This programme extends students’ knowledge of all major areas of financial decision-making. It prepares students for future careers in the financial services sector, e.g. in commercial and investment banking, insurance firms and supervisory authorities, in corporate finance functions in financial and non-financial firms. It also prepares students for further studies in finance.
What does the programme offer?
The programme is research-driven and based on the principle of academic rigour in practical application. Advanced theoretical and empirical concepts in both financial economics and corporate finance are on the curriculum. You will gain a thorough understanding of, and training in, effective identification, analysis and resolution of complex financial problems. Important objectives are to familiarise students with the main areas of investigation and research techniques used in finance, and to give students the general knowledge required to specialise in their preferred area of finance.
The one-year programme is designed to give you a sound knowledge in the basic methods of advanced finance and to allow you to specialise in a specific area of interest, as well as enabling you to apply your knowledge to analyse real world problems. The two-year programme further deepens this knowledge, broadens the areas of interest and introduces you to research methods.
There is a broad and extensive labour market for finance professionals and specialists both nationally and internationally. Future careers for graduates could include positions in the financial services sector (commercial and investment banking), insurance firms, supervisory authorities, corporate finance functions in both financial and non-financial firms, or as financial consultants. Graduates have found employment at, for example, Deutsche Bank, McKinsey, Accenture, Maersk, J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs.