M.Sc. Financial Economics

ISM University of Management and Economics

Tuition fee:
  • € 2,275 / Semester (EEA)
  • € 2,275 / Semester (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Partnership: Joint
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Description

The distinctive feature of the Master in Financial Economics programme lies in its holistic approach, which incorporates subjects on investment management, corporate finance, economics and advanced quantitative research methods.

The programme 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.

The goal of Financial economics programme is to develop an economist who has sophisticated knowledge in micro and macro economics, is able to use advanced modelling and analytical techniques in assessing and forecasting economical processes and financial tools, and has an upper level expertise in finance, which is applicable both on company and macro level.

Through the Master of Financial Economics 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.

Contents

COURSES

FINANCE COURSES
  • Asset Pricing
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Portfolio Management
  • Behavioural Finance
ECONOMICS COURSES
  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Policy
CORPORATE FINANCE COURSES
  • International Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Intermediation
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODOLOGY COURSES
  • Research Methodology
  • Time Series Econometrics
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Financial Econometrics

Requirements

  • University education in any subject (sub-)area.
  • At least 36 ECTS credits in subjects of the field of management/economics (see Annex 1 for the list of recommended subjects)
  • Motivation (to be evaluated by way of interview)
  • Upper Intermediate or higher level of English skills: Qualifying results:
    TOEFL (at least 65 IBT)
    IELTS (at least 6)

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL iBT® test: 65

Funding

Scholarships to International Applicants ISM Scholarships are awarded to the international applicants to cover tuition fee. The ISM Scholarships are merit based and are extended automatically every semester upon the condition that the scholarship holder has passed all the courses, has no penalties (as defined in Regulations of Graduate Studies) and has CGPA 8 or more. State scholarships for international students:
  • No more than 7 students from Ukraine, Georgia and Byelorussia can be granted allowance to cover part of the ISM yearly study fee and a monthly scholarship;
  • No more than 6 students from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Armenia can be granted a monthly scholarship.
Scholarships to Graduates from ISMs Bachelor Studies Graduates from ISMs Bachelor studies, according to ISMs loyalty programme, are awarded study fee discount of 30% to continue their studies at ISMs 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. State Funding and Loans Citizens of EU and EEA countries are eligible for the state funding and/or state loans at favourable conditions to cover part or all tuition fee at ISM Graduate studies. More information is available at the Lithuanian Ministry of Science and Education (www.smm.lt) The number of student vouchers is set by Lithuanian Ministry of Science and Education.

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