Master's Program in Applied Finance in North America

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Applied Finance

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

The field of applied finance is the study of how various business models impact financial results. Studying applied finance may lead to employment with institutions such as those providing financial planning services, brokerage firms or commercial banking companies.

The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. It is the third largest country by size in the world. It has a relatively short history compared to other world nations, has one of the world's largest economies, and has one of the world's most diverse populations.

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Master of Science in International Finance

Geneva Business School (GBS)
Campus Full time Part time 18 months September 2017 Switzerland Geneva Spain Barcelona + 3 more

The Master of Science in Finance (MSc.F) with a Major in International Finance is designed to challenge your understanding of finance through rigorous training in the conceptual, analytic and empirical intricacies of modern international finance and investment. [+]

The Master of Science in Finance (MSc.F) with a Major in International Finance is designed to challenge your understanding of finance through rigorous training in the conceptual, analytic and empirical intricacies of modern international finance and investment. GBS has established trading partner in London, the London Academy of Trading, to offer short term trading sessions during the final 6 month Thesis period, increasing job opportunities afterwards. The ethos of the London Academy of Trading is to provide an opportunity for trainee financial traders to develop successful careers within a positive and creative environment with the view to move into the finance and trading sector as skilled and equipped professionals. Facts Duration: 18 months Credits: 90 ECTS Language: English Intakes: February and September Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Finance Major in International Finance. Exchange Program: Rotate between campuses. We offer the opportunity of studying in all of our campuses during the 18 months of the master program. Internships: GBS work with the best and for the best. All of our students have guaranteed internships with the most important enterprises with world-wide recognition. Location: Geneva Campus and Barcelona Campus Program The program requires the successful completion of 90 credits. The program consists of 4 groups of courses common for all Masters, from which students may select the desired subjects to study: Core Courses, Elective Courses, Master Thesis and the following Orientation Courses, which are mandatory to complete the selected major: Banking Organisation and Administration Banking and Financial Law Portfolio Management Asset Management Analysis Hedge Fund Analysis and Management Case Studies Career Options The program is of particular relevance to those working in, or planning to work in: Assets Manager International organisations treasurer manager International financial manager International financial consultant Application and Admissions Selection Criteria GBS’s selection process emphasises leadership potential, academic ability, personal qualities and competencies. We are looking for candidates with managerial experience, people skills and a proven academic record. Admission Requirements Bachelor degree or equivalent in a related field (plus 2 years experience). For Executive Master, 5 years experience Completed application form with passport photo included Photocopy of all academic diplomas or certificates Official English exam results: IELTS 6.0, TOEFL IBT 70, proof of studying previously in an English speaking environment for a minimum of 3 years, or successful completion of the university’s admission examination. Photocopy of your passport Receipt for the payment of the application fee Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) Recommendation letter [-]

Master of Finance

University of California, Riverside
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Riverside

The new Master of Finance (MFin) program at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management addresses this substantial unmet demand for trained finance professionals. [+]

Globalization, rapid advances in computational technology, unprecedented financial innovation and shifting regulatory regimes have all contributed to additional job opportunities for finance professionals with education beyond a bachelor's degree. The new Master of Finance (MFin) program at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management addresses this substantial unmet demand for trained finance professionals. By providing a comprehensive overview of the entire field of finance, with an emphasis on empirical methods and applications, the three-quarter (48 quarter units) MFin program will enable finance executives to gain the specialized expertise required for professional advancement, and prepare students who seek to pursue professional certifications in finance including all levels of the CFA and GRP. Some possible career paths for MFin students: Investment management Investment banking Corporate finance Private wealth management Risk management Asset Management Quantitative Research Equities Trading Application Deadlines Fall 2017 Admission Priority round:December 15, 2016 Second round: January 31, 2017 Third round: March 1, 2017 Final Deadlines: International: May 1, 2017 Domestic: June 1, 2017 Master of Finance Admission Criteria The Master of Finance program is open for admission to all students. The program is best suited for students with a sufficient quantitative background to enable successful completion of the program. The most appropriate undergraduate majors include business, engineering, mathematics, statistics, and physics, among others. Students with less quantitative backgrounds may also apply, but should expect to use electives to develop quantitative background or to take additional courses. We consider each applicant's professional, academic, and life experiences in addition to character and personality. Admission to the program is based upon several criteria, including the quality of previous academic work, personal essays and letters of recommendation, and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) performance. The GMAT or GRE is required for all applicants. [-]

