The MSc in Finance at CATÓLICA-LISBON is one of the best Masters in the world. This MSc is a rigorous and comprehensive program, which aims at developing 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.
Our graduates pursue high-level careers in investment banks, other financial institutions, consultancies, and other major corporations all over the world.
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.
1st Semester | 2nd Semester
Core Finance Courses
The mandatory courses in Finance assure an appropriate preparation in the main areas in Finance including both theory and standard applications:
Advanced Corporate Finance
Data Science for Finance
These courses are designed to offer students the background knowledge required for the Finance specialization.
Courses can be waived based on previous academic experience.
Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
You may take free elective courses in Finance or outside of your program to complement your area of expertise, or simply explore a topic that interests you. In our MSc in Finance, some electives that you can take are:
Advanced Financial Derivatives
Financial Innovation and Hedge Funds
International Financial Reporting Standards
Mergers and Acquisitions
Advanced Fixed Income
Banking and Finance
Financial Statement Analysis
Leadership Lab is designed to help you develop important competencies for managing and working with people and, therefore, for lifelong employability and growth. You can select among 1) career and employment workshops, and 2) personal development workshops.
Professional Internship Requirement
Students are required to complete a professional internship before or during the MSc program.
International Experience (optional)
To obtain a valuable international experience and further improve your knowledge, you can pursue a Double Degree or complete an exchange semester in one of CATÓLICA-LISBON’s prestigious partner schools around the world.
Summer Internship (optional)
Students are encouraged to complete a summer internship before or during the MSc program.
Language Requirement (mandatory)
Until the time of completion of the MSc degree, you must show evidence of proficiency in two foreign languages other than your native language.
The thesis project involves a research methodologies workshop, designed to provide you with advice, resources and useful tools to plan the research for your thesis, and a dissertation.
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