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Financial Economics

PROGRAMME FOCUS

The distinctive feature of the Master in Financial Economics programme lies in its holistic approach, which incorporates courses on investment management, corporate finance, economics and quantitative research methods. The programme aims to broaden students’ understanding of scientific contributions in the field of financial economics, strengthen their analytic and critical thinking skills, and equip them with quantitative finance techniques and complex financial decision-making tools in a rapidly changing macroeconomic environment. Our graduates have solid training in modern financial and economic theory with an ability to apply theoretical concepts and models in practical situations.
 
Master’s programme in Financial Economics aims to educate socially responsible and highly qualified specialists in the field of financial economics, equipped with general, functional and transferable competences, specialized knowledge and strong analytical skills that would enable them to analyze, critically assess and develop contemporary theory and practice of finance and economics as well as apply methods of mathematical statistics and econometric models to the analysis of corporate finance, portfolio management, financial markets and institutions, financial engineering across local and international public and private institutions.

PROGRAMME DETAILS


LEARNING OUTCOMES

Through the Master of Financial Economis programme students will be able to:

Knowledge and its application

  • Integrate and critically assess innovative solutions to issues arising from uncertainties in financial economics.

Research skills

  • Develop original research projects in financial economics informed by interdisciplinary studies and professional activities.

Special abilities

  • Assess the most recent economic models and methods in the context of rapidly changing contemporary world.
  • Validate proposed policies and business models in the context of ethics and social responsibility.

Social abilities

  • Adhere to the principles of professional ethics and citizenship participating in discussions on relevant academic issiues.
  • Lead the team and be accountable for its performance.

Personal abilities

  • Develop personal and professional abilities of integrity, critical thinking, and creativity.

​COURSES

Year 1 Year 2
Asset Pricing                               
Advanced Corporate Finance
Alternative Investment and 
Risk Management
Microeconomic Analysis
Advanced Macroeconomics
Research Methodology
Applied Business Ethics
Mathematical Finance
Financial Econometrics
Applied Valuation
Behavioural Finance                 
International Finance
Financial Intermediation
Monetary Policy
Development Economics
 
Master’s Thesis
 
 
 
 

EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES
Master’s students can spend an exchange semester in one of 14 partner universities in 11 countries across Europe and Asia.

DOUBLE DEGREE
The double degree is exclusively awarded to students who spend one year of their two-year programme at the double degree partner university:
  • BI Norwegian Business School

       

Financial Economics programme director

 

Tomoyuki Hashimoto

e-mail: tomoyuki.hashimoto@ism.lt