Masters Programs in Finance and Economics

Compare 35 Masters Programs in Finance and Economics

Finance and Economics

Earning a master’s degree is the result of a postgraduate program. They are typically awarded after a large amount of instructor-supervised research and collaboration has been completed. This degree can measure competence in professional and technical arenas. In the finance industry, this degree can enhance professional skills and set individuals apart from their competition.

 

What is a Master in Finance and Economics? What type of subjects are covered in this program? Within the world of finance there are many areas of focus. These programs may hone in on macroeconomic policies or the stock market. Other topics include quantitative economics and theoretical or applied economics. Students gain the tools they need to adapt to changes in the financial environment and to develop theoretical analysis.

 

There are often financial benefits to participating in this postgraduate program, but the advantages extend beyond finances. Higher level degrees are often geared toward professionals who earn advancements following graduation. Participants in the program can gain professional contacts, expanding their existing network. At the culmination of the program, students usually enjoy easier access to highly sought-after positions. Program participants interact with professionals who are respected in their fields and can begin to develop a network of peers before they graduate.

 

With educational institutions located in various areas of the world, the costs associated with participation in these programs can vary. Individuals who hope to attend a program should communicate directly with the schools for accurate information regarding tuition and related fees.

 

Upon graduation, professionals often find positions with large institutions. Jobs include positions such as financial regulator or business analyst. Other employment opportunities are found in asset management, insurance companies, public administration, and private banks. Some job responsibilities include wealth management, consulting, and hedging.

 

Individuals who hope to advance their careers through further education should consult the program listing for more details. When pertinent programs are found, fill out the lead form. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filing in the lead form.

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Master of Finance

Rady School of Management
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA La Jolla

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego is now accepting applications for the Master of Finance degree. The one-year Master of Finance provides rigorous, hands-on training preparing graduates to immediately [+]

Masters in Finance and Economics. The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego is now accepting applications for the Master of Finance degree. The one-year Master of Finance provides rigorous, hands-on training preparing graduates to immediately contribute in environments where quantitative and analytical skills are at a premium. Students learn cutting-edge methods for analyzing "big data" for financial decision making and risk management. The program’s emphasis on quantitative models and methods ensures graduates are equipped to develop innovative solutions to the complex problems facing the financial industry. Admissions The Rady School seeks applicants for the Master of Finance program who have exceptional quantitative skills, strong interest in the analytical foundations of finance and of risk management, and a desire to have an impact in the financial sector. The following criteria will be considered for admission: - Post-university work or research experience in a quantitative discipline is recommended, but not required. - Experience with statistical and econometric applications (Examples: SAS, STATA, MatLab, R, S-Plus). - A strong quantitative background including coursework in subjects such as linear algebra, multivariate calculus, differential equations, numerical analysis or advanced statistics and probability. - Experience with mathematical tools (Examples: MatLab, or Mathematica). Career Finance professionals skilled at producing forecasts of business, industry and economic conditions and financial risk management are in demand in investment institutions across the globe. The United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics expects the risk management field within business to grow at an average rate of 13 percent over the next... [-]

Master's in Finance

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Bergen

Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration [+]

Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration ECTS credits: 120 Duration: two years The programme prepares students for a wide range of outstanding career opportunities within financial services, consulting and auditing. The portfolio is designed and taught by NHH’s internationally recognised finance faculty, whose academic research and industry knowledge ensure that the courses are relevant and of high quality. The courses combine a rigorous theoretical approach with relevant applications and students will develop a deep understanding of the theoretical framework and empirical evidence in finance. You will learn to analyse real-life problems related to financial markets and financial decision-making in firms, and to apply principles at the research frontier. Upon completion of the programme, you will possess skills for performing investment analysis and valuation, evaluating portfolio management strategies and techniques, and making corporate finance decisions and risk management considerations. ... [-]

Master in Corporate Strategy and Finance in Europe (CSF)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Corporate Strategy and Finance in Europe (CSF) is a two-year English-language Master's double-degree programme (DDP) with the University of Strasbourg aimimg at providing the students with a broad knowledge and understanding of economic theory with a focus on financial and international economics corresponding to the present state-of-the-art. [+]

