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Master in Finance

Graduate School of Business

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Direction
Professor Jesús David Moreno Muñoz
Subdirection
Professor David Quintana Montero
Language
English
Attendance
On-campus
Credits
60
Campus
Madrid - Puerta de Toledo
Applications

Open

Departments
Business Administration

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    The MSc in Finance is a one year full-time official programme of the highest quality run (among the best 55 masters in financial markets in the world according to ranking by best-masters.com).

    Our graduates develop their careers in investment banking, financial boutiques, private equity and financial departments in non-financial entities. Students are allowed to do internships after the third term for a maximum of 9-months. In the past editions students found internships in top companies as: Moodys, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, CNMV, KPMG, Deloitte, BBVA, Santander Bank, Credit Suisse, Sabadell Bank, Repsol, Endesa, among others. 

    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.

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    Estudiantes - Master in Finance

    Reasons to study master in finance

    │MASTER IN NUMBERS

    • ☛ Nº1 Spanish master program in Financial Markets (2016-17, Best Masters Ranking)
    • ☛ 47% of foreign students
    • ☛ 1st AACSB Accredited Spanish Public University
    • ☛ High employability in major investment banks (JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, UBS, Credit Suisse)
    • ☛ Program among the Top 5 of the El Mundo Ranking for Masters in Finance in Spain
  • PROGRAM

    The Master is taught over a 11-month period and it is organized in four 7-week terms. The 60 ECTS program consists of compulsory (27 ECTS) and elective courses (27 ECTS) plus an End-of-Master project (6 ECTS) where the student specializes in a particular topic under the guidance of one of our academic experts. Prior to official beginning of classes, on early September, there are some compulsory preparatory courses. The elective courses are designed so that students can specialize in the particular aspects of finance that are best suited to enhance his/her career.

    C= Compulsory: 30 ECTS

    E= Elective Course: 24 ECTS

    * Choose 2 elective courses among:
    In this first term, the elective courses are established by the Academic Committee to ensure all students get a basic and homogeneous knowledge in Accounting, Computer Tools (Matlab) and Macroeconomics. Students with a Bachelor in Economics must choose Financial Accounting and Computer Tools. Mathematicians or engineer must choose Financial Accounting and Macroeconomics, and students coming from Business Studies must select Macroeconomics and Computer Tools.

    Master's Thesis: 6 ECTS

  • FACULTY

    UC3M FACULTY

    • BALBAS, ALEJANDRO
      Business Administration Department
      Full Professor
      PhD
    • BELLÓN, CARLOS
      Business Administration Department
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
    • GUO, BING
      Business Administration Department
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
    • GUTIERREZ URTIAGA, MARÍA
      Business Administration Department
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • JACOBS, GERARDO
      Department of Economics
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
    • LOPES MOREIRA, MARÍA HELENA
      Department of Statistics
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • MARÍN VIGUERAS, JOSÉ M.
      Business Administration Department
      Full Professor
      PhD
    • MARTÍNEZ MIERA, DAVID
      Business Administration Department
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
    • MORA, RICARDO
      Department of Economics
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • MORENO, JESÚS DAVID
      Business Administration Department
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • PENALVA, JOSÉ
      Business Administration Department
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • PEÑA, JUAN IGNACIO
      Business Administration Department
      Full Professor
      PhD
    • QUINTANA, DAVID
      Department of Computer Science
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • RUIZ, ESTHER
      Department of Statistics
      Full Professor
      PhD
    • SERRANO, PEDRO
      Business Administration Department
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
    • TAPIA, MIKEL
      Business Administration Department
      Full Professor
      PhD
    • TOLDRÁ, ANNA
      Business Administration Department
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
    • TRIBÓ GINÉ, JOSEP
      Business Administration Department
      Full Professor
      PhD

