Master in Banking and Financial Regulation


Programme Description

Do you wish to develop the necessary skills to work for the central departments of financial institutions? Are you interested in an in-depth analysis of the crucial issues of the bank sector?

The Master’s Degree in Banking and Financial Regulation seeks to equip students with advanced knowledge of the new technological environment in which the banking industry finds itself immersed.

To this end, it combines traditionally essential banking subjects (risk management, finance, and the economic environment) with a more advanced vision of subjects that have proven to be critical (financial and accounting regulation, ethics, and corporate social responsibility).

As a result of the financial crisis and the reforms being recommended by the G20, both banks and other entities that make up the financial system have had to adapt to the new regulatory framework.


  • To provide advanced knowledge of the new economic, financial and regulatory environment in which the banking industry operates.
  • To prepare students to work in the international and innovative environments inherent to the future of banking.
  • To educate students about the different financial and banking products and their relevance.
  • To equip students with appropriate techniques to quantify and assess the different risks inherent in the banking industry.
  • To develop an awareness of the need to create and maintain corporate responsibility and ethical conduct in the banking industry.


The curriculum for the Master’s Degree in Banking and Financial Regulation consists of an eight-month coursework period and an internship stage. At the end of the master’s degree, students must present a Master’s Thesis Project.

During the period of study, theory sessions will be complemented by the use of the case method applied to the banking industry and an analysis of real situations using information taken from the financial and banking system. In addition to the sessions, seminars, conferences and roundtable discussions on current issues linked to the banking industry are organized.


  • Econometrics for Banking
  • Advanced Banking Accountancy
  • Corporate Finance and Risk Management
  • SAS Programming
  • Economic Environment
  • Financial Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Financial Regulation
  • Banking business and systems of information management in banking
  • Professional internship
  • Final project

Weeks in London, Frankfurt, and Brussels

After the first semester exams, the students will travel to London and Brussels to attend seminars at the Bank of England, the European Banking Authority, the International Accounting Standards Board, the European Banking Federation, and the European Parliament. They will also enjoy industry presentations with Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Moody’s.

The second semester study period concludes with a week in Frankfurt, where students will attend seminars with professionals from the European Central Bank, Goethe University and other members of the financial industry.


The program is aimed primarily at students with degrees in the Exact Sciences, Physical Sciences, Economics, Business Administration, Engineering or equivalent areas and who are interested in pursuing a career in one of the positions for which the master’s degree provides training.

Rolling admissions: candidates will receive the result of their application the month after applying.

The admission criteria are based on academic records, level of English and prior professional experience.

Applicant profile

  • Economics and Business Administration graduates.
  • Students with sound quantitative knowledge in fields such as engineering, mathematics, and physics.
  • Students who wish to work for the central departments of financial institutions.
  • Students who wish to pursue a professional career in risk departments, financial advisory firms, fund management companies or financial departments within major companies.

Steps for admission

  • Register on myUNAV.
  • Complete the application form and attach scans of the required documentation.
  • If the Admissions Committee considers it appropriate, it will contact the candidate to request an interview and/or the GRE results.
  • Candidates can view the status of their application in the Applicant Portal, although they will also be kept informed by email.
  • If a candidate is approved for admission, he or she will have to register by the dates indicated.

Documents required

  • Academic record
  • CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement
  • Proof of English level
  • A photocopy of the passport
  • One passport photo
  • Proof of payment of €100 (non-refundable)

Professional prospects

The economic, financial and regulatory environment in which the banking industry operates has undergone a profound transformation at an international level.

The Master’s Degree in Banking and Financial Regulation provides training for the professional profiles demanded by the marketplace. This translates into 100% employability.

Professional areas

The master’s degree prepares students to become professionals who will pursue their careers in the following areas:

  • Banks and Financial Institutions:
    • Strategy
    • Risks
    • Financial Regulation
    • Regulatory Reporting
    • FinTech
    • Research
    • Financial Management
  • Consultants
    • Strategy
    • Regulation
    • Regulatory Intelligence
    • Basel III and Basel IV
    • SREP
  • Regulatory and Supervisory Bodies (ECB, EBA, National Banks)
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The University of Navarra is based on the Christian inspiration promoted by St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei. Its mission is to seek and present the truth; contribute to the ... Read More

The University of Navarra is based on the Christian inspiration promoted by St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei. Its mission is to seek and present the truth; contribute to the academic, cultural and personal education of its students; promote academic research and healthcare activities; provide suitable opportunities for the development of its professors and employees, and carry out broad cultural outreach and social promotion work with a clear goal of service. Read Less
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