Master in Finance

Gain a practical professional profile to navigate today's dynamic financial landscape
The Master in Finance program explores the most relevant aspects of our current financial reality, including a deep dive into the world of finance analytics and FinTech, giving you first-hand insight into the realities of the modern markets and understanding the newest trends in corporate finance and private equity, global markets, asset management, and alternative investments. Therefore, drastically increasing your recruitment appeal in top financial institutions.

This program was devised to equip professionals with the cutting-edge knowledge they need to conquer the ever-changing realm of finance. We design and outline the best path for your professional success before giving you the freedom to follow your specific career trajectory.

Our program—delivered in full-time or part-time format— provides our students with the flexibility to study a customizable program that adapts to them, whether that means studying face-to-face or online. You’ll always be able to stay on top of what’s going on, in addition to keeping up to speed with all of our campus happenings, including our ample networking opportunities.
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DURATION: 1 year
INTAKE: September & April
FORMAT: Full-time
OPTIONAL TRIPS: London, New York, Ghana & Frankfurt



DURATION: 22 months
LOCATION: Online & Madrid
INTAKE: September
FORMAT: Part-time
OPTIONAL TRIPS: London, New York, Ghana & Frankfurt

José Ignacio Fernández-Salvador

Manager – Global Recruitment

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The Master in Finance is a comprehensive program that will prepare you to become a game-changing financial professional in today’s high-octane environment. By partnering with the world-recognized organizations CFA and CAIA, we are able to provide students with a number of benefits throughout their journey. First off, we accept their exams as valid entrance tests, so you can build on the knowledge gained with them in an entirely new finance program. On the other hand, any students who wish to take their exams during the Master in Finance—or members of the association—will be able to benefit from scholarship opportunities. And to ensure maximum chances of success, we even offer specific exam-preparation electives.
CFA Institute

The CFA exams are the most renowned qualifications for finance professionals worldwide. To achieve CFA partnership status, the CFA conducts in-depth auditing of the program’s finance contents, as well as of the teaching faculty. IE Business School’s Finance programs enjoy this status, thereby ensuring the Masters a place among the world’s most prestigious educational programs, and a leading position in terms of ethical and professional standards. This not only further increases IE Business School’s prestige within the financial world, but also adds value to the career.

Caia Association

This academic partnership constitutes a major step in their efforts to promote the common core mission of contributing to the education of investment professionals in the area of alternative investments. IE Business School is also the first business school in the world to offer CAIA members and candidates that passed Level I scholarships to study a Finance program at our school. Those profiles who are granted with admission will be able to benefit from a 30% scholarship. Additionally, top students of our Masters in Finance will have access to full scholarships to sit on the CAIA exams.


At IE Business School we embrace collaboration as an opportunity to unite innovative minds and explore new, eye-opening perspectives. For this reason, Master in Finance students have the option of joining other outstanding institutions to gain the most holistic educational experience possible.


The IE Business School and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management student exchange program allows students to enhance their academic experience to prepare for upcoming success. Students from each institution can swap campuses for an extended period to participate in academic sessions, company visits and meetings with recruiters to help build their professional profile and boost their careers in the finance sector. Aside from the long-term exchange program, there is also the option to take part in a three-day trip to Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, where students can broaden their network and explore new insights.


Thanks to a new partnership agreement, our Master in Finance students can apply to take an elective module at London Business School and experience a week in one of the world’s most important financial hubs Students at IE Business School and London Business School will have the opportunity to study, work and liaise at each other’s campuses during the elective stage, allowing them to participate in academic sessions, expand their international networks in the financial field, visit companies and meet with recruiters to boost their professional careers.


To ensure continuous progress, academic institutions must constantly innovate alongside successful companies.
Company collaboration creates a highly employable cohort as students have the opportunity to work on real-life projects and gain real-life experience.
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Haitong | IE Business School

Liquid Learning in the Classroom

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Agility, flexibility and fluidity are key to navigating today’s increasingly digital, constantly changing world.

At IE University we have developed Liquid Learning, a unique and evidence-based educational model that transcends conventional learning methodologies and platforms by fusing physical and digital learning spaces so that you can access first-rate education, no matter where you are.

