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Masters in Finance

Course Description

Approved by the CFA University Recognition Program!
The Masters in Finance develops the demanding technical skills required to work and succeed in financial markets and activities.
It also allows students to establish a first contact with the rigors of academic research when working on the final project during the second year of the program, then being supervised by academic experts in the field.
Besides the indisputable quality of the resident faculty (with publications in top academic journals), the Masters in Finance at ISEG also welcomes foreign faculty members, who bring international perspective and diversity into the classroom.

For more information about life at ISEG and in Lisbon have a look at our Student Welcome Guide:

In the first year of the program students take (day-time) courses over two semesters. There is also a field trip to Frankfurt, Europe’s financial heart, in which students are able to visit and learn more about the European Central Bank, the Deutsche Börse, and the Deutsche Bundesbank.
In the second year’s 1st semester there are evening courses, preparing students for the final written report of the masters’ degree. During the 4th semester of the program, students produce a final written report, which can take the form a dissertation, an applied project, or an internship.

The total number of ECTS is 120, of which 42 correspond to the final report.

ISEG's Masters in Finance has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program, offering 3 scholarships per year for the CFA exams. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.

All course units are fully taught and assessed in English.

Institutional Finance
Pension Funds
Banking and Insurance
International Financial Markets
Real Options
Behavioral Finance
Monetary and Financial History

For more information have a look at the brochure:

To apply go to:

And visit the course's site (change the page to English by pressing the button at the top right corner of the page):

Visit the Masters in Finance page on the University of Lisbon website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold a first degree in Economics, Management, Accounting, Finance, Applied Mathematics, or any other field with a quantitative background, such as Engineering. Candidates will be selected according to academic performance. Other (non-compulsory) aspects of a candidate's CV, which may improve chances of success, are proof of fluency in English (e.g., TOEFL, international experience), letter of recommendation, and/or a standard test such as the GMAT. Students currently enrolled in the final year of their BSc may apply, on the basis of expected completion and final grade. In this case, admission will be conditional on completing the undergraduate degree.

Last Updated

05 January 2017

Course Fees

4500 € (first year) + 2000 € (second year)

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