Masters Degree in Finance and Economics

Top 30 Master's Programs in Finance and Economics 2017

Finance and Economics

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

A finance and economics program is geared toward students who want to gain a comprehensive education in finance. Each program will vary, but many of them focus on analysis tools and how they are applied in business.

Master's Degree in Finance and Economics

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Master's in Finance

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Campus Full time August 2017 Norway Bergen

Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration [+]

Masters Programs in Finance and Economics. Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration ECTS credits: 120 Duration: two years The programme prepares students for a wide range of outstanding career opportunities within financial services, consulting and auditing. The portfolio is designed and taught by NHH’s internationally recognised finance faculty, whose academic research and industry knowledge ensure that the courses are relevant and of high quality. The courses combine a rigorous theoretical approach with relevant applications and students will develop a deep understanding of the theoretical framework and empirical evidence in finance. You will learn to analyse real-life problems related to financial markets and financial decision-making in firms, and to apply principles at the research frontier. Upon completion of the programme, you will possess skills for performing investment analysis and valuation, evaluating portfolio management strategies and techniques, and making corporate finance decisions and risk management considerations. ... [-]

Master in International Economic and Political Studies (IEPS)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

International Economic and Political Studies (IEPS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which seeks to investigate contemporary political, economic and social issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. [+]

International Economic and Political Studies (IEPS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which seeks to investigate contemporary political, economic and social issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. Although the predominant emphasis in IEPS is on approaches from economics and political science, students will also be expected to explore their historical, legal and sociological aspects. The IEPS programme offers a unique study both in its contents and methods. It is based neither on an overview of facts about the social organisation, nor on crunching of abstract mathematical models – it offers the students the ways of thinking and understanding social, economic and political phenomena in globalised societies. Students deal with the nature of economic objectives of agents, social organisation, institutions of power, emergence of conflicts and aims at cooperation. They are expected to master the principles of modern non-conventional economic thinking and be able to apply it in political decision-making at the level of supra-national institutions, states, regional governments, corporations, firms, political parties and groups of citizens. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria In addition to the application, the following documents must be provided: 1. Copy of a diploma to show completed Bachelor's or Master's studies, or confirmation of ongoing studies in the academic year that those studies will be completed; 2. Transcript of marks and academic results from previous higher education studies; 3. CV 4. Motivation letter Confirmation of studies may be substituted with a transcript of marks, provided that these are from the same academic year as the application. All documents which are not originally in Czech, Slovak or English must be accurately translated into English. Conditions for admission The admissions commission will will assess applicants for study on the basis of the documents submitted and give them a ranking from 1 -10 points. The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean. A pre-condition for being accepted is the completion of higher education studies. Recommended literature, sample questions Although a background in mathematics is not formally required for admission, it is an advantage for IEPS applicants to have an aptitude for maths and statistics, especially those students who wish to specialise in economics and finance. All students must have a good command of the English language in order to successfully complete all of the course requirements, including the ability to discuss specialised topics. Information on the exercise of graduates A graduate of the IEPS should be able to reflect, using his/her acquired knowledge of the theoretical foundations, on the dynamics of changes of political-economic relations ongoing in international environment, brought by the current economical, political and social development open to the world. The theoretical basis should allow for an independent analytical research of economic and political issues in the international environment, including their critical analysis, for the purpose of the public or the private sectors. Graduates will be prepared to work in the banking and financial businesses, state administration, political parties, international institutions or in the private sector (for instance as consultants in multinational corporations). Theoretically oriented students can work as researchers or university instructors. [-]

Master of Finance

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 60  January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur + 1 more

This Master of Finance programme will equip graduates with the highly marketable skills, and specialised financial knowledge and tools to move from theory to real-world applications needed to take them to the forefront of the financial world. [+]

