Masters of Science in Finance

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The MSc in Finance is an advanced academic program intended to prepare graduates to fill occupations in the field of finance. Completion of this postgraduate program may provide graduates with references, contacts, and other resources that they need to obtain highly-sought positions.

The MSc in Finance programs that worldwide institutions offer are often created in response to an increasing need in the financial industry. The program provides courses with in-depth studies of accounting, economics, and finance. Other courses may cover the subjects of mathematics and statistics, operations research, computer science, engineering, ethics in finance, statement analysis, portfolio management, firm valuation, and more.

There are several benefits available to serious students in this program. Students are often able to obtain practical experience, sometimes through internship programs, with successful global companies. Graduates often have access to resources that lead to employment and can anticipate higher salary rates than those who have not completed the program.

The MSc in Finance program often requires the commitment of about a year. The costs of the program will vary a great deal as institutions providing the program are located all around the world. Hopeful students should contact those institutions for specific information about fees and related costs.

There are many lucrative positions available for those who graduate from an MSc in Finance program and graduates can expect healthy opportunities for job growth in the upcoming years. Some of the positions that graduates have filled are senior financial analyst, real estate manager, financial controller, investment banker, manager of financial departments, and chief financial officer. The advanced degree opens up many job opportunities that are hard to secure in a competitive field.

 

In order to apply for an MSc in Finance, graduates will have to meet specific qualifications. This information and other registration requirements can be found on the extensive database of academic institutions. 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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Master's in Finance (MSF)

Boston College Carroll School of Management
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 20 months September 2017 USA Chestnut Hill + 1 more

Whether you are an experienced or aspiring professional, the MSF program at Boston College will help you deepen your knowledge of finance, and broaden your opportunities within the industry. [+]

MSc Degrees in Finance. Whether you are an experienced or aspiring professional, the MSF program at Boston College will help you deepen your knowledge of finance, and broaden your opportunities within the industry. The BC MSF offers you a comprehensive curriculum grounded in fundamental economic principles to develop specialized knowledge and skills as well as insights into innovative methodologies. Worldwide, the BC MSF program ranked #17 in the 2015 Financial Times Master's in Finance rankings among pre-experience programs. The Program ranked #2 in the United States. Additionally, U.S. News and World Report ranked the BC MSF #12 among graduate finance programs in 2017. MSF Academics The MSF Program at Boston College is designed to meet the diverse needs of finance professionals, recent undergraduates beginning their careers in finance, and mathematicians, economists, engineers, computer scientists, and others who are considering a new career in the world of finance. Two scheduling options are available: Full-Time: the full-time option allows you to complete the MSF in one full year of study. Full-time students typically take four classes in each the fall and spring semesters, and finish their degrees by taking two classes during the summer. Part-Time: the part-time option offers a flexible schedule, enabling you to earn your degree while continuing to advance your career. Part-time students take two classes per semester on average. At this pace, the total duration of the program will be approximately 20 months. FULL-TIME PROGRAM The MSF Full-Time Track is a full-time program completed in one full year... [-]

MSc Economics

University of Liverpool Management School ULMS
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

MSc Economics is a very theoretical and mathematical course aimed at giving students the necessary tools to undertake economic research in any specialist field. It focuses on the core subjects of Mathematics, Micro and Macroeconomics and Econometrics, with options to look at areas of finance. [+]

MSc Economics is a very theoretical and mathematical course aimed at giving students the necessary tools to undertake economic research in any specialist field. It focuses on the core subjects of Mathematics, Micro and Macroeconomics and Econometrics, with options to look at areas of finance. MSc Economics places much emphasis on the area of mathematics and has been designed particularly for those students who intend to continue their studies on to PhD level, within the fields of Economics or Financial Economics, potentially pursuing a career in academia. The programme is also an excellent opportunity for students who may wish to pursue a more professional mode of career development, for instance working within international organisations or research institutes. The programme provides students with the option of two pathways: the ‘Financial Economics Pathway’ and the ‘Economics Pathway’. Under each pathway, modules have been introduced to provide students with advanced training in economics or financial economics. Recent dissertation titles have included: ‘A Theoretical Exposition of the Relationship Between Fuel Taxation and Speed Limits: Lessons for UK Motorways’ and ‘Money Growth and Inflation: Evidence from the UK’. Module details There are two pathways you can take; an Economics pathway or the Financial Economics pathway. For each of these pathways you need to take four of the five optional modules. Both pathways include a two-week 'crammer' on mathematics and statistics in the first semester. Students are required to complete 180 credits to achieve a full MSc. Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree in Economics is... [-]