Masters in Finance and Economics. Corporate Strategy and Finance in Europe (CSF) is a two-year English-language Master's double-degree programme (DDP) with the University of Strasbourg aimimg at providing the students with a broad knowledge and understanding of economic theory with a focus on financial and international economics corresponding to the present state-of-the-art. The CSF programme is based on the Bologna Process, and is intended to facilitate the collaboration between the Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague and Sciences Po Strasbourg, University of Strasbourg in teaching and academic research in the field of Economics. The Degree Programme covers two academic years. Each student on the Degree Programme is requested to spend one academic year at each of the Partner Universities in line with the Curriculum. Upon the completion of the studies, each student will receive the Diploma Master in “Corporate Strategy and Finance in Europe” from University of Strasbourg and the Master’s degree Diploma with the academic title “Magistr” from Charles University in Prague. Double-degree graduates will be able to find position on the global market, both in the financial sector and multinational companies, as well as in the public sector, not only in the Czech Republic or France, but also throughout the European Union. Graduates of both Partner universities are in demand by leading private companies, but also major economic and political organisations and typically assume challenging positions in banking, consulting, investment funds, and public administration. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria... [-]

Master in Finance

University of Bridgeport
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months September 2017 USA Bridgeport

Develop the technical skills required for specialist and management roles in financial enterprise by completing our Master of Science in Finance degree program at UB’s Ernest C. Trefz School of Business. This highly specialized degree will focus exclusively on issues related to finance, economics, and money markets. [+]

Master in Finance Make a difference in the global economy Develop the technical skills required for specialist and management roles in financial enterprise by completing our Master of Science in Finance degree program at UB’s Ernest C. Trefz School of Business. This highly specialized degree will focus exclusively on issues related to finance, economics, and money markets. We will introduce you to modern concepts, such as financial regulation and behavioral finance, that play a critical role in today’s marketplace. At UB, you will gain the decision-making, problem-solving, and analytical capabilities to solve financial problems, including how to: Evaluate and price a financial opportunity Gauge the appropriate level of risk to discount future projections Compare across investment opportunities at a given time and how to allocate among them in an optimal way Create useful tools for answering financial questions so that reports can be generated automatically and progress can be tracked Assess and manage risk Why UB? STEM designated program Ability to complete your degree as an add-on to our MBA program, in as little as two additional semesters Courses taught by award-winning faculty with extensive real-world, professional business experience that combine academic lessons with professional development Opportunity to gain industry certifications and licensure, including foundation for the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) and Series 7 – General Securities Representative Qualification Examination (GS) Close proximity to NYC, Stamford, and Greenwich allows for easy access to and internship possibilities at some of the world’s most powerful hedge fund, insurance, investment, and banking companies,... [-]

Master Program in Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
Campus Full time 9 months September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Degree Awarded: Official Degree in Specialized Economics Analysis. [+]

Master Program - Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets

 

Policymakers are often forced to make decisions under conditions of uncertainty that have a direct impact on a country’s overall performance. A thorough understanding of the dynamics of the aggregate economy is necessary, but not entirely sufficient, for success. Private firms must also be knowledgeable of the many sources of aggregate risk and uncertainty, and the analytical tools available to study the aggregate economy can be of much help.

Students in the Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets Program will obtain relevant knowledge about the central issues in macroeconomic and financial economics analysis, as well as the key tools, data and models.... [-]


Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 Switzerland St.Gallen

The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education in economic theory, finance and quantitative methods. Students can choose to specialise in either Economics or Finance, or a combination of both. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education in economic theory, finance, and quantitative methods. Apart from a common set of core courses, you select from a larger menu of optional courses to specialise in economics, finance or a combination of both.

 

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The unique feature of the MiQE/F is the combination of comprehensive economic and finance theory with quantitative empirical methods to analyse and solve challenging practical problems in economics, finance and the private sector. Being equipped with rigorous statistical and econometric methods and an expert knowledge of economics and finance, you will be uniquely positioned on the job market to successfully compete for the most challenging career opportunities in science, the private sector and national and international policy institutions. Curriculum... [-]

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 Economics. 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... [-]

International Master in Finance

EADA - Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The objective of the International Masters at EADA is to give participants "professional competitive advantage" by focusing on three fundamental areas. [+]

International Master in Finance

Diploma: Students who successfully complete the programme will receive two diplomas:

 

- EADA Diploma: International Master in Finance

- Official University Master. Those students in possession of an official university diploma, or with an equivalent official diploma that allows access to post-graduate studies in the country of your university studies, will be awarded an Official University Master in Business Management by Universitat de VIC, our university partner.

