At a Glance
The Master in Advanced Finance program equips participants with an education that can play a pivotal role in increasing candidate appeal in the recruitment process for leading financial institutions including investment banks, hedge funds and private equity firms. The program gives up-to-the minute knowledge in the most innovative areas of finance today such as securitization, swaps, commodities, equity derivatives, leveraged buy-outs, geopolitics, behavioral finance or value at risk or Islamic finance.
Introduction to General Program
Before the program starts we offer a host of additional opportunities and pre-programs that you can participate in.
Induction to Finance
JAN - APR
The first period is an induction to finance module, where you will apprehend the key concepts of finance, financial markets, investment banking, financial analysis and world economy. Its comprehension is key to understanding the courses comprised in the second and third periods.
Specialty Finance & Electives
Following a first period in which you follow courses in general finance, on the second period you will focus your studies in areas as private equity and equity derivatives. Also, you have the option of choosing your electives, enabling you to customize your studies according to your desired future career path.
Applied Finance & Electives
In the third period you will be able to take very specialized finance courses, only open for Master in Advanced Finance students. Students of International MBA Program (November intake) can also join these electives.
The Program Syllabus
This 12-month program made up of three periods, the first of which ensures a solid foundation knowledge of finance. The second period offers 3 mandatory subjects, along with over 20 electives shared with the Master in Finance students. The third period offers 11 mandatory subjects and more than 10 electives. The electives allow students to develop their career strategy and adapt the program to the requirements of both markets and companies.
CFA level I class (optional)
Students of the Master in Advanced Finance program have the option of attending CFA level I exam preparation classes from April to June (for Master in Finance students, these classes are mandatory).
Dual Degree: International MBA + Master in Advanced Finance
Dual Degree students start with the International MBA intake in April and will take the core courses of the IMBA from April-December, and instead of taking the elective courses during their last two periods, they will then join the MIAF program (which runs from Jan to December), making the Dual Degree possible in only 21 months.