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September 2020
Application deadline: 31 January 2020
12,500 EUR

Program description

MSc in Finance

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 a wide range of specialization streams in:

  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 100% in a 6-moth-period after graduation.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission, candidates must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or be a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA chart holder), or have passed all three levels of CFA exams 
  • Provide evidence of excellent command of the English language;
  • Need to be currently employed or self-employed (valid for the part time mode only) GMAT tests are optional unless the Academic Committee requires the applicant to take them: in any case, scores of 550 or more (GRE >155) can strengthen your application and help you secure a scholarship.

The MSc in Finance Is Designed for:

  • University graduates with a solid quantitative background wishing to launch a career in finance.
  • Professionals who hold finance related positions and want to enhance their professional status.

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Program content

1st Period

  • Quantitative Tools in Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Writing & Presentation Skills
  • Workshop in STATA

2nd Period

  • Global Economic Environment
  • Corporate Finance & Valuation
  • Business and Financial Ethics & Social Responsibility

3rd Period

  • Portfolio Management & Investments
  • Financial Modelling

4th Period

  • Fixed Income Analysis & Portfolio Management | Investments Stream
  • Corporate Treasury Management | Corporate Finance Stream
  • Financial Risk Management | Risk Management Stream
  • Finance Digitalization | FinTech Stream
  • Elective courses from another stream

5th Period

  • Advanced Equity Analysis & Portfolio Management | Investments Stream
  • Advanced Corporate Finance | Corporate Finance Stream
  • Corporate Risk Management | Risk Management Stream
  • Big Data Analytics | FinTech Stream
  • Elective courses from another stream

6th Period

  • Security Analysis | Investments & Corporate Finance Stream
  • Advanced Financial Accounting |investments & Corporate Finance Stream
  • Credit Risk Modeling and Data Analytics |Risk Management & FinTech Stream
  • Financial Econometrics & Forecasting | Risk Management & FinTech Stream

Scholarships & funding

Partial scholarships are available for international students. Please send us an information request or visit Alba’s website by clicking the visit webpage button above


After completing the program participants should be able to:

  • Comprehend qualitatively and quantitatively the core areas of finance.
  • Understand current trends and practices in the financial industry.
  • Understand and critically evaluate the practical applications of financial theories and techniques and how they are used in the financial industry.
  • Apply the techniques and methods of finance to conduct independent research projects.
  • Display strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Appreciate the importance of business ethics and corporate social responsibility.
  • Make use of the latest technology to design and perform new applications in corporate finance, risk management and investment/ retail banking.

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About this institute

Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece

Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece

Alba Graduate Business School, the American College of Greece is one of the top graduate business schools in Europe, located in Athens. It is accredited by AMBA, NECHE and EPAS (EFMD) and it is famous for being innovative (AMBA innovation...

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Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece

Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece
Xenias 6-8
11528 Athens

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