Master's Degree in Financial Risk Management

General

Program Description

What is the Master's Degree in Financial Risk Management?

The Master's Degree in Financial Risk Management is organized by the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences of the Pontifical University of Comillas (ICADE), through the ICADE business school . Its main objective is to provide professional and specialized training in financial risks, which is why it is structured in four modules. The first comprises the common training necessary to gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical concepts required to carry out the professional activity of a financial risk manager. The second makes the specialized knowledge of the area available to the student. The third and fourth module refer, respectively, to the Master's Final Project and the internships in companies in the sector.

Labor insertion close to 100% 3 months after completing the master's degree

The current changes in the sector, especially in regulatory compliance, turn professionals into financial risks into assets coveted by companies, reaching almost 100% employability 6 months after the completion of the master's degree.

Addressed to

University graduates who wish to orient their professional life towards the financial sector, with specialized and updated training in financial risk management .

Both for students who have recently completed their studies, and those who have professional experience and wish to specialize.

The capacities that are required to a greater extent are maturity and analytical capacity. Regarding attitudes , motivation, work commitment and assessment of ethical principles are required.

The master's degree is specially adapted to graduates in economics, business administration or studies that facilitate a solid quantitative training (engineers, technical engineers, graduates in mathematical, physical, statistical sciences).

Our students think

Many people like you have already completed a Master at ICADE business school . Know their experience.

"I highlight the human capital and the closeness and involvement of teachers and professionals for the student to learn and develop." Jorge Carlos Blanco

"An excellent training that provides the basis for developing a successful professional career in a sector demanded by companies." Guillermo Sanchez

"It has allowed me to specialize in a booming sector with many job opportunities." Paula Rabbits

What makes us different

  • Specialized and updated training in a sector with a growing demand for this type of professionals, motivated by the changes experienced, mainly, in regulatory compliance.
  • Rigorous training with permanent and personalized support from teachers.
  • Specific structure for the search for internships and employment.
  • Excellent Cloister: academics and professionals with positions of representation in the sector.
  • Official title with wide recognition by companies.

Admission profile

The Master's Degree in Financial Risk Management is aimed at university graduates who wish to orient their professional life towards the financial sector, with specialized and updated training in financial risk management. This training will generate high added value for those who opt for jobs in financial institutions, consulting companies, the insurance sector and the most regulated sectors, such as energy or telecommunications.

It is suitable, both for students who have recently completed their studies, and for those who have professional experience and wish to incorporate this specialized training into their curriculum.

The abilities that the student will need to a greater extent are maturity and analytical capacity. The attitudes required are motivation, work commitment and assessment of ethical principles.

The master's degree is specially adapted to graduates in economics, business administration or studies that facilitate a solid quantitative training (engineers, technical engineers, graduates in mathematical, physical, statistical sciences).

The program is taught in Spanish, so an advanced level in this language is required. An intermediate level of English is also required, for consultation of documentary sources and to respond to the requirements requested by companies, both for curricular practices and for professional insertion.

Requirements

Being in possession of an official Spanish university degree, degree, architect, engineer or other issued by an institution of higher education of the European Higher Education Area that empowers for access to master's education. In the case of students with degrees from countries outside the European Higher Education Area not approved, the interested party must request admission to the rector who will resolve once informed by the Delegated Subcommission of Admission for university master programs. Admission by this means will not imply approval or recognition of the previous degree for purposes other than those of the master's degree.

Curriculum

First semester

Mandatory Subjects

  • Principles of identification and risk management
  • Quantitative models to assess risk
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Financial valuation
  • Markets and financial products
  • Computer tools applied to risk management
  • Corporate and ethical governance
  • Time Series Analysis

Second semester

Mandatory Subjects

  • Analysis and management of market and liquidity risk
  • Credit risk analysis and management
  • Analysis and management of operational, strategic and legal risk
  • Strategic risk management within the company
  • Master's Thesis
  • Internships in Companies

Optative subjects

  • FRM exam preparation
  • Management Skills
  • Risk laboratory
  • Principles of identification and insurance management

Executive Program in Business Analytics: Optional

Professional and academic outings

Graduation profile

The University Master in Financial Risk Management provides the student with skills that allow him to exercise his activity in the following positions framed in the financial area.

  • Positions integrated in the risk departments of companies in the financial sector (credit institutions, investment services companies, management companies of collective investment institutions and venture capital entities) and non-financial sectors with strong regulation (industrial companies, telecommunications and energy).
  • Risk analysis positions in venture capital companies, rating agencies, securitization companies, companies and study and consulting services entities. Posts linked to product development departments of financial institutions.
  • Integrated positions in planning and control departments.
  • Public Administration and Regulatory Agencies consulting positions.

Likewise, the Master's Degree in Financial Risk Management grants access to an official doctoral program in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, which regulates the official doctoral teaching.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

ICADE Business School, as an integral part of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Comillas Pontifical University, benefits from a long history of training business professionals. T ... Read More

ICADE Business School, as an integral part of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Comillas Pontifical University, benefits from a long history of training business professionals. The quality of our school and our reputation for offering relevant and topical courses, and for constantly evolving to adapt to social and economic needs are backed by over 50 years of experience. We are proud to be one of the oldest institutions in the history of Spanish universities with decades of proven success in training business professionals. This long-standing experience roots the quality of our programs in very favorable ground. Read less