This official university diploma is adapted to the European Higher Education Area in accordance with the Bologna Process, and is worth 60 ECTS credits.... [-]


Master in Monetary, Banking and Financial Economics

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

This Master Course aims at providing advanced training to graduates wishing to improve their knowledge and skills in the banking, insurance and financial area. Students will deepen their knowledge on the functioning of the monetary, banking, financial and insurance markets and they will become more skillful and able to contribute productively to the financial sector of the economy. [+]

Masters in Finance and Economics. Justification and Purpose This Master Course aims at providing advanced training to graduates wishing to improve their knowledge and skills in the banking, insurance and financial area. Students will deepen their knowledge on the functioning of the monetary, banking, financial and insurance markets and they will become more skillful and able to contribute productively to the financial sector of the economy. The Study Plan starts with basic theoretical training, followed by course units applied to the banking, financial and insurance sectors, in particular: (i) fundaments in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Econometrics; and (ii) specific training in the area of Monetary, Banking, Finance and Insurance Economics. The second year of this Master Course is dedicated to research and the preparation of an original Dissertation or, alternatively, an Internship + Report, always under the guidance of one or two supervisors. More specifically, this master degree course aims at endowing students with skills and abilities that can be summarised in the following expected outcomes: Integrate knowledge on Monetary Economics, Banking and Financial Economics and Insurance. Understand how an equilibrium is generated in the banking and financial sectors, through interest rates. Analyse: (i) the functioning of the monetary and financial markets; (ii) monetary, insurance and financial institutions; and (iii) main methods of financial assets evaluation. Use, in a rigorous manner, the bibliographic and data sources, the relevant indicators, as well as the principal statistics and econometric techniques used in this field of knowledge. Develop the ability to use theoretical knowledge,... [-]

MCom in Financial Economics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The student should develop intellectual competencies and practical skills in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and application of advanced financial principles in the context of the international economy, and be able to reflect on the associated managerial decisions, through quantitative analysis and to assess the effect thereof in the holistic financial context. [+]

The student should develop intellectual competencies and practical skills in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and application of advanced financial principles in the context of the international economy, and be able to reflect on the associated managerial decisions, through quantitative analysis and to assess the effect thereof in the holistic financial context. The qualification will provide qualifying students with the opportunity to further study at New NQF level 10/Old NQF level 8 on a doctoral degree programme in Economics. Admission requirements: A potential student should possess a honours qualification in Economics, Econometrics, Statistics and/or Mathematics on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7. Alternatively any other four-year qualification with honours status on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7 and related Mathematical and/or Statistical and Applied Econometrical experiences which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Economics and Econometrics. Preparatory study and an entrance examination may be required by the Department of Economics and Econometrics. Contact details: Prof John Mwamba / 011 559 4371 [-]

Master 'Financial Analyst (CFA Program Partner)'

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The Financial Analyst Master’s programme provides a balance of theory and case study in courses taught by HSE academic staff who are experts in their fields, as well as outstanding guest speakers from various Russian and global institutions, including CFA Charterholders. Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree and a strong background in economics, finance, or mathematics. The programme is conducted entirely in English. [+]

Masters in Finance and Economics. Programme Overview Founded in 1995 as a structural division of HSE, the Banking Institute has offered a wide range of graduate and post-graduate programmes in the fields of banking, finance, investment, management, and law over the years. These have included special corporate programmes for governmental agencies, private companies, commercial banks, and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, as well as more than 50 customized programmes and short-term courses. The Financial Analyst Master’s programme provides a balance of theory and case study in courses taught by HSE academic staff who are experts in their fields, as well as outstanding guest speakers from various Russian and global institutions, including CFA Charterholders. Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree and a strong background in economics, finance, or mathematics. The programme is conducted entirely in English. In 2012, the Financial Analyst Master’s programme was recognized by the CFA Institute, USA as a Program Partner. Two educational programmes of the Banking Institute – MBA in Investment Management and MA Financial Analyst – are currently the only programmes in Russia and the CIS to have been recognized by the CFA Institute as Program Partners. CFA Institute requirements state that CFA Partner Program status is awarded to a limited number of select institutions whose degree programmes cover 75% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge™, including ethical and professional standards. To comply with the high CFA standards, the programme is updated annually using actual CFA textbooks and current global practices. The... [-]

Master of Accounting & Finance (MAccFin)

HELP University
Campus Full time October 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The MAF aims to provide the theoretical framework and skills which accountants and financial managers need in order to cope with an increasingly complex and global accountancy environment. [+]

Professional accountants are increasingly being appointed to helm large corporations in a rapidly challenging and highly dynamic business environment in both the private and public sectors. With a clear mandate from government and industry regulators to enhance business performance, accountants have taken up key positions in the corporate world, expanding their expertise into other service industries such as in ICT, transportation and aviation and many other areas. The MAF aims to provide the theoretical framework and skills which accountants and financial managers need in order to cope with an increasingly complex and global accountancy environment. The programme provides an advanced study of accounting and financial management enabling accounting and finance graduates to extend their academic training to the frontiers of professional knowledge and also enabling professionally qualified accountants to take stock of, and enhance, what they have learnt in practice. Qualifying candidates with the MAF may be acceptable for up to two (2) exemptions for the CPA Australia professional examinations; students are advised to confirm the status of this CPA exemption when they register for the course. Subject Listing Introductory Case & Research Methodology (non-credit subject) Core Subjects (8 units) Fundamentals of Accounting Financial Accounting and Reporting Accounting Principles and Theory Management Accounting Financial Management Fundamentals of Business Law Business Economics Information Processes, Controls and Communication Accounting and Management Electives Management Theory & Practice Corporate Governance and Accountability Other Electives – available when subject(s) offered Advanced Auditing & Assurance Contemporary Accounting Issues Facing Business Assessment: Exam (50%) + 2 Assignments... [-]

