Global Master in FinanceA blended program that allows professionals to redefine their global vision of finance

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Global Master in Finance Program

This 15-month program combines face-to-face residential periods and interactive online learning, allowing you to get ahead on your terms.

We provide a diverse, flexible and customizable environment that mirrors the latest market developments, allowing you to grow alongside a close cohort of professionals, eager to differentiate themselves in the competitive financial world.

Add value to your organization and financial markets through the practical use of the most cutting-edge and sophisticated financial tools and strategies available. Develop and strengthen your leadership abilities so you can make a lasting mark on the business world stage.

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Global Master in Finance Key Areas

We give you the tools, strategies and theory to guarantee success in the financial sector. Thanks to our Blended approach to education, you’ll be able to apply everything you learn in the classroom to real-world cases in your workplace.

Corporate Finance

You will learn about what directly impacts businesses’ financial structures and appraisal ratings. Form your base by exploring financial leveraging, dividend policy and financing. Next, you’ll keep building for success by mastering market valuation as well as mergers and acquisitions in investment banking.

Capital Markets

Here you will build on your knowledge of capital markets and current finance sources, while also discovering the inner workings of bank and non-bank financing. Mastering emissions and becoming fluent in the language of finance are the keys that open the door to success in today’s financial landscape.

FinTech

Financial and sectorial automation, financial inclusion, and artificial intelligence are making today’s market an increasingly diverse and complex place. You will learn how to master the latest digital trends of the financial sector and leverage them to your benefit.

MacroEcon

Macroeconomics is a fundamental part of managing financial markets. Knowledge is power and, with this course, you will unlock to the secrets to knowing where and how to invest. With these expert insights, you’ll put yourself in a powerful position to achieve your professional aspirations.

RANKINGS

Get to know more about IE Business School’s placement in international rankings.

  • 11th

    Worldwide

    Master in Finance

    Financial Times 2018
  • 5th

    Worldwide

    Master in Finance for getting an investment banking job

    E-financial Careers 2019
  • 3rd

    Worldwide

    Master in Finance for getting a job in hedge funds, private equity and asset management

    E-financial Careers 2017
IE Business School Rankings

Global Master in Finance Program Structure

In our virtual campus, you’ll take part in asynchronous online forums and live interactive video classes. This takes place across three residential periods on campus in Madrid. The first two residential weeks kick off the program, with one more week taking place at the start of the second period, and the last coming just in time for graduation.

These residential periods are essential to provide dynamic face-to-face learning, while also allowing you to network with classmates, companies and professors.

15 MONTHS

When

START MODULE

FIRST PERIOD

SECOND PERIOD

OPTIONAL

1 WEEK

8 MONTHS

6 MONTHS

1 WEEK

1 WEEK

Where

YOUR PLACE

MADRID

YOUR PLACE

FRANKFURT

YOUR PLACE

GLOBAL

MADRID

What

PRE-PROGRAM

+

LAUNCH

OPENING WEEK

DISTANCE LEARNING MODULE

APPLIED FINANCE

RESIDENTIAL PERIOD

DISTANCE LEARNING
MODULE

FINANCE
SPECIALIZATION

INTERNATIONAL
FINANCE
EXPERIENCE:

GHANA

LONDON

NEW YORK

CLOSING

+

GRADUATION
WEEK

Residential Weeks

These three compulsory periods take place from Monday to Friday on our Madrid campus. The first two weeks are at the start, then there’s one more at the start of the second period, where our students will travel to Frankfurt and attend class at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management campus. The last residential week brings an end to the program, culminating with the graduation ceremony.

This face-to-face component of the program offers the perfect opportunity to forge lasting friendships with your professors and other participants in a dynamic classroom setting.

Distance Learning Modules

The two distance learning modules correspond to two separate periods between the face-to-face residential weeks. With video live interactive conferences on Saturdays, and weekly asynchronous discussion boards for open participation from Mondays to Thursdays, you will benefit from our holistic approach to world-class education wherever you are.

CURRICULUM

Use the most cutting-edge financial tools and strategies to create value for your international organization and in the world’s most important financial markets.

By developing key skills to inspire your team, you can take your career and your company to the next level. We will prepare you for success in middle management, challenging you to collaborate with businesses with a strong record in market globalization.

The Global Master in Finance starts with different online pre-courses. These provide students an introduction to financial markets, financial accounting and quantitative topics, prior to the first face-to-face period in Madrid.

Pre-program online in Financial Accounting

Pre-program Financial Markets

Pre-program online in Quantitative Methods

Case method

This first period will give you a solid understanding of the most important tools in the world of finance, and prepare you for more specific, in-depth financial exploration during the second period.
Students will also spend time developing skills for success, such as team management, while enjoying exclusive access to networking opportunities with fellow Finance students.

Once the face-to-face period is over, you will take part in the first distant learning period. Through our virtual campus, you will focus on a number of Finance fields, including Macroeconomics, Investments, Corporate and Fintech. You will begin where you left off in the residential period, continuing your exploration of Financial Accounting and Quantitative Finance. The following subject areas will build upon this base, giving you a comprehensive and up-to-date financial understanding.

