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​​​The Master in Finance is designed for those who wish to acquire and deepen their knowledge and training in various domains of finance. Based on the most recent financial developments, this programme extends and enhances professional competences, combining the latest developments in finance theory with the analysis of complex real cases. Students are prepared to become highly qualified professionals in several areas of finance, such as valuation of real and financial assets, investments performance, financial institutions management, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, international finance, derivatives and risk management, volatility modeling and forecasting, and behavioral finance. The programme also creates incentives to a first approach to scientific research in these areas. All courses are fully taught in English.​​​

The Master in Finance is acknowledged by the CFA Institute as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct within the programme. This programme positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, which has become the most respected and recognised investment credential in the world.



EFMD – The Management Development Network awarded accreditation to the master in Finance.
EFMD accreditation particularly emphasises academic rigour, practical relevance, internationalisation, and ethics and sustainability. This international accreditation reflects the excellence of the Master in Finance, positioning it among the best in the world.




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Timetable​​

Admission Criteria​


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There are ongoing formal procedures for the approval of the new study plan. The study plan below is what is currently in place.

Note: ​

The UC "Data Analysis and Transferable Skills" requires the attendance of modules credited to the course in the EEG DataPro programme and the EEGenerating Skills programme.



2021/2022

General


Academic degree:
  • Master's degree
ECTS:
90
Duration:
3 curricular semesters
Regime:
Mixed
Place:
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Management

Contacts


    School of Economics and Management
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: +351 253604510 Fax: +351 253601380
    E-Mail: pedagogico@eeg.uminho.pt
    URL: http://www.eeg.uminho.pt

Description


The Master in Finance is designed for those who wish to acquire and deepen their knowledge and training in Finance. Based on a solid theoretical finance background, this program extends and enhances professional competencies with a strong emphasis on ethics and social responsibility. The program combines the latest developments in finance theory with the analysis of complex real cases, providing students with an in-depth knowledge in investments and corporate finance, including firm valuation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, portfolio management, international finance, financial derivatives and risk management, volatility forecasting, and behavioral finance. The background setup to study these problems has two main common factors: (i) the international environment and (ii) the emphasis on ethics and social responsibility of finance professionals. The program also prepares students for a first approach to scientific research in finance.

Key learning outcomes


1. Provide a broad and updated knowledge base and solid skills in the various fields of Finance necessary for the successful development of a career in finance.
2. Prepare students to use the main financial theoretical frameworks to solve real world problems in different areas such as corporate finance and investments;
3. Provide students with methodologies and research skills needed to successfully complete their dissertations/projects.
4. Promote team work and critical thinking and develop a culture that values ethics and social responsibility in financial decisions.
5. Promote the development of learning skills that enable students to learn throughout their experiences in a fundamentally self-directed or autonomous way.
6. Promote the development of skills to effectively communicate (both in oral and written forms) the results and reasoning of finance assignments to academic, professional, or general audiences.
7. Promote the development of core skills in IT tools to collect, model and analyze financial data from major financial databases.
8. Prepare students to respond to financial challenges in an international and competitive environment.

Access to higher education


The master in Finance provides students with the adequate background to pursue PhD studies.

Careers


Graduates from the Master in Finance are placed in a variety of national, international, and multinational organizations operating in the finance industry – e.g., major consulting companies, multinational corporations, banks, investment banks, financial advisors, financial markets regulators, insurance companies, etc.

Access


40

Vacancies

20

Minimum

Access forms


The access to this Cycle of Study can be done at the Students Portal of the University of Minho
https://alunos.uminho.pt/EN/candidates/MastersDegrees/Pages/default.aspx 

This information does not replace consultation of the Academic Regulations of the University of Minho and other official documents.

Formal requirements


Profile of the candidate to this master programme should feature the following characteristics:
a) Holders of a bachelor degree or equivalent in the areas of Management, Economics, Sciences and Engineering and whose curriculum includes at least 20 ECTS in mathematics or quantitative methods;
b) Holders of a foreign higher education degree conferred after the completion of the first cycle of studies organised according to the principles of Bologna by an acceding State to this process;
c) Holders of a foreign higher education degree that is recognised according to the objectives after the completion of a bachelor degree by the Scientific Council of EEG;
d) holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that endows the candidate with the capacity to pursue this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of EEG;
e) admission above the numerus clausus, of candidates who attended the curricular part of a previous edition of the course.

Application deadlines


Information on Application Deadlines can be found at: https://www.eeg.uminho.pt/en/study/mestrados/Pages/admission.aspx

Registration deadlines


Information on Registration Deadlines can be found at:
https://www.eeg.uminho.pt/en/study/mestrados/Pages/admission.aspx

Aditional Information


Study Plan


Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Corporate Finance G 6
S1 Data Analysis and Transferable Skills CPRI; G; E; CA 6
S1 Derivados G 6
S1 Econometria E 6
S1 Investimentos e Gestão de Carteiras G 6
S2 Corporate Valuation G 6
S2 International Finance G 6
S2 Management Research Methodology and Proposal G 6
S2 Opção I 6
Avaliação de Políticas Públicas CA 6
Behavioral Finance G 6
Corporate Restructuring G 6
Dinâmica de Séries Temporais e Volatilidade G 6
Financial Statement Analysis G 6
International Banking Instruments E 6
International Monetary and Financial Economics E 6
Métodos Quantitativos Aplicados à Gestão G 6
Policies and Practices in Human Resource Management G 6
Risk Management G 6
The EU in the World CPRI 6
S2 Opção II 6
Avaliação de Políticas Públicas CA 6
Behavioral Finance G 6
Corporate Restructuring G 6
Dinâmica de Séries Temporais e Volatilidade G 6
Financial Statement Analysis G 6
International Banking Instruments E 6
International Monetary and Financial Economics E 6
Métodos Quantitativos Aplicados à Gestão G 6
Policies and Practices in Human Resource Management G 6
Risk Management G 6
The EU in the World CPRI 6
Year 2 30
S1 Opção III 30
Dissertation G 30
Internship G 30
Project Work G 30

Assessment/Accreditation


A3ES Accreditation status:
Accredited
Resolution publication date:
18-02-2021
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2520/2011/AL01
Registry Date:
13-08-2021
Accreditation validity:
30-07-2025