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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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16 Results in Finance

Synergy University Dubai

The program provides you with the newest theory and skills in the study area. You will have an opportunity to understand globalization processes of the global economy, ob ... [+]

The program provides you with the newest theory and skills in the study area. You will have an opportunity to understand globalization processes of the global economy, obtain advanced techniques in finance and risk management as well as to learn economic functionality.

MA Global Economy is one of the most prestigious educational programs at Synergy University. Graduates will acquire modern economic knowledge, understanding of globalization processes in international economy, advanced techniques in banking and finance and risk management along with economic functionality and development in certain countries and regions, and practical skills in the area of foreign economic activities and international marketing.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
International Black Sea University

MA in Finance Program provides both public and private sectors with highly qualified specialists having deep and comprehensive knowledge of finance (banking, insurance, c ... [+]

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.... [-]

Georgia Tbilisi
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Kingston University London

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-de ... [+]

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? ... [-]
United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Izmir University of Economics

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, a ... [+]

"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 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.... [-]

Turkey Izmir
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Izmir University of Economics

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 ... [+]

"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.... [-]

Turkey Izmir
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Cracow University of Economics

The program aims at deepening knowledge of finance and accounting in the area of monetary and financial policy, managerial accounting, local and household finance, financ ... [+]

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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... [-]
Poland Kraków
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
University of Warsaw, Faculty of Economic Sciences

17th best program in Financial Markets worldwide according to Eduniversal Ranking 2018. ... [+]

17th best programme in the world according to Top 100 Global Eduniversal Ranking in the Financial Markets in 2018.

The Quantitative Finance Program at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw is a four-semester program on a full-time basis that provides students with outstanding knowledge of modern quantitative finance. The program leads to 'magister' degree and is compatible with the Bologna system, equivalent to Maters of Arts.

The distinctive feature of this program is that it combines the overall fundamentals of economic theory with specialized knowledge in finance. The basic aim of this specialization is to provide students with theoretical knowledge from the field of quantitative finance combined with its practical applications in financial institutions, taking into account the latest trends in financial world.... [-]

Poland Warsaw
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Zurich Faculty of Economics

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 t ... [+]

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.... [-]

Switzerland Zürich
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Yasar University

Modern businesses are directly affected by current developments in international trade, the economic environment, and financial markets. For this reason, possible variabl ... [+]

“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.... [-]

Turkey Izmir
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Heriot-Watt University Dubai

Our Accounting and Business Finance programme is a specialist degree, particularly suited to those seeking entry into the accounting profession, financial services or fin ... [+]

Overview

Our Accounting and Business Finance programme is a specialist degree, particularly suited to those seeking entry into the accounting profession, financial services or financial management. The value of such studies is also recognised by professional accountancy bodies which offer examination exemptions.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and project work. Course assessment is generally based on either coursework or an exam at the end of the semester, or a mixture of the two at the end of the semester or academic year.

The degree of Master of Arts (MA) is an undergraduate Honours degree, awarded by the ancient universities in Scotland and the UK including Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews, Cambridge and Oxford. At other universities in Scotland and the UK, undergraduate degrees in the arts, liberal arts, humanities or social sciences are awarded as Bachelor of Arts (BA).... [-]

United Arab Emirates Academic City
September 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
CESTE Business School

The Master in Banking and Finance at CESTE has been designed for professionals who wish to develop a professional career in the finance sector as well as the finance depa ... [+]

The Master in Banking and Finance at CESTE has been designed for professionals who wish to develop a professional career in the finance sector as well as the finance department of businesses and organizations in general.

One of the most outstanding features of the programme is that it gives students the opportunity to prepare themselves to earn the prestigious EFA™ certification (European Financial Advisor) from the EFPA (European Financial Planning Association) and puts them in a good position to earn the FRM® (Financial Risk Manager) certification from the GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals). CESTE is an accredited training centre by the EFPA and GARP.

Another particularly interesting challenge at CESTE is that it has come to participate in the CFA Institute Research Challenge, a unique opportunity for a select group of students who want to learn from the experience of industry leaders, and to compete with other students who are studying in some of the best finance programmes in the world.... [-]

Spain Zaragoza
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Spanish
Part-time
2 semesters
Campus
Istanbul Sehir University

M.A. in Economics and Finance (EconFin) is designed to equip students with empirical and practical applications of economics and finance. It combines a solid training in ... [+]

Overview

M.A. in Economics and Finance (EconFin) is designed to equip students with empirical and practical applications of economics and finance. It combines a solid training in microeconomic and macroeconomic principles, as well as the quantitative methods and theory needed for the analysis of financial markets.

Students admitted to the program will be able to benefit not only from engagement with our academic faculty but also from industry practitioners. There are specific courses directly given by prominent industry professionals. Moreover, students will benefit from a range of specialist modules offered by the Graduate School of Business as well.

The thesis track provides a solid background for the students who also plan to pursue a career in academia.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2020
Full-time
6 semesters
Campus
University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

The MA program in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration (GFTEI) provides students with a multidisciplinary, policy-focused examination of the global economy. Cou ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Denver
September 2020
2 years
Campus
London School of Business & Finance

Become a leader in the finance, investment, or banking world with an in-depth education of the global market place. With LSBF’s MA in Finance & Investment degree, you ... [+]

MA in Finance and Investment Online

Become a leader in the finance, investment, or banking world with an in-depth education of the global market place. With LSBF’s MA in Finance & Investment degree, you will learn up-to-date financial concepts and choose from four specialisations to earn a degree more narrowly-focused on your career goals.

Get ahead in your industry with the fully-online MA in Finance & Investment awarded by the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO in partnership with Geneva Business School. Graduate with the tools and confidence to succeed in the world of global finance.

Duration and Fees

We understand that our students are busy—82% of our students work full-time, and many hold senior and management positions. With flexible study periods ranging from 18 to 36 months, and four intakes per year in January, April, July and October, you create your own study schedule. The programme is delivered through our accessible online platform, giving you the freedom to study from wherever you are.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 36 months
Online
London School of Business & Finance

Become a key player in the banking, investment, or finance industry with a degree that matches your high ambitions. Our dual online MSc & MA in Finance & Investme ... [+]

Dual MSc & MA in Finance and Investment Online

Become a key player in the banking, investment, or finance industry with a degree that matches your high ambitions. Our dual online MSc & MA in Finance & Investment programme equips graduates with expertise and an understanding of relevant concepts to move up in your company or even begin an entirely new career path. Choose one of our four finance and investment programme specialisations for a degree that directs you towards your career goals.

This dual Master of Science and Master of Arts degree is completed through just one programme of study, and in the same amount of time and study as it would take for you to earn the MA in Finance and Investment. The additional Master of Science degree is awarded by the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, in partnership with Geneva Business School.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 36 months
Online