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Degree
Master of Science (MSc)

90 ECTS

Language
EN

Tuition Fee
EUR 32,500

Application Deadline
01 February

Programme Start
1 March

Duration
20 Months | Part-Time

Master of Finance in Hamburg

By combining Frankfurt School's top-ranked Master of Finance curriculum with Hamburg's professional opportunities, Frankfurt School offers a comprehensive programme for professionals seeking to enhance their skillset. In this programme, you can expect career-development resources based on your professional interests as well as international networking opportunities. 

Frankfurt School schedules the programme in a part-time learning format with a block week model, giving you the possibility to adapt it to fit your full-time position and career aspirations.

Learning Goals

LG1: Expert Knowledge and Understanding in Finance

Graduates will draw upon expert knowledge and broad, detailed and critical understanding of specifics, limitations and doctrines in different areas of finance to shape responses and independent ideas to business and research opportunities and challenges. They will be able to analyse, structure and evaluate complex financial problems.

LG2: Development of Financial Products & Solutions

Graduates will generate insights by applying scientific methods. Our graduates will be able to conceptualise and develop financial products, solutions and models.

LG3: Effective Communication and Cooperation

Graduates will be effective communicators in interdisciplinary fields of research and practical business contexts. They will be responsible team members and reach common goals by effective cooperation within a team. They will recognize conflict potentials in cooperation with others and reflect on them in the context of situation-overlapping conditions.

LG4: Professional and Responsible Behaviour

Graduates will have developed a professional identity within the financial sector.  They will recognise and respect the personal and cultural differences in an international business environment. They will understand and reflect on the ethical and societal implications of their recommendations and business decisions.

Programme Highlights

  • Academic partner with CAIA
  • Highly flexible time schedule to allow for work-life-study balance
  • MBA-style learning environment
  • Access to high-profile practitioners from the corporate world
  • Extensive network of cooperating companies, universities and alumni worldwide
  • Modern campus centrally located in Hamburg's HafenCity with direct access to airport and train connections
  • 90 ECTS

Requirements

  • A first academic degree (Bachelor, Diploma or equivalent)
  • Preferably 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills* (TOEFL - 90 iBT, 577 ITP /IELTS 7.0 or equivalent) 
  • Successful participation in our admission interview

*Please note: Language proficiency waivers are possible for candidates, who have completed a previous degree in English, lived in an English speaking country for longer than a year or whose work language is English (confirmation from an employer required).

Deadlines & Discounts

We admit candidates on a rolling basis and therefore encourage you to complete your application early; there are also financial advantages for candidates who complete their application early.

Early Bird Discount (EUR 3,500): 1 November
Final Application Deadline: 1 February

*Frankfurt School alumni are eligible to receive a 10 % discount of the total tuition fee amount. Please note that this amount is granted independently of possible early bird deadline.

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Online Master Info Evening

Learn more about our Master's programmes at one of our Online Master's Info Evenings! Benefit from personal conversations with our students and programme directors and find out which programme could help you excel in your career. 

Ideal Candidate

The part-time Master of Finance is designed for professionals who wish to obtain the necessary skill set to successfully develop their careers in finance. Ideal candidates will have strong academic records and experience working in finance, economics, accounting, or related fields. Successful candidates will have skills in financial products, models and financial decision-making.

The programme is specifically tailored to the needs of professionals who want to stay fully employed throughout their studies and at the same time, gain expertise to further develop business. Frankfurt School schedules the programme in a part-time learning format with block weeks giving you the possibility to adapt it to fit your full-time position and career aspirations.

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Your Studies in Hamburg

Frankfurt School has been in Hamburg for over 15 years for our students, customers, graduates and lecturers from all over northern Germany. Our Campus is centrally located in Hamburg's HafenCity - opposite the Speicherstadt and the Spiegel publishing house.

Our premises offer an innovative and sustainable learning environment with a high quality standard. Hamburg is not only the second largest city in Germany, the city is also far ahead in terms of economic power in the north. Hamburg is also one of the cities with the highest quality of life in the world.

In the Ericus-Contor we combine a pleasant and personal atmosphere with modern presentation technology and thus lay the perfect foundation for carrying out your studies.

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Rankings, Accreditations & Partnerships

The Master of Finance was the first Master's degree offered by Frankfurt School and to this day, it remains the largest of our postgraduate programmes. The programme is featured in the world´s top ranking for business schools: Financial Times pre-experience Masters in Finance ranking.

