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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.

An education in finance and banking can lead to a variety of careers in the financing industry. Programs may focus on advertising and marketing, accounting principles, lending standards, credit reporting, business communications and retirement investing.

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Masters in Finance (MFIN)

American University of Beirut - AUB
Campus Full time 14 months October 2017 Lebanon Beirut USA New York + 2 more

The MF program can be completed in a 14 month period by students with non-business backgrounds. A minimum of one calendar year of residence is required for graduation for students with business backgrounds. [+]

Masters in Finance and Banking in Middle East 2017. The MF program can be completed in a 14 month period by students with non-business backgrounds. A minimum of one calendar year of residence is required for graduation for students with business backgrounds. In order to fulfill the MF graduation requirements, a student must complete the following on a full -time basis as tabulated below. No project will be required Course Type Credit Hours(Minimum) Core 21 Electives 9 Total Number of Credits Required for Graduation 30 Program Delivery The MF can be completed in three semesters (one year) in accordance with the recommended time frame suggested below for students enrolled in the program on a full-time basis. Admission Requirements - Masters in Finance Normally, there is one admission deadline a year: in February, for enrollment in the fall semester. For more detail, please refer to the Admissions section of the AUB graduate catalogue, under Application Procedures. Criteria For Admission To be eligible for admission to the MF program, a student must hold a Bachelor’s degree and must satisfy the requirements of the University for admission to graduate study. To be accepted into the MF program, the applicant must possess an undergraduate university average in the last two years of study greater than 80 or equivalent. GMAT, GRE and work experience will not be required and the typical student will be a fresh graduate. The program is open to students from other educational backgrounds including engineering, economics, mathematics, statistics and so forth. Students not having an undergraduate degree in business will be required to take at least two pre-requisite courses prior to enrollment in the core. The Curriculum The graduate program consists of 7 core courses and 3 electives spanning the various areas of corporate financial management, risk analysis and management, investments and portfolio theory, quantitative finance. The core courses are in the general area of: MFIN 301: Quantitative Methods of Finance MFIN 302: Financial Statement Analysis MFIN 303: Security Analysis MFIN 304: Financial Strategy MFIN 305: Structured Finance MFIN 306: Portfolio Management MFIN 307: Equity Valuation Three elective courses may be chosen from the following list of courses: MFIN 351: Fixed Income Securities MFIN 352: Islamic Finance MFIN 353: Financial Econometrics MFIN 354: Credit Risk Measurement and Management MFIN 355: Entrepreneurial Finance MFIN 356: International Finance Students not having an undergraduate degree in business will be required to take, prior to enrolling in the MF program, at least two pre-requisite/remedial courses of 3 credits each: Financial Accounting/Basics of Finance Quantitative Analysis/Economics As mentioned previously, these students can complete the program in 14 months. [-]

Master in Finance

Sabanci University
Campus Full time 10 months September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The <strong>Masters in Finance Program (MiF)</strong> is a rigorous, 10-month professional degree program specializing in applied finance. [+]

