Master in Finance

General

Program Description

The Master in Finance is an international specialized pre-experience programme, totally taught in English, with contents that are recognized by the CFA Institute. It offers specialized training in the area of Finance, with a particular focus on both Corporate Finance and Financial Markets and embracing a professional perspective of these fields carefully coupled with scientific rigor. It is a full- time programme with a flexible structure, where the core subjects in Finance can be complemented by a relevant and diversified set of elective courses, allowing the students to build the programme according to their own personal interests and career aims. The programme further provides an adequate balance between theory and practice, integrating theoretical knowledge with the development of practical and personal skills. This Master also offers a multicultural experience, attracting not just students from different countries worldwide but also offering a set of different international experiences in two different formats. First, students may complete part of the programme abroad, in a partner university, either under ordinary mobility, or, following a selection process, within the QTEM (Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management) network of partner schools that is present across all major continents, in this last case for up to two semesters. Additionally, students may also apply (contingent on a selection process) for the Dual Degree with Kozminski University (KU) in Warsaw, Poland, allowing them to obtain two diplomas (the Master in Finance at FEP and the Master in Finance and Accounting at KU).

OBJECTIVES

The Master in Finance is a full-time programme 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. The programme will provide an adequate balance between theory and practice and expose students to new and complex real-world financial problems, promoting effective problem-solving and developing decision-making skills based on solid quantitative and qualitative analysis of fundamentals, financial modeling and the latest techniques available in Finance.

TARGET STUDENTS

The candidates should have a bachelor´s degree in Management, Economics or in a related field and be fluent in English. The programme 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 more advanced graduate studies in Finance. Professional experience is not a prerequisite. The candidates should be available for a full-time programme.

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.

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 three international accreditation. 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”.

APPLICATIONS

1st call: January 13, until February 27, 2020

Applications online: www.fep.up.pt

Contact: sa.posgraduacao@fep.up.pt

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

FEP is the School of Economics and Management of the University of Porto. The University of Porto is one of the most prestigious Higher Education Institutions in Portugal and Europe and highly ranked ... Read More

FEP is the School of Economics and Management of the University of Porto. The University of Porto is one of the most prestigious Higher Education Institutions in Portugal and Europe and highly ranked worldwide. Within its 14 schools and research units, the University of Porto has 30,000 students – of which 3,500 are international students - and close to 2,300 teachers and researchers. Read less