MSc in Finance

INVEST IN YOURSELF
Duration: 14 months/evening classes
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017
Start Date: September
Fees: € 12,500

OVERVIEW

The premier academic qualification for those interested in a international career in finance in Greece and abroad. The MSc in Finance prepares aspiring and seasoned finance professionals for a successful career in the areas of banking, corporate finance, investment management, risk management and treasury management. The MSc in Finance is the only CFA Program Partner in Greece and has been included in the Financial Times’ 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Special Report on “Financial Training”, along with the most renowned MSc in Finance programs in Europe, North America and Asia.”

 

Key features of the program

  • Weekday classes between 18:00 – 22:00, twice or three times per week on average
  • A 14-month program
  • 8 core modules and 2 workshops
  • 2 specializations (2 courses each): Corporate treasury management stream or Investments stream
  • Assessment: group reports/presentations, case study analysis, interim tests, final exams
  • Dissertation or Individual Consulting Project or 2 electives.


The MSc in Finance Is Designed for:

  • University graduates with a solid quantitative background wishing to launch a career in finance.
  • Professionals who hold finance related positions and want to enhance their professional status.

You may find here more information about the Program's Intended Learning Outcomes.

 

Current Student Profile

HIGHLIGHTS

International Recognition: Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and EPAS (European Foundation for Management Development)

The core segment of the program establishes a solid foundation for finance and the capital markets and provides participants with the necessary financial quantitative skills.

The program is tailored to match participants’ professional needs and aspirations through specialization courses in Investments or Corporate Treasury Management.

Elective courses offer the opportunity for further specialization.

The program culminates with the Security Analysis course, which puts into practice the ideas, concepts and techniques taught throughout the program, for the purpose of analyzing and valuating a company.

The program has an optimal combination of academic fervor and relevant professional knowledge:

Scientific rigor: a broad and deep understanding of finance in global context and a firm grasp of the latest financial theories and techniques.
Applied knowledge: emphasis on the practical applications of finance theories in solving actual problems.

CFA Program Partner: Our MSc in Finance has been awarded a CFA Program Partner status by CFA Institute, being the first MSc in Finance Program in South East Europe to obtain such a status. Benefits include 5 student scholarships to our MSc in Finance students to take level I exams of the CFA (full waiver for program enrollment fees and partly for exam registration fees).

CURRICULUM

MSc in Finance Program Total Year Schedule 2017-2018

The School reserves the right to reexamine the structure of all academic programs and proceed to any necessary changes in the total year schedules.

4th Period: Investments Stream or Corporate Treasury Management Stream

5th Period: 2 of the elective courses OR Individual Consulting Project OR Dissertation.*

 

* Instead of the two elective courses a student has the right to submit an individual consulting project or a dissertation FI9999 (4 credits). 

1 credit = 3 ECTS

1st Period | September – October

Courses Hours | Credits
Quantitative Tools in Finance 28 | 2 Credits
Financial Accounting 28 | 2 Credits
Business Writing & Presentation Skills 14 | 1 Credits

2nd Period | November – December

Courses Hours | Credits
Global Economic Environment 28 | 2 Credits
Corporate Finance & Valuation 28 | 2 Credits

3rd Period | January – February

Courses Hours | Credits
Portfolio Management & Investments 28 | 2 Credits
Financial Modelling 28 | 2 Credits

4th Period | March – April

Courses Hours | Credits
Advanced Equity Analysis & Portfolio Management 28 | 2 Credits
AND
Fixed Income Analysis & Portfolio Management 28 | 2 Credits
OR
Advanced Corporate Finance 28 | 2 Credits
AND
Corporate Treasury Management 28 | 2 Credits

5th Period | May - June

Courses Hours | Credits
Financial Engineering & Risk Management 28 | 2 Credits
Advanced Financial Accounting 28 | 2 Credits
Financial Econometrics & Forecasting 28 | 2 Credits
Management Accounting 28 | 2 Credits

6th Period | September – October

Courses Hours | Credits
Security Analysis 28 | 2 Credits
Business and Financial Ethics & Social Responsibility 14 | 1 Credits

FACULTY

The Professors

Academic Director
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Stefanos Zarkos Associate Professor in the Practice of Finance

Dr. Zarkos has teaching and research interests in the areas of Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Capital Budgeting, Real Options, Management Accounting and Strategy. His research focuses on new applications of real options in management decision making and the development of decision techniques in Corporate Finance and Strategy literature.

