This program presents a premier academic qualification for those interested in an international career in finance in Greece and abroad. While the modern corporate world experiences cataclysmic changes and disruptions in the way that capital markets operate, our MSc in Finance program prepares aspiring and seasoned finance professionals for a successful career in the areas of banking, corporate finance, investment management, risk management and treasury management.
We offer four specialization streams, namely: 1.Investments 2. Corporate Finance 3. Risk Management 4. Fintech
The innovative design of the program and its market led curriculum equips students with relevant, up to date, skills and knowledge while offers a flexible program of study that enables students to choose from a variety of courses and adjust the duration of their studies according their own needs. The program is both affiliated by CFA and PRMIA, accredited by EPAS and NECHE and regularly reviewed by both academic and practitioner committees to strike an optimum balance between theory and practice. These committees review the curriculum and the delivery methods while ensure that the program offers sufficient practical applications of the knowledge that make sense in today’s world of business. As a result of the above efforts we manage to maintain exceptionally high placement rates, reaching up to 90% in a 6-month period after graduation.
Key features of the program
The MSc in Finance Is Designed for:
You may find here more information about the Program's Intended Learning Outcomes
Combination of academic rigor, relevant industry knowledge and technical skill development to address participants’ professional needs and aspirations through four specialization streams courses in (1) Investments, (3) or Corporate Treasury Management and (4) Fintech
Broad and deep understanding of finance in global context and a firm grasp of the latest financial theories and techniques.
Emphasis on the practical applications of finance theories in solving actual problems.
Regular review and continuous quality assessment of the program conducted by academic and practitioners steering committees.
Develops analytical skills required for a successful career in Finance: 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.
Use of ACG's Simulated Trading Room that provides a real sense of technological sophistication, bringing financial markets to the students’ fingertips through cutting-edge software along with the appropriate hardware.
Exceptionally high rates of employment
CFA University Affiliation Program:
Alba has been welcomed in the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. Our MSc in Finance has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program. This program positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.
Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that ALBA’s curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations. Through participation in this program, ALBA is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.
Alba is PRMIA University Partner
The Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA is a global, non-profit association of risk professionals with 90,000 members worldwide and presence in 65 major cities. Through university partnerships, PRMIA seeks to set the international standards for graduate level education in risk management. Recognition of ALBA Graduate Business School as a PRMIA University Partner provides a signal to students and recruiters that the MSc in Risk program's curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited to preparing students to sit for the PRM exams.
Benefits to our MSc in Finance students: Our MSc in Finance students will be offered access to the local risk community and networking opportunities through local PRMIA chapters. Students can also benefit from a 25% discount on PRMIA membership and have extra 20% discount on PRM and associate PRM products. PRM exam study material is available to our library for all students.
Pathway collaboration with MIT on the MITx MicroMasters program in Finance
We are the only educational institution in Greece that has a pathway collaboration with MIT on the MITx MicroMasters program in Finance. Based on this collaboration, the holders of this particular MITx MicroMasters credential could apply for admission at the Alba MSc in Finance and, upon acceptance, will be awarded up to 25% of the academic units in the MSc coursework.
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 and 5th Period: Stream dedicated courses plus selection of one elective from another stream
6th Period: 2 options dependign on the stream selected
**Students who have passed all three levels of CFA program exams are eligible for receiving exemptions in the following core courses of the ALBA MSc in Finance program: (1) Corporate Finance & Valuation (2) Portfolio Management and Investments.
Dr. Tzioumis is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Alba Graduate Business School. Prior to joining Alba in 2018, he was a Bank Examiner at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), an independent bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Dr. Tzioumis has also worked at the World Bank and the London School of Economics.alba profile link
After completing the program participants should be able to:
You can secure pre-approval of your scholarship, before you apply for admission to the MBA or MSc program of your choice.
Scholarships of 40% for MBAs and MSc programs for GMAT ≥ 700
Partial scholarships of 50% to Small and Medium Enterprises – members of SEV, offered as rewarding services to the members of the Federation.
Partial scholarships,for various programs, based on a combination of academic/professional performance & potential
Partial scholarship of 50% to be awarded to a candidate of the MSc in Finance with excellent academic performance and potential.
Merit-based scholarship covering up to 100% of tuition fees for the most qualified graduates of Technical Universities
Women on Top offers two partial and merit based scholarships
Two (2) merit-based scholarships of 50% to a member of the next generation of a family business for several MBA & MSc programs
Full scholarships for Nigerian nationals for the Alba MBA & MSc in Finance
To be considered for admission, candidates must:
Candidates must submit:
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