Master in Finance

Gain a practical professional profile to navigate today's dynamic financial landscape
The Master in Finance gives you first-hand insight into the realities of modern financial markets. Our inclusive program has been consistently ranked as one of the best in the world. It covers the latest trends on corporate finance and private equity, global markets, asset management and alternative investments, as well as a deep dive into finance analytics and digital finance, with a focus on artificial intelligence and the application of big data to finance.

The program was devised to equip leading practitioners like you with the cutting-edge knowledge necessary to conquer the ever-changing realm of finance. Our goal is to fill every classroom with the most talented men and women, offering you unending opportunities to network, collaborate and hone your professional chops with the best of the best.

Our program—delivered in full-time or part-time format—provides you with the flexibility to study a customizable program that adapts to your needs, whether that means studying face-to-face or online.

University private degree

This is a University Private Degree from IE University*, and taught in IE School of IE Business School. More information on what earning a University Private Degree from IE University entails.

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

*IE University 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 University. Both types of degrees are equally backed by the rigor and prestige of IE University.






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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






* Please note that “intake” refers to the start of the Master in Finance program. While we do not enforce specific application deadlines, we encourage you to send in your application as soon as possible before the program begins.




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The Master in Finance is an immersive, well-rounded program, developing the next round of highly skilled, versatile leaders in finance and commerce. To accomplish this, we aim to expose our students to the full breadth of academic and professional experiences available. That’s why we have developed three exciting modules to propel you toward the next step of your career development:
• Academic partnerships with CFA Institute and CAIA Association
• Academic exchange programs with the London Business School and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
• Company project collaboration with top financial institutions, including Deutsche Bank, Equita, Jefferies and Nomura

  • Partnership with CFA and CAIA
    Partnership with CFA and CAIA

    The Master in Finance is a comprehensive program that will prepare you to become a game-changing financial practitioner in today’s high-octane environment. By partnering with the world-recognized organizations CFA and CAIA, we are able to provide students with several benefits throughout their journey. We accept exams as valid entrance tests, allowing you to build on the knowledge gained in an entirely new finance program. On the other hand, any students or members of the association who wish to take their exams during the Master in Finance will benefit from scholarship opportunities. And, to ensure a maximum chance of success, we 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 our Master in Finance 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 your career.

    CFA Institute

    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 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. Eligible candidates that receive admission will be able to benefit from a scholarship. Additionally, top students of our Master in Finance will receive a full scholarship to sit for the CAIA exams. As part of the scholarship, our students will benefit from special enrollment conditions, affecting the enrollment fee as well as the standard examination fees.

    Caia Association




  • Partnerships with other business schools
    Partnerships with other business schools

    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.

    London Business School

    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. This will allow 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.


    Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

    The IE Business School and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management exchange program allows students to enhance their academic experience in preparation 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 one-week trip to the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, where students can broaden their network and explore new insights.

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  • Company Project Collaboration
    Company Project Collaboration

    To ensure continuous progress, academic institutions must constantly innovate alongside successful companies. At IE Business School, we accomplish this through a process we call the Company Project Collaboration.

    As part of your final exam, you will have the opportunity to undertake a corporate project that consists of the valuation of a listed company. We have reached agreements with top financial institutions like Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Finance division, Equita, Nomura, Jefferies and Credit Suisse to carry out corporate valuation projects. Our partners will choose one company to be valued by the team, while providing assistance throughout the process.

    Company Project Collaboration creates a highly employable cohort as students have the opportunity to work on real-life projects and gain real-life experience.


    Logos Deutsche Bank, Equita, Jefferies, Nomura, Credit Suisse




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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.




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A program that adapts to you

Our program adapts to your needs with full-time and part-time options and four specialization tracks: investment banking and private equity; global markets and asset management; real estate finance and alternative investments; and finance analytics and digital finance. Even your final exam is customizable: opt between CFA competition, corporate valuation, portfolio management and more.

A successful multidisciplinary approach

Recognized as one of the best finance programs in the world, we provide high-quality training in the concepts, tools and techniques that prepare you for a successful career in a competitive financial sector. Our syllabus will give you a strong, multidisciplinary foundation and hone your skills—and our diverse campus will enrich your academic experience and give you a solid global outlook.

A faculty of top industry leaders

Our faculty consists of experienced business leaders in top positions in the finance world. You will learn from experienced professionals with extensive real-world knowledge of the industry, focusing on the most recent technological trends and innovations in the sector to future-proof your skill set and help you become an expert in the forces driving change and disruption.

Collaborate with top institutions

Whether you’re an experienced professional or just starting out, our program offers you invaluable hands-on experience. We collaborate with leading educational institutions and corporate partners, enabling our students to work on projects with real-world implications for the biggest institutions in the world, while building a network of movers and shakers who can help advance your career.

Find the perfect professional fit

Our Master in Finance program will upgrade your skill set and focus on your goals. Our Talents & Careers department will help you map out the next steps and provide continuous training, professional guidance and top-tier resources to strengthen your applications—including lifetime access to an extensive network of alumni, industry giants and over 3,500 international recruiters.

Master in Finance Rankings IE

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

  • 8th
    Master in Finance pre-experience


  • 11th
    Master in Finance


    QS, 2022
  • 5th
    Master in Finance

    For getting an investment banking job


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.


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