Masters Programs in Finance and Economics. Master of Finance This programme is specifically designed to provide a solid in-depth knowledge in the theory and practice of decision making needed to face the challenges in the financial world of today. In the rapidly changing business world of today, there is a growing need for finance professionals to meet the high requirements set by firms operating in a demanding environment and understanding its key areas at a global level is critically vital. This Master of Finance programme will equip graduates with the highly marketable skills, and specialised financial knowledge and tools to move from theory to real-world applications needed to take them to the forefront of the financial world. Admission Requirements Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent as acceptable by the Senate; OR Bachelor’s degree or equivalent but for CGPA below 2.50; can be accepted provided that the candidates must have 5 years working experience in relevant field. Graduates of equivalent qualifications who have several years of relevant industry experience. Evidence of satisfactory English language skills is required for candidates where English is not their first language, such as IELTS 6.0 or above or TOEFL 550 or above. Who should attend This degree is intended for finance professionals looking to widen their skill base, or students who have made a professional commitment to pursue a career in the finance industry and who have studied finance in an undergraduate degree and are interested in equipping with the most comprehensive array of analytical tools and techniques. This Masters of Finance could be a stepping stone to one of the most sought-after careers in the finance sectors broadly defined as corporate finance, security analysis, portfolio management, options and futures, treasury management, the functioning of financial institutions and markets, and financial decision-taking. Developed alongside the international organisations, this Master of Finance degree ensures graduates have the knowledge they need and can apply it within today's financial world. The Benefits of This Programme On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to : Have an in-depth understanding concerning principles of the financial workings and also the application of such understanding in using those financial assets to the world of business and investment. Understand and apply advanced concepts of finance and investment and extend the knowledge of the finance discipline into more specialised areas. Have the ability to integrate knowledge, handle complexity and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information but includes reflecting on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. Communicate clearly and unambiguously the conclusions and the knowledge and rationale underpinning them, to specialist and non-specialist audience. Apply qualitative and quantitative techniques in analysing and evaluating financial and investment problems. Use information technology, such as word processing, databases, the web and econometric packages, to download and analyse financial and economic data. Conduct independent research and solve multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary questions in a professional field on an academic, higher education level. Put plans into action with the experience learned from the successful entrepreneurs and a solid understanding of the realities of a business especially in Financial or investment related areas. Programme Modules & Project / Dissertation Core Modules Optional Modules* Quantitative Methods For Decision Making Securities, Futures and Options Financial Regulation and Regulatory Policy Financial Markets and Institutions Corporate Finance Financial Statement Analysis Fixed Income and Equity Investment Investment and Risk Management Investment and Portfolio Management Research Methodology Dissertation OR Financial Planning and Wealth Management Economics for Finance and Investment Analysis Fundamentals for Islamic Finance Project Paper/Case Study Dissertation Training in research methods, through the Research Methods and Literature Review Module, in addition to close supervision, will encourage you to develop your research skills so that you can complete your dissertation or project paper efficiently. The dissertation helps students develop the kind of skills they will need for work in a variety of careers, as well as to develop their specific ability to research and analyse academic problems. The research will focus on the issues related to the common business and managerial problems in finance within or external to an organization either locally or internationally particularly with reference to its policy’s implication. The main purpose of this dissertation/project undertaking is to allow students to explore their area of interest and to apply the right approach or methodology to arrive at the rightful solutions that best suit or solve the problems at hands. Dual Degree Award: APU, Malaysia & Staffordshire University, UK [-]

Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
Campus Full time 18  September 2017 Switzerland St.Gallen

The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education in economic theory, finance and quantitative methods. Students can choose to specialise in either Economics or Finance, or a combination of both. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education in economic theory, finance, and quantitative methods. Apart from a common set of core courses, you select from a larger menu of optional courses to specialise in economics, finance or a combination of both.

 

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The unique feature of the MiQE/F is the combination of comprehensive economic and finance theory with quantitative empirical methods to analyse and solve challenging practical problems in economics, finance and the private sector. Being equipped with rigorous statistical and econometric methods and an expert knowledge of economics and finance, you will be uniquely positioned on the job market to successfully compete for the most challenging career opportunities in science, the private sector and national and international policy institutions. Curriculum... [-]

Master of Finance

Rady School of Management
Campus Full time September 2017 USA La Jolla Shores

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego is now accepting applications for the Master of Finance degree. The one-year Master of Finance provides rigorous, hands-on training preparing graduates to immediately [+]

