The MSc in Finance offers a solid education in the three pillars of the discipline: Corporate Finance, Financial Investments, and Derivatives. The program includes faculty members with the scientific rigor of PhDs from some of the most prestigious institutions worldwide.

Target Audience

Students with a first cycle degree in the areas of Finance, Management, Economics, Accounting, Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management or other finance-related areas. It is a practice-oriented program, covering subjects on financial markets. With the aim of maximizing the chances of students’ employability, the program provides them with the required tools to succeed professionally in the financial arena.

Program Organization

The master's study program is spread across 4 semesters with a total of 120 ECTS, 42 of them (12 in the third semester and 30 in the fourth semester) correspond to a dissertation. All the course units will be taught in English.

Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria

We will consider candidates with a first cycle degree in Finance, Management, Accounting Economics, Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management, or candidates considered adequate by the Scientific and Pedagogical Committee. The candidates will be selected according to their BSc marks, CV details and a possible interview.

Since 2015-2016 that our program fully meets the requirements of the CFA Institute's University Affiliation Program, complying with more than 70% of the curriculum CBOK .

Every year we award 6 scholarships for our students to enroll in CFA (Levels I, II or III) exams.


With this masters you can become a successful professional in the financial world, either with financial institutions or in the corporate sector, in any part of the world.

To the best of our knowledge, there is 100% employment of our MFinance graduates. Holders of ISEG Lisbon's MFinance are currently working in banks, banking and supervisory authorities (such as the Bank of Portugal, the European Central Bank, CMVM, BNP Paribas), the Big 4 consulting/auditing services companies, in the corporate sector, etc - there are exciting job market opportunities for our graduate students in Finance, both in Portugal and abroad.


1st year – 1st semester

  • Financial Analysis and Reporting
  • Forwards, Futures and Swaps
  • Corporate Investment Appraisal
  • Data Analysis in Finance
  • Fundamentals of Financial Economics

1st year – 2nd semester

  • Derivates
  • Fixed Income Products and Markets
  • Mergers, Acquisition, and Restructuring
  • Corporate Financing and Planning
  • Elective option I

2nd year – 1st semester

  • Case Studies in Financial Engineering
  • Ethics and Research Methods in Finance
  • (Seminar)
  • Financial Forecasting
  • Elective Option II

2nd year – 2nd semester

  • MSc Final Work (Thesis/Project/Internship)

Elective Course Units I

  • Corporate Governance
  • Monetary and Financial History
  • Pension Funds
  • Real Options
  • Taxation

Elective Course Units II

  • Banking and Insurance
  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Equity Research
  • Public Finance on the Economic and Monetary Union

Operational Regime

Daytime during the first year (2 semesters, from mid-September til early July).

Evening classes in the 3rd semester (note: it is possible to spend this semester abroad in an exchange program).

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Last updated March 28, 2019
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9,950 EUR
Students from the EU: €7900
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