As an applied branch of economics, the Master in Finance explores challenging technical theory.
This Master in Finance from EU Business School in Geneva uncovers topics such as asset pricing, portfolio management, fixed-income securities and credit markets, derivative securities and blockchain fundamentals, financial risk management, mergers and acquisitions among others. Not only is this sector of the industry rapidly evolving, but it is also experiencing new disruption through cryptocurrencies and underlying blockchain technologies.
The EU Master in Finance provides students with an in-depth understanding of financial concepts and principles. Graduates of this degree may be interested in the following career options.
- Portfolio Manager
Portfolio managers manage investments for their client portfolios. These professionals will help clients determine their financial objectives by analyzing their financial situation and obligations and will advise on investments in products such bonds, equities and real estate, among others. For the purpose of risk management, portfolio managers will typically recommend a selection of financial products and will adjust asset investment weightings in accordance to the economic environment and performance, among others.
Portfolio managers have advanced skills in research and data analysis. Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills are necessary to build client trust. Knowledge of financial products and markets is key.
Accountants prepare and examine financial records, ensure tax payments are correct and made on time and write financial reports for management. They document financial transactions and prepare asset, liability and capital account entries after gathering and analyzing account information. They are in charge of ensuring that financial statements and records comply with local laws and regulations. In companies, accountants are responsible for overseeing financial operations and are often required to suggest ways to reduce costs, increase revenue and improve profits. They will help with audits and tax matters.
Accountants are meticulous and detail-oriented and will have good organizational skills. Knowledge of corporate finance and use of advanced software packages are essential.
Stockbrokers buy and sell stocks and other securities on behalf of their clients. They receive a commission on each transaction. Their functions include researching financial markets and reporting to clients as well as networking to build a client portfolio. These professionals will analyze share performance and market trends to propose recommendations and modifications to investments to maximize profit. Stockbrokers need advanced knowledge of financial markets as well as understanding of financial laws and regulations, accounting, economics, financial forecasting. Additional licenses may be needed to operate.
Stockbrokers should have advanced analytical, numerical and negotiation skills as well as knowledge of financial markets and products.
- Corporate Treasurer
The duty of corporate treasurers is to safeguard the financial health of an organization by protecting it from risk and ensuring that its financial obligations can be met. These professionals raise finance, analyze financial risks including interest rate and currency fluctuations and ensure company liquidity for payments. Their functions also extend to evaluating new business ventures and giving recommendations on investments. They will typically maintain an organization’s relationship with banks and arrange for financing. They will also approve credit to clients. They typically work for large organizations.
Corporate treasurers are methodical, analytical and detail-oriented, with a head for numbers. They possess good interpersonal and communication skills for management reporting and for maintaining relations with financial institutions.
In partnership with University of Derby and London Metropolitan University in the U.K., and Dublin Business School, Ireland, EU students earn state-recognized degrees. Through its alliance with Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain, students attain university bachelor's, master's and MBA degrees (título propio).
- Foundations of Finance
- Financial Reporting & Statement Analysis
- Quantitative Methods for Finance
- Microeconomic Theory, Macro & Monetary Economics
- Simulation: Stock Market Portfolio
- 12 months
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- 1 certified copy of bachelor's degree and transcripts
- Proof of English level: TOEFL score 89 (internet-based), 233 (computer-based); IELTS 6.5; CAE C1 with a minimum score of 176; PTE score 59; English native or equivalent
- A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- A satisfactory score on the GMAT or GRE
- An interview with the academic dean
* Students not meeting these criteria will have an interview with the admission committee and will be considered on a merit basis. For more information, please contact the admissions department of your chosen campus.
International26045 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26045 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA26045 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26045 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
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