University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance

Introduction

The Faculty Law, Economics and Finance, University of Luxembourg includes three disciplines offering exceptional academic programmes and conducting rigorous research activities. The Faculty is an evolution from the departments of law and economics of the former University Centre (Centre Universitaire), the predecessor to the University of Luxembourg.

The FDEF consists of three research units, originally established as part of the Gabriel Lippmann Public Research Centre (Centre de Recherche Public Gabriel Lippmann), evolving to include today's Luxembourg School of Finance.

This Faculty offers 6 Master degrees, 3 Bachelor degrees and two professional programmes.

Law

Research in Law are conducted by the Laboratoire de Droit Economique, whose research activities focus on financial and business law, and the Centre de Droit Européen .

The academic offer is currently composed by:

- A Bachelor en droit

- Three Masters focused on European Law:

  • Master en droit européen – LL.M .
  • Master en droit économique européen - LL.M .
  • Master en droit financier européen et international - LL.M

- A supervision programme for PhD students

Economics

Research activities in Center of Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) concentrates on:

  • Economic integration: competition, attractiveness in small economies
  • International finance
  • Economic development: growth, agglomeration effects, and sustainable development



Education programs include

  • Academic Bachelor in Economics
  • Professional Bachelor in Management
  • Master in Economics and Finance
  • Diploma for additional training in auditing and accounting
  • Doctoral Training Program

Finance

The Luxembourg School of Finance (LSF) is the Department of Finance of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg. The LSF’s mission is to offer education programmes and conduct academic research in finance at the highest level. It strives to attract outstanding individuals as students and faculty, and to create an environment of excellence.

Since its inception in 2003, over 250 students of over 30 nationalities have completed the MSc in Banking and Finance programme. Offered on a one-year full-time or two-year part-time basis, the programme is ideal for students having a previous degree in finance or related field, as well as for professionals seeking to obtain a greater theoretical foundation in finance to support their career objectives.

The MSc in Banking and Finance represents exceptional value. In addition to a comprehensive curriculum, it features renowned professors from both the LSF and partner universities such as INSEAD and the New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business. A tailor-made Residential Academic Week at NYU Stern School of Business is an important part of the programme and greatly enjoyed by students.

The LSF is closely tied to the Luxembourg Financial Centre, with on-going partnerships in research, internships and student placement, and events of academic and professional interest.The Financial Centre participates in the LSF’s governance and supports the LSF in many different forms.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MSc

Master of Science in Banking and Finance

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Luxembourg

The Master of Science in Banking and Finance is the flagship programme of the Luxembourg School of Finance. It offers a comprehensive curriculum encompassing both classic and more recent areas of the finance discipline as well as the principal functions of banking. [+]

The Master of Science in Banking and Finance is the flagship programme of the Luxembourg School of Finance. It offers a comprehensive curriculum encompassing both classic and more recent areas of the finance discipline as well as the principal functions of banking. The cross-functional curriculum provides a dynamic framework of analytical skills and intellectual tools, providing an integrated approach to solving complex banking and financial problems. In addition to a broad range of core courses, students may select one of two streams representing mainstream areas in which they can obtain a deeper knowledge. Students study with the School’s permanent faculty. The diverse faculty, which maintain close ties to the Luxembourg banking and financial community, engage in leading research and advance banking and financial knowledge and practices on many fronts including market valuation of financial instruments, risk management and behavioral finance. In addition, a roster of invited professors from renowned finance faculties of other universities teach selected courses. The programme is ideally suited to students seeking a career in corporate finance, asset and wealth management, banking and related fields. Programme Formats The programme is offered in both full-time and part-time formats with a start in the autumn. The full-time programme begins in October and finishes in June of every year, followed by an obligatory internship. The part-time programme begins in September. Classes are generally held on Fridays and Saturdays (full days) twice per month during semester periods. Degree The MSc in Banking and Finance is a post-graduate degree offered by the... [-]

Master

Master in Accounting and Audit (académique)

Campus Full time September 2017 Luxembourg

The academic Master programme in Accounting and Audit has been developed in partnership with leading academics and practitioners. The programme offers scientifically based in-depth knowledge of all specialist areas that are relevant to the field of accounting and auditing, without neglecting the practical relevance of the teaching content or the preparation of candidates for the job market. [+]

The academic Master programme in Accounting and Audit has been developed in partnership with leading academics and practitioners. The programme offers scientifically based in-depth knowledge of all specialist areas that are relevant to the field of accounting and auditing, without neglecting the practical relevance of the teaching content or the preparation of candidates for the job market. Students completing the degree course acquire the expertise to solve practical problems on a scientifically sound basis. To become a statutory auditor in the European Union and a réviseur d’entreprises in Luxembourg candidates attain university entrance and achieve theoretical knowledge of subjects relevant to statutory audit and the ability to apply such knowledge in practice. Candidates aiming to obtain the professional qualification of réviseur d’entreprises will comprehensively have completed the theoretical stage of their training on a high academic level when they graduate. Auditors play a role in society as a whole. Therefore, a responsible approach in this profession is of great importance. The Master's foundations for working responsibly are already laid as part of the degree course. The teaching provided must offer a balance of theoretical, research and practical aspects in training auditors. Stringent requirements in terms of the comprehensive development of the required social skills are paramount and knowledge must be conveyed in the core specialist subjects of accounting and auditing as well as the supplementary specialist subjects (law, IT and computer systems, business studies and economics, corporate finance, mathematics and statistics) with the following structure: Basic knowledge: students know basic... [-]

