This rigorous and comprehensive program aims to develop finance professionals with strong ethics and an in-depth knowledge of the field, both in financial investments and corporate finance.
The program combines theoretical rigor with a practical, hands-on approach. Students have the opportunity to explore hedge fund strategies, discuss corporate restructuring, empirically test investment strategies, and immerse themselves in private equity or M&A deals.
As the only CFA® partner school in Portugal, CATÓLICA-LISBON offers a unique opportunity to obtain the internationally recognized CFA® Level 1 accreditation during the degree. Students can also specialize in Quantitative Finance through a joint program with Instituto Superior Técnico (the top Portuguese engineering school), to earn a certificate in "Quantitative Methods in Finance". You can also pursue an extra Exchange Semester or a Double Degree at a top international business school.
Our graduates pursue high level careers in investment banks, other financial institutions, consultancies, and other major corporations all over the wor
1st cycle degree with quantitative background
High academic standing
TOEFL [recommended score] 600 [PBT], 250 [CBT], or 100 [IBT];
IELTS [recommended score] 7.0;
Certificate in Advanced English [CAE] minimum of C;
CATÓLICA-LISBON English Test: dates available on the application platform
Graduates in Business, Economics, or another Quantitative discipline that seek to improve their financial knowledge and skills in order to pursue a high level international career;
Professional experience/internship (up to 2 years), international exposure (exchange, summer school or internship abroad) and extracurricular achievements are highly valued by the Admissions Jury.
The International MSc in Finance prepares students for high level careers in the global financial industry. CATÓLICA-LISBON is the only CFA® partner school in Portugal and this program offers an opportunity to obtain the internationally recognized CFA® Level 1 accreditation. Students can also pursue a Double Degree.
CORE FINANCE COURSES
The mandatory courses in Finance [28 ECTS] assure an appropriate preparation in the main areas in Finance including both theory and standard applications.
Advanced Corporate Finance
GENERAL BUSINESS OR ECONOMICS FOUNDATION COURSES
These courses are designed to give students an integrative view of the firm. One of the ethics courses is mandatory.
The remaining courses can be waived based on previous academic experience.
Students must opt between General Business or Economics Foundation Courses.
GENERAL BUSINESS FOUNDATION COURSES
Business Ethics and Social Responsability
Ethics and CFA Standards
Management Control Systems
Managing People in Organizations
ECONOMICS FOUNDATION COURSES
Ethics and social Responsibility
Ethics and CFA Standards
These courses allow students to design their master´s program according to their preferences and specialize in specific areas in Finance according to their career perspectives.
Students can also specialize in Quantitative Finance through a joint program with Instituto Superior Técnico (the top Portuguese engineering school), to earn a certificate in "Quantitative Methods in Finance".
Banking in a Global Context;
Financial Innovation & Hedge Funds;
Short-Term Financial Management;
International Money & Finance;
Mergers & Acquisitions;
Corporate Governance: an International Perspective;
Fixed Income Strategies.
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