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05. Master in Advanced Finance
IE Business School
The main purpose of the Master in Advanced Finance program is to equip participants with an in-depth knowledge of the functions of finance. The program takes a detailed and disciplined look at the tools, techniques, theoretical know-how, and practical focus that make it possible to put these functions into practice. The experience is enhanced by additional studies and tools that assist decision-making in areas directly or indirectly affected by the financial manager's reactions.

The Master in Advanced Finance program affords up-to-the minute knowledge in the most innovative areas of finance such as securization, swaps, commodities, equity derivatives, leveraged buy-outs, geopolitics, behavioral finance or value at risk or Islamic finance. Participants receive an education that can play a pivotal role in increasing candidate appeal in recruitment processes for tier I financial institutions like investment banks, hedge funds, and private equity firms.

CFA® Exam
The Master in Advanced Finance offers CFA® exam as an option during the program. This exam has become a basic requirement for investment analysts, portfolio managers and others employed by investment firms, banks, broker/dealers, investment companies, insurance companies amongst others. Having this qualification will give you a further boost as you advance your career.

IE is renowned for its diversity with a truly international faculty, more than 70 nationalities represented on campus, and alumni in 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 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.

Master in Advanced Finance

Brochure Masters in Finance
Graduation Taught language
Master English
Course options
Full time, Distance study
Requirements / Application
- 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)

1. Application Form
This form provides the Admissions Committee with fundamental information when it comes to evaluating each application. It is therefore essential that detailed information is provided on relevant academic and professional achievements, together with aspirations, motivations and concerns that could play a role in your admission.
The application form is available online.

2. GMAT or IE Admissions Test
We require a valid GMAT or IE Admissions Test score.
2. Presenting the GMAT or GRE scores
IE Codes are: GMAT 6XT-ZH-99. GRE 0108.

3. Interview
Having evaluated the application form and additional documentation, the Admissions Committee may invite you to attend an interview.
The interview has a dual purpose: first, to examine in greater detail the data provided in the application on academic and professional background and motivation and second, to ascertain that your profile will stand you in good stead for the structure and demands of the program.

4. The Admissions Committee’s Decision
Following the interview, your application will be subject to a final analysis by the Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee will evaluate all aspects of your candidature as a whole and will subsequently communicate its decision in writing to you.
Program Emphasis
IE’s objective is to train leaders in the fields of entrepreneurship, business management and corporate counsel - leaders who create collective value by instigating competitive business projects without losing sight of their responsibilities and commitments to their environment.

IE seeks to turn all of its students into entrepreneurs, equip them with wide-ranging vision, and train them in the most cutting edge management techniques. You don't need to start a company to be an entrepreneur - entrepreneurship is a mindset! Entrepreneurs are innovative, they are not afraid of challenges, they see the world with different eyes and they are constantly a step ahead of the pack. IE is ideally positioned to instill and foster an entrepreneurial spirit founded by a group of entrepreneurs more than thirty years ago, IE believes that entrepreneurship is a motor for innovation, growth, the creation of wealth, and- most importantly- the improvement of social well-being.
Tuition / Fees
The Master in Advanced Finance costs €35,000 + €1,100.
Important Dates
IE operates a rolling admissions process. We therefore do not have any deadlines for receiving applications. However, we recommend that you apply up to a year in advance in order to guarantee yourself a place on the intake of your choice.
Duration of study
12 months (January-December)
Master, graduate
Carla Inagaki
Admissions Department
+34 915 689 610
+34 915 689 710
Maria de Molina 11, 13, 15
28006 Madrid
Designed for professionals with relevant work experience and those who aspire to work in the finance industry as associates.

Average Age: 25-31 years old
Average Professional Experience: 2-5 years
Academic Background: engineering, law, economics, business administration and others
Financial Aid
TThere are many scholarships available to students studying at IE as well as other financial aid options, for more information please consult IE’s website.
Career perspective
People who work or are planning to work in:
  • Corporate finance

  • Hedge funds

  • Venture capital and private equity

  • Equities

  • Fixed income

  • Derivatives

  • Asset management

  • Private banking

  • Financial consulting

  • Auditing

  • Public finance

  • Finance departments of large corporations

IE Business School graduates are in great demand by some of the world's strongest multinationals, cutting edge start-ups, consulting firms, and financial institutions as well as many NGOs and not-for-profit organizations.
Over the past three decades, many of IE Business School's graduates have gone on to assume top positions in some of the world's most important corporations while others have established new enterprises, opened new markets and generated collective wealth in their communities.
We help train students to fully exploit the skills gained to rise to the challenges they will face in the labor market. We also provide them with the information they require on the different professional options open to them on completion of their Master program.
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