The increasing complexity of financial markets demands greater modeling techniques and a deeper understanding of financial data. The Finance Program of the Master's in Economics and Finance at the BSE is designed to prepare you for these challenges.
The BSE Finance Program builds on the School's outstanding faculty in Finance, Economics, Econometrics and Data Science. The program is aimed at students that seek an interdisciplinary approach that combines Finance and Economics. It is designed to give students the strong modeling techniques, econometric tools, and advanced coding skills needed for the top jobs in banking, consulting and fintech.
The Finance Program is built around three pillars:
Concepts: acquire an in-depth understanding of the theory of Finance and Economics
Modeling: learn how to construct and implement financial models
Data analysis: apply Econometrics, Statistics and Data Science techniques to analyze complex financial data
Our graduates excel at designing and implementing complex financial and economics models; they have a strong understanding of the theory; and can apply their programming skills (R, Matlab, Stata and (optional) Python) to the analysis of large datasets.
Thanks to their ability to analyze and model data intensive problems, and to communicate results effectively, our graduates are in high demand from a wide range of industries, including consulting, banking, risk management and derivatives trading, portfolio and investment management, fintech, and central banks.
Most of our Finance students have a background in Economics or in a quantitative subject. Proof will be required showing an undergraduate degree with a substantial number of quantitative subjects, or GRE to demonstrate quantitative ability (however, the GRE is not mandatory for this program).