12 months
735 USD/credit 30870 USD/year
597 USD/credit 25074 USD/year
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Finance from The American University in Cairo is designed to provide a complete financial framework enriching your knowledge on two fronts. 


Finance from The American University in Cairo covers essential theoretical framework ranging from the industry’s best practices to key financial models making sure you have the solid theoretical background to take appropriate financial decisions. On the other front, the program guides you to practically apply theory to meet local and international market demands thus ensuring that you know how to apply your knowledge into the desired actions.

Students at Finance from The American University in Cairo will:

  • Advance their career in finance and keep up with the growth in the banking and financial services sector in Egypt.

  • Acquire deep financial knowledge needed to be a well-rounded finance professional who can understand the industry’s best practices and apply them to meet local market demands.

  • Apply the research process for finance-related problems through the integral thesis component. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis 
  • Managerial Economics
  • Applied Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Management
  • Investments and Portfolio Management
  • Statistical and numerical methods 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • ll applicants must satisfy the university’s graduate admission requirements and obtain an acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE).
  • The Applicant must present a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or very good for non-GPA measured degrees. No previous working experience is needed.
  • Applicants for graduate study must have an accredited Bachelor’s degree with an academic record at a level sufficient to qualify for full or provisional admission. 
  • An online application for graduate studies
  • Online payment of the application fee
  • A statement of purpose 
  • An updated resume  
  • At least two online letters of recommendation  
  • Official academic records
  • Satisfactory English language proficiency test results
  • Graduate students may be asked to demonstrate minimum competency in the use of computers and academic libraries
  • One recent passport size photograph

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 735 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25074 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 597 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Cairo

5312 - 6846 EGP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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