Masters Programs in Finance and Economics. The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego is now accepting applications for the Master of Finance degree. The one-year Master of Finance provides rigorous, hands-on training preparing graduates to immediately contribute in environments where quantitative and analytical skills are at a premium. Students learn cutting-edge methods for analyzing "big data" for financial decision making and risk management. The program’s emphasis on quantitative models and methods ensures graduates are equipped to develop innovative solutions to the complex problems facing the financial industry. Admissions The Rady School seeks applicants for the Master of Finance program who have exceptional quantitative skills, strong interest in the analytical foundations of finance and of risk management, and a desire to have an impact in the financial sector. The following criteria will be considered for admission: - Post-university work or research experience in a quantitative discipline is recommended, but not required. - Experience with statistical and econometric applications (Examples: SAS, STATA, MatLab, R, S-Plus). - A strong quantitative background including coursework in subjects such as linear algebra, multivariate calculus, differential equations, numerical analysis or advanced statistics and probability. - Experience with mathematical tools (Examples: MatLab, or Mathematica). Career Finance professionals skilled at producing forecasts of business, industry and economic conditions and financial risk management are in demand in investment institutions across the globe. The United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics expects the risk management field within business to grow at an average rate of 13 percent over the next decade. Longer term career paths may include, but are not limited to, chief risk officer, chief finance officer, risk managers, and as the head of risk management in banks and investment banks, stock exchanges, asset management companies, mutual funds, hedge funds, insurance companies, private equity firms, large corporations, credit rating agencies and regulators. Master of Finance students receive career support from Career Connections. Through personal coaching, an array of programs and resources and a commitment to creating access to opportunities, Career Connections enhances your potential for success. Click here for a virtual tour of our campus. [-]

Master Programme in Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Degree Awarded: Official Degree in Specialized Economics Analysis. [+]

Master Program - Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets

 

Policymakers are often forced to make decisions under conditions of uncertainty that have a direct impact on a country’s overall performance. A thorough understanding of the dynamics of the aggregate economy is necessary, but not entirely sufficient, for success. Private firms must also be knowledgeable of the many sources of aggregate risk and uncertainty, and the analytical tools available to study the aggregate economy can be of much help.

Students in the Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets Program will obtain relevant knowledge about the central issues in macroeconomic and financial economics analysis, as well as the key tools, data and models.... [-]


Master in Business Administration

Colorado Heights University (CHU)
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Denver

The Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to prepare students to function, compete, and excel in modern business and provide them with an understanding of how to cooperate on a worldwide platform. [+]

Masters Programs in Finance and Economics. The Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to prepare students to function, compete, and excel in modern business and provide them with an understanding of how to cooperate on a worldwide platform. CHU’s faculty has field experience that complements its advanced degrees, and the curriculum is designed to prepare business leaders with the skills to succeed and prosper in today’s competitive marketplace. Students study alongside peers from around the world, which contributes to a broad global perspective. Students gain a foundation in values, leadership, marketing, accounting, finance and other important fundamentals. Graduates have a sound basis of knowledge, which prepares them to excel in management positions in any type of business organization. Curriculum The teaching approach emphasizes conceptual and experiential learning. Complementing the case-study method is the practice of action learning in a team context, which transforms the learning environment into the real-business-world context of problem solving and opportunity management. Internships ensure that students possess work skills upon completing the program. Students synthesize course theory with their own practical experience. Program Learning Objectives As a result of successfully completing the MBA in International Business, each student demonstrates that they are able to: Compete in a business context. Solve real-world problems. Respond to critical challenges and paradoxes. Address managerial issues and business in the global context. Focus on long-range strategic development. Specializations Accounting Specialization The MBA with an emphasis in Accounting is intended to prepare students who are interested in understanding the accounting aspects of business. Internships within the Accounting industry ensure that all students will possess work skills upon completing the program. Students will synthesize course theory with their own practical experience. This relates to an emphasis on career skills. Corporate Finance The MBA with an emphasis in Corporate Finance is intended to prepare students for administrative positions within industry both in the United States and abroad. Internships within the Corporate Finance industry ensures that all students will possess work skills upon completing the program. Students will synthesize course theory with their own practical experience. This relates to an emphasis on career skills. Healthcare Management The MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Management is intended to prepare students for administrative positions within the growing healthcare industry, both in the United States and abroad. Internships within the healthcare industry ensure that all students will possess work skills upon completing the program. Students will synthesize course theory with their own practical experience. This relates to an emphasis on career skills. Environmental Management The MBA with an emphasis in Environmental Management is intended to prepare students for administrative positions within industry, both in the United States and abroad; however, this emphasis is designed to increase awareness of environmental issues. FAQ/Answers Q. What is the on-campus residential housing like? A. The residence halls at CHU are affordable and fun. They’re within walking distance to all classrooms, the library and other campus resources. It’s also easy to walk off campus to many local shops and restaurants, and it’s close to public transportation. Q. Will I fit in? A. CHU is a very multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-linguistic environment with students from over 40 countries so most students feel instantly comfortable in their new home away from home making new friends with common language, religion and culture frequently the very first day on campus. You are not alone because our staff both within admissions and other departments are also from a variety of countries and cultures and fully understand the questions you may have about entering a new environment in a new country and will assist you to make that transition as smooth and comfortable as possible. Q. Will CHU help me secure CPT and OPT positions? A. Students who have F-1 status are eligible for CPT (Curricular Practical Training) and OPT (Optional Practical Training) if they meet certain criteria. The counseling staff at CHU can help students understand the requirements and complete the paperwork in order to qualify and obtain CPT and/or OPT positions. [-]

