EADA Business School Barcelona is a full partner with the CFA Institute and our International Master in Finance has been developed together with leading financial institutions.
Our one-year official Master in Finance degree is specially designed to prepare graduates from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds to pursue an international career in finance. EADA is the only top-ranked business school in the city centre of Barcelona and offers a unique methodology based on small, multicultural classes.
Master in Finance participants learn how to assess investment opportunities and undertake financial analysis before developing the tools to perform complex valuations, understand the process of M&A, manage the risks associated with financial instruments and manage portfolios of investments. In the third trimester, students have the opportunity to specialise in a strategic tracks: corporate finance or investment banking.
All of this combined with our executive professional development programme at the Residential Training Campus provides Master in Finance participants with the critical thinking skills and leadership abilities necessary to succeed in today’s global business world.
Your year at EADA is a transformative experience. Our Master in Finance positions you to reimagine and pursue your highest aspirations – both personal and professional.
Enjoy the Barcelona lifestyle
EADA offers a unique learning environment, with the hustle and bustle of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe waiting to be explored just a few steps away.
Get your hands dirty
You actively participate in engaging class discussions, sharing your insights and debating innovative solutions to real business problems – all under the guidance of our experienced faculty.
Stand out from the crowd
Small class sizes and individual follow-up make the most of your unique potential. Joint activities allow you to integrate into the larger EADA community without losing that personal touch.
Develop the leader in you
Our intense leadership development programme takes you from the reflection phase right through to implementation, preparing you to be a self-aware, effective leader of change.
Internationalise your profile
There is no better preparation for your future career than spending a year at EADA, with multicultural, multidisciplinary teams working together to solve the business problems facing today’s top companies.
Hack your dream career
EADA’s partnerships with the CFA Institute, ACCA and Thomson Reuters Eikon guarantee you a level of expertise consistent with the very best professional qualifications. All that, plus regular networking opportunities and recruiting events with top companies.
ACCREDITATIONS & AFFILIATIONS
Your home away from home.
At EADA, we believe that diversity is the spice of life, and we are committed to providing a rich and varied experience for our students. Our unique multi-campus methodology guarantees that your master's will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
EADA-Barcelona City Centre Campus - Professional know-how
Practical, hands-on classes with experienced professionals to develop the strategic vision and problem-solving skills to excel
EADA-Residential Training Campus - Leadership development
Role plays, outdoor training and business simulations to make you an expert in building relationships and inspiring teams
EADA partner schools around the world - a Global mindset
A trimester or a whole year at one of our prestigious partner schools to hone your skills and fine tune your cultural agility
Your Master in Finance
Develop the knowledge and skills to stand out from the crowd.
From the very first day, you dive deep into the world of finance. You develop the critical thinking skills to analyse and perform well in even the most demanding business situations. Expert faculty and carefully selected case studies mean that you leave with a firm grasp of latest professional practice and the strategy to apply it effectively.
Core finance courses
Financial Products & Markets
Advanced Financial Analysis
Business Analysis & Planning
Company Valuation & M&A
Ethics & Professional Standards
Thomson Reuters Certification
Strategic specialisations *
Accounting & Financial Management
- Hedge & Derivatives Accounting
- Management Accounting (I & II)
- Performance Management
- Behavioural Finance
- Entrepreneurial Finance
- Reporting For Management
- Structured Finance
- Supply Chain Finance
- Day Trading
- Empirical Methods in Finance
- Investing In Emerging Markets
- Investment Banking & Dealmaking
* Courses in each specialisation change annually
Leadership development programme
Leading Individuals & Teams I
Leading Individuals & Teams II
International Business Trip
Company visits, presentations & conferences
Practical Final Project
Exchange & Double Degree (optional)
Your strategic specialisations
Tailor your master.
The strategic specialisations in the third trimester are your opportunity to explore what you are passionate about and jump start your career in investment banking, corporate finance or accounting and financial management. Tailor your courses to your professional objectives, improving your employability and demonstrating a clear added value to the company.
Specialise in Investment Banking
Develop your trading skills and analyse financial performance
Specialise in Corporate Finance
Gain the know-how to align financial decision making with strategy
Specialise in Accounting & Financial Management
Launch your career in the Big Four
Your CFA advantage
Prepare for the challenge.
Our programme prepares you for all three levels of the CFA exam, the professional qualification of choice among top investment firms including Bank of America, BlackRock, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo.
The CFA exam is a great first step to building a career in investment management. EADA offers full scholarships to all three levels of the exam to promising graduates for both the June and December test dates.
The CFA Career Center is a specialised jobbank to launch your international career in finance including webinars, job alerts and top-quality articles to keep you up-to-date on the latest in selection processes and career advancement.
CFA Research Challenge
More than 1,000 universities and business schools from around the world take part in this global competition – all competing to compile the best analyst report of a publicly listed company. EADA has consistently placed in the top three positions in the Madrid final.
Lais Souza Schröder, Brazil
Senior Internal Auditor, Moody's Corporation (Germany)
“EADA gave me the opportunity --and the tools-- to develop both personally and professionally. The exposure to different cultures and diverse teams throughout the programme gave me an edge and prepared me to work in multinational companies. Just like in the professional world, you need to work together to succeed by learning each team member’s strengths and weaknesses. Knowledge is very important in my current position, but soft skills are vital in my line of business.”
Your International Business Trip
Get a fresh perspective.
We know that while your learning may begin in the classroom, it does not end there. With this in mind, we developed the International Business Trip to a European financial hub.
During the Trip, you get a bird’s eye view of the financial and economic issues facing Europe and the world. You explore these issues while networking with professionals in leading financial institutions and top consulting firms. Examples of past visits include KPMG, EY and the European Central Bank.
Your practical final project
Learning by doing.
The final project is your chance to put what you have learned throughout the year to the test, integrating theory and practice to solve real-life management problems – from a detailed evaluation of the latest big corporate merger to a comparative analysis of microfinance institutions.
Companies analysed in projects include
Your career opportunities
The sky is the limit.
Our Master in Finance is designed to make you into a well-rounded, value-strong professional with the know-how to impress and the leadership skills to execute a strategic plan of action. The programme is closely aligned with the needs of the today’s financial services providers, as demonstrated by the outstanding employment rate.
97% of graduates employed after 3 months
73,855 US$ Average salary
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