A Master of Science, or an MSc, is an option that individuals may consider after they have completed their undergraduate studies. Most entry level jobs now require at least a bachelor’s degree, so obtaining an MSc helps set individuals apart from others within their job pool. For those looking to advance in their current position, a master’s can help as well.
Some might ask, “What is an MSc in Financial Analysis?” It is a program that prepares individuals to enter or advance within the financial realm of business. It not only builds upon students' understanding of analytical practices and procedures, but it also enhances their knowledge of current and cutting edge financial practices. Upon completing the program graduates are able to properly analyze financial data to predict patterns and deploy strategies to advance the company’s financial standing.
The MSc in Financial Analysis is a diverse program. With its management components it helps to prepare students for a number of different job opportunities.
The cost of the program varies amongst different institutions. Usual determining factors include the school location, common cost of attendance and your choice to study on campus or online. With this program you might also choose an academic or research based program, which may also weigh into the price.
With this diverse degree the possibilities for graduates are practically limitless. All companies have a financial department of some sort, so individuals may choose to work in any industry, though many students choose to stay within the financial industry. With a master’s degree you can expect to enter into a management position, or use your degree to advance to such a position within your current company. Those seeking greater independence might choose a consultant or contracted position with one or several companies.
If you enjoy and understand the analysis process and are interested in its financial applications, an MSc in Financial Analysis might be right for you. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
The Master of Science in Financial Analysis and Investment Management (MS-FAIM) is focused on the quantitative techniques used in corporate financial analysis, investment portfolio management and risk management. [+]
The Master of Science in Financial Analysis and Investment Management (MS-FAIM) is focused on the quantitative techniques used in a corporate financial analysis, investment portfolio management, and risk management. Its blend of theory and practice provides a grounded and practical education. Students with undergraduate degrees in disciplines such as business, economics, accounting, mathematics, statistics, engineering, and science do well in the MS-FAIM Program, but it is open to all who are qualified.
The MS-FAIM Program is part-time, lock-step and cohort-based and is taught over 5 academic quarters spanning 15 consecutive months. The program enrolls new students every July. Classes are held late afternoons and evenings at the American Management Association's Executive Conference Center, located at the Marriott Hotel at 4th and Market in San Francisco's financial district. Students take 2 classes per quarter, and classes meet once a week between Monday and Friday.... [-]
The Duisenberg honours programme in Financial Markets & Regulation provides students with a broad perspective on how financial markets function. This programme combines the disciplines finance, accounting, law and regulation. The aim of the programme is to give you a firm grounding in these disciplines. [+]
The Duisenberg honours programme in Financial Markets & Regulation provides students with a broad perspective on how financial markets function. This programme combines the disciplines finance, accounting, law and regulation. The aim of the programme is to give you a firm grounding in these disciplines. This will enable you to make a quick start as an all-around finance professional. Multi-disciplinary trained finance professionals have a good position in the labour market. This honours programme is challenging because of extra disciplines, extra courses, extra challenging assignments and an extra leadership programme.SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
You must possess at least an accredited Bachelor’s degree (equivalent to a Dutch university Bachelor’s degree), including advanced courses in Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Financial Markets and Institutions, Business Statistics and Accounting. As this programme is selective above average performance in previous bachelor programme is required.... [-]
The programme aims to build students’ core competencies to work with economic issues at various spatial levels; international, in¬ter-regional, and local. [+]
The programme aims to build students’ core competencies to work with economic issues at various spatial levels; international, inter-regional, and local. During the first year, students learn theoretical and quantitative analytical skills. In the second year, the programme aims to further deepen the students’ competencies in the area of spatial economics. Strengthening econometric competencies is at the core of first-year’s courses. The last term is devoted to writing a comprehensive thesis, which is conducted in close collaboration with faculty. This gives you the opportunity to establish links with the research faculty and also gain insight into the academic milieu and knowledge about how to conduct research. In addition, many researchers within the economics faculty specialize within the field of regional economics, creating an excellent match.... [-]
The Financial Analysis track brings four disciplines together – monetary economics, finance, econometrics and accounting – in an international environment. [+]
MSc Financial Economics: Financial Analysis (full-time)
The Financial Analysis track brings four disciplines together – monetary economics, finance, econometrics and accounting – in an international environment. This unique approach makes graduates of this track particularly attractive to employers of financial analysts. The Financial Analysis track aims to prepare you for further qualification as a Chartered Financial Analyst. However, the track is also suitable for anyone looking to gain international experience in making investment decisions and solving financial problems.
