What is the Master's Degree in Financial Risk Management?
The Master's Degree in Financial Risk Management is organized by the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences of the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE), through the ICADE business school .
Its main objective is to provide professional and specialized training in financial risks, which is why it is structured in four modules. The first includes the common training necessary to know in depth the precise theoretical concepts to develop the professional activity of financial risk manager. The second makes available to the student the specialized knowledge of the area. The third and fourth modules refer, respectively, to the Final Master's Project and internships in companies in the sector.
Labor insertion close to 100% 3 months after completing the master's degree
The current changes in the sector, especially in regulatory compliance, turn professionals into financial risks into assets coveted by companies, reaching almost 100% employability 6 months after the completion of the master's degree.
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"I highlight the human capital and the closeness and involvement of teachers and professionals so that the student learns and develops." Jorge Carlos Blanco
"An excellent training that provides the basis for developing a successful professional career in a sector demanded by companies." Guillermo Sanchez
"It has allowed me to specialize in a booming sector with many job opportunities." Paula Rabbits
The Master's Degree in Financial Risk Management is aimed at university graduates who wish to orient their professional life towards the financial sector, with specialized and updated training in financial risk management. This training will generate high added value for those who opt for jobs in financial institutions, consulting companies, the insurance sector and the most regulated sectors, such as energy or telecommunications.
It is suitable, both for students who have recently completed their studies, and for those who have professional experience and wish to incorporate this specialized training into their curriculum.
The abilities that the student will need to a greater extent are maturity and analytical capacity. The attitudes required are motivation, work commitment and assessment of ethical principles.
The master's degree is specially adapted to graduates in economics, business administration or studies that facilitate a solid quantitative training (engineers, technical engineers, graduates in mathematical, physical, statistical sciences).
The program is taught in Spanish, so an advanced level in this language is required. An intermediate level of English is also required, for consultation of documentary sources and to respond to the requirements requested by companies, both for curricular practices and for professional insertion.
Be in possession of an official Spanish university degree, graduate, architect, engineer or other issued by a higher education institution of the European Higher Education Area that allows access to master's degrees.
In the case of students with degrees from countries outside the European Higher Education Area that are not approved, the interested party must request their admission to the rector who will decide once informed by the Delegate Admission Subcommittee for university master's programs. Admission by this means will not imply the homologation or recognition of the previous degree for purposes other than those of taking the master's degree.
Professional and academic outings
The Master's Degree in Financial Risk Management equips students with skills that allow them to carry out their activities in the following positions within the financial area.
- Positions integrated in the risk departments of companies in the financial sector (credit institutions, investment services companies, management companies of collective investment institutions and venture capital entities) and of non-financial sectors with strong regulation (industrial companies, telecommunications and energy).
- Risk analysis positions in venture capital companies, rating agencies, securitization companies, companies and entities of study and consulting services.
- Positions linked to product development departments of financial entities.
- Integrated positions in planning and control departments.
- Consultancy positions for Public Administrations and Regulatory Bodies.
Likewise, the Master's Degree in Financial Risk Management authorizes access to an official doctoral program in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, which regulates official doctoral studies.
About the School
ICADE Business School, as an integral part of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Comillas Pontifical University, benefits from a long history of training business professionals.