Financial Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 2275
    Tuition (Semester)
    2275
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The Financial Economics programme at the ISM University of Management and Economics aims to broaden students’ understanding of scientific contributions in the field of financial economics, strengthen their analytic and critical thinking skills, and equip them with quantitative finance techniques and complex financial decision-making tools in a rapidly changing macroeconomic environment. Our graduates have solid training in modern financial and economic theory with an ability to apply theoretical concepts and models in practical situations.

Master’s programme in Financial Economics aims to educate socially responsible and highly qualified specialists in the field of financial economics, equipped with general, functional and transferable competences, specialized knowledge and strong analytical skills that would enable them to analyze, critically assess and develop contemporary theory and practice of finance and economics as well as apply methods of mathematical statistics and econometric models to the analysis of corporate finance, portfolio management, financial markets and institutions, financial engineering across local and international public and private institutions.

Double Degree

The double degree is exclusively awarded to students who spend one year of their two-year programme at the double degree partner university:

  • BI Norwegian Business School
  • HEC Management School
Exchange Programmes
Master’s students can spend an exchange semester in one of 14 partner universities in 11 countries across Europe and Asia.
Key Learning Outcomes

Through the Master of Financial Economis programme students will be able to:

  • Analyse and assess both the micro- and macroeconomic environment of international corporations, financial institutions and capital markets.
  • Understand and apply quantitative finance techniques and advanced financial decision-making tools in portfolio management, risk management and capital budgeting.
  • Analyse and critically evaluate the role and functioning of international financial markets and institutions and be familiar with the universe of financial instruments.
  • Evaluate, choose, and systemically apply advanced mathematical statistics methods and advanced econometric models and techniques in solving complex problems of corporate finance.

Programme Structure

Courses Included
Year 1
  • Asset Pricing
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Alternative Investment and
  • Risk Management
  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Research Methodology
  • Applied Business Ethics
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Applied Valuation
Year 2
  • Behavioural Finance
  • International Finance
  • Financial Intermediation
  • Monetary Policy
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Master’s Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Partnership
    Joint
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time
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Academic Requirements

Eligibility
  • Undergraduate degree in any field.
  • All cantidates must hold a Bachelor's (or equivalent) degree and have collected at least 18 ECTS credits in the fields of management/economics.
Documents for Application
  • Applicants must submit an online application
  • Undergraduate degree diploma and diploma supplement.
  • Applicants who have earned their degree abroad must submit a confirmation by the Lithuanian Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC) confirming that their undergraduate degree is comparable to an approved Lithuanian undergraduate degree.
  • Proved English language skills, which should meet the requirements of Upper Intermediate level of higher. Valid results of TOEFL, IELTS tests. If none of these tests has been taken, a test will be organised at ISM.
  • Curriculum vitae (in English);
  • An essay in English on the topic “What would you describe to be your most unique or special skill that differentiates you from everyone else?”.
  • A copy of passport pages containing photo and information about identity.
  • Documents confirming academic activities (if applicable).
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 2275 International
  • EUR 2275 EEA
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Funding

State scholarships for International students:

A monthly scholarship and benefit to cover the study price is offered for the nationals of Belarus Republic, Republic of Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Ukraine,Republic of Armenia, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Uzbekistan and People's Republic of China and foreign citizens of Lithuanian origin to study in Lithuanian higher education institutions.

Scholarships to Graduates from ISM’s Bachelor Studies

Graduates from ISM’s Bachelor studies, according to ISM’s loyalty programme, are awarded study fee discount of 30% to continue their studies at ISM’s Graduate School. The scholarship is extended automatically every semester if the student has passed all the courses and has not been subject to any of the penalties, as defined in Regulations of Graduate Studies

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