Master in Economics and Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 Luxembourg

This Masters is aimed at students wishing to obtain a comprehensive and sound education in finance. The course highlights the largely complementary nature of theoretical analysis tools and their application in business. In addition to the courses taught by the Professors of the University, seminars are run by professionals who are active in Luxembourg’s financial sector. [+]

This Masters is aimed at students wishing to obtain a comprehensive and sound education in finance. The course highlights the largely complementary nature of theoretical analysis tools and their application in business. In addition to the courses taught by the Professors of the University, seminars are run by professionals who are active in Luxembourg’s financial sector. Presentations of companies that offer work placements for students are also scheduled. The course is conducted over 4 semesters (full-time).The first year of the Masters (60 ECTS) consists of the fundamental topics of financial economics. The second year of the Masters (60 ECTS) comprises in-depth courses in economics and financial techniques as well as either a work placement or time to prepare a thesis. The course is taught in both English and French. Objectives In the field of finance there is strong complementariness between theoretical analysis and its applications. The goal of the course is to enable students to adapt to the rapid changes in the financial sector and to make them familiar with the tools derived from the latest research. Learning outcomes The programme highlights the substantially complementary nature, in the field of finance, between the theoretical analysis and their application in business. It offers students a training course that enables them to adapt to the rapid changes in the financial sector by applying knowledge and tools derived from the latest research. The sound technical and institutional know-how gained from this education program enables our graduates to benefit from a high level of... [-]

Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2017 Luxembourg

Entrepreneurship has become an increasingly popular activity that can be evidenced in different spheres of the economy and society. More commonly, entrepreneurial behaviours are associated with new start up ventures where risk, ownership and management are combined to exploit new market or technological opportunities. [+]

Entrepreneurship has become an increasingly popular activity that can be evidenced in different spheres of the economy and society. More commonly, entrepreneurial behaviours are associated with new start up ventures where risk, ownership and management are combined to exploit new market or technological opportunities. But such activities can also be seen in corporate, social, public, civic, community and small business contexts to reflect organizational efforts to sustain competitive advantage, uniqueness and novelty. This is partly because the twenty-first century is characterized by a fast moving, competitive and global economy. Sustaining a competitive advantage requires that individuals, companies and nations are able to anticipate and stimulate (rather than merely manage) change. Entrepreneurship is about exploiting ambiguities and contingencies. More importantly, entrepreneurship is about experiencing a tension between ‘what is’ in the present and ‘what should be’ in the future – and then converting that tension into an entrepreneurial problem that can resolve the tension. Such a process demands concepts and knowledge from different disciplines, and the integration of these concepts with the know-how and practical experience of daily business practice. The programme aims at achieving that integration, optimally balancing theory and know-how. Entrepreneurship is a programme of the Luxembourg Business Academy, a partnership between the University of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce. Who is the programme for and what will the programme offer you? The programme is a two-year full-time Master’s degree, which is targeted at: Bachelor graduates in any discipline from Luxembourg and the Grande Région wishing to... [-]

Master in Wealth Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Luxembourg

The Master in Wealth Management (MWM) aims to educate and train future wealth managers. The programme combines traditional finance subjects with person-, legal- and tax-centric subjects such as client relationship management, estate planning, ethics and international taxation. [+]

The Master in Wealth Management (MWM) aims to educate and train future wealth managers. The programme combines traditional finance subjects with person-, legal- and tax-centric subjects such as client relationship management, estate planning, ethics and international taxation. Graduates will be able to find jobs in private banks, foundations, family offices, consultancy firms, insurance companies, investment firms, among others. The curriculum is made up of 28 courses, taught over short intensive periods, a module in Singapore, and an internship. The MWM was developed by the Luxembourg School of Finance (LSF) in cooperation with the Private Banking Group Luxembourg (PBGL) to meet the continuous need for talented and well-trained specialists in the continuously growing field of Wealth Management. All students will have an academic supervisor and a personal industry mentor who provide guidance and support for their academic and professional development. The teaching staff includes leading academics from the University of Luxembourg and other universities, as well as industry specialists with extensive experience and networks in their subject areas. The programme is offered in a full-time and in a part-time format. The PBGL-affiliated banks offer several part-time positions which enable candidates to finance their studies and put their newly acquired skills and knowledge into practice. Overview Wealth Management refers to the provision of customised financial services, such as portfolio management and financial planning, to High Net worth Individuals (HNWIs). Wealth managers are advisors that are experts in finance, taxation, estate planning and risk management. They closely follow their clients’ personal and financial... [-]