MS in Accountancy

The University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Notre Dame

The Master of Science in Accountancy program has consistently been ranked in the top ten in the nation. Currently, it is ranked nationally as the sixth “Best Accountancy Program” for 2012 by Public Accounting Report and is open to domestic and international applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree (or its international four-year equivalent) from an accredited college or university with an accounting concentration... [+]

MSc Degrees in Finance. MS in Accounting The Master of Science in Accountancy program has consistently been ranked in the top ten in the nation. Currently, it is ranked nationally as the sixth “Best Accountancy Program” for 2012 by Public Accounting Report and is open to domestic and international applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree (or its international four-year equivalent) from an accredited college or university with an accounting concentration. The AACSB accredited M.S. in Accountancy program satisfies the 150-hour educational requirements adopted by more than 48 states and jurisdictions for certification and licensure as a CPA. The M.S. in Accountancy program is a one-year, two-semester (30-hour) degree program, which is offered on a full-time, traditional academic year basis. Admission is granted on a rolling basis for fall or spring semester entry. Looking for an opportunity to study abroad? During each semester, a two week International Interterm study abroad course is offered. In the fall or spring semester, students have the opportunity to study abroad in China. Objectives These courses have four components: seminars and lectures, field trips (heritage and cultural visits), dialogues and exchanges, and introduction to local language. To learn about the latest political, economic and social developments from experts operating in these regions To have a contextual experience of living and studying in China Financial Reporting and Assurance Services Track The Financial Reporting and Assurance Services Track provides depth in the areas of financial reporting and assurance services, as well as finance. This track is ideal for... [-]

MSc International Financial Management

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 China Suzhou

The MSc International Financial Management programme offers an opportunity for graduates from a diverse range of undergraduate disciplines to specialise at postgraduate level in international financial management. [+]

MSc International Financial Management OVERVIEW The MSc International Financial Management programme offers an opportunity for graduates from a diverse range of undergraduate disciplines to specialise at postgraduate level in international financial management. The programme allows graduates from non-finance disciplines (including sciences, mathematics, engineering, humanities and social sciences) to obtain the requisite knowledge and education to allow them to transfer to a career in finance or related professions. The programme is ideal for those students who seek a career in multinational business, accounting and finance-related business, retail banking, financial markets and many other areas where financial expertise is needed. Graduates of the programme may also go on to consulting careers or further academic study at advanced level. WHY SHOULD I STUDY INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AT XJTLU? This programme aims to equip graduates with: the intellectual skills and theoretical understanding appropriate to the study of accounting and finance a strong practical ability to solve real-world financial issues faced by firms, especially those arising from the international dimension skills in dealing with complex financial data and in using it to make decisions and recommendations that add value to an organisation the ability to perform research into financial issues facing firms and to make recommendations based on that research. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS You will acquire a wide range of skills relating to the analysis of business problems from a financial perspective, along with the ability to understand contemporary developments in international business, the accounting and finance industry, international financial markets and the global banking... [-]

Master of Science in Finance

IESEG School of Management Lille - Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

Join our MSc in Finance: a one year program completely taught in English with a focus on Finance at one of the top business schools in France at our Paris campus. [+]

 

This one year program completely taught in English is designed as a smooth transition to the finance industry through a mix of theory and practice, interaction with professionals and dedicated sessions in our Bloomberg facilities.