Master in Finance

ESSEC Business School
Campus Full time 15  September 2017 France Cergy-Pontoise Singapore + 1 more

The Master in Finance, recognized by the French Higher Education and Research Ministry as Master Degree, and ranked 7th best Master in Finance worldwide by the Financial Times in 2016, is a graduate program tailored to individual needs and goals. [+]

A word from the Academic Director “The increasingly globalized and complex economy creates an additional demand for graduates with a well-recognized expertise in all areas of finance. In addition, corporate financial directors, consulting (advisory) firms, investment banks and financial institutions are in need of in-depth technical knowledge in finance.Career-oriented and internationally focused, the ESSEC Master in Finance is a highly selective and intensive program designed to offer high quality training to high potential students who wish to pursue a career in corporate finance, financial markets, asset and portfolio management as well as risk management. The program has a strong international dimension and teaches students to adapt to a multicultural environment, addressing multinational issues and providing exposure to both Europe and Asia. It offers a global approach to finance with a strong emphasis on the underlying skills necessary to operate in today’s financial professions.” Professor Sridhar Arcot, Academic Director of the Master in Finance. Ph.D. in Finance, LSE, Associate Professor, Finance Department. Academic The Master in Finance, recognized by the French Higher Education and Research Ministry as Master Degree, is a graduate program tailored to individual needs and goals. It offers 3 specialized tracks in Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, and Asset Management. The curriculum is flexible and it is full-time during 15 months. The 90 ECTS credits cover courses, an international study trip and an internship or academic dissertation. Students can choose to enroll the program either on the ESSEC France campus (Cergy, Paris area), or the ESSEC Asia-Pacific campus (Singapore). Regardless of campus choice, the program - and intake - starts in September. Courses The Master in Finance is an intensive program with 21 Core courses and 29 Elective courses. The program is tailored to each student’s career goals and individual needs.Core courses include: Corporate financial management Financial markets Options Macroeconomics Econometrics Options Mergers & Acquisitions Advanced Derivatives Fixed Incomes Introduction seminar to Financial career Financial Theory Introduction seminar to Asset Management & Insurance and many more You will then have a choice of elective courses to match your personal interests and professional ambitions.Elective courses cover such topics as: VBA Programing for Market Finance and Corporate Finance Real Estate Finance Commodity markets & Energy products Volatility Trading Game Business Analysis & Value Creation Asset management simulation game and many more Who can apply? The Master in Finance is a selective program designed for high-potential candidates holding (or currently pursuing) a Master’s degree or 4-year Bachelor in engineering, science, mathematics, business or economics. Candidates are expected to have an excellent academic record, be open-minded, internationally oriented and exhibit leadership potential. Holders of a 3-year Bachelor degree are also eligible to apply. They will have to complete an additional first year which includes a first term of 6 courses followed by a 6-month internship. [-]

Masters in Finance (MFIN)

American University of Beirut - AUB
Campus Full time 14  October 2017 Lebanon Beirut USA New York + 2 more

The MF program can be completed in a 14 month period by students with non-business backgrounds. A minimum of one calendar year of residence is required for graduation for students with business backgrounds. [+]