The Masters in Finance Program (MiF) is a rigorous, 10-month professional degree program specializing in applied finance. In addition to theoretical foundations, students enrolling in MiF acquire practical knowledge in finance, as well as hands-on training in our state-of the-art Center for Applied Finance Education (CAFE) facility. This unique center in the region is equipped with cutting edge technology and software, creating an up-to-date learning environment for students. Guided by an Advisory Board composed of accomplished finance professionals, our program aims to furnish students with the essential skills of a modern finance specialist. The curriculum consists of a variety of courses in corporate finance and investments, as well as “tools” courses such as financial econometrics and programming. The internship requirement in the later stages of the program helps students apply their acquired knowledge to everyday operations in the finance industry. Practicum seminars provide students continuous contact with the industry and help them plan their careers. These distinguishing aspects of the program serve to fulfill our shared vision, which is to develop the future leaders of the finance industry. Curriculum The Masters in Finance program is designed with a goal of furnishing our students with all of the essential skills for a career in finance. The program delivers a strong theoretical basis, without losing focus on practical applications, and a financial toolbox that provides our students an edge in their careers. The program is enriched with seminars and workshops, offering a contextual knowledge of the financial environment. The MiF curriculum can best be described in four components. 1. Proficiency in Financial Theory and Applications Courses in rigorous graduate-level finance programs provide students with sound theoretical foundations of finance. MiF is committed to presenting the same level of theory with a practical perspective. Our courses in corporate finance deal with the financial management of companies, as well as valuation of real assets and firms, studied through a series of case studies. On the other hand, investments courses are concerned with security pricing and portfolio management. The investments courses make heavy use of the Center for Applied Finance Education (CAFE) imparting practical knowledge of trading and handling information flow. 2. Building a Financial Toolbox Following the suggestions of our Advisory Board, the program is designed to equip students with financial tools in two major areas. The first area is the analysis of financial data, which is an essential skill in the finance industry today. To that end, ‘Financial Econometrics’ courses cover analysis of time series data and forecasting techniques from an applied perspective. ‘Financial Statement Analysis’ course teaches students the techniques used in investigating and interpreting financial statements, such as balance sheets and income statements of companies. The second tool set is related to programming and financial modeling skills, such as coding using VBA in Excel. 3. Understanding the Practice of Finance This innovative component truly distinguishes the MiF program from other finance programs. The details of the local and global finance practice are conveyed through a series of seminars, called Finance Practicum, given by experts from industry. Over two semesters, many topics of practical interest, such as tax law, security market law, company law, regulations, mergers and acquisitions, IPO processes and valuation are covered in these seminars. To give our students the opportunity to learn by doing, the MiF program is complemented by an internship requirement during the second semester of our program. 4. Developing Managerial Skills The Advisory Board is in consensus that communication skills is the most important for advancing in a professional career. Employees who can communicate ideas efficiently, in writing or verbally, definitely hold an edge in climbing the career ladder quickly. Our students participate in the Managerial Skills workshops, where, students are able to develop their writing, presentation, and interviewing skills. Program Learning Objectives MiF graduates are expected to be able to: Demonstrate knowledge of financial theory as well as practice and display critical evaluation of the knowledge. Access, interpret and analyze data and information by using current technologies; and use the results of such analyses to make financial decisions. Reflect on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their finance knowledge, judgments and decision making. Communicate effectively in both written and oral form using appropriate technology where necessary, and discuss finance-related issues with both finance and non-finance professionals. Understand the international financial markets, practices, and accounting standards. Application Process The MiF Program at Sabancı University welcomes applicants with university degrees in economics, engineering, business administration or any other technical based discipline, and a strong interest and motivation for a finance career. The application process starts with filling out the online application form under the “Apply Now” link on the left, and then submitting the required documents to our program coordinator (see below for a list of required documents). Qualified candidates are invited for formal interviews couple of days after the application deadlines. Admission decisions are made right after interviews and results are conveyed to the applicants. The early application deadline is for students in need of an early response from us. We keep selected early applications in our files and reevaluate them at our regular application deadline in June. Depending on the applicant pool, early applicants could be granted admission or scholarships even if they did not receive favorable responses in early application period. The admission committee evaluates applicants with respect to their academic backgrounds and achievements, test scores, and motivations to study finance. Students should be aware of the fact that admissions committee does not disqualify students based on a single criteria. For example, low GPAs could be compensated by excellent test scores, or interview performance. [-]

