IE Business School and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management have signed a strategic agreement to launch joint finance education initiatives. The agreement will enable students of both institutions to take part in semester exchange programmes and shorter study trips to the Schools` Madrid and Frankfurt campuses including career and networking events as well as company visits in both locations.
“Financial jobs in mainland Europe are poised to experience strong growth due to events like Brexit and the creation of the Capital Markets Union. An alliance between two leading business schools based in two leading European cities that are set to benefit from these trends will amplify academic and job advantages for our finance graduates,” says Ignacio de la Torre, Director of the Masters in Finance of IE Business School.
Students of IE Business School’s Masters in Finance programmes can specialise in FinTech, corporate finance and investments. The programme offers a selection of some two hundred subjects in fields that include capital markets, portfolio management, and corporate finance. Students can choose from over 60 electives covering areas like mergers and acquisitions, private equity, blockchain, crowdfunding, cryptocurrencies and artificial intelligence in the finance industry.
The methodology employed by IE Masters in Finance is highly practical and includes the use of tools like portfolio management simulators in real time using platforms such as Bloomberg, Factset and Matlab, a fixed income programming software. Students can round off their education in London and New York, visiting investment banks and hedge funds, meeting with finance directors, and finding out more about how the Wall Street or London Stock Exchange work.
Frankfurt School’s Master of Finance is the leading finance master programme in Germany. The programme covers up-to-date topics such as Python programming, big data analysis, and gives the students the possibility to specialize in Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Risk Management or Financial Advisory. In the Finance Lab students have access to more than a dozen Bloomberg terminals as well as other databases. The curriculum is rounded off by a broad range of finance and management electives, such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Alternative Investments & Private Equity, Blockchain or International Entrepreneurship.
Situated in continental Europe’s leading financial hub and with access to Germany’s largest finance faculty, the students have great opportunities for a successful career in finance. The flexible programme structure allows the students to work part-time 3 days a week so that students can already gain relevant work experience while studying. An obligatory International Finance Offsite in Luxembourg gives students the exposure to another finance hub in Europe.
“We are very happy to expand our international network for the Master of Finance, our largest and oldest Master programme. The cooperation with IE gives students from both business schools the opportunity to get insights into another top-ranked finance programme in Europe and exposure to cutting-edge financial topics which are relevant in today´s financial markets,” adds Professor Dr Grigory Vilkov, Academic Director of the Master of Finance at FS.