Rankings & Accreditations
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  • Ranked #32 worldwide
  • Ranked #20 worldwide for Salary
  • Ranked Top 20 worldwide for Career Services

Frankfurt School is one of the best European Business Schools. Accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, the three leading international associations of business schools, Frankfurt School is one of the few institutions worldwide, which has been awarded the so-called "Triple Crown".

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Curriculum & Study Model

Our Master of Finance programme combines a structured approach and gives our students the flexibility to set their own focus by specialising in one of four concentrations.

Semester 1

Statistics & Econometrics

Statistics & Econometrics

This module lays the foundations of general statistical principles with an underlying focus on economic and financial applications. Concepts studied include probability, probability distributions, confidence intervals and regression analysis. The module aims for you to understand the difference between randomness and systematic skill, especially in the context of financial and economic management.

Foundations of Finance

Foundations of Finance

This module introduces you to the fundamental tools of modern corporate finance and asset valuation. You will learn how to apply the present value rule and no-arbitrage arguments to value stocks, bonds and plain-vanilla derivatives. Mean-variance portfolio choice is also introduced and includes an in-depth look into the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and the efficient market hypothesis. You will also cover the analysis of financial decision making within a firm. This includes choosing projects that firms should invest in (capital budgeting) and choosing specific financing for these projects (Financial Structure Decisions), where the Modigliani and Miller (1958) theories are used as a key starting point. 

Financial Statement Analysis

Financial Statement Analysis

This module focuses on external financial reporting, including the principles of financial statement preparation, their interpretation and evaluation. The first classes lay foundational knowledge about standard-setting principles and how they translate into actual financial reports. Students further gain an understanding of managerial incentives in external reporting and in the resulting need to critically evaluate such reports from an outsider perspective, including empirical assessments of accounting quality and approaches for detecting earnings management. We will discuss how to make inferences about strategic and operating business decisions using ratio analyses, highlighting how managerial decisions have direct consequences in financial reports. The course concludes with a discussion of credit analysis, i.e., the evaluation of a firm’s creditworthiness based on their financial reports and some insights into forecasting (pro-forma) financial statement for equity analysis, business development, consulting, etc.

Financial Products and Modelling

Financial Products and Modelling

With this module students will have the proven ability to apply learned methods to the financial products and modelling framework. After successful completion of this module, students will be familiar with analyzing financial markets and evaluating financial instruments of
different levels of complexity. They will be able to develop an appropriate solution for a given financial risk situation and know how to implement the solution using various financial instruments. Students will also learn to evaluate financial instruments with required standard and nonstandard
features.

Skill & Competences
 

Semester 2

Corporate Finance & Valuation

Corporate Finance & Valuation

This module focuses on corporate governance, corporate investment decisions, corporate financing and payout policy. You will take the position of a corporate decision maker that applies analytical methods in real-life case studies. The course will enable you to design corporate governance structures, make educated investment and financial decisions and evaluate corporate financial decisions.

Risk Management

Risk Management

In-depth exposure to market and credit risk allows you to grasp the theories and significance of risk management in financial institutions. On completion, you will be able to apply risk measurement and management to banking scenarios.

Data Analytics & Machine Learning in Finance

Data Analytics & Machine Learning in Finance

This module allows you to become familiar with the possibilities of computing and analysing in the area of big data. Beginning with grasping a thorough understanding of computers as a tool in the area of big data (i.e. programming), you will learn how to handle data and later develop data analysis and machine learning skills. Frankfurt School will then prepare you for applying these technical concepts to financial problems.

Choose one concentration

Each student will choose one of the two concentrations (see below) to focus on during their studies. Each concentration has a set curriculum of core modules to be completed.

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

This Master of Finance concentration prepares students for handling the interaction between financial markets and corporates. Financial decision-making has an ever-increasing impact in the corporate world and thus this concentration prepares students for these challenges e.g when working in both reputable banks and small investment boutiques or corporates.

Capital Markets

Capital Markets

This concentration was introduced to the Master of Finance in response to the high impact of the economic commotion in the modern investment banking sector. Students are challenged with advanced quantitative products and complex portfolio management exercises further developing their ability to assess and predict market patterns and trends. Students are able to understand and develop complex financial solutions and to perform in the high-speed capital markets environment.

Experiential Learning 
 

Experiential Learning

Learners engage in experiential and activelearning designed to be inclusive for a diverse student body, and to improve skills and the application of knowledge in practice.

