Financial Economics


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.
Students study according to the best practises of Oxford, Harvard and other prestigious  universities and are taught by  best academics and professionals( ~60% of lecturers from abroad), solve real business cases, integrate theoretical and practical solutions ways.



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.

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

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

Tomoyuki Hashimoto



Financial Economics programme director
Tomoyuki Hashimoto
E-mail: tomoyuki.hashimoto@ism.l​t