M.Sc. Finance - Hedge Funds and Private Equity

International University of Monaco (IUM)

Application deadline: June 15th
Tuition fee:
  • € 11,130 / Year (EEA)
  • € 11,130 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: February  2015, September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 16 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Mastering the full spectrum of traditional, alternative and innovative investment strategies in Hedge Funds and Private Equity

This degree gives students a solid foundation in financial analysis with a strong emphasis on real life applications in order for students to sharpen their business sense

The Masters degree in hedge funds & private equity thanks to small class sizes is able to ensure a high quality learning process

The program (Master in Finance, Hedge Funds & Private Equity) integrate IUMs network of asset managers and alternative fund managers in the courses conception in order to insure that the curriculum includes the latest developments and expectations of the alternative finance industry

Students can tailor their learning in order to suit to their ultimate career objectives

Career opportunities:
A passport to enter in the highly competitive market of the alternatives investment industry.

Over the last years, the world of alternative investments has been facing novel challenges which has led the participants to reconsider their models, spurring constant innovation and an increasing level of sophisticated analysis and action, while strengthening risk management.Equipped with a thorough knowledge of investment strategies but also with a open and critical mindset, IUM Mfin alumni found challenging positions in a large variety of financial institutions worldwide, in traditional asset management companies as in alternative investment companies , in in well established areas as in emerging markets.

The broad range of skills they acquired during this intensive and practical program enabled them to apply for positions as: Junior portfolio manager, financial analyst, junior investment manager, performance analyst, asset allocation analyst, hedge fund / funds selection analyst, research analyst in specific funds or in private equity companies...

Some of the companies where they have interned or are still working are:

HSBC Monaco, PriceWaterhousecoopers, Bloomberg London, Archon Group (Goldman Sachs Group), UBS investment banking, KnightVinke Monaco/New York, Monaco Asset Management, SEAF Macedonia, Cathagena Capital Germany, Odewald & Cie Germany, JP Morgan Chase New York, EFG Eurofinanciere dinvestissements Monaco/Geneva, Amherst Funds US...


The program (Master in Finance, Hedge Funds & Private Equity) at a glance:

Practical orientation with a focus onLectures with leading fund managers fundamental analysis and value creation.Lectures with leading fund managers. Strong emphasis on real life applications in order for students to sharpen their business sense. Intense, collaborative environment that fosters very operational individuals.

Program description:
The Master in Finance Hedge Funds and Private Equity has been created in order to fulfill the specific needs of the alternative finance industry.

Industry players, faced with complex, ever changing market dynamics, need to develop adaptable approaches to the many challenges they face.

They require well educated associates with a solid analysis capacity, the ability to find value creating solutions.

This program aims at fostering highly competent finance professionals with a strong business sense, the capacity to formulate and implement innovative strategies, and to work efficiently in intense, detailed oriented finance teams.

Some of the courses:

* Macroeconomics for Financial Forecasting
* Private Equity
* Asset Management & Investment Banking
* Risk Management
* Ethics in finance
* Mergers and Acquisitions
* Hedge Fund and Fund of Funds Management
* Hedge Fund Strategies
* Real Estate Investing
* Venture Capital & Entrepreneurial Finance


- A 3 or 4-year university degree;
- Proof of English proficiency;
- An equivalent GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

As the University's mission reflects its commitment to maintaining a multicultural balance and other forms of diversity within its student body, the general entry requirements may not reflect the individual minimum standards set for applicants from differing educational systems and geographic areas.

Whenever possible the University seeks to establish requirements which are accessible and realistic given the country of origin of the applicant. An example would be an applicant's reasonable access to testing centers if standardized test are required or the requirement of transcripts and grades when an educational system issues only exam results.

English Language Requirements

TOEFL iBT® test: 79


A University degree program is a substantial investment that needs to be carefully evaluated. IUM offers a number of scholarships to assist you in funding your studies. In addition, some of the best financing options available to prospective students may also be found in their country of origin or residence.

Please be aware that all IUM program acceptance criteria are based on merit and we do not take your financial situation into account when making our admissions decisions. Applying for funding will not affect you chances of being admitted to your program of choice but the competition for funding within each program can vary from year to year.

While some of our students receive aid from the University in the form of scholarships and awards, through sources in their home countries, or through sponsorship by their company, most use personal savings or take out loans in order to finance their tuition and living expenses while at IUM.

To help assess the financial obligations required to attend IUM you must first acquaint yourself with the program tuition and fees and an estimate of living expenses. While the Office of Admissions will do its best to assist you in meeting your financial needs, the responsibility of financing your degree ultimately lies with you.

List of Available IUM Scholarships:

IUM Undergraduate Merit-based Scholarship
IUM Graduate Merit-based Scholarship
The IUM Undergraduate and Graduate Merit-based scholarship will be awarded to applicants who show outstanding academic achievement, extraordinary leadership potential, and a significant contribution to the mission of the University.

IUM Alumni Scholarship
To qualify for this merit-based scholarship applicants must have graduated or be about to graduate from an IUM degree program.

IMPACT Scholarship (reserved to MBA and EMBA applicants)
The IMPACT Scholarship is designed to offer financial support to high potential individuals who seek to apply their MBA or Executive MBA experience to grow businesses and inspire entrepreneurial initiatives in their home country.

The IUM Monegasque Scholarship (reserved to Monegasque nationals)
The scholarship will be awarded to applicants who hold a Monegasque passport and possess a demonstrated high level of academic or personal achievement and support the mission of the University.

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