Master in Banking and Finance

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The Master’s degree in Banking and Finance prepares students for global careers in Banking and Finance by highlighting the substantial range of wealth management issues and their solutions that sway global financial markets. In today’s dynamic and volatile economy, financial institutions play a crucial role. Recent changes in the international financial landscape have had a major impact on global economies. This degree introduces the core frameworks of the global economy and global institutions. Students will improve their awareness about the theoretical models of economics, pricing securities, capital markets and treasury management at micro- economic and macro-economic levels, as well as their influence on policy issues. Programme content also includes banking regulations, monetary policies during phases of financial distress in emerging and developing markets, credit risks, derivative instruments, budget analysis investment analysis and economic forecasts. [+]

Masters in Finance and Banking in Middle East 2017. Overview The course structure is designed to ensure that students will emerge as skillful thinkers and problem solvers. Students will refine their skills in communication, negotiations and decision-making. Through constant interaction with their peers, students will hone their abilities to work together as a team. The combination of intensive learning and practical application will sharpen skills, boost performance and ensure students are well positioned for a rewarding career. Supported of Paris-Descartes University professors and external working professionals, this Master degree in Banking and Finance, allows students to gain access to faculty and professionals who have achieved worldwide acclaim. Beyond lectures and seminars, students can participate in workshops organised by industry professionals and prominent personalities from the finance departments of distinguished corporations. STRUCTURE The degree in Banking and Finance is taught in English and covers a total of four semesters across two years, starting in September. At the end of this degree, you will have 120 credits. The exclusively designed course schedule includes classes over short periods in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. [-]

Master in Islamic Banking and Finance

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 3 semesters September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

The Master of Islamic Banking and Finance program seeks to educate and train learners in the specialist areas of Islamic banking, Islamic Finance, Shari`ah, Islamic Economics, Islamic Financial Contracts [+]

Islamic banking is considered to be most notable innovation in the banking sector in recent years. Islamic products and portfolios offer a viable alternative mode for investment and finance in recent years. The Islamic finance industry has experienced a remarkable growth during the past two decades. At present, more than 350 Islamic banks and financial institutions are operating in over 60 countries in different regions including Middle East, Europe, America, South Asia, Far East, Africa and Australia. The current size of global Islamic finance industry assets is approaching US $1 trillion, and is expected to reach US$4 trillion by 2020. The Master of Islamic Banking and Finance program seeks to educate and train learners in the specialist areas of Islamic banking, Islamic Finance, Shari`ah, Islamic Economics, Islamic Financial Contracts and Products Development, Accounting for Islamic Financial Transactions, Risk Management in Islamic Financial Markets and Institutions, Islamic Corporate Governance and Legal and Regulatory issues in Islamic Banking and Finance. The Master of Islamic Banking and Finance program will explore theoretical concepts and share regional best practices using case studies. Target audience The Master in Islamic Banking and Finance is addressed to all those who want to become future leaders and professional in the Islamic Banking and Finance. The program is designed for both in-career personnel as well as fresh university graduates who are keen to acquire critical knowledge and skills in areas related to Islamic banking and finance and Islamic Shari. Program Goals Illustrate the need, structure and operations of Islamic banking and finance Explain the concept of Shari`ah, its sources and its application to Islamic banking and financial transactions Explore how Islamic banking differs from the conventional banking system Understand the services and products of Islamic banking Gain practical knowledge of the practice of Islamic banking and finance through conducting case studies Produce high caliber professionals with the necessary technical skills and knowledge in Islamic banking and finance Develop teamwork and experiential skills. Develop research skills and ability to communicate effectively. Strategically train up ambassador learners to build knowledge, skills, competencies and experience as they get into the Islamic finance industry. Program Outcomes Appreciate the rationale behind the growth and development of modern Islamic finance Distinguish Islamic banking and finance from its conventional counterpart Develop an in-depth knowledge of the underlying principles of Islamic banking and finance [-]

Master of Banking, Investment and Finance

Neapolis University Pafos
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Cyprus Online

The Master of Banking, Investment and Finance provides specialized and high level knowledge in the sciences of Banking, Investment and Finance in people working or wishing to follow a career in financial services, banks, investment and brokerage companies, or companies in the public and private sector. [+]

