Education for the higher educated

Master in Finance

IE Business School

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  • Overview

The Master in Finance is a 10-month program designed for students with an outstanding academic record. It is geared to those who have either just finished their undergraduate studies and/or have limited professional experience that they wish to expand on.

The Master in Finance is intended for the recent graduate with limited professional experience.

- 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)

IE Business School´s Master in Finance will equip students with the latest knowledge in key areas of finance such as leveraged buy-outs, credit derivatives, mergers, and acquisitions. The program will play a pivotal role in increasing candidate appeal in the recruitment processes for leading financial institutions, such as investment banks, private equity, or asset management. Further areas covered include macroeconomics, financial accounting, financial entrepreneurship, presentation skills and negotiation. The Master in Finance course will focus on the specialist skills needed in financial markets and will help prepare you for all the challenges that lie ahead in your career.

CFA® Exam

A minimum level of CFA®I will be mandatory for all graduates on the Master in Finance. CFA® certificate has become a basic requirement for individuals who work as investment analysts, portfolio managers, and other investment decision-makers employed by investment firms, banks, broker/dealers, investment companies, insurance companies, and other agencies. Diversity IE is renowned for its diversity with a truly international faculty, more than 70 nationalities represented on campus, and alumni from 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, and the international network that you will build 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 10 months
Costs (indication) Between € 2,700 and € 1,350
Titles No title
Required language skills English
Country Spain
Completion Diploma