Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • 7000
    Tuition (Year)
    5250
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Why choose the MSc in Finance?

The International Master's Degree in Finance from ISCTE Business School | University Institute of Lisbon is a full-time, one-year programme that provides a highly advanced qualification in the finance field. It is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in the financial services industry or in the field of corporate finance. The Master's in Finance gives you a strong background in the theoretical underpinnings of finance, while offering intensive applied training aimed at developing skills for active interaction in the finance world. Our graduates have earned an excellent reputation in the corporate sector for their outstanding quantitative and technical skills.

Studying for a MSc in Finance at IBS offers you:

  • Enhanced career prospects: Graduates successfully leverage the skills and knowledge gained from their degree to embark on careers in their sector of choice. The Master in Finance has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programs incorporate at least 70% of the CFA candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.
  • Specialization and flexibility: Half of the courses are electives, which allows students to customize the programme so that it focuses on areas of particular relevance to their chosen careers.
  • First-hand financial experience: During the programme there will be a finance agenda that will offer regular presentations made by companies, workshops on financial information systems such as Bloomberg and Reuters, and case analyses.
  • International experience. A mid-week residential stay in Madrid will give students direct contact with companies and institutions in the local financial industry and provide them with additional international exposure.
  • Contact with a world-class faculty: The finance faculty is made up of leaders in the field of financial research who have published in some of the world's most distinguished journals. They will provide students with a cutting-edge education in finance in classes that put a premium on how to apply their knowledge to real settings.
  • Preparation for the business arena: During the programme, students will be able to attend a personal soft skill development programme and career management training designed to upgrade their global skills, improving their prospects for a successful future career.
  • Financial data lab: Among European schools, IBS has one of the most comprehensive financial databases - a resource that includes free access to Wharton Research Data Services, Compustat, Worldscope, CRSP and more complete information systems such as Bloomberg and Reuters. Through its financial database, students will have a chance to do data simulating and modelling, apply theory to the real financial world and develop applied projects using unique data sets.

Accreditation

  • A3ES Accreditation
  • DGES Registration

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Options
  • Futures, Forwards and Swaps
  • Investments
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Corporate Valuation
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Audience

ISCTE Business School is seeking students who can demonstrate the ability and commitment to successfully manage an academically demanding, full-time programme. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with the potential to become the business leaders of tomorrow.

Our International Masters programmes are designed for high-calibre graduate students and taught exclusively in English, in an international and multicultural atmosphere, therefore candidates must show evidence of a completed Bachelors degree as well as proficiency in the English language.

Although every application is assessed on its own merits, these programmes are mainly designed for students with little or no professional experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

Academic Requirements

We require the following skills and qualifications from applicants to our International Masters programmes:
  • A bachelors degree awarded by a university or institution of higher education;
  • Proficiency in the English language;
  • The results of an applicant's GMAT or GRE exam, although not mandatory, may enhance their chances of being accepted;
  • Two recommendation letters;
  • A motivation letter;
  • CV;
  • Diploma and Transcript of Records.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 7000 International
  • EUR 5250 EEA

2nd Year (dissertation/project) tuition fees:

  • EEA: € 1.600 per year;
  • International: € 2.800 per year;
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