Understanding the unique challenges, successful strategies and opportunities of the global financial markets requires sophisticated, comprehensive instruction and training in all matters of global finance. The Master in Finance program at GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona has been designed to provide students the fundamental knowledge, tools, confidence and skills necessary for successful financial management in Europe and globally with secure and smart financial strategies on their side.
The MSc- Master in Finance degree offers graduate education in all aspects of finance. One of the most important characteristics of a successful financial manager is the ability to develop business strategies based on key financial issues.
Today’s business leaders must have a thorough understanding of interest rates, investment and financial analysis, and capital markets. These are the same skills gained by students graduating with the Master in Finance degree from GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona. The Master in Finance prepares students for successful careers in finance and banking in Spain, Europe and around the world.
Master in Finance awarded by GBSB Global Business School
Intakes: October, January and April
Full-time program: Monday to Friday - Depending on the intake, the program may last between 9 and 12 months
Intakes 2017: Maximum of 30 students per class
Instruction Language: English. If your English level is not sufficient, you can join the intensive English language preparation course prior to your Master in Finance degree program
Language learning: All MSc Finance students can take a yearlong Spanish course through the MSc program. You can join the beginners, intermediate or advanced group depending on your current knowledge
Location: In the heart of Barcelona, Eixample District, Barcelona
Global Study Trips (optional): Held by GBSB throughout the academic year
Professional internship (optional): 3 to 6 months worldwide
Admissions requirements: MSc in Finance programs are primarily intended for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in Business Administration or Economics.
However, students with other academic backgrounds or significant work experience, proficiency in English are still welcome to apply to these programs
Application deadline: Due to the modular format, applications to the Master in Finance are accepted all year round, however, because we have a student-centered learning approach, the number of seats per intake is limited. We recommend to apply in advance
MSc - Master in Finance degree program from GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona consists of 60 ECTS. A Master student must complete three quarters of full-time studies. During each quarter a student is required to complete 20-25 academic credits. For detailed course requirements, please refer to the outline of the Master in Finance curriculum.
The Master in Finance is structured around four blocks of financial management and managerial competencies courses that provide students with a comprehensive business education in core global finance concepts.
- Fundamentals of Finance for Global Managers: The courses cover the fundamental concepts and current issues of finance as well as the necessary tools to make global corporate financial decisions.
- Advanced Global Financial Management: Students examine intermediate to advanced practices of modern global financial management and learn to develop analytical skills for strategic decision making on a global scale.
- Managerial Competencies for Global Leaders: The successful management of future challenges requires future business leaders to not only possess high professional qualifications but also a certain personality traits. The courses provide instructions on presentation techniques, ethics, leadership, and international negotiation techniques.
- Elective Courses: Elective courses are included in the curriculum of the Master in Finance program to provide an opportunity for each student to explore areas of interest that are not included in the core financial management curriculum. Of particular interest are the global regional studies which explore the peculiarities of doing business in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, Russia and CIS.
How Will the Master in Finance Degree Benefit You?
Career Impact: Looking beyond the nearest future, a masters degree from an international business school is a long-term investment. Graduates from the Master in Finance possess the specialist finance skills, managerial competencies and global network to succeed in their long-term careers.
The MSc in Finance prepares you for a specialist career in the finance industry in functions like funds management, investment banking, financial engineering or corporate treasury management. Financial concerns are a part of nearly every organizational decision, whether the organization is a business company, non-profit organization or governmental body. Thus, there are lots of different possible career paths for the holders of the Master in Finance degree.
International Focus: Of particular benefit to students and their future employers is the strong international focus of our Master in Finance degree program. This comes not only from the global-conscious course offerings, but from interaction with fellow students. Students come not only from Barcelona, Spain or Europe, but from most regions of the world.
Gaining a Global Perspective: All courses offered on our Master in Finance program include international business perspective. You will learn how to identify, analyze, and practice the best ways to manage when faced with economic, political and cultural differences across Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and other regions of the world.
Study in Barcelona: Barcelona is a Mediterranean city and one of the major epicenters of the business life in Spain and Europe. Considered the fifth-best city in Europe for business, it gathers 50 percent of the Japanese, French, German, Italian, US, and Dutch companies based in Spain.
If you have any questions or doubts regarding our Master in Finance degree program, please do not hesitate to contact one of our educational advisers.
Prospective students, wishing to participate in the Master in Finance degree program, please apply online.
To be qualified for admission to the Master in Finance Degree Program, you must:
- Have earned a Bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher
- Provide a proof of English language proficiency
- Complete all required forms for admission and submit all required documents
See Application Guidelines - Master for more details.
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