Awarded first place in leading El Mundo newspaper’s guide to the 250 best masters in Spain (2016) The Master in International Finance is the best and most complete full-time Finance Programme in Spain. All class sessions are held in English. The main objective of the Master is to give students a broad and professional knowledge of all areas of international finance at the same time as preparing them for the working environment through numerous lectures, cases, presentations, the use of Bloomberg and trading simulators throughout the degree. In order to achieve this goal, the Master is supported by three prestigious academic institutions: The London School of Economics and Political Science, Wharton School and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Students attending the Master will take part in academic stays in Hong Kong, Philadelphia and London. The Programme includes subjects ranging from corporate finance to financial markets, but also includes important subjects today such as risk management, regulations and ethics. The Master aims to be highly practical and is taught by highly recognized and experienced professionals.
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The majority of the programme is taught at IEB’s headquarters in Madrid, a city considered to be one of the key financial centers in Europe. The Spanish capital, as well as having its own enormous intrinsic strength and vitality, has the advantage of being Europe’s gateway to the Ibero-American world. Today, many of these emerging economies are playing an important role in the International Financial Markets. In addition, students in the Master in International Finance follow part of their study plan in three of the most prestigious business schools in the world of finance: the London School of Economics (United Kingdom), the Wharton School (USA) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (China). The Academic stays in these three world references in financial education and research not only provide the highest standard of teaching and content but also give an insight into key financial centers, such as London, New York, Philadelphia and Hong Kong- cities that are worldwide references in international financial leadership. The Master is a fully English-based programme and, as such, all lectures, class discussions, presentations, student-faculty communications, and documentation are in English. This is important as English is the main language used in the financial world. The Master in International Finance is the best and most complete Finance Programme in Spain. The Programme includes in depth coverage of all fields of finance relevant to today’s financial world. The subjects range from corporate finance and treasury to all financial markets. It also includes important subjects today, such as risk management, regulation and ethics. By covering all fields of finance, students are then able to choose their preferred area, in which they can then specialize and develop a professional financial career.
Admission tests: April 5th and 26th
All candidates applying for the Master in International Finance should submit to the Admissions Department a duly filled in application form as well as provide a copy of their academic qualifications, their identity card or Passport, 4 passport size photos and a brief CV. All candidates will have to take online tests to determine their level of English and other relevant knowledge as well as undertake personal interviews with members of the Admissions Committee.
The Master in International Finance includes an academic stay in the United States, with the highlight being the participation in the IEB- Wharton School Programme. Students will attend lectures delivered by Wharton faculty on Wharton’s Philadelphia campus.
The stay in the United States also includes a trip to New York City. Students will attend sessions on current financial topics given by guest practitioners, and visit Wall Street, the NYSE, and several global financial institutions headquartered in Manhattan.
In addition, part of the lectures will take place at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia, the oldest and most exclusive club of the capital of Pennsylvania. After a tour of the club and a morning session of lectures, the students will attend a gala lunch where they will receive their diplomas as part of the closing ceremony.
The objective of IEB´s partnership with Wharton School is to give students the opportunity to expand their international experience. As a result of this understanding, IEB students will have the chance to enrich their knowledge by attending lectures at one of the most outstanding and prestigious Business Schools in the world and hence gain an unparalleled training opportunity.
The Wharton School was founded in 1881, as part of the University of Pennsylvania (member of the famous “Ivy League” together with Harvard, Yale, and Columbia among others), and became the first collegiate business school in the world.Wharton has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programmes; and, a powerful alumni network of 92,000 graduates (including participants in this programme).
Moreover, IEB students will be taught by and be able to interact with members of Wharton faculty; some of which, as the trusted advisors of corporations and governments worldwide, have a profound influence on global business.
The programme aims to further develop students financial knowledge in an international environment and allow IEB students to experience a magnificent immersion in the heart of one of the most important financial centers in the world.
While students are in Philadelphia, some of the lectures will take place at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia, the oldest and most exclusive club in the City.
The Master in International Finance includes an academic stay at the London School of Economics, United Kingdom. Lectures will be delivered by prestigious professionals from the City of London as well as by members of LSE’s faculty.
