Master in Finance

General

Program Description

Unique Features

Double Diploma Program. Graduates are awarded Master (MSc) Degree in Finance from Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, and Master Degree in Management from Louvain Catholic University (Université Catholique de Louvain), Belgium.

Access Requirements

Individuals, holding a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Economics or Finance, as well as those, having an equivalent university degree in the respective fields can enter this Program. Please note, that applicants should have at least 30 ECTS credits in the fields of Economics, Finance, and Management.

Competencies Acquired

Students who graduate from the Program will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of classical and modern financial theories, and understand possibilities and limitations of their application in the changing macroeconomic environment;
  • understand and evaluate complex macroeconomic environment and factors, influencing financial decisions in financial and real sectors of the economy;
  • analyze global, EU and national economic and business environment, identify its driving forces and transforming factors;
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of financial markets and financial services industry, its operations, regulations, trends, and changes in processes of integration and globalization;
  • demonstrate knowledge and skills to apply both classical and innovative financial models, methods and tools;
  • apply integrated knowledge for complex strategic financial decision making, financial and investment policy development based on an assessment of alternatives;
  • recognize, collect information on novel finance theories and practices on an international and global scale, assess and apply them, based on recent trends in different business contexts;
  • plan and develop independent research and apply quantitative and qualitative research methods to real-world financial problems under growing uncertainty;
  • apply competencies and skills in the professional life.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Program will be able to work as financial specialists in the firms with a different business profile, in banks and other financial institutions; financial consultants in audit, business consultancy firms; financial specialists, advisors, experts in government and municipality institutions; lecturers in economics and finance in Lithuanian universities and colleges. Graduates of MSc in Finance and Banking program may continue studies at Ph.D. studies in Economics or Management.

Last updated Mar 2019

About the School

Ranked in QS World University Rankings 2018 as a leader in the country by its internationality, VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and one of the few in the region where ... Read More

Ranked in QS World University Rankings 2018 as a leader in the country by its internationality, VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and one of the few in the region where a wide liberal arts education is imparted. This means that students can change and organize their schedule freely, minor in one field and major in another, travel abroad on international exchange and get ready for those trips by taking some of the available 30 foreign language courses. As a reflection of global academic trends, more and more lectures (separate courses and even whole study programs) are taught in English, many of them by professors from abroad. VMU offers 21 Master degree along with 12 Bachelor degree programs, which are entirely taught in English. Every semester university gathers the colorful international community, which unites representatives from nearly 50 countries around the world. Read less