    EXTERNAL FACULTY

    • ARTOLA, MIGUEL
      Head of Financial Markets Department
      PhD in Mathematics
      BANKINTER
    • BLANCO, IVÁN
      Postdoctoral Researcher
      PhD in Business and Quantitative Methods
      FINANCIAL BIG DATA INSTITUTE UC3M-BANCO SANTANDER
    • CABALLERO, ALBERTO
      Director of the capital team
      Market and Structural Risk Area
      GRUPO SANTANDER
    • CARBAJO DOMÍNGUEZ, JAVIER
      Managing Director
      MBA Finance, Msc in industrial Engineering
      ASPRO PARKS GROUP
    • CARRILLO, SANTIAGO
      Department of Mathematics
      PhD in Mathematics
      UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
    • FERNÁNDEZ FERNÁNDEZ, FRANCISCO JAVIER
      Head of Foreign Exchange Europe
      Executive MBA
      PhD in Stock Markets and Banking
      BBV
    • FERNÁNDEZ MACHO, CÉSAR
      Fixed Income Mutual Fund Manager
      B.A. Economics
      DWS INVESTMENTS
    • FERNÁNDEZ NAVAS, JAVIER
      Department of Finance and Accounting
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE
    • MASÍA, JORGE
      Department of Corporate
      Master in Laws
      DLA PIPER
    • NIETO, BELÉN
      Department of Finance
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
    • PASCUAL, LORENZO
      Executive MBA, Advanced Global Management
      PhD in Mathematics
      Director of Newbers R&R
    • PELLEGRINI, SANTIAGO
      Senior Analysts of the Market Risk Management
      PhD in Business and Quantitative Methods
      REPSOL S.A.
    • RODRÍGUEZ GARCÍA, RAFAEL
      Mergers & acquisitions Director
      Msc in Finance
      MONTALBÁN ATLAS CAPITAL
    • SAURINA, JESÚS
      Financial Stability Department
      Director
      PhD in Economics
      BANCO DE ESPAÑA
    • VILLAPLANA, PABLO
      Chief Operating Officer
      PhD in Economics
      OMICLEAR
    • YZAGUIRRE, JORGE
      Director
      PhD in Business Administration
      EQUITY EN BOLSAS Y MERCADOS ESPAÑOLES (BME)

     

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  • ADMISSION

    Places available: 50

     

    Requirements

    Bachelor’s degree. Foreign applicants must possess an equivalent degree (three or more years of university studies) from an official university. Students in the last year of their Bachelor’s studies may also apply for admission; their application will be considered upon confirmation that they have successfully completed their Bachelor’s program.

     

    Admission Criteria

    Admission will be decided by the Master Academic Committee. Candidate selection will be done on the basis of the following criteria:

    • Academic Excellence: Successful applicants will have excellent bachelor degree results, sound analytic backgrounds, and strong interpersonal skills. The Committee value the presentation of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) results, as evidences in candidates’ quality.
    • Language: Full command of written and spoken English will be required.
    • Students must provide the results of recognized English tests such as TOEFL score (with a minimum of 85 (Internet-based), 560 (paper-based) or 227 (computer-based)), IELTS score (6.5 minimum), 750-780 TOEIC, Advanced Cambridge ESOL. Additionally the applicant’s level of English will also be tested in a personal interview.
    • Applicants with insufficient language skills but high academic potential may be pre-admitted, conditional upon the successful completion of an upgrading language course.
    • Personal Interview, Curriculum Vitae, Aims for the Future.

     

    Admission Profile

    The student profile of this Master in Finance is any individual with a Bachelor or Degree in Economics or Business Administration (with a quantitative profile) or in Statistics, Mathematics or Engineering and the goal is to work in the financial industry. It must be a person with intellectual curiosity, knowledge of English, and quantitative skills.

    CRITERIA FINAL EVALUATION
    Academic Excellence 60 points
    Languages 10 points
    Curriculum Vitae 10 points
    Personal Interview 20 points
    Total 100 points

     

    Foreign students

    Once admitted to the Master, foreign students with university degree issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EEES, must present, for enrollment, the diploma attesting equivalent training that allows access to postgraduate studies, legalized by diplomatic procedures, or “The Hague Convention Apostille”. More information about Legalization of Documents.

    If needed, documents must be accompanied by an official sworn translation into Spanish.

     

    Application

    The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process it is important to consult the supporting information that we offer below:

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    UC3M Scholarships for the Year 2017/2018 *

    For the academic year 2017-18 has been published a call for a maximum of 10 grants for payment of the net enrollment rates for students accepted into the Master, with the following provision:

    • 4 grants of € 3,000
    • 6 grants of € 4,500

    Application deadline: 31st May 2017.

    Two possible resolutions: March and June 2017.


    The number of grants and amounts specified in the Annex to the notice, may vary depending on the conditions of the candidates who apply to them, can be even deserted as assessed by the Selection Committee for each program.


    » Financial aid/scholarships for tuition offered by School of Graduate Studies

    » Electronic Bulletin of the UC3M (BOEL)

    General Information about grants and scholarships

    You can find more information about scholarships of UC3M and other agencies or entities.

    Financial aid/scholarships for graduate programs

    Career Services

    University's Foundation (Fundación Universidad Carlos III) holds a careers service ( UC3M Guidance&Employment) which orientates, informs and helps graduates to get through the labour market.

  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION
    • CALENDAR/TIMETABLE
    • ENROLLMENT

      Program price

      course 2017/18*

      • Place Reservation: 1.500€ (It will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master, and deducted from the first tuition payment)

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: 9.000€ (150€/ECTS)
      • Non EU students: 13.500€ (225€/ ECTS credit)

       

         *Pending approval by the Community of Madrid for the course 17/18

       

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      Additional information

      • You can register on the Master’s degree program when you have finished the application admission process and you have received your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrollment you can choose between Full-time enrollment or Part-time enrollment.
      • The email address which the University provides to the student upon enrollment will be used principally for communications with said student. For this reason, it is essential that it be actualized and periodically consulted.
      • Failure to make payment shall result in non-admission or termination of enrollment according to that established by the University. In case of annulment of registration because of failure to make payment, Universities can demand payment for previous enrollment in earlier academic years as a previous condition for enrollment.
        Universities shall not issue a diploma or certificate when a student has payments of any kind pending.