Masters Programs in Finance and Economics. The MF program can be completed in a 14 month period by students with non-business backgrounds. A minimum of one calendar year of residence is required for graduation for students with business backgrounds. In order to fulfill the MF graduation requirements, a student must complete the following on a full -time basis as tabulated below. No project will be required Course Type Credit Hours(Minimum) Core 21 Electives 9 Total Number of Credits Required for Graduation 30 Program Delivery The MF can be completed in three semesters (one year) in accordance with the recommended time frame suggested below for students enrolled in the program on a full-time basis. Admission Requirements - Masters in Finance Normally, there is one admission deadline a year: in February, for enrollment in the fall semester. For more detail, please refer to the Admissions section of the AUB graduate catalogue, under Application Procedures. Criteria For Admission To be eligible for admission to the MF program, a student must hold a Bachelor’s degree and must satisfy the requirements of the University for admission to graduate study. To be accepted into the MF program, the applicant must possess an undergraduate university average in the last two years of study greater than 80 or equivalent. GMAT, GRE and work experience will not be required and the typical student will be a fresh graduate. The program is open to students from other educational backgrounds including engineering, economics, mathematics, statistics and so forth. Students not having an undergraduate degree in business will be required to take at least two pre-requisite courses prior to enrollment in the core. The Curriculum The graduate program consists of 7 core courses and 3 electives spanning the various areas of corporate financial management, risk analysis and management, investments and portfolio theory, quantitative finance. The core courses are in the general area of: MFIN 301: Quantitative Methods of Finance MFIN 302: Financial Statement Analysis MFIN 303: Security Analysis MFIN 304: Financial Strategy MFIN 305: Structured Finance MFIN 306: Portfolio Management MFIN 307: Equity Valuation Three elective courses may be chosen from the following list of courses: MFIN 351: Fixed Income Securities MFIN 352: Islamic Finance MFIN 353: Financial Econometrics MFIN 354: Credit Risk Measurement and Management MFIN 355: Entrepreneurial Finance MFIN 356: International Finance Students not having an undergraduate degree in business will be required to take, prior to enrolling in the MF program, at least two pre-requisite/remedial courses of 3 credits each: Financial Accounting/Basics of Finance Quantitative Analysis/Economics As mentioned previously, these students can complete the program in 14 months. [-]

International Master in Finance

EADA - Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The objective of the International Masters at EADA is to give participants "professional competitive advantage" by focusing on three fundamental areas. [+]

International Master in Finance

Diploma: Students who successfully complete the programme will receive two diplomas:

 

- EADA Diploma: International Master in Finance

- Official University Master. Those students in possession of an official university diploma, or with an equivalent official diploma that allows access to post-graduate studies in the country of your university studies, will be awarded an Official University Master in Business Management by Universitat de VIC, our university partner.

This official university diploma is adapted to the European Higher Education Area in accordance with the Bologna Process, and is worth 60 ECTS credits.... [-]


Master in Economics, Finance and International Integration

University of Pavia
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Pavia

The <strong>Master Program (Laurea Magistralis) in Economics, Finance and International Integration (MEFI)</strong> is a post-graduate course open to Italian and foreign students aiming to pursue advanced studies in the field of applied economics and finance in an international perspective. [+]

Masters Programs in Finance and Economics. The Master Program (Laurea Magistralis) in Economics, Finance and International Integration (MEFI) is a post-graduate course open to Italian and foreign students aiming to pursue advanced studies in the field of applied economics and finance in an international perspective. MEFI trains students longing to start high level careers as professionals or managers in national and multinational firms and within the Public Administration. Starting from the academic year 2013-2014 this Master Program will be entirely taught in English, fulfilling the internalization aims of our Department. The Department is already involved in many international mobility programs for graduate students. Moreover a few double degree programs in Economics have been already agreed and are being carried out with some major European Universities. The decision to teach all MEFI courses in English is then just a further path in our internalization strategy. Though students attending MEFi will get the same degree, they may choose from the start between three different specializations: Finance; Industrial Organization and Market Strategies; International Economic Integration. Such a variety of academic options is consistent with the existence in our Department of different groups of researchers sharing common scientific interests, publishing extensively on these topics and occasionally working as consultants for private and public institutions. The Finance curriculum has been developed by a group of mathematicians, statisticians and econometricians who have long since concentrated their research work on financial markets. They also cooperate with colleagues involved in macroeconomics and corporate finance. The Industrial Organization and Market Strategies curriculum is based as well on a group of professors and researchers long since involved in research work about theoretical and empirical industrial organization, regulatory economics and competition policy. A third curriculum concerning International Economic Integration is also available, as the University of Pavia is a leading academic institution for post-graduate education in the field of international cooperation and economic development. MEFI is expected to be completed in two years and is divided into 4 semesters. Teaching time is mostly devoted to advanced courses of economics with an applied perspective. In the case of the Industrial Organization option the focus is on the applications of game theory and econometrics to regulated and unregulated markets, and on the microeconomics of the firm. The Finance option includes courses of mathematics, statistics and econometrics with a common focus on financial markets issues. The International Integration option requires less training in mathematics and statistics, as more weight is given to political economy and international policy issues. Students interested in sustainable development, independently of their specialization, may always pick up environmental economics and energy economics as elective courses. Complementary courses in Law have also been introduced. They are differentiated according to each specialization and include financial markets regulation, European Community Law and Antitrust law. Management courses mainly concern multinational firms and the organization of information systems. Following the Italian multicultural tradition, students may be also required to attend one course in Economic History and/or one in Sociology. Most courses require students to undertake individual short projects or produce short essays to be discussed during the class and that may contribute to their assessment together with traditional exams. Lastly students will have to write and defend a Master program dissertation that will contribute to their final grade. [-]

