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Derivatives, Master

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 9 months
The goal of the Master in Derivatives program is to help increase knowledge and competency levels in the field of derivatives among professionals serving derivatives markets, financial institutions, financial advisory firms, tied agents of investment firms, and the general public with an undergraduate degree in Economic or Laws/Business Administration.


The program is designed to get the Series 3 National Commodity Futures Exam (NCFE). The Series 3 exam—the National Commodities Futures Examination—is a National Futures Association (NFA) exam administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  For grading purposes, the Series 3 in divided into two major categories: Market/Technical knowledge and Rules and Regulations. You will be required to pass both sections with a score of 70% on each part in one sitting.

Financial institutions, financial advisory firms, tied agents of investment firms dealing with clients in futures and/or futures options must not only have a strong conceptual understanding of these products, but also be thoroughly familiar with the mechanics of futures trading, the regulatory issues involved in opening and maintaining futures accounts, margin requirements, delivery considerations and risk, tax implications of trading futures and, finally significant standards of conduct. It is these topics upon which the Master in Derivatives is focused. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • General Theory
  • The structure of Futures Markets
  • Hedging Theory
  • Speculative Theory

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 9 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Candidates must submit to the Department of Admissions- via email- the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter 
  • Copy of the University Degree
  • University Degree Transcripts
  • At least one Recommendation Letter (preferably two) of a person who knows the candidate for professional or academic reasons.

In light of all these documents that make up the application request and having verified that the candidate applicant fulfills the basic requirements, he or she will be called to perform a series of written and oral tests.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Barcelona

  • 770 - 1360 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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