The MSc in Finance, offered as a Double Degree program by our School of Domestic and International Business, Banking and Finance and Siena University, from Italy, is a two-year program that prepare students for a wide range of careers both inside and outside the financial industry, including financial engineering and risk management, quantitative asset management, macroeconomic and financial forecasting, quantitative trading and applied research.

Official accreditation by ARACIS (Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education)

Decision by Romanian Government (Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education)

The Master in Finance is intended for persons who wish to develop their international competencies and know-how in finance. The studies focus on financial investments and modeling, develop the students’ understanding and knowledge of global financial environments, financial management, and innovation as well as international regulations.

Master in FINANCE (double degree program with University of Siena, Italy):

  • Top class faculty & real-world finance practitioners
  • Partnerships with important financial institutions
  • International career
  • Double degree program
  • One year at RAU and one year abroad (optional – grants of 5000 EUR available based on performance)

The primary task undertaken by the Master in Finance is to prepare students so that they meet the challenges posed by their employment in companies that are compelled to carry out activities in a business environment increasingly internationalized, technological and competitive, by providing training and a relevant experience in the field and which are to recognized both nationally and internationally.

Therefore, the Master in Finance aims to address the curricula not only in theoretical terms but also to create multiple connections between practice and research. For the evaluation of the students, the School of Domestic and International Business, Banking, and Finance applies the methodology of the Romanian-American University, included in the Regulations on the professional activity of students and it relies on two criteria: attendance and performance.

Each academic year is divided into 2 semesters. The curriculum provides minimum 60 transferable study credit points (30 credit points per semester). There are a total of four semesters in two years. A semester typically has 14 weeks. The 4th semester has 11 weeks + 3 allocated for internships and completion of the graduation paper. The curriculum includes compulsory subjects and optional subjects (starting with the first year of study, the 2nd semester). Optional subjects are grouped together in tracks providing the students with additional training, according to the selection made in the first year.

The Master in Finance includes the following compulsory subjects:

  • Microeconomics for Business and Finance
  • Information Technology for Business and Finance
  • Financial Investments and Risk Management
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Financial Modeling
  • Econometrics
  • Portfolio Management
  • Advanced Financial Modeling
  • Monetary Economics
  • International Banking
  • Ethics and Leadership
  • Banking and Financial Regulation
  • Research workshop
  • Specialized Internship
  • Dissertation Paper Project

The Master in Finance includes the following optional subjects:

  • English for Economics & Business
  • Business negotiation
  • Financial derivatives
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • International financial accounting
  • International and Comparative Tax Law
  • Growth Strategies for Banks and Companies Adjusted to Emerging Markets
  • Strategic Management

Romanian-American University offers all applicants an English test online to obtain a certificate of your English language skills.

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2,400 EUR
per year EU/EEA nationals. For non-EU/EEA nationals: 3,100 EUR/year (scholarships available).
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