Finance and Banking

Pompeu Fabra University

12 months
18500 EUR/year
18500 EUR/year
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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.


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines






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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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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