Why do a Dual Degree?

With a Dual Degree, you are proactively positioning yourself to stand on the threshold of two worlds, demonstrating a capacity for multiple lines of thinking, problem solving, and framing that will help you to have a measurable impact on your ability to make a contribution in your future profession. Some advantages of doing a Dual Degree include:

Versatility and Flexibility

Highlight your ability to take on different projects as you are not limited to one field alone, which will help you to have a bigger contribution as an employee

Careers

  • Improve your short and long-term career flexibility in an ever-changing job market that can see old employment opportunities disappear and new ones suddenly pop-up
  • Place yourself on a possible fast-track in your chosen function based on the management knowledge that is an important aspect in connection with future promotions for high level responsibly positions
  • Maximize your postgraduate experience by acquiring a range of managerial skills and field-specific knowledge, since employers usually allow candidates to pursue a company-subsidized degree of two years
  • Boost your leverage potential when it comes to negotiating future salaries based on your diversified skill-set

Networking

Increase your network of expert classmates and professors as much as your chances of meeting current and future CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, and business partners, as well as mentors and investors that can connect you with job opportunities

Who is a Dual Degree for?

Dual Degrees at IE are suitable for highly motivated students that have clear career plans and want to build a stronger skill-set in a specific area while developing the leadership and management skills that will enable them to do more with their specialized knowledge.

Dual Degree in Master in Management + Master in Finance

Responsibilities for junior financial managers and analysts include among others overseeing and directing various financial activities for an organization, analyzing financial trends in their respective industries, gathering and interpreting relevant data, updating comparison spreadsheets, and helping executives make financial decisions for the organization.

To successfully enter this industry, young professionals need not only the right education, experience, skills and qualities, but also strong analytical abilities, up-to-the minute knowledge regarding new financial architectures and an eye for detail.

To remain competitive in the industry and to advance faster on the other hand, young professional need to be able to understand ambiguous information, and be familiar with the workings of the economy, tax laws, and money markets. They need to be equipped with strong communication skills to stand out in presentations and to share information with other employees and executives in a clear, logical and accurate fashion when presenting complex financial concepts and strategies. Lastly, among other skills, they must have the international experience necessary to understand the language, culture, business environment, and political conditions in the country or region that they might cover due to increasing global diversification of investments.

By completing the Master in Management + Master in Finance Dual Degree you are proactively positioning yourself to satisfy these needs through combining the highly demanded art of general management with one of the best finance educations worldwide.

Fortify your analytical thinking from multiple perspectives, enhance your communications skills, and understand Finance in a big-picture context. The self-confidence and capabilities that you will acquire will offer you a competitive differentiation and the opportunity to become the most effective contributor in your chosen profession.

  • In order to succeed in today's business world I think it is essential to see the bigger picture on how things work. The Dual Degree was thus the right choice as it provides me with a broad, yet specialized education, with focus on everything from human relations and psychology to technical finance. Overall, the Dual Degree has provided me with the best of both worlds in a highly competitive environment, shaping me to become ready to enter the highly competitive professional life. While the Master in Management gave me an insight into a wide range of industries, the Master in Finance definitely opened my eyes for certain aspects of the financial industry and as the course has progressed my interest in Sales and Trading has increased.
    Erik Staxrud Lilleengen
    Norway, Current Dual Degree in Master in Management + Master in Finance Student