Master in Finance - The ProgramGain a practical professional profile to navigate today's dynamic financial landscape
The Master in Finance Program
ONE PROGRAM, TWO FORMATS
OUR IMMERSIVE FULL-TIME PROGRAM INCLUDES:
-Engaging face-to-face classes
-Group meetings and presentations
-Hands-on simulations and in-person debates
-Access to resources such as Trading Lab and the IE Library
-Classes at our headquarters in the fast-paced financial center of Madrid
OUR FLEXIBLE PART-TIME PROGRAM INCLUDES:
-A dynamic blend of virtual and on-site learning
-24-hour access to IE Business School’s online campus
-Live lectures and interactive video conferences
-Discussion forums and stimulating debates
-Three periods of in-person sessions delivered in the heart of Madrid, spread out through the duration of the program
-Unlimited access to the latest research & online press
How do we do it?
Investment Banking and Private Equity
Once you finish this track, you will have a thorough understanding of Key Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Financial Modelling and corporate action principles and tools applied in Mergers and Acquisitions, Debt and Equity Capital Markets, Leveraged Finance and Investments in private and public securities.
Global Markets and Asset Management
This track dives into Global Markets. It follows an in-depth and practical knowledge approach to Portfolio Management, while also exploring the ins and outs of the asset management industry, including: Value Investing; Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing; Exchange Traded Funds; and Hedge Funds. Finally, the Equity and Credit Research course provides both the analytical framework and background required to analyze and value listed companies.
Real Estate Finance & Alternative investments
Alternative Investments is an emerging asset class, with a strong focus on real estate. This track allows you to not only understand the basis of the main alternative investments such as Real Estate Investments, Venture Capital and Commodities, but also deal with and manage them as an asset class.
Finance Analytics & Digital Finance
This is an emerging track at the intersection of Big Data, analytics tools and finance. You’ll learn not only how to apply algorithms to trading, but also to build and test quantitative equity strategies. What’s more, you’ll explore key finance analytics tools.
*These four specialization tracks are applicable to full-time Master of Finance students. Part-time Master of Finance students can choose between Investment Banking and Private Equity and Global Markets and Asset Management. Please see the program structure for additional details.
Master in Finance Rankings IE
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8thMASTER IN FINANCE PRE-EXPERIENCE
WorldwideFINANCIAL TIMES, 202211thMASTER IN FINANCE
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What’s the Part-Time format like?
This 22-month program is both online and face-to-face—in other words, it’s liquid. We align and combine the best of technology, pedagogy and our world-class faculty, so you can experience multi-layered learning in a multi-faceted environment.
Online periods – Through our virtual campus, you get a challenging and highly interactive educational experience. The well-structured, faculty-led sessions fit into the modern professional’s busy schedule and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection. Engage with other global professionals in synchronous and asynchronous sessions, including interactive small groups where you work on real-world, industry-based case studies.
- Live Sessions – On Saturdays, you will connect to live video conference sessions engaging with your peers and professors in real time, discussing previously established topics for the week. These sessions are truly an extension of the traditional classroom experience, allowing you to negotiate and collaborate with your classmates in the same space, despite connecting from all over the globe.
- Asynchronous online discussions – The forums allow you to participate in the faculty-led asynchronous sessions every week from Monday to Thursday. Professors will moderate these written discussions about chosen topics in order to achieve the learning objectives.
Face-To-Face Periods – get to know your diverse classmates even more through all-day workshops and classes that further develop your soft skills and teamwork. Explore Madrid after class and get to know your peers on a deeper level.
At the IE Trading Lab you’ll have access to resources ranging from financial, market, business news, economic, security pricing, brokerage research, portfolio risk and performance analytics. We also have 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 if you’re interested in demonstrating your abilities with this information platform, which is key for any professional willing to work in financial markets.
THE WAY YOU LEARNAt IE Business School, we are innovators and entrepreneurs, ready and waiting with restless energy to turn change into opportunity at every turn.
EXPERIENCE YOUR EDUCATION FIRST HAND
We want you to experience the best of our world-class education. On your journey to practical knowledge and incredible sector insight at IE Business School, you’ll share the road with other ambitious individuals and international experts who can shine a light on a variety of topics related to the world of finance. The Master in Finance is a program that encourages you to constantly challenge and explore new ideas alongside a diverse group of academics and industry leaders.
ON TOP OF THE TRENDS AND AHEAD OF THE CURVE
We take pride in our spirit of innovation. Our programs run alongside the financial frontline, mirroring new sector developments and incorporating them into the course syllabus. This provides you with a profoundly impactful immersion in the most up-to-date technological and digital developments in the finance world. Gain in-depth knowledge in cutting-edge FinTech technology, or learn programming with MATLAB and Python.
Technology runs through the heart of our institution, enriching every program with up-to-date sector tools that drive progress. By focusing on the most recent technological trends in the financial sector, our highly experienced faculty members provide you with a dynamic educational experience that prepares you for the realities of the financial world.
The IE Business School experience takes place in a diverse, multicultural and thriving European capital that acts as a springboard for success in the world of business. With over 6,000 students representing 132 countries, 140 clubs and 500 events per year, IE Business School promises a vibrant community for all students. As you join a wide variety of initiatives, extracurricular events and on-campus clubs, you can experience first-hand IE’s values of innovation and community engagement.
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