      General information for enrollment in official Master’s degrees

      Information about credits recognition

    • QUALITY

      Quality Assurance

      The Academic Committee of the Master complies with the SGIC of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and it is responsible for the quality analysis of the program, it contributes with proposals to improve the program and produces the “Memoria Académica de Titulación”.

      Graduate Profile and Competences

      System of complaints and / or suggestions

      Claims, complaints and suggestions received and channeled through the Academic Committee of Quality, so that it is directly informed of all matters related to the quality of qualifications. The seat of that committee are reviewed and processed in accordance with established work schedules and noting in the reports of these committees.

      Furthermore, claims, complaints and suggestions can be made outside the scope of the degree by presenting on paper, through the Registry, and also through the electronic mailboxes (OPINA System) found on the website of the degrees. All questions received, transfer is given to units or services concerned in order to reverse this information to improve the quality offered by the University.

      Also through the University Ombudsman that ensures the protection of the rights, freedoms and interests of all members of the university community, against any violation of the current legislation by the services and bodies of the University.

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      Students - Master in Finance

      Job Market

      As a Master's student you can take advantage of our Placement Office or the UC3M Guidance&Employment, where you can search for internships and full-time job offers. The internship aids in the development of connections and expertise that are crucial during your job search.

       

      Internships

      Our students are allowed to do internships after they finished the third term. In previous editions more than 90% of students attained an internship completely related to finance in top institutions such as: BNP Paribas (Investment banking, M&A), Credit Suisse (risk management), BBVA (fixed income trading, forex market), Santander Bank (risk management, Portfolio management), Moodys (banking analyst), CNMV, Repsol, among others.

       

      Full-employment

      Our graduates have found full-time job in prestigious companies: JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, BBVA, UBS, Moodys, Phillips, Repsol, BNP Paribas, KPMG, Delloitte, Deutsche Bank (DWS), Commerzbank. They are working many countries worldwide, not only in Spain.
      Special attention is placed in helping our students to get a position in those international institutions. Our graduates find a job in Spain, USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Rumania, Russia, Venezuela, Colombia, Canada, Holland, China and Taiwan.

       

      Pursuing a Top Doctoral Degree

      The MSc in Finance allows the best students in each class to access for a PhD in the Business Department of Universidad Carlos III (ranked as the Best Business Administration doctoral programme in Spain). Students are awarded a grant to study for their PhD and finish their doctoral thesis in the next 4 years.

      Additional Information

      Living Madrid, accommodation, ID card, inssurance...

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  • INTERNATIONAL
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    STUDYING IN TWO DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

    MSc in Finance has Exchange agreements with Top Universities in Europe and America, enabling study abroad for our students. According to previous students this is a fantastic experience and they recommend it to future students.

    Marta M. (MSc in Finance, Edition 2013-14) “I did an Exchange program at Audencia School of Management in Nantes (France). I definitely recommend it. It provides you a great opportunity to discover and visit new places and meet new people and learn about their cultures. I am totally sure this will add an extraordinary value to my career.  The employer recognizes the person’s ability to adapt to new and challenging situations….”

     

    STUDYING IN MADRID AND NEW YORK (12 months in Madrid + 6 months in New York)

    After finishing the regular program in Madrid, students can apply to extend their education in Baruch College (The City University of New York) in USA. The students will specialize in some courses related with Entrepreneurship.

     

    STUDYING IN COLOMBIA AND MADRID (Double degree EAFIT+Uc3m)

    Students from EAFIT (Colombia, Maestría en Administración de Empresas) can achieve a double degree (Maestría en Administración de Empresas & MSc in Finance) studying some courses in Uc3m (Madrid). Our students are also allowed to study in EAFIT (Colombia).

     

    STUDYING IN TWO UNIVERSITIES IN EUROPE (12 months in Uc3m + 4-6 months other top University)

    This program extension is included in the Erasmus Exchange Program. Our students can apply to extend their education in another prestigious university. Our students can chose among the following institutions:

     

    Official recognition

    Students receive formal recognition for their academic study period abroad in the transcript of records and in the degree certificate.

     

    Admission

    Interested students must request admission to the International Program to the Master’s direction at the end of the second term. The admission to the program will be decided by the Master’s direction on the basis of the academic excellence, as measured in terms of the average mark of the first and second term of the regular master program. There are a limited number of places available.

    After being admitted into the International Complement program, the enrolment application and fees for any subject in our partner universities will be managed directly from Universidad Carlos III.

    The University will offer scholarships for all the students admitted to the program, awarded on the basis of academic excellence/record within the Master’s.

     

    Mobility

    Call European Mobility Master UC3M