New MSc programme in Finance and Investments
The Copenhagen Business School now offers a two-year full-time study programme in Finance and Investments leading to a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration. The programme is anchored at the Department of Finance and coordinated by Professor Claus Munk. Teaching for the first intake of students begins in September 2014.
The programme is centred around the financial markets. Students will learn state-of-the-art methods and models for analysing the securities traded in financial markets, how they are priced, and how they can be beneficial to investors both for risk management purposes and for return-generating investment strategies. The programme studies how households and companies interact with financial markets to resolve the challenges pertaining to finance and investments that they face. The activities of banks and other financial intermediaries are investigated as well as the question of how banks are and should be regulated.
The understanding and solution of most financial problems require specialized skills in mathematics, statistics, and IT. The programme provides students with the sufficient training in the necessary quantitative abilities both in a dedicated first-semester course and integrated in other courses whenever relevant. The quantitative analysis of a given financial problem is always coupled with an economic understanding of the results. The communicative skills of students are developed through shorter assignments and longer written reports (some written individually, others in groups), as well as both oral and written exams.
The majority of graduates from the programme are expected to find employment in banks, pension funds, insurance companies, and other companies and institutions operating in the financial markets. The graduates are particularly qualified for positions demanding both excellent analytical skills and a solid understanding of the securities and players in financial markets. The graduates should also be attractive for central banks, regulatory authorities, and international organisations within finance and economics.
The programme is divided into four semesters. The first two semesters consists of seven mandatory courses and a group project:
1st Semester: Quantitative Methods – Corporate Finance – Investments – Financial Statement Analysis
2nd Semester: Empirical Finance – Financial Intermediation – Derivatives and Fixed Income – Project
The third semester is dedicated to elective courses at CBS or at one of CBS’ many partner universities. Finally, students spend the fourth semester on their master’s thesis.
For more information about the programme, see here.
For more information about entry requirements and the application procedure, see here.