Masters Programs in Financial Analysis

Compare 21 Masters Programs in Financial Analysis

Financial Analysis

Financial analysis is the procedure of evaluating businesses, budgets, projects, and other finance-related bodies to determine their stability, profitability, and viability for investment. Master in Financial Analysis is a broad postgraduate program that aims to provide students with valuable knowledge and skills related to finance. The program provides students with a deeper and broader exposure to finance, but a restricted exposure to general management subjects.

The Masters degree in Financial Analysis prepares individuals to sit for the financial exams, which is mostly required when applying for senior jobs in the finance field. The core curriculum of the program mainly focuses on investment analysis, financial management, and corporate finance. These topics are preceded by more basic coursework in quantitative methods, accounting and economics.  The program typically concludes with coursework in complex topics like financial modeling, portfolio management, and mergers and acquisitions. Master in Financial Analysis usually puts emphasis on quantitative topic, although there are a few non-quantitative elective coursework like business strategy and business ethics.

To study for a Masters degree in Financial Analysis, one usually requires a bachelor's degree, but it is not a prerequisite that the undergraduate degree be in finance, accounting or economics. One also requires an adequate level of numeracy. Graduates in this program may work as investment analyst, financial analyst, corporate treasury, or funds managers.

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Master of Finance

Hult International Business School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 USA Boston San Francisco United Kingdom London United Arab Emirates Dubai China Shanghai New York Cambridge + 9 more

Hult’s one-year Master of Finance equips you with the foundation necessary to tackle the complex world of corporate financial management. Learn both the language of business and the tactical financial skills needed to make an impact in corporate finance and accounting. [+]

Masters in Financial Analysis. Pursue a career in corporate finance and make an impact within a multinational company. Hult’s one-year Master of Finance equips you with the foundation necessary to tackle the complex world of corporate financial management. Learn both the language of business and the tactical financial skills needed to make an impact in corporate finance and accounting. Locations Start your program in Boston and have the option to rotate to up to two other Hult campuses for your electives as part of our Global Campus Rotation. Your Master of Finance at a glance Who is this program for? Candidates who have recently graduated from university or college, as well as individuals with up to three years of work experience who want to launch a career within the finance function of multinational companies. What you’ll learn Smart financial management decisions maximize shareholder and company value and limit risk. The role of the CFO and the company’s finance team is to optimize financial performance. They do this by looking for ways to fund investments, free up capital, and decrease costs. By understanding the nuts and bolts of the business and what drives the numbers, they also advise on which activities drive profitable growth. The Master of Finance degree is designed to give students this breadth of insight. Why Hult? At Hult’s Boston campus, you’ll be living among some of the brightest minds in the fields of accounting, investment management, and consulting with companies like PwC, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Deloitte,... [-]

Master of Science in Financial Analysis

University of San Francisco - School of Management
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 USA San Francisco

The Master of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA) at the University of San Francisco is focused on building expertise in investment analysis and management. [+]

The Master of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA) program at the University of San Francisco provides a unique combination of academic rigor and practical expertise in quantitative financial analysis and economics. Gain sophisticated training in the areas deemed crucial by the investment management profession as embodied in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. This graduate program integrates the quantitative training required by the financial profession with solid grounding in the ethical behavior that underpins financial markets and transactions. Details Select from 2 program formats: - 18-month full-time program that includes a faculty-led practicum or Wall Street/SEC immersion program - 22-month part-time program designed for working professionals Preparation for the CFA exams Access to Bloomberg Terminals Wide range of scholarship and financial aid options Offered at USF's San Francisco Downtown Campus (fall and spring semesters) Accredited by the AACSB, the highest standard of achievement held only by 5% of business schools worldwide Entry Requirements - Official Transcript(s) – Upload copies of transcripts from each accredited college or university attended to the online application. If admitted to the program, instructions for sending official, sealed transcripts will be provided. - Required Foundation Courses – Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Accounting, Probability and Statistics, Calculus courses, and knowledge of spreadsheet applications. - Résumé – Submit a current résumé demonstrating relevant work experience. Professional MSFA applicants must have a minimum of two years of full-time, post-undergraduate professional experience. - Letters of Recommendation – Two letters of recommendation are required. MSFA applicants must submit at least one recommendation from... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Financial Analysis. 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,... [-]

Master of Finance Program

Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Shenzhen

The Finance program provides specialist training in finance for international students. The master's degree in the finance program focuses on a core curriculum in financial theory and applications. [+]