IEB has maintained for many years a close alliance with the London School of Economics (LSE), one of the most prestigious Anglo-Saxon universities in the world. This academic collaboration allows Master in International Finance students to study part of their programme at the LSE, reinforcing the international element of their training.
More specifically, IEB students will spend one week at LSE’s headquarters where they will be attending lectures on economic and financial issues, enabling them to also experience the reality of one of the main international financial centres in the world. Participants in this Academic Stay will live alongside and form new relationships, both personal and professional, with students from all over the world. Many of which will then be called on to occupy high profile positions in their respective countries. In addition, during their stay at the LSE, IEB’s students will visit various UK financial institutions enhancing their international immersion.
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a world leader for education and research in all matters related to economic, social and political sciences. There is no other university in the world which is as global in the origin of its students and teachers, or in the focus of its activity. Ever since its foundation, the aim of the LSE has been to become a research center for economic and social sciences, a platform to develop, analyze and assess ideas to be shared with the rest of the world. LSE has over 65,000 registered students in 195 countries.
Among LSE’s Alumni and professors are 16 Nobel Prize winners, 28 Heads of State and many government officials from the five continents. As such, the London School of Economics has for years occupied one of the top positions in the Times Higher Education Supplement, alongside Harvard University and in front of Stanford University and MIT. The privileged academic relationship between IEB and the LSE gives Master in International Finance students an unrivalled training opportunity.
Students can also enjoy the British tradition of London clubs since during their stay in London they will be invited to a Gala dinner in the Carlton Club.
The Master in International Finance includes an academic stay at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Students will attend lectures taught by a group of professors from both The Chinese University of Hong Kong and IEB.The IEB has signed and academic agreement with The Chinese University of Hong Kong.Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), a leading business school and a pioneer in business education in Hong Kong, is a comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together the East and the West. The CUHK Business School has over 3,800 full-time and part-time students and has the largest business school alumni network in Hong Kong with over 24,000 members.The academic alliance between IEB and CUHK allows the Master in International Finance students to complement and enrich their knowledge in international finance. Such a relationship also provides an invaluable opportunity for IEB students to remain abreast of the leading developments in the Chinese business world, and to form links that will be valuable in their future careers. The Programme has been designed with a global scope. It will include an overview of the Chinese economy and its financial sector and will also cover a group of other countries such as South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. IEB students will also have the opportunity to participate in local institutional visits, such as the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Furthermore, students will be invited to a special dinner at the races in the famous Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong, one of the most famous Hippodromes in the world.
It is an outstanding opportunity to participate in a cultural exchange and immersion in an area where business development (specially in cities such as Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Taiwan or Seoul) is leading the world economic growth.
The Master’s tuition fees are 25.000 Euros. They include IEB, CUHK, WHARTON and LSE’s tuition fees, all the documentation, access to all facilities, as well as a Personal Laptop computer or tablet PC. IEB may grant students with an outstanding academic record a scholarship after due consideration of their scholarship application. There are 3 types of scholarships: Academic Excellence Scholarship, designed for students who have received an Honorable Mention, Mobility Scholarship, designed for Students with travel and initial moving costs and Financial Aid Scholarship, for outstanding students in financial need. These scholarships could amount to up to 25% of the Programme’s tuition fees. The final decision regarding whether or not to grant a scholarship as well as its amount rests with IEB’s Admissions Committee. In addition to the Master´s tuition fees, there is an Academic Stay fee of 6.000 Euros. This fee covers the transportation and accommodation costs of the three academic stays that IEB organises. The fee is a total amount for all three stays and cannot be split into individual stays. Students, however, can decide to organise their own travel and accommodation, at their own expense, and, therefore, not pay the Academic Stay fee. The Master’s tuition fee and the Academic stay expenses fee can be paid as a lump sum or in instalments.All payments made by instalment will need to follow a predetermined calendar that will be pre-agreed and specified on the Admission Certificate. Applicants can also benefit from special conditions offered by several financial institutions to IEB students. Students interested in taking advantage of these special financial conditions can ask for additional information after completing the admissions process.