Discover the MSc Finance programme and tracks
In this Master's programme, you must complete one of the tracks alongside several general courses. Each track is structured around a distinct career path in finance. It provides the skills and knowledge that you need to excel in that path. The specialised courses offer a small-scale learning environment with a familiar cohort of classmates.
Do you want to manage the savings of pension funds, insurance companies, or sustainable investment funds? In the Asset Management track, you investigate the challenges of investing money and creating the right portfolio strategy based on your clients’ needs. The track focuses on investment management roles that require detailed analysis of companies, but no computer programming.
Banking and Regulation
Do you want to promote the financial stability of the banking sector and design regulations that safeguard the broader economy? Do you want to learn how large banks can effectively manage their risk exposure? In the Banking and Regulation track, you learn about the causes of financial crises. The latest financial regulations, and how central bank decisions affect the real economy.
Do you want to consult companies about undertaking an acquisition or going public on the stock market? Do you want to help a firm to manage its investment decisions and financing activities? In the Corporate Finance track, you learn about the key factors that influence firm decision-making and the value of the firm itself, as well as how sustainability affects business strategies and corporate governance.
Do you want to model security prices and design complex strategies for a quantitative investment fund? Or do you want to help clients to develop proprietary risk-management strategies? In the Quantitative Finance track, you learn mathematical models for security and derivative prices. As well as applying computing and big data analysis to finance. The track focuses on investment management roles that require a strong mathematical background and computer programming skills.
Real Estate Finance
Do you want to manage money and structure transactions for a real estate fund? Or do you want to appraise the value of real estate properties and design policies that affect the mortgage market? In the Real Estate Finance track, you learn investment strategies for commercial and residential real estate. Also, you learn a wide range of valuation models based on properties’ characteristics and their sustainability.
Finance and Real Estate Finance (combination track)
Do you want to attain a unique comparative advantage, by acquiring both a detailed knowledge of real estate and a solid understanding of corporate finance or investment management? In the Finance and Real Estate Finance track, you combine the full slate of real estate courses with a subset of courses from the Corporate Finance or Asset Management tracks. This combination track requires 1.5 years to complete.
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