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Spain - Western Europe

Financial Markets

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Business Department

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Master in Business and Finance's Director

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4 Palmes - Eduniversal Ranking

DAVID MORENOAssociate Professor of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Business Department

Nowadays financial and business sectors worldwide are seeking experts with quantitative financial training. Graduates from the UC3M Master in Finance programme are able to meet these market needs as they find employment as financial analysts, risk managers, portfolio managers, CFO’s or traders.

Financial markets are increasingly more competitive and professionals are required to have in-depth knowledge of mathematical and statistical techniques. This academic programme provides its students with such knowledge in addition to the   tools and techniques used by practitioners from top institutions. This programme combines theoretical background with empirical practices using data from the real world in nearly all of the programme’s courses.

The MSc in Finance is designed for students whose academic background is not necessarily in finance. However, it is aimed at individuals with an outstanding academic record and sound quantitative skills. According to previous student evaluations, the main strengths of this programme are:

  • International Atmosphere: The Master’s programme is developed within a complete international atmosphere, allowing experiences to be shared with others students from many different countries and cultures. Moreover, the programme has exchange agreements with top universities in Europe (Tilburg University, Humboldt Universitat and Maastricht University) and America (The City University of New York or EAFIT) enabling study abroad for some additional courses.
  • High Quality Faculty: In this programme scholars from academia (all of them holding a doctoral degree from a world class university) come together with professionals from top companies and financial institutions. These professionals provide a closer look at the techniques and tools that the labour market is demanding in order to pursue a successful career.
  • Prestige of the University: Students highlight the relevance of having an official degree from such a top university in order to get a desired position.  Universidad Carlos III is ranked No. 38 in the world and No. 15 in Europe (according to Tilburg University Economics Ranking) and among the 100-150 best universities in the world (according to Academic Ranking of World Universities). Graduates have verified that having a degree from such a renowned intuition is critical for human resource departments and makes finding an internship or job easier.

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