 

Program Objectives

The MSc in Finance is designed for students who want to enhance their understanding of financial analysis in a very practical environment.The program is fully taught in English, making its international application one of its major strengths. Through the observation of professional practices, students are given a unique opportunity to learn the ethical norms of the profession. Theory is put into practice in the financial markets lab where students may also earn professional certifications..... [-]


Master of Science in Wealth Management (MWM)

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Singapore

SMU MWM is a pioneering and leading wealth management programme in Asia. It was jointly designed by SMU, Wealth Management Institute (WMI), Swiss Finance Institute (SFI), Yale University and key industry [+]

SMU MWM is a pioneering and leading wealth management programme in Asia. It was jointly designed by SMU, Wealth Management Institute (WMI), Swiss Finance Institute (SFI), Yale University and key industry players. Its curriculum covers the value chain of wealth management, including asset management, investment and client advisory. There is an overseas study block for participants to visit SFI and Yale to learn about Private Banking and Alternative Investments, as well as visit private banks and investment companies. Industry talks and networking sessions are organised throughout the year. The programme is suitable for both existing and aspiring wealth managers. Qualified career-switchers will have opportunities to participate in internship programmes. Admission Requirements - A good university degree - Good GMAT or GRE score - At least two years of working experience in any industry Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Admissions Committee. Fees Application (non-refundable): S$50 Registration* (non-refundable): - S$5,400 (Singaporeans / Singapore Permanent Residents) - S$5,500 (Others) Tuition Fees^: S$51,360 (inclusive of GST), payable in three installments First installment payable by May – S$29,960 (inclusive of GST) Second installment payable by September – S$10,700 (inclusive of GST) Third installment payable by December – S$10,700 (inclusive of GST) ^ The tuition fee does not include meals, air travel, travel insurance, living and accommodation expenses in Singapore and overseas. *(Non-refundable) Amount payable upon acceptance to the programme. S$5,000 will contribute to the first payment of tuition fees. The registration fee includes matriculation, examination fees, orientation activities, library & computer account. [-]

Master of Science Finance - Barcelona Campus

Toulouse Business School - Barcelona Campus
Campus Full time 18 months November 2017 Spain Barcelona

TBS Barcelona’s full-time, 18-month MSc Finance is taught entirely in English and offers 2 specialisation tracks so that you can easily tailor the courses to help you achieve your career goals: Corporate Finance and Management Control and Governance. Additionally you will get hands-on practice during a 6-month internship in top national and international businesses. [+]

MSc Degrees in Finance. Are you a junior professional with a passion for finance, looking to expand your knowledge and skills? TBS Barcelona’s MSc Finance is a full-time programme that will provide you with the competitive edge to successfully develop your career in what is a key discipline for efficient business management. The course is taught fully in English and can be customized to best match your career goals: choose between our Corporate Finance, and Management Control and Governance specialization tracks to focus on the most relevant field to your interests and professional future. The course will give you an invaluable insight into applied concepts relating to business and general management whilst training you in the latest financial and IT tools. It will equip you with the technical and analytical skills to make a noticeable difference in the workplace. You will also perfect your mathematical capabilities to be able to successfully integrate quantitative analysis with the hands-on practical training you will receive during a 6-month internship in a top national or international business. In addition, you will benefit from a personalised coaching programme to enable you to find your ideal professional path. TBS Barcelona’s MSc Finance combines a deeply practical focus with resolute academic vigour. You will have access to highly experienced professionals from the business world as well as leading academics in the finance field. The right choice to launch you on your career in finance! Why choose our MSc Finance? Highly customizable TBS - UPC double degree TBS... [-]

MSc in Finance

University of Tampa - Sykes College of Business
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Tampa

Finance students are prepared for careers in private industry and government in such areas as banking, brokerage, individual and institutional investments, insurance, financial analysis and planning, [+]

Master of Science in Finance

 

The University of Tampa Master of Science in Finance prepares students for careers in the ever-changing financial industry. Changes in the investment industry and the financial markets require well-trained financial professionals to make value-enhancing decisions as information becomes available and the business environment changes.

