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Finance and Banking, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #143 (WUR) Barcelona, Spain
The Master of Science in Finance and Banking at Pompeu Fabra University benefits from the outstanding faculty of the UPF's world ranked Department of Economics and Business, known for its scientific approach, its constant contribution to creating knowledge and its high-level ability to stimulate and convey knowledge.
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Offered jointly between the UPF Department of Economics and Business, and the UPF Barcelona School of Management, the Master of Science in Finance and Banking is a one-year, full time professionally-oriented program entirely taught in English targeted at participants who wish to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for a successful career in the financial sector.

 The program includes a curricular internship and it allows you to choose your preferred elective courses according to your career plans.Practically focused and internationally oriented, the Master of Science in Finance and Banking at Pompeu Fabra University provides students with the ability to apply complex financial, economic and investment theories to both corporations and the financial services industry. The course will provide you with the background and the pratical skills to succeed in investment banks and securities firms, in finance departments of industrial and service companies and in central banks.

The faculty of the program includes a unique selection of academics of UPF and other prestigious universities as well as experienced business professionals from some of the top financial firms, consultancies and corporate financial services.


  • To understand the functioning of financial institutions and financial markets, and the global impact of current banking and financial market regulation.
  • To learn how to take the right investment and financing decisions, developing and applying the most up-to-date valuation methodologies in Excel financial models.
  • To develop analytical skills with the help of statistical software such as STATA and real-time market and fundamental data from platforms such as Thomson Reuters’ Eikon.
  • To be able to identify and value productive assets, and build and manage portfolios of securities, making use of recent methodologies and techniques such as machine learning
  • To acquire and master the tools needed to produce a research paper, a corporate valuation and a financial plan, and put them in practice in the course's master thesis.
  • To work with real-world cases throughout the academic year, and to obtain relevant work experience during the “Connecting with Industry” course and the professional internship.
  • To acquire and master the skills needed for a successful career in investment or commercial banking, consultancy or in the accounting and finance department of any company.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Accounting and Analysis
  • Macroeconomics and International Finance 
  • Investments and Porfolio Management
  • Financial Management
  • Derivatives and Risk Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

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).

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 650

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

  • Fill in the program's online application form
    • Have an admission interview (Skype)
    • Scanned copy of the student's Bachelor's Degree
    • Scanned copy of the Transcript of Records. Make sure that it includes your GPA 
    • Scanned copy of the student's Passport/ID
    • Official proof of English
    • Presentation letter or video
    • CV or videocurriculum
    • 2 academic recommendation letters (mandatory) and 1 professional letter (optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    18500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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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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