The  Finance program provides specialist training in finance for international students. The master's degree in the finance program focuses on a core curriculum in financial theory and applications. This is a two year, full-time program in which international students learn alongside Chinese peers in an environment of cross-cultural dialogue. All courses are instructed exclusively in English, as is all academic support provided by faculty, TAs, and staff members. The faculty members of this program have earned their PhD degrees from top-ranked universities over the world.  *The Masters of Finance program curriculum is very quantitative based and therefore requires students to have a very high level of mathematical skills.  It is recommended that students who apply for this program have an undergraduate degree in a related or quantitative field such as economics, finance, mathematics, engineering, etc.     Program Objectives This program aims to develop in students the modern financial theories and methodologies, and a comprehensive understanding of financial performance and management. The Finance program prepares students for a variety of careers, such as chief financial officers, risk management specialists, corporate fund managers and more. This program also enables the students to pursue PhD degrees or carry out research in related concentrations in finance.   Degree Requirements  To obtain a Master of Finance degree from Peking University HSBC Business School, students are required to fulfill 54 credits (including 9 required courses, 6 major elective courses and 2 general elective courses), complete 2 required courses that do not count credits (Mathematics and a Graduate... [-]

Master of Finance

Iowa State University College of Business
Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters September 2017 USA Ames

The Master of Finance (MFin) degree at Iowa State is designed to prepare students for careers in corporate finance, financial analysis, investing and wealth management, and risk management. [+]

Masters in Financial Analysis. The Master of Finance (MFin) degree at Iowa State is designed to prepare students for careers in corporate finance, financial analysis, investing and wealth management, and risk management. Although not a “quant” program, the Iowa State MFin emphasizes more quantitative methods and skills than either an undergraduate finance degree or MBA program. As the field of Finance has become more quantitative, employers are increasingly asking for and valuing hard analytical skills. Among other core finance topics such as financial analysis and valuation, MFin students will learn advanced regression techniques and programming approaches for data analysis, time series analysis and forecasting, use of probability distributions, optimization techniques, modelling of financial and risk variables, simulation techniques, value at risk measurement, and tools for effective risk management. These tools will equip students to effectively analyze and solve problems encountered in today’s rapidly changing financial environment. The ISU MFin program is designed to meet the diverse needs of recent undergraduates, finance professionals, economists, engineers, computer scientists, and others who are considering a new career in the field of finance. The Iowa State Master of Finance provides you with: A strong foundation in mathematical optimization, statistics, and econometrics Detailed knowledge in the primary functional areas of Finance — Corporate, Investments, and Derivatives and Risk Management — with numerous electives that build on this foundation A range of advanced skills and analytical tools for sound financial decision-making Small classes, allowing ample interaction with nationally recognized faculty who are engaged in cutting edge... [-]

Master of Financial Analysis

Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick
Campus Full time September 2017 USA New Brunswick

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Rutgers) is proud to be among only ten CFA Institute Partner Schools in the country to offer a one year Master of Financial Analysis (MFinA) that prepares students to pass the prestigious CFA (chartered financial analyst) exam. [+]

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Rutgers) is proud to be among only ten CFA Institute Partner Schools in the country to offer a one year Master of Financial Analysis (MFinA) that prepares students to pass the prestigious CFA (chartered financial analyst) exam. “The Financial Engineer” has ranked the MFinA at Rutgers the number one Master of Finance program in the New York metropolitan area. [-]

Master in Finance

ESSEC Business School
Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 France Cergy-Pontoise Singapore + 1 more

The Master in Finance, recognized by the French Higher Education and Research Ministry as Master Degree, and ranked 7th best Master in Finance worldwide by the Financial Times in 2016, is a graduate program tailored to individual needs and goals. [+]

Masters in Financial Analysis. A word from the Academic Director “The increasingly globalized and complex economy creates an additional demand for graduates with a well-recognized expertise in all areas of finance. In addition, corporate financial directors, consulting (advisory) firms, investment banks and financial institutions are in need of in-depth technical knowledge in finance.Career-oriented and internationally focused, the ESSEC Master in Finance is a highly selective and intensive program designed to offer high quality training to high potential students who wish to pursue a career in corporate finance, financial markets, asset and portfolio management as well as risk management. The program has a strong international dimension and teaches students to adapt to a multicultural environment, addressing multinational issues and providing exposure to both Europe and Asia. It offers a global approach to finance with a strong emphasis on the underlying skills necessary to operate in today’s financial professions.” Professor Sridhar Arcot, Academic Director of the Master in Finance. Ph.D. in Finance, LSE, Associate Professor, Finance Department. Academic The Master in Finance, recognized by the French Higher Education and Research Ministry as Master Degree, is a graduate program tailored to individual needs and goals. It offers 3 specialized tracks in Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, and Asset Management. The curriculum is flexible and it is full-time during 15 months. The 90 ECTS credits cover courses, an international study trip and an internship or academic dissertation. Students can choose to enroll the program either on the ESSEC France campus (Cergy, Paris area), or the... [-]

