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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MA in Finance

Berlin School Of Business & Innovation
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 Germany Berlin

This course will help you understand how to build a business that can inspire customer loyalty in a market which is constantly reinventing itself. After taking this course, you will be able to apply for roles in fashion management and/or marketing, design, and brand management. [+]

MA in Finance

This course will help you understand how to build a business that can inspire customer loyalty in a market which is constantly reinventing itself. After taking this course, you will be able to apply for roles in fashion management and/or marketing, design, and brand management.

Alternatively, you could progress to a research degree, including a doctorate in a relevant area.

This Italian qualification is recognized throughout Europe and internationally.

Course Requirements Minimum age: 21 Language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (not less than 5.5 in any component), PTE 50 + score or equivalent. Documents: CV and two reference letters. Qualifications: You must have a 2:2 UK bachelor’s degree (or any equivalent degree which is recognized by NARIC) If you do not meet the academic requirements, you may be assessed on relevant work experience. To take this route, you must have a minimum of 3 years management experience. [-]

Master in International Management - Finance & Accounting

IUBH Campus Studies
Campus Full time 2 - 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Bad Honnef Berlin + 1 more

During your studies, you gain comprehensive knowledge which prepares you for confidently working in the international capital market. Furthermore, against the background of your respective business context, you learn how to deal with the planning, use, and control of financial resources. [+]

Accounting & Finance (M.A.) ‒ invest in your future

A company must also be stable in financial terms – this applies to a medium-sized export-oriented company as well as for a large multinational business. You are responsible for this as a manager in the field of Finance & Accounting – especially in questions of planning, deploying and monitoring the company's financial resources.

During your studies, you gain comprehensive knowledge which prepares you for confidently working in the international capital market. Furthermore, against the background of your respective business context, you learn how to deal with the planning, use, and control of financial resources.... [-]


Master of Leadership in Development Finance-Online (MA)

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Online Part time 18 - 24 months

The Master of Leadership in Development Finance (MA) - online is a part-time programme and runs for three semesters. The programme seeks to equip (future) leaders in the development finance sphere with the necessary skills, knowledge, and competencies to succeed in management & leadership positions.

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The Master of Leadership in Development Finance-Online is a part-time programme and runs for 18-24 months. Our Master Programme is designed for emerging leaders who are passionate about finance and the role finance plays as a catalyst for economic development. You’re the ideal candidate for the Leadership in Development Finance Master if:

You’re a professional already working for a (micro)financial service institution, an NGO, an International Organization such as the UN, an International Financial Institution (WorldBank, EBRD, EIB, KfW, ADB etc), a Central Bank or Regulator, private sector organizations – or you have career aspirations to work there. You want to climb the career ladder in your organization You wish to follow a high class, accredited programme besides a full-time job, combining daily work with professional development You’re ready to make a real change for the economies of developing countries You want to have the advantages of studying at home while enjoying the benefits of an international classroom Programme Highlights 18 - 24 months / part-time programme Online programme that gives you an internationally recognized academic degree Networking possibilities through forum and social media closed groups Flexibility to study wherever you are International class with students from all over the world High practice relevance combined with academic excellence ... [-]

ACCA London + MA Online

London School of Business and Finance (LSBF)
Campus Full time Part time 6 - 30 months June 2018 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 organizations forward through key financial decisions and strategies. [+]

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 organizations 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. Duration ... [-]

Master of Arts in International Management - Finance & Accounting Specialization

New European College
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2019 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 of 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 Program 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 Program Description

MA in Finance Program provides both public and private sectors with highly qualified specialists having deep and comprehensive knowledge of 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 compliment, the program enables students to participate in practical internship programs in the private and public sectors.... [-]


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.... [-]


MA in Corporate Finance and Accounting

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

The program aims 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; at graduates are equipped with specialized knowledge essential in jobs in international companies and institutions of the financial markets related to corporate finance and accounting. [+]

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Program aims 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; Program 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 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.... [-]


Master Finance (ma)

Allensbach University
Online Full time Part time 24 - 36 months Open Enrollment Germany Konstanz + 1 more

The Master Finance comprises 120 ECTS and requires a Bachelor's degree in Economics with min. 180 ECTS. The program is offered by distance learning and is suitable for professionals. [+]

You already have a first degree and work in banking, finance or insurance sector? You want to move forward professionally and take on more leadership responsibilities in your company or in your bank? You wish to train in the foreseeable future without abandoning or limiting your job?

