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|Application deadline:||1st deadline: 13th of July ; 2nd deadline: 20th of September|
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|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 60 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||10 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
The Master degree in Finance is a full-time official programme of the highest quality run by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. The Master in Finance is designed for individuals without previous experience in financial markets but who seek to specialise in the field of finance and to obtain a solid knowledge of the three main areas of finance: Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, and Financial Institutions. The Master in Finance will enable individuals to analyse the firm's financial problems in a more rigorous and effective fashion.
The objective of the Master in Finance is to train highly qualified professionals to make decisions in today's challenging financial sector. Our training will allow graduates to take management positions in high-profile firms or proceed to more advanced graduate studies in the field of finance and economics.
Financial markets are increasingly more competitive and with the increasing pace in financial innovation professionals are required to have in-depth knowledge of mathematical and statistical techniques in areas such as: risk-management and analysis of financial and non-financial institutions, and portfolio management for private investors or investment companies (such as mutual funds or hedge funds). The Master in Finance is designed for students to keep up with the pace of the market and to gain the necessary skills to master new and traditional techniques to solve financial problems. Overall, the Master in Finance will provide students with a solid and current background on financial markets and financial institutions a solid and current background on financial markets and financial institutions that will enable them to advance in their careers.
The financial and business sectors are looking for experts with quantitative financial training. Graduates of the Master in Finance will meet these market needs and will be able to find employment as financial analysts, risk managers, portfolio managers, traders, and finance directors. The recent financial crisis has underlined how important it is for finance programmes to provide their graduates with rigorous training in the basic pillars of financial economics, both in asset pricing and corporate finance. Furthermore, these programmes have to give students the flexibility needed to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. The objective of this program is to give students the skills and the required tools to be able to perform effectively in our current financial environment.
The course is taught over a 10-month period and it is organised in four 7-week terms. At the end of each of the four seven-week terms the student will take exams for each course. The Master is organised in four 7-week terms.
* Financial Statistics (C)
* Financial Markets (C)
* Fixed Income (C)
Chose 2 elective courses among:
* Financial Accounting (E)
* Macroeconomics (E)
* Computer Tools for Finance (E)
* Financial Statement Analysis (C)
* Investment (C)
* Derivatives (C)
* Econometrics for Finance (C)
* Corporate Finance (C)
Choose 4 elective courses among:
* Advance Derivatives (E)
* Risk Management (E)
* International Finance (E)
* Strategic Analysis (E)
* Advance Portfolio Management (E)
* End-of-Master Project (EMP)
Choose 3 elective courses among:
* Advance Seminars in Finance (E)
* Advance Risk Management
* Corporate Governance and Social Corporate Responsibility (E)
* Energy markets and commodities (E)
* Advance Financial Statistics (E)
* Advance Corporate Finance (E)
Bachelors degree. Foreign applicants must possess an equivalent degree (three or more years of university studies) from an official university. Students in the last year of their Bachelors studies may also apply for admission; their application will be considered upon confirmation that they have successfully completed their Bachelors programme.
Master Admission will be decided by the Academic Committee. Candidate selection will be done on the basis of the following criteria:
* Academic Excellence measured in terms of average (or expected) mark in BSc (or equivalent) Degree.
* Language: Full command of written and spoken English will be required.
Students must provide the results of English tests like TOEFL, the British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid English Certificate, or Cambridge ESOL. The applicants level of English will also be tested in a personal interview.
* Applicants with insufficient language skills but high academic potential may be pre-admitted, conditional upon the successful completion of an upgrading language course at a Language Centre from a first-year university programme.
* Personal Interview, Curriculum Vitae, Aims for the Future.
The University offers four scholarships for a FEE REDUCTION OF 50% for the 2011/2012 MSc in Finance programme for EU students.
This Fee reduction will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence/record.
The Masters Degree is an official degree and as such is thoroughly regulated. The Official Masters Degree is valid in every country belonging to the European Higher Education Area.
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