M.Sc. Finance

ISEG - Lisboa School of Economics and Management | Lisbon, Portugal
The Masters in Finance aims to graduate highly qualified professionals in the field of Finance, namely in Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, Management of Financial Institutions, Financial Instruments and Risk Management.

Description of Finance


ISEG is the portuguese business school with the longest tradition and experience in teaching Finance. Since 1911 ISEG has accompanied the evolution of the markets, of the economy, and of the scientific knowledge in the field of Finance. ISEG has graduated many of the great portuguese business leaders, as well as reknowned political and economic decision-makers.

The Masters in Finance at ISEG offers a solid education in the three fundamental pillars of the discipline: Corporate Finance, Financial Investments, and Derivatives. Students enrolled in the program also have the opportunity to choose from a wide list of electives, ranging from banking and insurance, to international financial markets, or from behavioral finance to real options.

ISEG is a unique school in the diversity of its faculty. In this masters students have the chance to establish contact with professors with PhDs from universities as different and prestigious as the London Business School, Manchester Business School, Carnegie-Mellon University, London School of Economics, or Stockholm School of Economics. The Masters in Finance puts together the professional experience of some of its instructors with the scientific rigor which underlies the research of others.

The Masters in Finance also brings in well known foreign professors, such as Dean Paxson or Paolo Colla. ISEG is also unique and richer in its intersection of professors of management, economics, other social sciences, and quantitative methods. Students in the Masters in Finance benefit from this diversity and from a clear investment of the whole school in its teaching.

In accordance to the complexities of today's world and to the nature of the discipline, the Masters in Finance is offered exclusively in English this year. In this way, the masters brings students closer to the professional life that expects them, and also opens its doors to a more international student body.

Another sign of the times is the planned field/study trip to Frankfurt during the 1st year of the course. Students will be exposed to the professional reality of the most influential financial center of Europe, including a visit to the European Central Bank.


The Masters in Finance aims to graduate highly qualified professionals in the field of Finance, namely in Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, Management of Financial Institutions, Financial Instruments and Risk Management.

Designed For

The Masters in Finance targets holders of a first degree (BSc) in fields directly related (such as Finance, Management or Economics) or in other fields with a solid quantitative foundation (such as Maths or Engineering).

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline May
Tuition fee
  • EUR 3000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 3000 Year (EEA)

1st Year 4000; 2nd Year 2000

Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time

Course Content

1 Year, 1 Semester

  • Pension Funds
  • Banking and Insurance
  • International Financial Markets
  • Institutional Finance
  • Forwards, Futures and Swaps
  • Corporate Investment Appraisal
  • Taxation
  • Financial Markets and Investments

1 Year, 2 Semester

  • Monetary and Financial History
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Real Options
  • Fixed Income Products and Markets
  • Financial Options
  • Corporate Financing and Planning
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring

2 Year, 1 Semester

  • Seminar
  • Financial Forecasting
  • Data Analysis in Finance
  • Thesis 1
  • Internship 1
  • Project 1
  • Case Studies in Financial Engineering

2 Year, 2 Semester

  • Thesis 2
  • Internship 2
  • Project 2

Requirements for Finance

Applicant must have a university academic degree, national or foreign, equivalent to the 1st cycle, in the fields of Finance, Accounting, Management or Economics.
In accordance with item d) of article 17 of Act of Law nº 74/2006, dated 24th March, other applicants judged fit to qualify by the selection jury on the strength of their curriculum will also be considered. The applicants selected will be ordered on the basis of their 1st cycle classification, an analysis of their curriculum and a possible interview.

Work Experience for Finance

No work experience is required.

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