Master of Economics

Kenyatta University
Campus Full time January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

The School was established in 2008 from the then Department of Economics that was housed in the School of Humanity and Social Sciences. Formation of a School of Economics was to give the economics discipline at Kenyatta University a chance to evolve and increase its research activities in order for the School to contribute its fair share to knowledge augmentation in Economics. [+]

The School was established in 2008 from the then Department of Economics that was housed in the School of Humanity and Social Sciences. Formation of a School of Economics was to give the economics discipline at Kenyatta University a chance to evolve and increase its research activities in order for the School to contribute its fair share to knowledge augmentation in Economics. The School has the autonomy to develop specialized Degree Programmes that are market driven so as to attract more students who currently go abroad in search of specialized economics courses such as Bachelor of Economics and Statistics; Bachelor of Economics and Finance; Master of Economics in such specialized areas as Health Economics, Financial Economics, Environmental Economics, just to mention but a few. Moreover, the for a very long time, the students of economics have been clamouring for an award of the “Degree of Economics” as distinct from the general Bachelor of Arts degree. Furthermore, there exists great demand by both the public and private sectors for graduates with degrees in specialized fields of Economics. This is evidenced by the large number of students with degrees in Economics, who have in the recent past been employed by financial institutions and the Public Service Commission. We are therefore responding to a market need. Entry Regulations The following shall be eligible for admission into the Masters programmes in the School of Economics: A holder of at least an Upper Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Economics and Statistics or Economics and Finance from Kenyatta University or any other recognized Institution of comparable status. A holder of a Lower Second Class degree in the stated disciplines from Kenyatta University or any other recognized university with two (2) years relevant experience. Pattern of the Programmes The Masters programmes will consist of coursework, examination and research project. The programmes will be offered in two modules, full-time and evening with students in both modes being required to take at least a total of sixteen (16) units by the end of the programme. In the first year of study, a student will be required to take eight (8) units: four (4) units in the first semester, and four (4) in the second. During the second year of study, a student will be required to take four (4) units in the first semester and undertake a research project in the second semester. The research project shall be equivalent to four (4) unit The duration of the programmes shall be a minimum of eighteen (18) months from the date of registration. At the end of the programme a student will be required to have specialized in one of the following: Economics Econometrics Environmental Economics Financial Economics Development Economics Economic Policy and Management Health Economics International Economics Agricultural Economics Examinations University examination regulations shall apply. University examinations shall be given at the end of each semester and shall contribute 70 percent of the total marks: continuous assessment shall constitute the remaining 30 percent. For the purposes of evaluation, a research project shall be regarded as equivalent to four (4) units and shall be examined at the end of the academic year. The duration for the University examination shall be three (3) hours per unit. The minimum pass mark for each unit shall be 50%. A candidate who fails to satisfy requirement (2.3.5) above may be permitted on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners and with the approval of the Senate to take supplementary examinations in the failed units up to a maximum of two units in any year. The maximum mark attainable in each unit examined in supplementary examination shall be 50%. A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in supplementary examination shall be discontinued. A candidate shall not be allowed to undertake project work prior to passing supplementary examination if any. A candidate who fails more than two units in the ordinary University examinations in any one year shall be discontinued Structure of the Master Degrees in Economics Candidates pursuing a master degree in economics will be expected to take all core units that are offered in their particular areas of specialization in the first and second years of study. In the second year of study, candidates shall choose at least one (1) elective. The maximum number of units per semester that candidates shall be allowed to take is five (5). [-]

Master in Monetary, Banking and Financial Economics

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

This Master Course aims at providing advanced training to graduates wishing to improve their knowledge and skills in the banking, insurance and financial area. Students will deepen their knowledge on the functioning of the monetary, banking, financial and insurance markets and they will become more skillful and able to contribute productively to the financial sector of the economy. [+]

