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Consistently acclaimed one of the best Schools in Europe, CATÓLICA-LISBON not only presently ranks 26th in the Financial Times ranking for Top European Business Schools, as it also integrates the restricted 1% of Business Schools worldwide accredited with the Triple Crown. Read more

Consistently acclaimed one of the best Schools in Europe, CATÓLICA-LISBON not only presently ranks 26th in the Financial Times ranking for Top European Business Schools, as it also integrates the restricted 1% of Business Schools worldwide accredited with the Triple Crown.

Our school is located in heart of Lisbon, a major capital that offers much more than history and uniqueness, well known for its vibrant culture, young atmosphere and its temperate climate.

OVERVIEW

The MSc in Finance 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.

CATÓLICA-LISBON offers a unique opportunity to prepare for the internationally recognized CFA® Level 1 exam during the degree. 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 world.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

  • 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.


PROGRAM FEATURES

  • Have a Master degree at one of the preeminent business and economics schools in Europe, ranked by The Financial Times in the list of Top European Business Schools. Under the ranking for the best Masters in Finance, our International MSc in Management is placed among the best in the world;
  • Became part of an alumni network of more than 10.000 graduates worldwide;
  • CATÓLICA-LISBON is well-known for its academic excellence! We offer rigorous quality in every course we teach using state-of-the-art knowledge;
  • A Master's degree will ensure better placement success rates, higher autonomy and responsibility during your first jobs and most importantly, greater potential! CATÓLICA-LISBON places over 96% of its graduates in 3 months after completing their degree.

DOUBLE DEGREE: Your passport for an international career

Spend one year at CATÓLICA-LISBON followed by a second year at a partner school of your choice and get two diplomas. You have the possibility to spend the second year in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland or United Kingdom.

APPLICATIONS

2018 intake

1st round: February 1st, at 10:00 am, to February 28th, at 11:59 p.m. (GMT. Greenwich Mean Time).

2nd round: March 1st to March 26th

3rd round: April 3rd to April 27th

ADMISSION

- 1st cycle degree with quantitative background

- High academic standing

- English Proficiency

- Professional experience/internship (up to 2 years)

- International exposure (exchange, summer school or internship)

- Extra curricular achievements

- When considering your application we take into account your academic performance and the reputation of the institution awarding your degree.

- Our MSc courses are pre-experience programmes for newly qualified graduates yet to start their career.

SCHOLARSHIP

Católica Top+ is a scholarship program for students with an outstanding academic record.

Implemented by CATÓLICA-LISBON, this program allows high-potential students to complete their MSc at CATÓLICA-LISBON with a partial waiver of tuition fees.

We encourage outstanding students to apply to these scholarships; especially those that have completed their first cycle degree at the top of their classes.

The following criteria are highly valued by the jury:

- Undergraduate GPA

- International Experience

- Extracurricular activities

- Professional experience (e.g. internships)

- Contribution to the diversity of the group

- Contribution to School activities

Loans:

Top international bank institutions offer low-interest loans to students that cover tuition fees and study-related expenses. The applications for these loans should be submitted directly to the bank.

In addition, we strongly encourage you to check out the financial institutions in your home country.

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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. Read more
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:
http://www.iseg.utl.pt/erasmus/docs/WelcomeGuide.pdf

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.

LIST OF ELECTIVE COURSES:
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:
http://www.iseg.utl.pt/mestrados/brochura/files/26.html

To apply go to:
https://aquila.iseg.utl.pt/aquila/cursos/fi/online-application-form

And visit the course's site (change the page to English by pressing the button at the top right corner of the page):
https://aquila.iseg.utl.pt/aquila/cursos/fi

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The Master in Actuarial Science at ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, was designed according to the international requirements for the actuarial profession. Read more

The Master in Actuarial Science at ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, was designed according to the international requirements for the actuarial profession. It is meant to cover most of the course materials indispensable for the accreditation of an actuary in the European Union.

The programme offers a solid academic foundation in actuarial science, statistics and finance, providing you the skills to become a successful actuary. 

