MSc in Financial Economics


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Program Description

Financial Economics


The distinctive feature of the Master in Financial Economics program lies in its holistic approach, which incorporates courses on investment management, corporate finance, economics and quantitative research methods. The program aims to broaden students’ understanding of scientific contributions in the field of financial economics, strengthen their analytic and critical thinking skills, and equip them with quantitative finance techniques and complex financial decision-making tools in a rapidly changing macroeconomic environment. Our graduates have solid training in modern financial and economic theory with an ability to apply theoretical concepts and models in practical situations.

Master’s program in Financial Economics aims to educate socially responsible and highly qualified specialists in the field of financial economics, equipped with general, functional and transferable competencies, specialized knowledge and strong analytical skills that would enable them to analyze, critically assess and develop contemporary theory and practice of finance and economics as well as apply methods of mathematical statistics and econometric models to the analysis of corporate finance, portfolio management, financial markets and institutions, financial engineering across local and international public and private institutions.



Through the Master of Financial Economics program students will be able to:
  • Analyse and assess both the micro- and macroeconomic environment of international corporations, financial institutions, and capital markets.
  • Understand and apply quantitative finance techniques and advanced financial decision-making tools in portfolio management, risk management, and capital budgeting.
  • Analyse and critically evaluate the role and functioning of international financial markets and institutions and be familiar with the universe of financial instruments.
  • Evaluate, choose, and systemically apply advanced mathematical statistics methods and advanced econometric models and techniques in solving complex problems of corporate finance.


Master’s students can spend an exchange semester in one of 14 partner universities in 11 countries across Europe and Asia.


The double degree is exclusively awarded to students who spend one year of their two-year program at the double degree partner university:

  • BI Norwegian Business School

Financial economics: subjects



  • Microeconomic Analysis (GRAE003)
  • Asset Pricing (GRAE021)
  • Mathematical Finance (GRAE017)
  • Advanced Corporate Finance (GRAE019)
  • Financial Econometrics (GRAE018)


  • Research Methodology (GRAE001)
  • Applied Business Ethics (GRAE025)
  • Advanced Macroeconomics (GRAE007)
  • Alternative Investment and Risk Management (GRAE023)
  • Applied Valuation (GRAE027)



  • Financial Intermediation (GRAE020)
  • International Finance (GRAE009)
  • Behavioral Finance (GRAE022)
  • Development economics (GRAE029)
  • Monetary Policy (GRAE012)


  • Master Thesis (GRAE016)

Last updated Dec 2018

About the School

Since starting its activities in 1999, ISM University of Management and Economics had one aim from the very beginning – to offer innovative, qualitative studies and training of management and economic ... Read More

Since starting its activities in 1999, ISM University of Management and Economics had one aim from the very beginning – to offer innovative, qualitative studies and training of management and economics for creative, ambitious young persons and already experienced business managers. Customer Recognition (students, businesses and alumni), International Recognition and Sustainability. Quality and internationality have become the most important priorities of the University’s activities. This aim has been evaluated by International Quality Accreditation (IQA) awarded to ISM in 2006 by the Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN), thus certifying that ISM belongs to universities that offer the most advanced business studies in the region. Read less
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