Education for the higher educated

Master in Advanced Finance

IE Business School

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  • Overview

The Master in Advanced Finance is a 12-month program, taught entirely in English, and aimed at professionals with 2-5 years experience in finance or other professional fields such as engineering, law or business administration.

The Master in Advanced Finance is intended for those with several years' experience in the finance sector.

- Bachelor degree or equivalent - Application form + 2 letters of recommendation + 3 essays - GMAT (average: 680), GRE, or IE Admissions Test - Personal interview - Certificate of proficiency in the English language (where applicable), e.g.: TOEFL (minimum: 250)

The main purpose of the Master in Advanced Finance program is to equip participants with an in-depth knowledge of the functions of finance. The program takes a detailed and disciplined look at the tools, techniques, theoretical know-how, and practical focus that make it possible to put these functions into practice. The experience is enhanced by additional studies and tools that assist decision-making in areas directly or indirectly affected by the financial manager's reactions. The Master in Advanced Finance program affords up-to-the minute knowledge in the most innovative areas of finance such as securization, swaps, commodities, equity derivatives, leveraged buy-outs, geopolitics, behavioral finance or value at risk and Islamic finance.

Participants receive an education that can play a pivotal role in increasing candidate appeal in recruitment processes for tier I financial institutions like investment banks, hedge funds, and private equity firms.

CFA® Exam

The Master in Advanced Finance offers CFA® exam as an option during the program. This exam has become a basic requirement for investment analysts, portfolio managers and others employed by investment firms, banks, broker/dealers, investment companies, and insurance companies amongst others. Having this qualification will give you a further boost as you advance your career.


IE is renowned for its diversity with a truly international faculty, more than 70 nationalities represented on campus, and alumni in more than 100 countries across the globe. You will benefit greatly from this international outlook both by the cross-cultural skills that you will develop during the Master.


Being part of such a diverse program provides a unique opportunity to develop your personal and professional networks. Through your classmates, your professors and the wider IE community of professionals, corporations, and fellow students you will leave IE with an expanded network that spans the globe.

Level University
Form Full-time
Incompany No
Open enrolment Yes
Lead time 12 months
Costs (indication) More than € 4,550
Titles No title
Required language skills English
Country Spain
Completion Diploma