Master in Finance - The Program

Gain a practical professional profile to navigate today's dynamic financial landscape

The Master in Finance Program

The Master in Finance is divided into 3 terms and 4 key areas of knowledge and skills for professionals in Finance. It is delivered in 2 formats so you can choose the option that best fits your lifestyle: Full-Time 11-months (immersive year in Madrid). Part-Time 22 months (online with 3 face-to-face periods in Madrid and Frankfurt).

 

ONE PROGRAM, TWO FORMATS

Choose the program format best-suited for you.
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Our Master in Finance has 4 specialization tracks:

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.

Alternative Investments

Alternative Investments is an emerging asset class, with a strong focus on real estate. This track allows students not only to understand the basis of the main alternative investments such as Real Estate Investments, Venture Capital and Commodities but also to deal with and manage them as an asset class.

Financial Analytics & Digital Finance

This is an emerging track at the intersection of Big Data, analytics tools, and finance. Students will learn not only how to apply algorithms to trading, but also to build and test quantitative equity strategies. What’s more, they will explore key analytics tools and fintech topics.

*These four specialization tracks are applicable to full-time Master of Finance students. Part-time Master of Finance students can still enroll in a track with full-time students, if they desire. Please see the program structure for additional details.

Master in Finance Rankings IE

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

  • 8th
    MASTER IN FINANCE PRE-EXPERIENCE

    Worldwide

    FINANCIAL TIMES, 2021
  • 11th
    MASTER IN FINANCE

    Worldwide

    QS, 2022
  • 5th
    MASTER IN FINANCE

    For getting an investment banking job

    EFINANCIALCAREERS, 2019
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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

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.

THE WAY YOU LEARN

At 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 our students to experience the best of our world-class education. On your journey to practical knowledge and incredible sector insight at IE Business School, you will 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 students 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 our Master in Finance students 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.

HANDS-ON TECHNOLOGY

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 students with a dynamic educational experience that prepares you for the realities of the financial world.

INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS

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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