Master in Management - Specialization in Financial Analysis & Audit

HEC Management School - University of Liège
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Liege

This program trains future executive managers and corporate executives of businesses and organizations specializing in all business areas related to both internal and external control processes. [+]

Objectives This program trains future executive managers and corporate executives of businesses and organizations specializing in all business areas related to both internal and external control processes. Target groups The program is intended for students wishing to pursue a career in Finance (auditor, certified public accountant, etc.). Financial Analysis and Auditing is partially taught in English. Skills gained on completion of the specialization In technical matters: Mastery of accounting, financial, auditing and legal procedures necessary for a good understanding of the risks that organizations face on a daily basis; The capacity to gauge these risks as to the strategic, economic, legal and ethical context of an organization’s environment; The integration (or due consideration) of the strategic, ethical, legal and economic context of organizations, so as to develop systems for internal and external control, to manage the identified risks and to control them; In behavioral matters: To be able to develop an overall and cross-functional vision of the running of an organization, while combining their experience in the field with a more conceptual approach. Diploma and specific outcomes At the end of this specialization, students obtain the degree of “Master in Management, with a specialization in Financial Analysis and Audit”. Career opportunities in corporate finance as Finance director of a commercial or industrial company; Credit analyst or credit manager with a commercial bank; Consultant/ analyst in acquisitions and mergers; Financial analyst: assistant financial manager in a large company; treasurer in a commercial or industrial company, or in a nonprofit organization; Financial... [-]

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 Financial Analysis. 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 Financial... [-]

Master in Corporate Finance - MCF

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

SPbU Graduate School of Management (GSOM) is the first business school in Russia to be included in the International FT ranking. This is the only school in Russia that offers the prestigious Joint Degree with CEMS and Double Degree Options with leading universities. [+]

Overview SPbU Graduate School of Management (GSOM) is the first business school in Russia to be included in the International FT ranking. This is the only school in Russia that offers the prestigious Joint Degree with CEMS and Double Degree Options with leading universities. This program provides a compulsory semester abroad at top business schools worldwide. The outstanding curriculum and world class professors from SPbU GSOM and all over the world are involved into the study process. Programme outline Compulsory courses: Financial Accounting & Reporting Financial Markets & Instruments Managerial Economics Quantitative Methods in Finance Corporate Finance Risk Management Financial Analysis & Valuation Elective courses: Contemporary Financial Intermediation Introduction to Business Management: Statistics Financial Econometrics Management Accounting Marketing of Innovative Products Cases in Corporate Finance Credits: 120 ECTS [-]

Master in Actuarial Science

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The Master in Actuarial Science at ISEG (University of Lisbon) was designed according to the international requirements for the actuarial profession. It is meant to cover most of the course materials indispensable for the accreditation of an actuary in the European Union, in accordance with The Actuarial Association of Europe, as well as the course materials of exams FM, C, MFE and MLC of the Society of Actuaries . [+]

Masters in Financial Analysis. The Master in Actuarial Science at ISEG (University of Lisbon) was designed according to the international requirements for the actuarial profession. It is meant to cover most of the course materials indispensable for the accreditation of an actuary in the European Union, in accordance with The Actuarial Association of Europe, as well as the course materials of exams FM, C, MFE and MLC of the Society of Actuaries. The three VEE topics (Economics, Corporate Finance and Applied Statistical Methods) sponsored by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) - USA, Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) - USA and Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA), may automaticaly be awarded for the students that have a Bachelors degree from ISEG and decide to take the SOA actuarial exams. See SOA VEE courses. Our Master is also in the SOA UCAP list. It has been evaluated by the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries , the two professional bodies for UK actuaries and an Exemption Recognition Agreement awarded. If you do sufficiently well in the programme, as determined by an examiner appointed by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, you will be exempted from the exams CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5, CT6 and CT8 of the UK actuarial profession. Our Master is classified in the 50 best Masters in Insurance and our university, the University of Lisbon, is second in the 2015 Iberoamerican ranking produced by SCImago. The programme offers a solid academic foundation in actuarial science, statistics and finance, providing you the skills... [-]

Master of Financial Analysis

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Financial Analysis provides advanced-level study in a range of contemporary accounting and finance issues. [+]

The core subjects are designed to offer a balanced coverage of accounting, finance and investment topics.