Our Masters in Actuarial Science is one of only a few to be accredited by the UK actuarial profession, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. A good performance can lead to exemptions from the professional examinations CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5, CT6 and CT8. If you have a BSc from ISEG you may have also exemption from CT7.

Our Master is also in the SOA (Society of Actuaries, in North America) UCAP list.

During the fourth semester, you may take a training post in an insurance company.

It is accredited by the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education - A3ES.

ISEG Actuarial Science Club is entirely managed by our students. They arrange a series of seminars by industry professionals (most of them alumni from our Masters) and popular social events.

Credits: 120 ECTS

Language : English

Application: Online

Core Modules

1st Semester

Computational Tools for Actuaries

Financial Mathematics

Financial Markets and Investments

Probability and Stochastic Processes

Risk Models

2nd Semester

Generalized Linear Models

Loss Reserving

Survival Models and Life Contingencies

Risk Theory

Time Series

3rd Semester

Actuarial Topics

Asset-Liability Management

Finance and Financial Reporting

Models in Finance

Pension Funds

Ratemaking and Experience Raking

Solvency Models

4th Semester

Internship/Project/Dissertation



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Overview. The Master's in Monetary and Financial Economics (MEMF) is an international-level programme that follows the best European practices in the area. Read more
Overview
The Master's in Monetary and Financial Economics (MEMF) is an international-level programme that follows the best European practices in the area. As such, the selection criteria of applicants are demanding and this exigency level is kept along the course. Thus, the MEMF is not compatible with a weak background and with a low-effort profile, as we expect students to be prepared to spend a minimum of 3200 effort hours in 2 years.
The effort required from MEMF students is strongly valued in the labour market. Employers especially recognise to MEMF graduates a strong background in econometrics and quantitative methods, competence in macroeconomics and monetary economics, and a large capacity to face new challenges.
Exigency, competence, and rigour. These have been the leading principles of the MEMF for more than two decades and so they will be.

Objectives
The aims of the MEMF are: (i) providing advanced knowledge in the monetary and financial fields, based upon the most relevant results achieved by the scientific community; (ii) initiating its students in scientific research, by practicing the appropriate techniques and methodologies; and (iii) preparing the senior staff in monetary and financial institutions linked to financing the economy and to monetary policy issues.

History
The MEMF started in 1992/93, after being a specialisation area of the Master's in Economics, which had been created in 1981. From its beginning until 2010, it was directed by Vitor Constancio, who had also been the coordinator of the above-mentioned specialisation area in Monetary and Financial Economics. Luis Costa joined the directing team in 2003/04 and Miguel St. Aubyn officially joined it in 2010/11 after Vitor Constancio left it to become the Vice-President of the European Central Bank. Nevertheless, Vitor Constancio kept his relation to the MEMF as the non-executive Scientific Adviser.
In 1996/97 the programme was reformulated and in 2000/01 it was reformulated once again, jointly with other M.Sc. programmes in the scientific field of Economics. A new and profound upgrade would take place in 2007/08 in order to adapt the course to the Bologna Process.
The MEMF has worked continuously since its first edition in 1992/93. In this period amost four hundred students were enrolled and more than one hundred graduated. MEMF graduates work in several firms, both in the financial sector (banking, insurance, and other financial institutions) and in the non-financial sector, in public institutions (central banks, ministries, and international organisations), and in the academy, both in Portugal and abroad. Some opinions of former students are available online.

Designed for
The MEMF is intended to complement and to deepen first-cycle education provided by a Bachelor's in Economics or Finance. The main objective is that students learn how to analyse problems in a rigorous and constructive way, developing their ability to assess the contribution of research in Monetary and Financial Economics to solve the problems in the area, and to use advanced empirical and theoretical tools in Economics and Finance.

Employment
A master in Monetary and Financial Economics is prepared to work as an economist, financial analyst, researcher and teacher, senior staff member in financial institutions, central banks, international organisations, and public departments. The programme is also an intermediate step to obtain a Ph.D. in the areas of Economics and Finance.

Operational Regime
Full time. Compulsory courses and elective-option courses with origin in MEMF are taught after 18:00 h.

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