Master in Finance

University of Porto School of Economics and Management.

Program Description

Master in Finance

University of Porto School of Economics and Management.

The Master in Finance is a two years full-time program totally taught in English, designed under the rules of the Bologna Protocol. The program offers scientific and professional training in the areas of The Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, which is suitable for those intending to pursue their scientific and technical education in the area of Finance.

The program has a flexible structure, both in terms of curriculum and duration, and gives students the flexibility to adapt the electives to their personal interests and career prospects. The Master program concludes with the preparation of a dissertation, project work, or professional traineeship, all of which under the scientific supervision of a faculty member.

The Master in Finance offers advanced and innovative second cycle tuition, the quality of which is ensured by the school faculty, composed of a highly qualified academic staff, with extensive and relevant experience in management and consultancy activities. It is based on up-to-date learning methods, including the presentation of concepts and theoretical models, and an extensive use of case studies.

Candidates must be available for a demanding full-time program, with classes running during the day and extensive extra class work. The second year of the program can be compatible with a professional activity.

The MSc Finance program at FEP (U.Porto) is part of the QTEM - Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management network, facilitating the access by the best students to study and work abroad within the QTEM Master network that gathers prestigious academic and corporate partners.

Objectives

The Master in Finance is a full-time MSc. program that aims to train specialists in Financial Markets and Corporate Finance, providing the analytical and technical skills needed to carry out professional activities in the area of Finance, which is becoming increasingly demanding. The program will provide an adequate balance between theory and practice and expose students to new and complex real-world financial problems, promoting resolution and decision-making based on the fundamentals, models and latest techniques in Finance.

Target Group

The candidates should have a degree in Management, Economics or in a related field and be fluent in English. The program is suitable for those wishing to acquire the skills necessary to develop a career in Finance. It also suits those who require adequate scientific training in order to pursue graduate studies. Professional experience is not a prerequisite. The candidates should be available for a full-time program.

Rankings

The Master in Finance is in the 32nd place in the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking 2015-2016 of the best programmes of Corporate Finance in Western Europe.

CFA

Master’s in Finance has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.

Scholarships

Master in Finance is entitled to award three CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to students each fiscal year, as detailed in the Awareness Scholarship Official Rules.

Dual Degree

FEP and University of Kozminski (Poland) have signed a dual degree agreement in regard to their Master in Finance programs. The students enrolled in the Master in Finance at FEP may apply for the dual degree program and get two master degrees, one from FEP and one from Kozminski. The University of Kozminski is a Triple Crown University (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA accredited). By the end of 2015, only 73 Schools in Economics and Management and Business Schools hold the three international accreditation's. The University of Kozminski is among the top 45 universities in the Financial Times European Business Schools ranking. Further, Kozminski holds the 18th place in the Financial Times ranking "50 best Master Programs in Finance in the world”.

Testimonials

"As a current student of the Master in Finance at FEP, I found the program quite challenging and intensive but still refreshingly innovative and rewarding. Coming from a small country in the Caribbean, I knew that if I wanted to get further in my career I would have to further my studies internationally. FEP was my first choice because it is one of the top schools in Portugal and also because my ancestors hailed from Portugal. To this day the degree at FEP has not disappointed but has greatly exceeded my expectations. The hospitality of the people, the professionalism of the staff and the program content shows me that the decision to study at FEP was one of the best I have ever made.”

Phil Rose, Antigua and Barbuda

"The Master in Finance of the University of Porto School of Economics and Management allowed me to develop solid foundations for a future career in the financial sector. The program provided me not only the required technical knowledge but also a wide range of opportunities to apply it, such as the FEP Finance Club. Through the latter, I was also able to improve my soft skills, as well as to network with professionals, spread through the most relevant financial institutions in the World.”

David Novo, MiF Graduate

Applications

1st call: January 2, until March 1, 2019

2nd* call: August 12 until August 22, 2019

* Only for the programmes with remaining vacancies.

Applications online: www.fep.up.pt

Contact: gmc@fep.up.pt

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 6, 2018
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