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Course Faculty
Panagiotis Avramidis Academic Director of the MSc in Risk Management
Assistant Professor of Finance and Quantitave Methods view more
Evangelia Baralou Academic Director of the MSc in Tourism Management
Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies, Open University, UK view more
Assistant Professor of Financial Economics, University of St Andrews view more
Lecturer, DEREE-The American College of Greece view more
Finance Professional view more
Maria Moragianis Director Career and Alumni office
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Professor, Boston College view more
Associate Professor in Finance, ICMA Center view more
Professor of Accountancy and Associate Head and KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accountancy, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA CHAMPAIGN view more
Adjunct Associate Professor of Decision Sciences view more
Lecturer in Finance, Kent Business School view more
Stefanos Zarkos Academic Director of the MSc Programs: MSc in Finance; MSc in International Business & Management; MSc in Business for Lawyers; MSc in Entrepreneurship
Associate Professor in the Practice of Finance view more

CAREER

After completing the program participants should be able to:

  • Comprehend qualitatively and quantitatively the core areas of finance.
  • Understand current trends and practices in the financial industry.
  • Understand and critically evaluate the practical applications of financial theories and techniques and how they are used in the financial industry.
  • Apply the techniques and methods of finance to conduct independent research projects.
  • Display strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Appreciate the importance of business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships Scheme

You can secure pre-approval of your scholarship, before you apply for admission to the MBA or MSc program of your choice.

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GMAT Scholarships

 Those candidates who bring GMAT score from 700 and above, will be granted a scholarship of 60% of the total tuition fees for all MBA and MSc's (Excluding the Executive MBA, Double Masters for Lawyers and the MSc in ISF Programs). Candidates with high GMAT bellow 700 are also eligible for smaller scholarships.

AHEAD Scholarships for Micro Enterprises

The ALBA Hub for Entrepreneurship and Development (AHEAD) offers one partial scholarship for any of the Academic Programs at ALBA aimed at prospective students from competitive micro enterprises. (Executive MBA, MSc in ISF and Double Masters for Lawyers candidates are not included). Scholarship is  open to entrepreneurs, involved family members and managers from micro businesses with less than 10 employees.

Next Generation Family Business Scholarship

ALBA Graduate Business School offers two partial scholarship  for any of the Academic Programs at ALBA (Executive MBA, MSc in ISF and Double Masters for Lawyers candidates are not included) to a member of the next generation of a family business. It aims to encourage growth and succession in Greek family businesses, and support upcoming business leaders so that they can excel in such a demanding role.

23th Economia Competition

Partial scholarship to all members of the winning team of the “Economia” competition for any of the below stated MSc Programs:

  • MSc in Strategic Human Resources Management
  • MSc in International Business and Management
  • MSc in Finance
  • MSc in Marketing
  • MSc in Business for Lawyers
  • MSc in Shipping Management
  • MSc in Tourism Management
  • MSc in Entrepreneurship

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for admission, candidates must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree; - Provide evidence of excellent command of the English language;
  • Need to be currently employed or self-employed (valid for the part time mode only) GMAT tests are optional unless the Academic Committee requires the applicant to take them: in any case, scores of 550 or more (GRE >155) can strengthen your application and help you secure a scholarship.

Candidates must submit:

  • The completed application form, including one recent photograph in jpeg format;
  • Two letters of recommendation in Greek or in English language.
  • Official Academic Transcripts as well as Certified copies of degrees from each undergraduate, graduate or professional degree earned;
  • Proof of competence in the English language (unless schooled in English), e.g. Proficiency or TOEFL or IELTS.
  • Three Essays, as indicated in the Application form;
  • Receipt of the non-refundable application fee's [€60] deposit

Click here to download the details for admission.

To learn more about academic policy, course credit policy, fees policy and rules for student conduct read the Academic Regulations.

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Vicky Moscopoulou Program Manager

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Tel.: +30 210 89.64.531-8

Fax: +30 210 89.63.302

e-mail: msfinance@alba.edu.gr 

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