Specialized Master of Finance

Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2017 USA Columbus

In today’s rapidly changing financial world, you are expected to master analytical, leadership, and critical thinking skills — and be able to put those skills into immediate practice. [+]

Masters in Applied Finance in North America 2017. Located in Columbus, Ohio, the Specialized Master of Finance (SMF) program at Fisher College of Business prepares students for successful careers in the finance industry. In 2014, over 90% of Fisher graduates secure jobs within six months of graduation. At Fisher, you will find a unique combination of benefits that separates a Fisher SMF from the pack: Dedicated support from our SMF career management team. In 2014, SMF graduates were recruited by top companies including JP Morgan Asset Management, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo. A specialization in your area of interest. Focus in corporate finance, investment management, risk management or real estate and prepare for the career you desire. Fisher’s intentionally small size, which helps you build deeper relationships and a stronger network with fellow students, alumni, faculty and staff. This unique combination sets the Fisher SMF apart and enables our students to find the career success they desire. We’d love to chat more about your career aspirations and how a Fisher SMF might help you reach them. Fill out the form to the right to join our mailing list and learn more about Fisher’s SMF program. [-]

Master of Finance

A. B. Freeman School of Business
Campus Full time 11 - 18 months September 2017 USA New Orleans

Freeman's Master of Finance (MFIN) Program is an 11-month or 18-month full time program designed for recent graduates with limited or no professional experience seeking careers in finance. [+]

Master of Finance Program Overview Freeman's Master of Finance (MFIN) Program is an 11-month or 18-month full time program designed for recent graduates with limited or no professional experience seeking careers in finance. Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue careers in a wide variety of fields within finance, including: corporate finance, equities, fixed income, derivatives, asset management, leveraged finance, hedge funds, venture capital, private equity, private banking, financial consulting, public finance, and finance departments of large corporations. The program is created and taught by Freeman Finance faculty who are internationally recognized for their research in corporate finance and investments. Coursework includes core courses in finance and accounting and the ability to take electives within a student's area of interest such as Energy, Investment Banking, Asset Management, or Real Estate. The Tulane MFIN program also offers an Energy Specialization or a Banking and Financial Services Specialization. While the curriculum provides an in depth study of equity analysis, valuation, fixed income analytics, derivatives, and risk management, students are also able to reinforce the technical expertise developed in the classroom through participation in courses that provide real-world experience such as the Darwin Fenner Student Managed Fund, Aaron Selber Jr. course in Alternative Investments and the Freeman Reports Equity Analysis program. The Freeman Career Management Center works with students in the program to develop professional opportunities. Unique Freeman events like Freeman Days in New York, Houston, Chicago, and New Orleans help students develop networks within the larger financial markets. Ranked #4 in the U.S. and #30 in the world by Financial Times in 2014. Freeman is a Program Partner with the CFA Institute, which means the course content of the Tulane MFIN covers a significant portion of the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge. Curriculum This curriculum has been designed by a team of faculty members who teach in the program, and it also reflects input from industry professionals about the types of skills they want potential employees to possess. The program focuses on developing strong fundamental analysis skills and uses practical applications to reinforce the technical expertise developed in the classroom. Students experience real-world finance through analyzing cases, completing projects and building financial models. Communication skills are enhanced through a financial communications class, written projects and presentations of student financial analysis. These courses provide hands-on experience and career building skills. The MFIN program curriculum is an 11 or 18 month, 34 credit, graduate program beginning each summer. The courses are as follows: Summer Semester (6 credit hours) Corporate Finance (3 credits) Financial Reporting I (3 credits) Career Management Course (0 credits) Fall Semester (16 credit hours) Financial Communications (3 credits) Fixed Income Analytics (3 credits)* Financial Reporting II (4 credits) Investments and Asset Pricing (3 credits) Valuation (3 credits) Spring Semester (12 credit hours) Equity Analysis - Freeman Reports (3 credits) Risk Management and Applications to Financial Firms (3 credits) or Risk Management and Applications to Energy Firms (3 credits) Elective Course (3 credits)* Elective Course (3 credits) Assessment of Program Learning (0 credits) * Can be deferred to following Fall for 18 month option. [-]

