or economics. The program is compact—three semesters in length for most students—but powerful, with course offerings in such areas as Environmental Economics, Financial Policies, Growth and Development, Health Economics, Industrial Organization, Investment Management, Labor Economics, and Money and Banking. Program options The structure of the Master of Arts in Economics (MAEcon) program allows for flexibility to match the particular interests and needs of the individual student. All students will acquire a strong background in economics, but those seeking an applied emphasis are provided opportunities for courses and research experiences with direct relevance to contemporary business and social problems. Students may choose to specialize in the department’s strengths in international economics and economic growth or the applied microeconomic areas of health, labor and environmental economics. Regardless of chosen specialty, all graduates of the program demonstrate mastery of the following core skills: Ability to approach economics-related issues analytically Ability to use data appropriately to answer economic research questions empirically... [-]

Master of Arts in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration

University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Campus 2 years September 2017 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. Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration Program overview [-]

Master Quantitative Asset and Risk Management

University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 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). [+]

MA Degrees in Finance. 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... [-]

MA in Corporate Finance and Accounting

Cracow University of Economics
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 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 [-]

Master of Arts in Finance

International Black Sea University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 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. [+]

MA Degrees in Finance. 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. Programme Advantages With us you receive highly qualified staff and innovative academic programs equipped with modern educational technology; Market oriented curricula with Problem-oriented learning; Convenient timetable and Disability support; Close cooperation with business and financial industry community (including: Banking Association, Georgian Insurance Association, Georgian Federation of Certified Accountants and Auditors, Georgian Stock Exchange, etc.) Student’s exchange... [-]

MA in Finance and Banking

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time September 2017 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. The program’s perspective to maintain a fine line between theory and implementation allows participants to gain a good command of technical details as well as a solid grasp of the big picture. The participants are trained to hold upper level managerial positions at both private and public institutions such as banks, financial intermediaries and insurance companies. At the same time, participants with an academic orientation are provided with a sound knowledge of methodology and toolset to create new knowledge in their fields. Problems encountered in professional life are often ill-defined; compared to usual textbook problems they require creative solutions against the quite limited amount of preliminary information. This transforms problem solving from a solely technical procedure to an art. To provide program participants with such an understanding, KHas... [-]

MA in Economics

American University - Washington, DC - College of Arts and Sciences
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA District of Columbia

The economics master's degree program is an applied, policy-oriented program that offers five different tracks which master's students can pursue: general, development economics, gender analysis in economics, financial economic policy, and applied economics (online only). [+]

MA Degrees in Finance. The Department of Economics offers a master's program with five distinctive tracks, a faculty that combines high-quality teaching and an interest in economic policy with serious scholarship, and the special rewards of studying economics in Washington, D.C. The economics master's degree program is an applied, policy-oriented program that offers five different tracks which master's students can pursue: general, development economics, gender analysis in economics, financial economic policy, and applied economics (online only). The department has an especially rich offering of courses that deal with global economic issues. Most of our faculty have carried out research or taught in other countries and bring that experience to the classroom. The Department of Economics master's course work is designed to prepare students for careers in government agencies, congressional committees, financial institutions, economic consulting firms, think tanks, multilateral organizations, and non-governmental organizations among other institutions, both nationally and abroad. Alumni often secure full-time employment with organizations where they had internships or part-time employment while students. This economics MA degree program offers students: Concentrated faculty strength in major applied fields of economics and a policy-oriented curriculum Faculty with linkages to think tanks, research institutes, and international organizations around the globe State-of-the-art statistical software commonly used in applied economics research A Washington, D.C., location that provides access to an extraordinary array of professional opportunities for trained economists Most graduate level courses are offered in the evening and the master's degree can be completed in either full-time or part-time status. TRACKS Applied Economics... [-]

Master of Arts in Global Risk (MAGR)

The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies – SAIS Europe
Campus Full time 13 months August 2017 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. To meet the growing demands of candidates seeking to advance their understanding of global risk and the management of uncertainty, Johns Hopkins SAIS has launched a new master’s degree program, which is unique in Europe. The Master of Arts in Global Risk (MAGR) is a 13-month, cohort-based program at the SAIS Europe campus in Bologna, Italy. The MAGR builds on the school’s strengths in multi-disciplinary analysis by introducing students to a broad array of concepts and tools from the social sciences that are necessary to undertake sophisticated political and economic risk analysis. Courses are taught by Johns Hopkins SAIS faculty, renowned for their interdisciplinary approach to the study of economics, politics and history,... [-]

MA in International Trade and Finance

Yasar University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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 Actuarial Sciences

Lebanese American University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years Open Enrollment Lebanon Beirut USA New York Byblos + 4 more

LAU makes a pioneering step into the highly regarded study of Actuarial Science, offering an Executive Master Degree to prepare professionals and students to enter the field of risk management [+]

LAU makes a pioneering step into the highly regarded study of Actuarial Science, offering an Executive Master Degree to prepare professionals and students to enter the field of risk management.

What is an Actuary?

Actuaries are risk management experts who use mathematics, financial theory, probability, and statistics to predict the likelihood of events and create innovative solutions to minimize risk and its impact. They are creative thinkers, problem solvers, analysts and experienced business professionals with a wide understanding of financial structures.

Executive Master in Actuarial Science at LAU (EMAAS)

In response to a regional demand from the insurance industry, LAU, supported by Medgulf, leads the way with the first Executive Master in Actuarial Science in the Middle East. If you are working in the field of insurance or finance and want to advance your career, our EMAAS offers the highest level of executive education and training that can be combined with a full-time career. We provide the solid academic core and deep understanding of the market to prepare you for a successful career as an Actuary. ... [-]


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) [+]

MA Degrees in Finance. 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. RE-ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Rule G4.8.5 applies. A Master’s candidate shall not be permitted to repeat a failed module more than once. DURATION The qualification shall extend over a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of four years of full-time or part-time study. [-]