What will you learn?
Financial Analysis will give you the tools to make better investment decisions, either as a buy-side analyst or a sell-side analyst. You will also be able to recognise, analyse and solve financial economic problems, bearing in mind their macroeconomic implications.... [-]
This course is aimed at graduates who may have studied economics, finance or business-related degrees at undergraduate level. It is also suitable for those not holding a degree but who possess relevant professional qualifications or experience. [+]
The course aims to provide industry-ready professionals equipped with the skills needed for success in a variety of banking, finance, analysis, government and regional development careers.
You will be taught critical knowledge for Economic and Financial Analyst careers, and have extended opportunities to develop highly valued skills using industry-standard software (Bloomberg and Stata) in your analysis of real data to answer your own research questions.
All this will be done in a challenging and thought provoking manner, which questions the traditional assumptions underlying many mainstream models of societies and economies to arrive at more useful perspectives.... [-]
This program trains future executive managers and corporate executives of businesses and organizations specializing in all business areas related to both internal and external control processes. [+]
This program trains future executive managers and corporate executives of businesses and organizations specializing in all business areas related to both internal and external control processes.Target groups
The program is intended for students wishing to pursue a career in Finance (auditor, certified public accountant, etc.). Financial Analysis and Auditing is partially taught in English.Skills gained on completion of the specialization
In technical matters:Mastery of accounting, financial, auditing and legal procedures necessary for a good understanding of the risks that organizations face on a daily basis; The capacity to gauge these risks as to the strategic, economic, legal and ethical context of an organization’s environment; The integration (or due consideration) of the strategic, ethical, legal and economic context of organizations, so as to develop systems for internal and external control, to manage the identified risks and to control them. ... [-]
This highly practical course is designed to meet the challenges of today’s financial markets. You have the opportunity to specialize in financial technology (FinTech). [+]
This highly practical course is designed to meet the challenges of today’s financial markets. You have the opportunity to specialize in financial technology (FinTech).
You’ll learn from academic staff who are globally renowned for their teaching excellence and extensive industry experience.
Our curriculum is designed in consultation with major professional bodies including Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI).How will I study?
You’ll study core modules and options in the autumn and spring terms. In the summer term, you undertake work on your projects.... [-]
The Financial Analysis and Business Development specialisation provides you with a distinct competitive edge in today’s global financial markets. Learn more about the studies and the tracks you can choose. [+]
The Financial Analysis and Business Development specialisation provides you with a distinct competitive edge in today’s global financial markets. Learn more about the studies and the tracks you can choose.
The combination of accounting and finance together with governance and commercial law will give you a comprehensive view of:managing assets in global financial markets with multiple sources of risk measuring, creating, and managing corporate value analyzing profitability and value creation of businesses international accounting practices and regulations securing sustainable business practices and continued trust from all stakeholders ... [-]
The objective of this program is to impart a high level of expertise in corporate finance and financial analysis [+]
Master of Science in International Finance Analysis
The objective of this program is to impart a high level of expertise in corporate finance and financial analysis. Students and professionals will explore more deeply the financial, accounting and legal techniques in order to acquire a solid expertise, essential to high-level positions. The training also prepares many degrees and/or professional certifications (AMF, CFA, BAT, etc.).This one-year program combines courses mainly conducted by industry experts with a long-term internship that allows students to apply the acquired knowledge. Graduates are recruited as: financial analyst (buy side/sell side), credit analyst, corporate analyst (mergers and acquisitions, private equity, primary activities, etc.), asset manager, fund manager, financial expert, expert in real estate asset management, investment adviser, expert in risk management, financial communication manager, compliance manager, financial management, etc.Courses... [-]
Gordon’s Master of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA) is both a good fit for those looking to further their business and finance careers, and for those looking to transition into a finance or business career from the humanities, social sciences or STEM-related fields. [+]
Business scandals have shown us that details can’t be taken for granted. This means that companies and organizations are not just hiring analysts who can crunch numbers, but who will do so while adhering to high ethical standards. At Gordon, the business model is different. Within our Christian framework, business and financial services—like in the Parable of the Talents—can serve as a medium for social good, stewardship, justice, and love.Find your fit
This program is great for students from all four-year, academic backgrounds—whether you have a Bachelor of Arts, Science or Applied Science on your college diploma. Gordon’s Master of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA) is both a good fit for those looking to further their business and finance careers, and for those looking to transition into a finance or business career from the humanities, social sciences or STEM-related fields.... [-]