Ethics Workshop

Team Work

Online Tools Workshop

Introduction to macro & markets

Economics for markets

Employability in Finance

Introduction to capital markets

Financial accounting

Quantitative Finance Essentials

Corporate Finance

Derivatives & Fixed Income Fundamentals

Financial modelling

Advanced Topics in World Economy

Fintech

Commodities

Behavioural Finance

Advanced Corporate Finance

The second period kicks off with a second face-to-face short exchange in Frankfurt. Then you will explore the essentials of Banking Foundations while also taking part in the highly practical Employability in Finance module to enhance your professional career development. After the week is over, you will dive into Fintech and Blockchain, learning the basics of Blockchain tech, including distribution, encryption, consensus and privacy. Through real- world projects and investment cases, you will gain a deeper understanding of how financial institutions can benefit from these innovations, which can be seen in settlements & payments, securities services, post- trade management and trade finance, among others.

During the last residential week in Madrid, students will have the opportunity to attend conferences on Fintech, financial history and creating your own personal brand.

Personal Branding

Green Finance

Finance History

Employability in Finance

Presentation Skills

Valuation

Banking Foundations

Blockchain

Foreign Exchange

Risk Governance

Mergers & Acquisitions

Asset Allocation

Private Equity

Portfolio Management Competition

Microfinance in Ghana

(Optional)

Annual Dollar Value

TRADING ROOM

Our Trading Room is an investment lab equipped with Bloomberg terminals, Thomson Eikon, Factset, MATLAB and other resources, that has one of the top collection of analytical tools of any university investment lab in the world. Collectively, this software may have an annual dollar value of over $1,000,000.

At the IE Trading Lab you will have access to resources ranging from financial, market, business news, economic, security pricing, brokerage research, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and various analytics features to analyze securities including, but not limited to, stocks, bonds, commodities, options and futures, and currencies. We currently offer the Bloomberg Assessment Test in our business school to those students interested in demonstrating their abilities with this information platform, which is key for any professional willing to work in financial markets.

PROGRAM ADD-ONS

  • TITANS OF FINANCE
    TITANS OF FINANCE

    Alongside the full program offering, you also have access to talks and conferences given by the most outstanding professionals in the financial industry. These engaging and insightful explorations of today’s relevant financial issues are held at IE Business School’s campus in Madrid, featuring eye opening topics such as:

    • Cross-border M&A transactions for small businesses
    • Current trends in the wealth management industry
    • Why traditional measures of equity valuation are inappropriate
    • Current trends in investment management
    • Industrializing the Financial Advisory Service through mutual fund portfolios
    • Banking sector current trends
    • Distress Investing
    • Value Investing
  • FINANCIERS WITHOUT BORDERS IN GHANA
    1 FINANCIERS WITHOUT BORDERS IN GHANA

    Participate in a microfinance project based in Ghana and experience the powerful impact of social entrepreneurship. This enriching opportunity will help build your professional profile while displaying your passion to improve the world around you. The Microfinance Technical Assistance Project is part of the Development Cooperation Program. Since 2011, IE Business School has been collaborating with Financiers without Borders to make this meaningful project a reality.

    Join teams from other Master in Finance programs to provide technical assistance to Ghanaian FNGOs. With your help, these socially driven entrepreneurs can find success within the country’s financial system by securing their position in the microfinance sector and attracting investment at the local, national and international levels.

  • OPTIONAL TRIPS TO NEW YORK & LONDON
    OPTIONAL TRIPS TO NEW YORK
    OPTIONAL TRIP TO LONDON

    Immersed in one of the world’s top financial centers, you will have the opportunity to visit leading companies and take a tour of the New York Stock Exchange. As part of the network-expanding experience, you will meet major financial players, such as analysts, portfolio managers, directors of research, traders and strategists.

    The optional trip to the heart of London’s financial district gives students the chance to discover how internationally renowned financial companies are run. This will be done through visits to institutional investment management organizations, brokerage firms, professional financial advisory companies and firms in other areas. In addition, students will further increase their investment knowledge and expand their international network by meeting one-on-one with eight to ten industry professionals, including analysts, portfolio managers, directors of research, and strategists.

  • FRANKFURT SHORT EXCHANGE
    FRANKFURT SHORT EXCHANGE

    During this exchange trip, students have the opportunity to visit some of these institutions for a closer look at German and European banking supervision – as well as its implications for other financial institutions.

     

    WHY FRANKFURT SCHOOL OF FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT?

    Our ties to Frankfurt are key to affording you a bright professional future. As Brexit upends the financial job market, more and more London-based companies are packing their bags for Germany’s capital of finance so it’s clear that our students job opportunities are heading east.

     

    WHAT MAKES THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES SO SPECIAL?

    The mandatory period in Frankfurt offers you all the advantages of our sister institution. At Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, you’ll take core classes taught by top professors and industry professionals, and have the opportunity to participate in conferences and business visits.

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