Career options include financial analyst and financial planning positions in the financial services sector, industry and government.

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Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 France Paris

The Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management is Sciences Po’s one-year program for young graduates interested in regulatory issues, corporate finance, risk management, compliance and humanities. It is the ideal program for serious students aspiring to become truly specialized in the field of financial regulation and risk management whether it is in the private or public sector. [+]

Masters in Financial Analysis. The Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management is Sciences Po’s one-year program for young graduates interested in regulatory issues, corporate finance, risk management, compliance and humanities. It is the ideal program for serious students aspiring to become truly specialized in the field of financial regulation and risk management whether it is in the private or public sector. Objectives The program focuses on the fundamentals of finance and, in particular, provides students with critical knowledge regarding corporate finance, regulation and risk management. These foundational courses are contextualized and grounded in the humanities through SciencesPo’s core curriculum courses in political science, law, sociology, history and economics and completed by specialized skills training in ethics and compliance. In particular, the Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management will: - Foster their analytical capacity through a multidisciplinary approach - Prepare students for a wide range of professional exams, including those for Chartered Financial Analyst, Financial Risk Manager, French, British and US regulatory and compliance certificates - Develop their corporate and market finance skills - Offer a privileged connection to SciencesPo’s network of corporate partners and facilitate access to the labor market Innovative teaching methods The master emphasizes interdisciplinary analytical tools and hands-on training workshops as essential to understanding and performing in the field of regulation, compliance, corporate finance and asset management. It is built on a case study approach that is further enriched by the experience and the diversity of the cohort. A high level of interaction is fostered... [-]

Master of Financial Analysis

La Trobe University
Campus Full time 2 years March 2018 Australia Melbourne

Our two-year Master of Financial Analysis is built on knowledge and skills proven to be relevant in the finance industry. It explores both theory and practice to prepare you for a career in the financial sector. [+]

Our two-year Master of Financial Analysis is built on knowledge and skills proven to be relevant in the finance industry. It explores both theory and practice to prepare you for a career in the financial sector. You'll graduate ready to work in investment, banking and finance with a strong grounding in economics, accounting, management and quantitative methodology. The course focuses on security valuation and portfolio management. The curriculum is built around the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute's Candidate Body of Knowledge", and prepares you to sit for the CFA exam. You may also be qualified to meet the Australian Securities and Investment Commission's (ASIC) requirement to offer financial advice to individual retail clients in Australia. There are opportunities to study overseas with our student exchange program. Partner universities include the Copenhagen Business School, the BEM Management School in France and the Berlin School of Economics. Combine this degree with others, such as the Master of Professional Accounting, Master of International Business or an Islamic banking and finance course to expand your employment options, both in Australia and overseas. English Language Requirements IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0. TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English). TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22. La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent... [-]

Master in Business Studies - Global Banking and Financial Markets

United International Business Schools
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Belgium Antwerp Brussels Japan Tokyo Spain Barcelona Madrid Switzerland Zurich Lausanne Netherlands Amsterdam + 12 more

The Master in Business Studies - Specialization in Global Banking and Financial Markets is taught entirely in English. Students are required to complete 27 courses for 54 credits .... [+]

Masters in Financial Analysis. SPECIALIZATION COURSES IN GLOBAL BANKING Level 500 GSCGB501 Financial Markets and Banking Systems (2) GSCGB502 Investment Banking and Securities Markets (2) GSCGB503 Derivative Products (2) GSCGB504 Financial Risk Management (2) Comprehensive Cases in Global Banking (2) Research Project in Global Banking (2) Level 600 Thesis in Global Banking (8) Capstone Project in Global Banking (4) (for Dual Master students only) Admission requirements proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details) Bachelor degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are considered equivalent. Students who do not hold a business-related Bachelor degree or equivalent may be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in leveling courses from the Pre-Master program in order to be fully prepared for our graduate programs. Students who do not hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent should apply for a Bachelor degree program, or for the Undergraduate Diploma top-up program. Refer to the undergraduate admissions catalog for further details. Students who have 15 or more years of relevant work experience may apply directly for the Pre-Master program and will be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in specific undergraduate courses. e.g. Students who wish to earn a Master... [-]