Master in Finance

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

The Master in Finance 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.
DURATION

1 year

LANGUAGE

English

LOCATION

Madrid

Intake

September & April

Format

Full-time

Optional trips

London, New York, Ghana & Frankfurt

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Liquid Learning at IE University

In this new reality, we understand it’s not always possible to attend class in person. That’s why we developed our Liquid Learning approach, which seamlessly adapts to individual needs and provides equal access to world-class education—whether on campus or online wherever you are.

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Our Master in Finance is an extensive, game-changing program that will prepare you to become a well-versed financial front liner in today’s high-octane environment.
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.

PARTNERSHIPS WITH OTHER UNIVERSITIES

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.

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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.

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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 semester 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.

5 REASONS TO STUDY OUR MASTER IN FINANCE

A career-oriented curriculum:

Designed 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 find your niche as you specialize in one of four high-demand areas of finance today: corporate finance & private equity, global markets & asset management, alternative investments, and finance analytics & fintech.

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 course syllabus designed by top industry leaders who double as dynamic educators, you’ll be empowered to propel your career in today’s competitive market landscape.

A program that gets you ahead

By focusing on the most recent technological trends in the financial sector, our highly experienced professors deliver a dynamic educational experience that prepares you for the uncertainties of the evolving financial world. Future-proof your skillset as you become an expert in the financial forces driving change and disruption.

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

Make interactive, virtual investments with internet-based simulators in our highly equipped Trading Room, which features state-of-the-art resources including Bloomberg or Factset. Seek real investment opportunities for a leveraged buyout, and learn programming in FinTech, Python, MATLAB and Visual Basic.

A customizable program that adapts to you

We know that every innovative finance professional has unique aspirations. Our faculty’s breadth of expertise means you can choose from over 60 financial electives so that you graduate the program with a defined, specialist professional profile.

Master in Finance Rankings IE

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

  • 12th
    Master in Finance

    Worldwide

    FINANCIAL TIMES, 2020
  • 13th
    Master in Finance

    Worldwide

    QS, 2020
  • 5th
    Master in Finance

    For getting an investment banking job

    EFINANCIALCAREERS, 2019
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WHERE OUR STUDENTS COME FROM

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

London

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.

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.

UNIVERSITY PRIVATE DEGREE

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.

"Firstly, it was definitely the practicality of the program, and the real-life applications taught by professors who work in finance themselves. It made a real difference early on in my career when I was competing with other graduates for an offer. Secondly, it was also the network of these professors, who are all impressive professionals in their own right, and classmates, who will soon become the leaders of tomorrow."
"I genuinely believe the Master In Finance must be one of the most practical finance masters available, with professors that have years of professional experience as well as excellent pedagogical skills. This hands-on approach, together with the quite immense workload stands as paramount in order to be able to competitively join the work force in any of the world's most prestigious financial hubs or investment banks."
"I think IE Business School best feature is its professors and students. Almost all the professors are working practitioners, their insights into the industry are truly priceless. I learn a lot from the professors, and I sometimes learn even more from my fellow group mates. We all come from different cultural and professional backgrounds, and the depth of the discussions that we have in class every day is fascinating."

DUAL DEGREES WITH MASTER IN FINANCE

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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