Masters in Finance

Acquiring specialist knowledge

An Area of Expertise is an area of special interest within the Master, enabling students to focus a part of their studies on a specific area of interest. It has the added advantage of signaling to potential employers a student’s strongest preferences and competences.

Students can qualify for only one area of expertise. It is not mandatory for students to choose an area of expertise.

Those wishing to do so can choose from a wide-ranging variety of core courses and electives, designed to offer choice and a direction that matches their personal interests and preferences and in view of their future career. The main areas and courses are:

Banking

Recommended for students looking to pursue a career in Central Banks and Regulatory Bodies, or in Retail Banking or the consulting and auditing of financial institutions.

  • Accounting for Financial Institutions
  • Asset Management
  • Audit and Supervision Techniques
  • Bank Regulation
  • Banking
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Credit Risk
  • Derivatives
  • Financial Intermediation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Fintech Ventures
  • Fixed Income
  • Futures and Options
  • Hedge Funds
  • Macroeconomics of Financial Markets
  • Risk Management
  • Workshop on Banking

Corporate Finance

Designed to help students build up the required analytical and practical tools to pursue a career in Investment banking. Retail banking, Private equity and venture capital or Consulting and auditing.

  • Applied Corporate Finance
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Entrepreneurial Finance & Venture Capital
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Fintech Ventures
  • Financial Reporting
  • International Financial Management
  • International Taxation
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Management Control Systems
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Restructuring
  • Microfinance
  • Private Equity
  • Raising Capital in Global Markets

Data and Business Analytics New!

The Data and Business Analytics area of expertise is designed for students who understand business problems and want to use technology to solve them. A strong background in mathematics and applied statistics is required, so that students will be able to analyse large data sets and translate them to support data grounded strategic decisions.

  • Data Curation
  • Data Visualization
  • Models and Decision-Making
  • Computational thinking and Data Science (includes Applied Statistics)
  • Machine Learning
  • Continuous, Adaptive, Data-driven systems

Financial Markets

Aims to provide in-depth knowledge for all students seeking a career in Investment banking, Investment management, or Portfolio risk management.

  • Derivatives
  • Fixed Income
  • Applied Derivatives
  • Asset Management
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Credit Risk
  • Derivatives
  • Energy Finance
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Markets Trading
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Fintech Ventures
  • Financial Reporting
  • Futures and Options
  • Hedge Funds
  • Macroeconomics of Financial Markets
  • Nova Students Portfolio
  • Risk Management
  • Seminar on Current Economic and Financial Issues