• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Drawing on the expertise of different schools, the Financial Economics (MSFE) from Singapore Management University is the first truly multidisciplinary programme at SMU that equips talented professionals with the most advanced tools of economic theory, financial econometrics and statistical computation to study the manifold problems faced by the financial industry.

About

The Financial Economics (MSFE) programme from Singapore Management University aims to combine two central strengths of SMU – econometrics and finance – in a programme that meets the loud industry demand for professionals with the skills for deep analysis of increasingly complex financial problems in a new era of dynamic policy and regulation.

Classroom To Boardroom

The complexities of the modern financial industry and its global linkages have multiplied rapidly over the last decade, producing many new challenges and opportunities. On one hand, the challenge faced by financial managers in fathoming the implications of new economic policies and regulations and new financial products has become increasingly daunting. 

On the other hand, a vast array of novel modelling, forecasting and surveillance methods has been developed in financial theory and econometrics to address these challenges. It is therefore important to equip talented professionals with the most advanced tools of economic theory, financial econometrics and computational methods to study the manifold problems faced by the financial industry.

The proposed Master of Science in Financial Economics (MSFE) programme addresses the need for a rigorous curriculum linking economics and econometrics to finance. The MSFE programme aims to combine two central strengths of SMU – econometrics and finance – in a programme that meets the loud industry demand for professionals with the skills for deep analysis of increasingly complex financial problems in a new era of dynamic policy and regulation. The proposed full-time degree programme will impart the foundational knowledge in economics and econometrics and the domain knowledge of the workings of the financial markets.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations In Economics 
  • Econometrics Analysis 
  • Financial Econometrics 
  • Numerical Methods For Economics & Finance 
  • Empirical Finance 
  • Microeconomics Analysis 
  • Macroeconomics Analysis 
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Econometrics 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule GRE®

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Good university degree
  • Acceptable GMAT, GRE or SMU Admissions Test scores (SMU Alumni who have graduated with GPA of 3.0 within the past five years may waive the GMAT/GRE/SMU Admissions Test requirement)
  • Acceptable TOEFL/IELTS scores (for students whose first degree is not in English)
  • Oral interview
  • 2 Reference Letters

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26112 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26115 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    26112 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26115 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • S$39,590 (Non SMU alumni rate inclusive of 7% Goods and Services Tax)
  • S$35,631 (SMU alumni rate inclusive of 7% Goods and Services Tax)

Living costs for Singapore

  • 1878 - 3880 SGD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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