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Master of Science in Finance and Banking

Program curriculum and final degree

Program Curriculum

The Master of Science in Finance and Banking consists of 4 taught components (essentials, finance, banking and electives), spaced along 3 terms. The courses in the first three blocks are compulsory.

Students will be able to choose 4 out of the 6 groups of elective courses below in the 2nd and 3rd terms. There will be a presentation of electives at the end of the first term so that students can get a better understanding of their choices.

Students will also prepare and present a Master thesis, supervised by a specialized faculty member. Throughout the year, there will also be a master thesis accopanying course.

During the academic year, students will also undertake a credited professional internship. Throughout the year, there will also be a preparation course, the "Connecting with the Industry".

 

program curriculum

 

Essentials

Finance courses

Banking courses

Elective courses

Master Thesis

Students will also prepare and present a master thesis (an academic project, a corporate valuation or financial plan), supervised by a specialized faculty member. Through the year, there will also be a master thesis accompanying course, supervised by the master thesis coordinator.

Internship

During the academic year, students will also undertake a credited (full-time or part-time) professional intership (for more information, click here). Throughout the year, there will also be a preparation course, the "Connecting with the Industry".

Additional Program Activities

Further to the course's regular classes, all Master of Science students have the possibility of attending free complementary training parallel to the running of their programs. The following activities are optional and are included in the program's tuition fees:

  • Brush-up Courses: preparatory crash-courses on business and economy-related subjects which take place two weeks prior to the beginning of the program.
  • Spanish Course: free of charge, 3-hour/week course at the UPF's language school.
  • Career Development Program: workshops and networking sessions specifically designed for training students on how to improve their résumé, define their professional identity, develop professional skills and approach potential employers.

Final Degree

Once students have completed the course they will receive the official Master's Degree Máster Universitario en Finanzas Corporativas y Banca / M.Sc. in Corporate Finance and Banking awarded by Pompeu Fabra University.

Students will also receive an additional Master of Science in Finance and Banking completion certificate awarded by UPF Barcelona School of Management.

Official Master's Degree: Upon successfully completing the master's program you will receive a final diploma awarded by Pompeu Fabra University. In order to issue the certificate, the Government of Catalonia charges an additional fee of approximately €200. The exact amount varies annually and will be finalized upon completion of the degree. In accordance with the regulations set out by the Spanish Ministry of Education this final diploma will be issued in Spanish.

 

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