 

Finance students are prepared for careers in private industry and government in such areas as banking, brokerage, individual and institutional investments, insurance, financial analysis and planning, portfolio management and more. Several courses have integrated the CFA® curriculum as provided by CFA Institute and are based on the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) from the CFA® Program. Topics in these courses assist students in preparation for the CFA® exam.*... [-]


MSc Finance and Accounting

Sheffield University Management School
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Sheffield

If you are going to succeed in finance, accountancy or other management disciplines, this MSc at Sheffield University Management School will give you a competitive edge. [+]

MSc Degrees in Finance. If you are going to succeed in finance, accountancy or other management disciplines, this MSc at Sheffield University Management School will give you a competitive edge.You will learn how to interpret accounting reports and the key skills essential for financial competence – critical if you are to excel in any field of business. Whatever career you choose to pursue, these skills will equip you for the future: entrepreneurs need financial insight to evaluate opportunities effectively and deal with banks and for a successful career in either an SME or multi-national, you will need to ground your decisions within a sound financial framework.The techniques you acquire on our MSc in Finance and Accounting will give you a set of practical skills, as well as the academic know-how.... [-]

MSc in International Banking and Finance

Kent Business School, University of Kent
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

The MSc in International Banking and Finance programme is specifically designed to provide you with the employability skills that are necessary for working in top tier global financial institutions, international organisations, central banks, financial regulatory agencies and in similar highly specialised institutions. [+]

Develop real-world business knowledge and practical financial skills to succeed in the finance and financial services sector. At Kent Business School the MSc in International Banking and Finance is specifically designed to provide you with the employability skills that are necessary for working in top-tier global financial institutions, international organisations, central banks, financial regulatory agencies and in similar highly specialised institutions. Graduates are equipped with strong theoretical and practical knowledge and its application to the banking industry and international and domestic financial markets. A particular emphasis is placed on developing cognitive skills that enable students to fully understand the complexity of the financial markets in the domestic and global economies. You also acquire an appropriate range of research skills, and relevant personal and interpersonal skills to enable you to interact in the real world of business and finance. This is strengthened by a series of guest lectures delivered by experts from the City of London. During the programme you will have opportunities for practical work to be carried out in the Business School’s dedicated Bloomberg Lab. The virtual trading platform allows you to access and engage with market data through practical case studies and the use of online databases. The programme also provides you with the necessary training required for the Bloomberg Certificate. We are currently seeking recognition for the MSc International Banking and Finance programme from the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) as PRMIA academic partner at programme level. PRMIA recognition has already been obtained for the MSc... [-]

MSc in Finance

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Switzerland Lugano

The Master programme includes four semesters of lectures and seminars and an internship. A thorough understanding of risk is necessary to the good management of financial assets. [+]

Goals and Contents

 

Finance is the area of economics that studies investment decisions.These decisions are fundamental to the well-being of firms and individuals. Investment outcomes are affected by randomness. Investment decisions involve trade-offs between risk and expected return.

The Master programme stretches over two years (120 ECTS) and is structured to allow the students to personalise their study curricula according to their individual interests and educational backgrounds. It includes four semesters of lectures and seminars, and an internship. Typically, in the first semester students attend the foundation courses in order to acquire the basics of finance, accounting and statistics. The second and third semesters arededicated to core courses and electives. The final thesis should show the candidate’s ability to integrate acquired knowledge in the advanced scientific analysis of a topic in finance.... [-]


Master of Science in Finance

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Rochester + 1 more

The Master of Science in Finance degree program is designed to prepare students for managerial careers in corporate finance, investment analysis and portfolio management, financial consulting and financial institutions. [+]

The master of science degree in finance is designed to prepare students for managerial careers in corporate finance, investment analysis and portfolio management, financial consulting, and financial institutions. The courses will prepare students to sit for the Certified Financial Analyst exam. To complete the program in one year, full-time students must begin their studies in the fall quarter. Admission requirementsCompleted applications for admission should be on file in the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services at least four weeks prior to registration for the next academic quarter for students from the United States, and up to 10 weeks prior for international students applying for student visas.In order to be considered for admission to the MS in finance, a candidate must:... [-]


