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The IHU MSc in Banking & Finance caters to the needs of recent graduates looking for an optimal combination of theory as well as a practical hands-on approach to the highly specified financial issues of a business or financial institution.
Also, it is designed to facilitate learning through a variety of teaching methods, technologies and environments.
From the moment you embark on your Master's programme, you will acquire a key set of skills and the real-world knowledge crucial to achieving success in your chosen career.
The business world today looks for candidates who can combine a good depth in theoretical knowledge with practical hands-on skills and the capability to deal with the real tasks facing managerial staff. Our programmes are designed to meet these requirements at international standards while also addressing the specific issues of the SE European region.
The Core Modules
The core courses ensure that you acquire knowledge of practical concepts and attain skills directly relevant to your career aspirations.
* Financial Econometrics
* Foundations of Finance
* Commercial and Investment Banking
* Financial Reporting and Analysis
* Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange
* Corporate Finance
* Financial Derivatives
* Asset Management
* Research Project Methodology
The Elective Modules
The students can choose four electives according to their interests and their current and future career orientation.
* Private Equity & Venture Capital
* Raising Capital
* Shipping Finance
* Mergers and Acquisitions
* Advanced Company Valuation*
* Hedge Funds
* Emerging Markets
* Technical Analysis
* Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
* Risk Management
* Advanced Derivatives
* Structured Products
* Operational Risk
* Credit Risk
* Banking Legal Environment
* Financial Regulation
* International Company and Trade Law
The electives list will be continuously updated to reflect contemporary business issues and students' ongoing interests.
Electives may vary from year to year depending on current interest and student demand
As part of the MScs programme, students submit an individual 10,000-word project on a subject relating to their study and career.
The IHU offers a number of scholarships for the MSc in Banking and Finance programme, covering a significant proportion of the programme fees.
These scholarships are competitive. Award criteria include the quality of the first degree, the undergraduate grades of the candidate, his/her command of the English language and overall profile.
Candidates for scholarships should include a separate letter with their application documents in which they request to be considered for scholarship stating the reasons why they think they qualify.