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Banking and Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #61 (ARWU) ,
In this program Ghent University offers advanced courses in Banking and Finance, strongly embedded in economic theory and backed by econometrics and quantitative methods.


Objectives and Attainment Targets of the Study Programme 

The objective of the training programme is to turn out students who are duly capable of identifying and analysing financial-economic issues in the light of existing scientific literature. They are expected to be duly capable of putting forward and elaborating scientifically-founded, creative solutions for such issues. In addition, they are to be capable of adequately reporting the results thus found, both verbally and in writing.

The knowledge to be acquired with due perspicacity includes : the ability to decipher and interpret the theory and empiricism of the financial economy, in particular the three branches of financial intermediation & banking, financial risk management & portfolio management and monetary economy; a thorough knowledge of the scientific methodologies adopted in the financial economy; the ability to understand and interpret the economic and institutional environment of the financial sector.

The competences to be applied are : the ability to make a thorough and scientifically-underpinned analysis of financial-economic issues; the ability to resolve complex financial-economic issues; the ability to devise new concepts and financial-economic applications; the ability to compile reports, both verbally and in writing, of issues and solutions; the ability to work together as part of teams which incorporate a variety of different skills; the ability to conduct scientifically-based research into the financial economy.

The following attitudes are duly pursued : self-reliance; due sense of criticism; independence; integrity; objectivity; sociability; a sense of analysis and synthesis; the readiness to assume responsibility; creativity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management of Financial Institutions
  • Advanced Investment Analysis
  • Economics of Financial Markets
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Ethics and Governance in Finance
  • Advanced Asset Allocation
  • Topics in Empirical Research in Finance
  • International Banking and Financial Markets

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Beginning of October
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Students with a Belgian university degree (2nd cycle) or a Belgian HOLT degree (higher education of minimum 4 years of study)
  • Students with a non-Belgian degree having a master degree in economics, applied economics or business engineering

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5524 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5524 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    922 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 922 EUR per year 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.

Living costs for Gent

  • 754 - 1210 EUR/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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