Semester 3

Electives

2 Electives

A range of electives allow you to tailor your Master of Finance through a diverse and distinctive structure of time formats and block weeks. Electives are taught not only by in-house faculty, but also by leading international practitioners, providing you with the tools to meet your personal aspirations. Elective options are published at the end of third semester and students must choose 2 elective modules to start in their last semester.

Master's Thesis

*Curriculum may be subject to change.

Learning Experience

Frankfurt School strongly believes in a well-rounded education, and the part-time Master of Finance in Hamburg is no exception. Innovative in-class teaching methodologies are supplemented by various workshops and activities to enhance the overall learning experience.

Joint Network Opportunities

Working closely with businesses and students, the part-time Master of Finance offers exclusive networking opportunities across other academic programmes based in Hamburg. Throughout the programme, students can also benefit from the added flexibility and attend careers events, workshops and networking opportunities offered in our Campus Frankfurt.

Practical Learning & Finance Conferences

Our Master of Finance programme is based on a mixture of theoretical learning, supported by and reinforced with case studies and group work, following the Harvard model of teaching. Our students have access to finance conferences organised by FS Publishing House, e.g. M&A and Private Equity, Renewable Energy Finance, etc.

Guest Lectures & Talks

Frankfurt School’s close ties to the finance industry are evident in the guest lecture opportunities. Students can network with innovators and industry veterans regularly from their own university. 

Frankfurt School Finance Lab

Access to Bloomberg and Reuter terminals provides you with the tools to gain essential trading and research skills for your finance career. 

Data Analytics & Machine Learning in Finance

Highlights

  • Finance is increasingly data driven
  • Rapid expansion in the velocity, variety and volume of financial data
  • Frankfurt School offers its students the opportunity to develop expertise in data analytics
  • Prerequisites: Basic understanding of programming and data analysis with Python
  • Student Insights: When Machines Talk / Approaching Digital Strategy

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Data Camp

Several of our classes are supported by DataCamp, an intuitive learning platform for data science. It helps our students to learn R, Python and SQL through a combination of short expert videos and hands-on-the-keyboard exercises. In addition to mandatory assignments students can take over 100+ courses by expert instructors on topics such as importing data, data visualisation or machine learning. This enables them to learn faster through immediate and personalised feedback on every exercise.

Professor Insights: Handling Big Data

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Career Development & Your FS Network

Our exclusive corporate connections and strong Alumni network allow you to build a professional network crucial for developing your international career. Our Careers Services team will support you with individual consultations on career development that are based on your interest and career goals. This along with our regular guest lectures, access to a wide range of career events, either onsite in Frankfurt, Hamburg or online, plus the opportunity to work full-time during your part-time studies, sets graduates up for long-term professional success.

Application Process

1. Online Application

The first step of our application process is to complete the online application form. You will need to upload the following supporting documents: 

Required Documents

  • CV or resume
  • Certified copy of your undergraduate transcript of records and degree award certificate
  • Proof of English Skills, TOEFL - 90 iBT, 577 ITP / IELTS 7.0 or equivalent

Each of the documents listed above are required for completing your application. However, you do not need to upload them all at once.

Deadlines & Discounts

We admit candidates on a rolling basis and therefore encourage you to complete your application early; there are also financial advantages for candidates who complete their application early.

Early Bird Discount (EUR 3,500): 1 November 
Final Application Deadline: 1 February 

2. Interview

Successful applicants will be invited to an interview. The interview will be held either at Frankfurt School, or through a video call or phone call. The purpose of the interview is to gain a better understanding of your professional and academic experience and discuss your motivations for the programme and goals for the future.

3. Results

You will receive a final decision on your application shortly after. The decision is made by our Admission Committee and is based on your application and interview performance.

4. Programme Start

The Master of Finance programme begins in March 2022. All students are expected to be at Frankfurt School on this day. 

We look forward to welcoming you at your campus!

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Investing in your future

Your degree is an investment in your professional future. As a business school of international standing, not only do we offer you ideal conditions for earning a degree – we also offer you excellent career prospects.

Since we guarantee the quality of our teaching and research, we expect the highest levels of commitment and motivation from our students.

Frankfurt School Alumni Benefits

Once admitted to the part-time Master of Finance programme, Frankfurt School alumni are eligible to receive a 10 % discount of the total tuition fee amount. Please note that this amount is granted independently of possible early bird deadline.

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