Masters Programs in Finance and Economics. Justification and Purpose This Master Course aims at providing advanced training to graduates wishing to improve their knowledge and skills in the banking, insurance and financial area. Students will deepen their knowledge on the functioning of the monetary, banking, financial and insurance markets and they will become more skillful and able to contribute productively to the financial sector of the economy. The Study Plan starts with basic theoretical training, followed by course units applied to the banking, financial and insurance sectors, in particular: (i) fundaments in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Econometrics; and (ii) specific training in the area of Monetary, Banking, Finance and Insurance Economics. The second year of this Master Course is dedicated to research and the preparation of an original Dissertation or, alternatively, an Internship + Report, always under the guidance of one or two supervisors. More specifically, this master degree course aims at endowing students with skills and abilities that can be summarised in the following expected outcomes: Integrate knowledge on Monetary Economics, Banking and Financial Economics and Insurance. Understand how an equilibrium is generated in the banking and financial sectors, through interest rates. Analyse: (i) the functioning of the monetary and financial markets; (ii) monetary, insurance and financial institutions; and (iii) main methods of financial assets evaluation. Use, in a rigorous manner, the bibliographic and data sources, the relevant indicators, as well as the principal statistics and econometric techniques used in this field of knowledge. Develop the ability to use theoretical knowledge, statistical sources and empirical methods in new contexts, in particular in the definition of: (i) investment strategies; (ii) monetary, banking, insurance and financial public policies; and (iii) strategies to operate monetary, financial and banking institutions whilst facing risk in the macroeconomic and sector plans. This master degree programme is offered in a post-labour regime – from Monday to Thursday, from 18:00 to 21:00. The completion of the Master Programme in Monetary, Banking and Financial Economics totals 120 ECTS and it is a two-year-long course. Are you looking for advanced training in Monetary, Banking and Financial Economics, wishing to enhance your employability and career prospects in the near future? Our Master Degree in Monetary, Banking and Financial Economics is the answer to launch your future career. [-]

MCom in Financial Economics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The student should develop intellectual competencies and practical skills in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and application of advanced financial principles in the context of the international economy, and be able to reflect on the associated managerial decisions, through quantitative analysis and to assess the effect thereof in the holistic financial context. [+]

The student should develop intellectual competencies and practical skills in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and application of advanced financial principles in the context of the international economy, and be able to reflect on the associated managerial decisions, through quantitative analysis and to assess the effect thereof in the holistic financial context. The qualification will provide qualifying students with the opportunity to further study at New NQF level 10/Old NQF level 8 on a doctoral degree programme in Economics. Admission requirements: A potential student should possess a honours qualification in Economics, Econometrics, Statistics and/or Mathematics on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7. Alternatively any other four-year qualification with honours status on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7 and related Mathematical and/or Statistical and Applied Econometrical experiences which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Economics and Econometrics. Preparatory study and an entrance examination may be required by the Department of Economics and Econometrics. Contact details: Prof John Mwamba / 011 559 4371 [-]

Master in Finance

Poznan University of Economics and Business
Campus Full time September 2017 Poland Poznań

The programme focuses on giving the students the knowledge of financial markets and of the processes that govern contemporary local and global finances. [+]

Master in Finance

This is an elite and interdisciplinary program, which encompasses both general and specialist knowledge in the field of economics and management. The students will know how to understand the processes that govern world and local economies and how to use the tools available to make financially responsible decisions.

The program will show students how the financial markets function, how to analyze financial situation of a company, how to make financially responsible decisions. The students will also learn how to secure financially economic activity, how to use the means the company has effectively and how to judge their use.

 

AREAS OF STUDY The program is based on four major areas: * Accounting, selected courses: Corporate and business accounting, Managerial accounting, Tax systems, * Finance, selected courses: Public finance, Corporate finance, Local government finance and EU financial system, Behavioral finance, * Insurance, selected courses: Personal and commercial insurance, * Management, selected courses: Private asset and wealth management, Portfolio management. GRADUATES Because of our analytical approach to the functioning of companies combined with necessary and up-to-date theoretical knowledge graduates of this program have numerous opportunities of employment, for example in: * financial and accounting departments as a financial analysts or brokers, * public sector – various positions, * corporations as advisors, portfolio managers or head accountants, * establishing their own companies. [-]