Master of Applied Finance

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Online & Campus Combined Full time May 2017 Australia Newcastle Sydney

The Master of Applied Finance focuses on developing a deeper knowledge and skills relating to the operation of financial markets, financial risk management and corporate treasury strategies. You will gain an understanding of derivative instruments, develop analytical skills for the evaluation of investment opportunities, and acquire knowledge of key institutions within the finance industry.This postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success. [+]

Masters in Applied Finance in North America 2017. Pursuing a career in Finance can be a challenging yet rewarding career. A Master of Applied Finance from the University of Newcastle will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a leader in the global business environment. This program will provide graduates with superior financial knowledge opening up a range of career opportunities. The Master of Applied Finance program offered by the University of Newcastle is suitable for professionals looking to add a finance specialisation to their qualifications or employment experience. The program of study is focused on developing high-level analytical skills that are relevant across the finance sector, and can also be used to inform decision making across other areas of business. Master of Applied Finance students are armed with the technical knowledge and practical skills required to succeed in finance. The Master of Applied Finance is one of the few programs that recognises relevant professional experience and may result in credit being granted for up to four courses. This means you could reduce your study by up to a third! To learn more about what your professional experience can provide you with please visit the Professional Development tab. The University of Newcastle provides flexible study options. Courses are run in trimesters and students are provided with an opportunity to study at a pace which suits their personal and professional lives. Is it for you? Are you looking to establish or further your career in finance? In the competitive and fast paced world of finance, employers are looking for highly qualified candidates. Achieving a Master of Applied Finance will demonstrate your ability and dedication, and increase your employability for financial management positions. The Master of Applied Finance focuses on developing a deeper knowledge and skills relating to the operation of financial markets, financial risk management and corporate treasury strategies. You will acquire knowledge of key institutions within the finance industry, develop analytical skills for the evaluation of investment opportunities, and gain an understanding of derivative instruments.This postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success. The Master of Applied Finance has been strategically developed to build a conceptual understanding of key issues in finance, while providing students with the opportunity to develop practical skills by applying their knowledge to real-world problems. This program will improve your career potential, while providing you with the flexibility to study at a pace that suits the demands of your life. Upon graduation you will have a comprehensive understanding and ability to analyse financial data and operate in the world of finance - a key to business success in both the public and private sectors. Career Pathways The Master of Applied Finance is a thorough qualification that provides graduates with the fundamental understanding and practical skills to operate in the financial services sector. With your enhanced knowledge and capabilities, you will be able to produce high quality financial analysis; a commodity in demand in the current business environment. The theory and financial management skills you have acquired through the Master of Applied Finance will equip you with the ability to handle complex situations. This knowledge can increase your value as an employee and see you fast-track to senior positions, increase your salary potential and advance your career. The Master of Applied Finance is accredited by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and prepares graduates for a challenging but highly rewarding career in financial services and managerial finance. The program equips students with essential analytical skills and financial management expertise to pursue a career in financial planning, securities analysis, stock brokering, funds management, banking and foreign exchange management just to name a few. This knowledge and skills underpin roles including: Business Analyst Business Relationship Manager Finance Manager Financial Analyst Financial Planner Investment Banker Management Consultant Portfolio Analyst Stockbroker Admission Requirements There are two pathways into the Master of Applied Finance. Direct entry into the Masters Program (120 units) will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelors Degree in the discipline; or 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or At least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position. Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course prerequisites. Applicants with an Honours degree in the cognate area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning. The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or At least 5 years business experience. Students entering via this pathway will be required to: Complete the Graduate Certificate over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and Successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate. Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters Program. Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]