Master in Finance and Responsible Banking

The programme requirements are divided equally between face-to-face lectures (held on weekends in Zamalek, Cairo and covering the basic knowledge needed in finance and banking), and online study on the IEB’s Virtual Platform that contains seven modules on responsible banking and financial inclusion. In addition, the MFRB Programme offers the opportunity to attend one week of full-time study at the London School of Economics (LSE) in London with other banking and finance professionals participating in similar programmes from all over the world (subject to additional fees).

The Master in Finance and Responsible Banking (MFRB) Programme is a new joint, blended-learning, professional master programme in Egypt. The MFRB Programme rethinks the role of banks, and the financial industry in general, within a responsible management framework. It teaches participants how to improve their practices and optimize their work in complex banking and financial organisations, in a responsible and sustainable manner and with a more customer-centric perspective.

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What is the MFRB Programme?

The MFRB Programme is offered jointly by the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, Helwan University (FCBA-HU) in Egypt and the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB) in Madrid, Spain, in partnership with the World Savings Banks Institute (WSBI), headquartered in Brussels, Belgium and in association with the London School of Economics (LSE) Custom Programmes in London, U.K. The Logos of the four institutions will appear on the MFRB Program’s certificate. The MFRB Programme requirements could be completed within 14 months.

Who Is It For?

The MFRB Programme is targeting entry-level to middle-management level professionals in the banking and finance industry in Egypt as well as in all other countries. Fresh graduates from business colleges are also welcome to apply. The blended-learning style of the program makes it very flexible and suitable to busy professionals in Egypt and to all candidates living in other countries. The MFRB Programme is the perfect answer for:

  • Executives in central banks and financial regulatory agencies who need to substantially improve their knowledge and skills needed to monitor and regulate banks and financial markets in such a global industry.
  • Busy executives in the banking and finance industry who are seeking specialized graduate education that provides high level of flexibility to accommodate their busy schedule. 
  • Banking and finance middle-management and entry-level executives seeking to advance their career in the banking and financial industry.
  • Fresh graduates from business-related majors who wish to pursue a promising career in banking and finance and want to be fully-equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for worldwide careers in this industry.
  • Professionals in the banking and finance industry who wish to pursue market-oriented and industry-focused graduate studies in banking and finance whom standard MBAs do not meet their needs and/or expectations.
  • Successful candidates can graduate from the program after only 14 months from commencing their study.
  • Globally recognized master’s degree, granted by two giant institutions in Egypt and Spain (HU and IEB) and accredited by four academic and professional institutions in Egypt and Europe (HU, IEB, LSE Custom Programmes, and the WSBI). The logos of the four institutions will appear on the Master’s diploma.

Why MFRB Programme?

  • It gives you the opportunity to spend one week of full-time study and seminars in London at the premises of LSE with more than 100 other banking and finance professionals from all over the world. A Great Opportunity for learning, networking, and exchange of expertise.
  • The MFRB’s blended learning style mixes face-to-face lectures and online learning in a way that provides great flexibility while maintaining top quality of instruction and instructor-participant communication.
  • It offers top-quality instruction by Egyptian and European qualified academic professors and industry experts.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

1.   A Bachelor degree in Finance, Economics, or any other field of business administration. Graduates from other colleges             are welcome but they are expected to have a minimum of two years of work experience in the banking and financial                 sectors.

Admission Requirements

2.   Candidates should submit to the admission department a duly filled in application along with the following:

3.   Attend an online interview (via Skype) with the IEB admission committee and a face-to-face interview with Helwan                   University Programme admission department.

  • A copy of their academic qualifications.
  • A proof of work experience, if any.
  • A copy of their national ID card (for Egyptian students only) or passport.
  • Four passport size photos.
  • A brief CV (A resume).

4.   Attend three online tests assessing the candidate’s English language skills and other relevant knowledge.

The Academic Supervisor of the MFRB programme, and Assistant Professor of Financial Economics at the Economics Department at the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.

Director of IEB


Dr. Laurie Dufays

Academic Board

Dr. Jorge Medina Aznar 

Prof. Maged Mohamad Fahmy Nagem

Helwan University President.

Prof. Omar Salman

Dr. Alvaro

Martínez-Echevarría y García de Dueñas

The Dean of the faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, and the President of the MFRB programme Administrative committee.

Prof. Hoda Abd El Hamid Ali Mohamed

Dr. Alberto Moreno 

de Tejada 

The Director of the MFRB programme, and the Professor of Economics at the Economics Department at the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.

The MFRB Program’s Associate Director.

Associate Professor of Deontology and Business Ethics at IEB.

The MFRB Program’s Director.

Associate Professor at IEB: corporate Governance, Banking Strategy and Alternative Investments.

Assistant Prof. Ahmed Oweis

Deputy Director at the WSBI.

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