MSc Finance and Investment Banking

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

On this route, you'll learn about analysing and valuing investment products, critical analysis of information in derivatives markets and portfolio and investment management. You'll work hands-on with financial tools and techniques, including using our Trading Room. You can add a year's work placement, making your master's a two-year course. [+]

MSc Degrees in Finance. MSc Finance and Investment Banking On this route, you'll learn about analysing and valuing investment products, critical analysis of information in derivatives markets and portfolio and investment management. You'll work hands-on with financial tools and techniques, including using our Trading Room. You can add a year's work placement, making your master's a two-year course. This collection of master's degrees gives you the theoretical background and practical skills for a career tackling contemporary issues in Finance. Each course has been created in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Finance (CFA), so your modules also contribute towards the institute's own qualification, which you can work to complete after graduation. Your first semester develops a strong core knowledge of institutional, accounting and financial modelling frameworks. You'll explore the operation of markets, their major participants and the regulatory environment, as well as building a firm understanding of corporate finance, basic accounting and financial analysis. In your second semester you can deepen your core knowledge of Finance, or specialise by taking an Investment Banking or Accounting route. Finally, your third semester sees you undertake a major project, applying your skills in a real-world setting, conducting independent research or gaining an international perspective by working overseas. Why choose this course? The course will give you a wide-ranging theoretical background and equip you with practical skills for active interaction in the world of finance. You can add a year's work placement, making your master's a two-year course. It is run by tutors who... [-]

Master of Science in Quantitative Finance and Risk Analytics

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lally School of Management
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Troy

Quantitative Finance is the quantitative analysis of financial markets and decision-making using statistics and mathematical tools of physics, computer science, and engineering. [+]

Quantitative Finance is the quantitative analysis of financial markets and decision-making using statistics and mathematical tools of physics, computer science, and engineering. Risk Analytics is the application of computational technologies, statistics, and operations research to solve problems of risk assessment and management in finance and business. As global markets become more complex and interdependent, the importance of “quants,” or managers who know how to use quantitative models to understand markets, is growing. Master of Science in Quantitative Finance & Risk Analytics (QFRA) Students will: Master cutting-edge financial theory and advanced analytical techniques Study emerging concepts, practices, and techniques in the finance industry Conduct empirical research and modeling Utilize a variety of professional databases and computer software STEM Certified QFRA is an interdisciplinary program across several Rensselaer departments, including: The Lally School of Management; Computer Science; Information Technology; Applied Mathematics; Industrial & Systems Engineering; and Economics. The curriculum balances an overall understanding of finance with specialized interests in order to provide both breadth and depth. Curriculum M.S. QFRA students can pursue a concentration in the General, Quantitative Finance, or Financial Analysis Track. Thirty credit hours for students with finance or technical undergraduate background. Prerequisites: Basic foundation of mathematics and statistics. An additional six credit hours of mathematics and statistics required for students with no finance or management background. Sample M.S. Curriculum Business Core Classes (Choose two) Financial Markets and Institutions Advanced Corporate Finance Accounting for Reporting and Control Financial Trading & Investing Investments Financial Management II International Finance Financial Statement Analysis... [-]

MS Finance

Kogod School of Business, American University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA District of Columbia

Want to increase your marketability in the finance field? Kogod’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program offers an intellectually sophisticated curriculum that prepares you for leadership positions in the financial sector. MSF classes prepare you for the CFA, CAIA, CFP and FRM exams, arming you with the expertise essential for success. [+]

MSc Degrees in Finance. Want to increase your marketability in the finance field? Kogod’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program offers an intellectually sophisticated curriculum that prepares you for leadership positions in the financial sector. MSF classes prepare you for the CFA, CAIA, CFP and FRM exams, arming you with the expertise essential for success. Farid Sadeeh, MS Finance student, knew Kogod was for him when he met the program’s faculty. “The professors are great. It’s a smaller program, so the faculty knows you by name. They really care what happens to you when you graduate.” Tim Timura believes Kogod’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program is both versatile and practical. “There are a lot of questions and issues that revolve around finance that are part of [a business professional’s] job,” Timura, MSF program director, explains. “We equip students with financial modeling and quantitative tools so they can answer these questions.” [-]