Masters in Finance and Banking in Middle East 2017. The Master of Banking, Investment and Finance provides specialized and high level knowledge in the sciences of Banking, Investment and Finance in people working or wishing to follow a career in financial services, banks, investment and brokerage companies, or companies in the public and private sector. The Master of Banking, Investment and Finance combines theoretical training provision, so that students are able to deepen their scientific developments in the field, with practical training approach to the analysis of real situations. Practical exercises include analyzing the financial performance of companies, formulating and implementing investment strategies, measurement and management of market and credit risk, measuring the value of shares and businesses, training strategy and financial evaluation of alternative financial resources and investment. All students are required to prepare a dissertation. The Master of Banking, Investment and Finance is taught by highly qualified academics with rich academic experience that are active in research and consulting in the field of Banking and Finance. Their specialties extend to the fields of Finance, including: Portfolio and Risk Management, Financial Engineering, Real Estate, Corporate Finance, Financial Econometrics, Derivatives, Financial Mathematics, sale and purchase of securities and Technical Analysis. “This specialized Master of Banking, Investment and Finance will contribute significantly to enhancing your professional qualifications and will make you competitive in the employment market. The highly trained staff, deepening of the object of Finance both in theoretical and practical level, the flexibility of the programme composes of a mix of characteristics that is the best investment for your future. Michailina Shiakalli Lecturer of Finance Programme Structure The Master of Banking, Investment and Finance consists of six compulsory courses, providing in-depth coverage of the basic principles in Banking, Investment and Finance. Also the students according to their interests, they may choose specialized courses, such as Asset Management, Derivatives, Risk Measurement and anagement of Market, International Finance, Technical Analysis and Financial Forecast, Financial Mathematics etc. The dissertation is an important part of our pedagogical philosophy and provides an opportunity for students to develop independent and critical approach to the analysis of business situations. Simulated trading platform The Simulated trading platform is a programme that simulates the behaviour of the market conditions so that students of the programme are able to process data, assess situations and make decisions within time frames similar to those of actual market. The platform is used in almost all lessons and helps students to become familiar with the practice of buying and selling securities, the composition and portfolio management, application methods of technical analysis, forecasting change values and labelling and risk control. The Master of Banking, Investment and Finance is can be attended during weekends, so it can be accessible to those who work and is supported by an electronic management system – the Moodle Career Prospects The graduates can work in investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, asset management companies and financial institutions. A career in the field of Banking, Investment and Finance is exciting and rewarding. The world of Finance, with the diverse career opportunities and continuous demand for skilled personnel, offers attractive career options for holders of this Postgraduate degree. Duration of Study The Master of Banking, Investment and Finance lasts four semesters and the course is taught in English. Financial Risk Management The Master of Banking, Investment and Finance, provides the possibility of specialization in the field of Financial Risk anagement. The Master of Banking, Investment and Finance covers all the topics required for the certification exam certification of the Professional Risk Managers International Association ( Upon successful completion of the program, students will have acquired a postgraduate degree from a recognized University and at the same time will be fully prepared to attend the examinations of the professional certificate of PRMIA. By the end of the first year of study, students may take the examinations I & II of PRMIA and then, upon completion of the Program, the examinations III & IV. The Master of Banking, Investment and Finance is provided through a combination teaching (approximately one weekend per month) and e-learning technology to be accessible to those working or living far away from Pafos. PRMIA PRMIA is a non-profit association of professionals managing risk is managed by a Board of Directors, which is elected directly by universal participation of all members. Union members originate from 207 countries and there are more than 80,000 members. The Union is represented worldwide by 60 countries through local branches. PRMIA aims at improving occupational risk management worldwide, such as the interconnection of professionals, academics and researchers, students and other stakeholders in the areas of Risk Management. The Specializations of the Master of Banking, Investment and Finance lessons are: Market Risk Credit Risk Operational Risk [-]