Full-Time Version: In the particular case of the Master in Finance Full-Time, you are expected to attend your classes in person. However, if you are unable to attend for justifiable reasons, you have the possibility to participate remotely as a temporary solution.

Part-Time Version: In the particular case of the Master in Finance Part-Time, you are expected to attend your mandatory residential periods in person so that you can thoroughly capitalize on your experience. However, if you are unable to attend for justifiable reasons, and since each program works differently, you have the possibility to participate remotely as a temporary solution.

Find out more about Liquid Learning at IE University


A career-oriented curriculum

Created with today’s financial realities in mind, our program is designed to be put into practice. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll have the opportunity to discover your expertise as you specialize in one of four high-demand areas of finance today: investment banking and private equity, global markets and asset management, alternative investments, and financial analytics and digital finance.

A holistic academic profile

Our Master in Finance provides rigorous training in the concepts, tools and techniques to set you apart as a strong contender in the increasingly competitive financial industry. With a far-reaching syllabus designed by top industry leaders who double as dynamic educators, you’ll be empowered to propel your career in today’s competitive market.


By focusing on the most recent technological trends and innovations in the financial sector, our highly experienced professors deliver a dynamic educational experience that prepares you for the challenges and opportunities of the evolving financial world. You’ll future-proof your skill set as you become an expert in the financial forces driving change and disruption.

A practical focus with state-of-the-art facilities

Our highly practical methodology encourages you to put your new skills into practice every step of the way. Make interactive, virtual investments with internet-based simulators in our highly equipped Trading Room, featuring state-of-the-art Bloomberg terminals and Factset. Or seek real investment opportunities for a leveraged buyout, and learn in-demand programming skills in Python and MATLAB.

A customizable program that adapts to you

Every innovative finance professional has unique aspirations—so we’ve developed a customizable program that adapts to you. Select the format that suits your circumstances, whether that means studying full time or part time. You’ll have access to our faculty’s expertise through a wide range of electives that are divided into tracks.

Our electives both reflect the demands of today’s world of work, and prepare you for the professional opportunities that lie ahead.

Master in Finance Rankings IE

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  • 8th
    Master in Finance pre-experience


  • 11th
    Master in Finance


    QS, 2022
  • 5th
    Master in Finance

    For getting an investment banking job



We work with representatives from top organizations and schools to fill our program with high-potential professionals from across the finance world. Expand your international network surrounded by like-minded, financial leaders of tomorrow. Join our outstanding network and gain access to a uniquely global perspective of today’s financial climate:
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan
  • Bank of America
  • Allianz
  • Caixa Bank
  • BBVA
  • BNP Paribas
  • Santander
  • Deutsche Bank
  • PWC
  • HSBC
  • Citigroup
  • Mastercard
  • Credit Agricole
  • Audi
  • BCG Boston Consulting Group
  • Deloitte
  • British American Tobacco
  • EY Building a better working world
  • Indra
  • KPMG
  • Blackstone
  • Morgan Stanley

Master in Finance Optional Trips


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.

New York

New York is undoubtedly a highlight of IE Business School’s Masters in Finance programs. Immersed in one of the world’s top financial centers, students have the opportunity to visit leading companies and take a tour of the New York Stock Exchange.


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.


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 Business School is accredited by the following international accreditation bodies: AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS.

*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.

"Every week we were presented with forum, cases and exercises that pushed us to work on daily basis. Similarly the level of my classmates pushed me to a higher level of reasoning. Another aspect that I liked a lot was the format. At the time in my career I did not want to have a break and the masters blended format allowed me to keep working and studying at the same time. "
"The Master in Finance equipped me with the required technical skills, but more importantly, taught me about the importance of the strategic side of private equity. While the core curriculum covered financial modeling and quantitative finance, the electives enabled me to learn from real-world examples of our professors."
"IE Business School is well-renowned for a reason. The caliber of students and professors is really outstanding. Studying the Master in Finance is definitely one of the most rewarding and life-changing decisions that I’ve made. I look forward to seeing what the future has in store for me now."


Success in today’s ever-changing world relies on your ability to be dynamic and versatile. IE Business School has combined its two greatest strengths — management and finance — to create two dual degree programs designed for tomorrow’s business leaders.
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