Master in Finance

Poznan University of Economics and Business
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Poland Poznań

The programme focuses on giving the students the knowledge of financial markets and of the processes that govern contemporary local and global finances. [+]

Master in Finance

This is an elite and interdisciplinary program, which encompasses both general and specialist knowledge in the field of economics and management. The students will know how to understand the processes that govern world and local economies and how to use the tools available to make financially responsible decisions.

The program will show students how the financial markets function, how to analyze financial situation of a company, how to make financially responsible decisions. The students will also learn how to secure financially economic activity, how to use the means the company has effectively and how to judge their use.

 

AREAS OF STUDY The program is based on four major areas: * Accounting, selected courses: Corporate and business accounting, Managerial accounting, Tax systems, * Finance, selected courses: Public finance, Corporate finance, Local government finance and EU financial system, Behavioral finance, * Insurance, selected courses: Personal and commercial insurance, * Management, selected courses: Private asset and wealth management, Portfolio management. GRADUATES Because of our analytical approach to the functioning of companies combined with necessary and up-to-date theoretical knowledge graduates of this program have numerous opportunities of employment, for example in: * financial and accounting departments as a financial analysts or brokers, * public sector – various positions, * corporations as advisors, portfolio managers or head accountants, * establishing their own companies. [-]

Master in Finance

Technical University of Ostrava
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Ostrava

The objective master’s study in Finance is to prepare highly qualified experts able to solve analytical tasks and work at related managerial positions at middle and upper management in companies and institutions. [+]

Study Branch Economic Policy and Administration Branch Profile The objective master’s study in Finance is to prepare highly qualified experts able to solve analytical tasks and work at related managerial positions at middle and upper management in companies and institutions. Study is structured and focused the way so that the graduates will practice in financial departments and in the financial management of non-financial institutions (production and business companies), financial institutions (commercial and investment banks, investment companies, insurance companies) and national economy (government and regional administration). Key Learning Outcomes Knowledge The base of study is to obtain knowledge in the following areas: - financial management and financial decision-making of the companies, costs management, calculations, prices, accounting and taxes, - financial and capital markets, commercial and investment banking, insurance companies, - financial decision-making under risk, investment decision-making, company valuation, financial modelling, tax theory, - financial, money and capital markets, commercial bank management, investment companies and insurance companies, derivatives valuation, financial assets portfolio management, - international finance, international financial institutions, financial systems, fiscal and tax systems, etc. Skills analyzing financial situation of a company solution of the financial management problems investment project valuation proposal of the price and costs calculations orientation in the managerial accounting understanding the principles of taxation and taxes orientation in area of banking and insurance understanding commercial bank management, investment companies and funds, instance etc property valuation, security valuation, company valuation financial models proposal, etc řízení portfolií finančních aktiv orientace v oblasti mezinárodních financí, mezinárodních finančních institucí a mezinárodních... [-]

Master of Finance

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 60 months January 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur + 1 more

This Master of Finance programme will equip graduates with the highly marketable skills, and specialised financial knowledge and tools to move from theory to real-world applications needed to take them to the forefront of the financial world. [+]

Masters in Finance and Economics. Master of Finance This programme is specifically designed to provide a solid in-depth knowledge in the theory and practice of decision making needed to face the challenges in the financial world of today. In the rapidly changing business world of today, there is a growing need for finance professionals to meet the high requirements set by firms operating in a demanding environment and understanding its key areas at a global level is critically vital. This Master of Finance programme will equip graduates with the highly marketable skills, and specialised financial knowledge and tools to move from theory to real-world applications needed to take them to the forefront of the financial world. Admission Requirements Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent as acceptable by the Senate; OR Bachelor’s degree or equivalent but for CGPA below 2.50; can be accepted provided that the candidates must have 5 years working experience in relevant field. Graduates of equivalent qualifications who have several years of relevant industry experience. Evidence of satisfactory English language skills is required for candidates where English is not their first language, such as IELTS 6.0 or above or TOEFL 550 or above. Who should attend This degree is intended for finance professionals looking to widen their skill base, or students who have made a professional commitment to pursue a career in the finance industry and who have studied finance in an undergraduate degree and are interested in equipping with the most comprehensive array of... [-]