You expect from a Master Finance in addition to broad economic science training, excellent support and the development of your own personality?

To obtain this knowledge part-time and thereby be spatially and temporally flexible?

Then the program "Finance - Master of Arts" is exactly the right one for you. For he is the right answer to the challenges and the constant change, which for example is subject to the financial and banking industry. But employees of assets consultations or financial departments of companies to benefit from this master program.... [-]


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 affected by the developments in 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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Economic Sociology and Sociology of Finance

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The consecutive Master’s degree programme builds on a Bachelor course of studies in Sociology and offers a research-oriented education in the sociological analysis of the modern economy in its social and historical contexts. [+]

The consecutive Master’s degree programme builds on a Bachelor course of studies in Sociology and offers a research-oriented education in the sociological analysis of the modern economy in its social and historical contexts.

From a social sciences perspective, the social, cultural, institutional and political foundations and references to economic activity and economic processes are investigated. Central topic areas are markets, work, culture of the economy as well as the institutional embedding of transnational economic processes. Particular emphasis is given to the investigation of actors and processes on global financial markets. Frankfurt as Main, as one of the most important European locations for the global finance industry, and the Rhine-Main Region as a metropolitan region and logistics hub, are ideal starting points for analysis of socio-economic questions.... [-]


MA International Financial Analysis

Newcastle University Business School
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Netherlands Groningen + 3 more

The programme focuses on the analysis of individual companies and as a result there is a substantial emphasis on corporate strategy, accounting and valuation. Of particular note is the practical study of real world data via DataStream and other industry sources, with an emphasis on developing skills in the manipulation of spreadsheets, databases, econometric and statistical software... [+]

MA International Financial Analysis

Accredited by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and The Association of International Accountants (AIA), the programme provides candidates with seven exemptions from selected professional examination papers.

The programme focuses on the analysis of individual companies and as a result there is a substantial emphasis on corporate strategy, accounting and valuation. Of particular note is the practical study of real-world data via DataStream and other industry sources, with an emphasis on developing skills in the manipulation of spreadsheets, databases, econometric and statistical software.

The global economic crisis, high-profile banking failures and increased regulatory supervision have highlighted the importance of sound financial management and robust reporting. The International Financial Analysis degree has been developed specifically to meet this need, providing participants with skills in both quantitative and qualitative analysis, alongside an understanding of how accounting and finance expertise may be successfully combined to assess corporate performance and valuation.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Banking and Finance

University of Zurich Faculty of Economics
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2019 Switzerland Zurich + 1 more

The MA in Banking and Finance of the University of Zurich provides you with an advanced academic education in the field of Banking and Finance. The degree qualifies you to enter into academically-oriented professions or continue your studies on a doctorate level. [+]

General description

The Master of Arts (MA) in Banking and Finance offers advanced economics training and enables students to undertake independent economic, project-oriented assignments. The degree qualifies students to occupy positions in economically-oriented careers and to enter further studies at Doctor level.

Structure of studies (CP = ECTS credit points): The four fields of study differ with reference to specific requirements. In Banking and Finance, 33 CP are acquired in compulsory fields together with a minimum of 27 CP in the fields of corporate finance, financial economics, quantitative finance and financial services. A minimum of 6 CP are acquired in each of the fields of political economics and business administration. Students also have the choice of focusing on individual subjects. Finally, the Master’s thesis accounts for a further 30 CP.... [-]


Master in Financial Economics (with thesis)

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

Acquire a strong foundation for Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 Choose this Program?

This program not only gives you a strong foundation for Ph.D. 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 a thorough understanding of the driving forces shaping the economic and financial environment.... [-]