Master in Finance | IE Business School

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Master in Finance

A 10-month finance program developed by capital markets professionals that prepares students for the CFA level I exam.  

  • Length:
    10 months
  • Label:
    Masters in Finance
  • Profile:
    Young Professional
  • Language:
    In English
  • Format:
  • Go to program

The application process

At IE Business School, we take a holistic approach to evaluating each candidate. We look at every aspect of your application; as such no single element is of unique importance within evaluation, but rather a compilation of all the elements submitted. It is therefore essential you include detailed information on relevant academic, professional achievements and any other details that could support your application.

Online application

The online application form completed in English (

Do invest sufficient time in preparing all the parts of the application process!

Given the differing professional demands of each individual, IE Business School offers a rolling admissions process. As such, there are no submission deadlines for any particular intake. However, given the limited number of places in the program and the diverse student body, it is highly recommended you present your application approximately one year prior to program commencement, especially as seats fill far prior to the program start.

Entrance exam & other documents

Entrance exam & other documents

You can choose to present 1 of the 3 different entrance exam options:

  • GMAT (680 average - GMAT reporting code 6XT-ZH-93)
  • CFA Level I  
  • CAIA level I

English Language Certificate for non-native speakers

    • TOEFL ibt 100 (Reporting Code: 0707)
    • Pearson PTE Academic 73
    • IELTS 7.0
    • Cambridge CAE or CPE


Supporting Documents:

  • A one-page C.V
  • A Bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university or equivalent
  • 2 recommendation letters.
  • Original undergraduate university transcripts and diploma or expected grades if you have not yet completed your degree.
  • Copies of other relevant degrees, certificates or accreditations (as applicable).
  • Copy of current passport
  • 1 passport-size photo.
  • Application fee of €125


Formal Interview & Final Decision

Formal Interview & Final Decision

* The Formal Interview:

The interview examines the data provided in the application in greater detail and evaluates whether your profile will meet the demands of the program and add value within the class discussion and group work. Normally candidates will go through one interview, however, the Admissions Committee may contact you for a second interview if we need to verify certain aspects.

Recommendation for the interview: be well prepared, research about financial issues, and show us you are a potential finance professional!

* Final Decision:

Following the interview and upon review of your entire application, the Admissions Committee will make its final decision based on the evaluation of your candidature as a whole.  A final decision communication is typically 2 weeks after the interview has taken place, considering all documents have been received.

Admissions Department

  • Calle María de Molina, 11-13-15 28006 Madrid
  • TEL +34 91 568 96 10

Your personal data will be entered into a file belonging to Instituto de Empresa S.L. for the purpose of sending you information on its activities.

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You can exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancelation and opposition in accordance with current legislation (Data Protection Act 15/1999, December 13th) by requesting to do so, in writing, addressed to Instituto de Empresa at Calle María de Molina, 13, 28006, Madrid, or by e-mail to

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