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Master in Finance
The world's leading Master that will get you into investment banking
A 10-month finance program developed by capital markets professionals that prepares students for the CFA level I exam & increases candidate´s appeal for recruitment processes for leading financial institutions.
At IE Business School, we dive in headfirst. We make it our business to help you do yours. That’s why our Master in Finance and Master in Advanced Finance now offer a specialization in FinTech to mirror the needs of the sector and equip a new class of market-specific frontrunners.
Helping students to find the right job after graduation is our commitment. Through the “Employability in Finance” course, students become aware of the importance of taking a proactive approach to managing their professional career. The course is conducted by the Career Management Centre with the collaboration of career counselling consultants, HR managers and financial headhunters.
One of the highlights of the program is the optional trips to New York and London. Students have the opportunities to visit top companies in the financial industries and the New York & London Stock Exchange. Students can also take part in a life-changing experience in Ghana as part of the Microfinance project (Financiers without Borders) and will apply their knowledge in finance to a real life case.
The program offers preparatory classes for the CFA level I, which will have many benefits for our students with regards to career opportunities. Students of the Master in Finance have five scholarships available per calendar year to enable them to take this exam. Every year, five students will be selected to take part in the CFA Research Challenge.
This is a University Private Degree from IE Universidad*, and taught in IE School of IE Business School. More Information on what earning a University Private Degree from IE Universidad entails.
*IE Universidad is a University officially recognized by the Spanish education authorities, allowed to grant both Official University Degrees (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees), which are specifically regulated and accredited by Spanish Ministry of Education and University Private Degrees (Master), which are specifically designed by the University towards the professional application of their studies and the constant update of higher education, preserving the educational standards of excellence of IE. Both types of degrees are equally backed by the rigor and prestige of IE University.
IE Business School is accredited by the following international accreditation bodies: AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS.
Every year the Master in Finance welcomes students from around 30 different countries. Below is a quick summary of what the class profile looks like.
The program affords up-to-the minute knowledge in the most innovative areas of finance such as: securitization, swaps, commodities, equity derivatives, leveraged buy-outs, geopolitics, behavioral finance, risk governance, and Islamic finance.
Each major is comprised of a wide selection of electives.
IE Business School and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management have come together to offer students a unique program that will enhance their academic experience while preparing them for future career success.
Though this partnership students of the two institutions will have the opportunity to take part in extended exchange programs at the Schools’ Madrid and Frankfurt campuses, and to participate in academic sessions, company visits, and meetings with recruiters to help build their careers in the finance sector. This program is designed to position students for success by broadening their experiences, as well as their networks and connections.
IE Business School is committed to shape disruptive industry experts and innovative game-changers. With options to study in London, New York and now at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, IE Business School students have a unique opportunity to journey along the cutting-edge of financial innovation and gain invaluable sector insights.
*We offer different exchange options depending on the program. Please check what’s the best fit for your desired program.
Ideal program for young entrepreneurs or professionals who seek analyst level positions in different areas of finance, including corporate finance, financial consulting, venture capital and private equity, asset management, public finance and the finance departments of large corporations.
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Graduates of the Master in Finance usually aim for analyst (entry level) positions within the financial industry. Some of current employers of our alumni include Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Rothschild, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, Citi, Blackrock, Nomura, UBS, Deutsche Bank etc.
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Employment by region
Shuvro Mainuddin (Bangladesh)
JP Morgan London
Class of 2013/2014
Choosing IE was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. I wanted to build an interesting candidate profile preparing for a future career in finance and studying at a non-English speaking country, successfully adapting to a new culture and experiencing life 10,000 km away from home definitely made me a valuable candidate and finally led me to a job position at JP Morgan London.
Papuna Lezhava (Georgia)
Advisor to Executive Director, The World Bank, Washington DC
Class of 2009
Attending IE’s Master in Finance program was one of those fortunate decisions in my life. It gave me a strong boost right after graduation and consequently always comes up at one point or another in my professional life. If you want to learn everything about financial market, including the type of work you should expect in the industry, IE is the place to go.
The Madrid Stock Exchange has the third largest equities market in Europe.
Madrid is one of the leading global financial centers and is the decision-making centre for two of the world’s 30 leading banks. It is also a key gateway to Latin America. Major investment banks including BBVA, Santander and UBS are located in the city.
The Master in Finance has been consistently ranked in the top 8 by the Financial Times´ Global Masters in Finance rankings in the past four years. It is also ranked No.1 worldwide by eFinancialCareers, a ranking that measures the number of students who got jobs in top investment banks.
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