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Program

1. Curriculum

Online Pre-Master Course (Exempt for students who have passed CFA level 1)

Courses

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Empirical Research in Finance
  • Global Financial Markets
  • Advanced Investment Analysis
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Elective
  • Contemporary Issues in Global Finance, incl. International Experience Study Trip
  • Raising Capital and Investing in Global Financial Markets
  • Global Leadership Skills
  • Computer Applications in Finance
  • Master Project

2. Online Pre-master course

Our Master in Finance program includes a mandatory online pre-master course that you are required to take before you start this program at AMS. The goal of the pre-master course is to give you a chance to refresh certain knowledge and to make sure the whole group starts the year at the same level. The course also offers you an insight into your strengths and weaknesses, and allows faculty to give personal support and feedback.

The course represents 2 full weeks of classes and consists of 90 sessions including 77 videos and more than 100 exercises. Certain modules can only be unlocked by passing a test, this way you can easily pass modules you already master and focus more on new course material. The online pre-master course is self-paced and concludes with an in-person and closed-book exam at our campus at the start of the academic year.

Next to being an integral part of our Master in Finance program, our online pre-master course is also an excellent preparation for CFA level 1 as it discusses 90% of the quantitative skills required by the CFA institute. This is also the reason why students who have already passed CFA level 1 are exempt from taking the pre-master course.

3. Electives

All master's programs offer Elective weeks. Electives are all about learning to...

… deal with the impact of new technologies

  • Digital Transformation

… thrive in a global world

  • From Local to Global

… lead and manage others

  • Human Capital Management and Leadership

… solve complex problems

  • Crisis Management
  • Capital Budgeting and Finance

… think about new ways to create & capture value

  • Business model Innovation
  • Technology and Innovation

… electives Master in Finance– open for everyone

  • Real Estate Finance
  • Programming in R

By adding one of these general and hot management courses, students can give their AMS journey a personal touch!

4. Global Leadership Skills

At AMS you embark on a personal development journey through which you will grow as a person and future leader. With the Global Leadership Skills track, we challenge and coach you to become more aware of who you are, how you cooperate with others, and what kind of career you want to pursue.

Throughout this journey, we will focus on these three levels of learning by working with a mixture of exercises, self-analysis instruments, moments of reflection, individual follow-up, collective sessions and peer coaching. We will offer you relevant frameworks that help you understand who you are and how you relate to others. We will support you in understanding your strengths and needs, and defining your areas for growth. We will challenge you in developing a personal leadership claim that entails a global and sustainable perspective.

Global Leadership Skills development is more than a ‘nice to have’, it is a basic prerequisite for career success and recruiters will be assessing this when you apply for a job. Today’s employers are looking for an impressive set of soft skills when selecting young graduates. These include: self-awareness, the ability to work collaboratively with others, leadership skills, the capacity to adapt to new situations and to develop new skills, openness to and respect for different perspectives, multicultural awareness, and long-term and system thinking, to name just a few. This course aims to support you in developing these skills and in finding a match between who you are and what the world of employment needs; between your career ambitions and what employers are looking for.

5. CAF project

Social consciousness and responsibility are embedded in our program. Every year we collaborate with a non-profit organization (NGO) or an industry partner to help improve their financial management efficiency by providing a tailor-made Excel-based solution that is concise, user-friendly, robust and flexible.

The project will prepare you to become a young financial professional with both hard computer skills and soft communication skills. Unlike a university assignment where students get a step-by-step instruction on what to do, our CAF project partner will only propose a general question. It is the responsibility of our students to come up with a solution and convince our partner it is the way to go, just like in real business life. As as student, you will have regular contact moments with our partner to make sure you are on the right track. At the end of the project, you will present your solutions to our partner (and external jury members).

6. Master project

For your master project, you are asked to write a research oriented paper in a finance domain of your choice, usually in groups of 3 students. This master project will demonstrate your critical thinking ability and analytical skills to solve a practical relevant yet academically challenging research question.

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8. Dual degree

Thanks to an international collaborative agreement between Antwerp Management School (AMS) and the well-ranked Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business (GSB) in New York, students and recent graduates of the Master in Finance are offered a dual-degree opportunity: you can complement your education and obtain a second degree in only 3 weeks by joining Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business (GBS) Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF).

Upon successfully graduating from AMS and after being admitted to this MSGF collaborative program, you will join a group of international top students in New York for 3 weeks during the month of July. The program offers a combination of in-house lectures at Gabelli School of Business’ Manhattan campus, company visits to some of New York’s finest financial institutions, and trips that allow you to experience New York City’s arts, culture and history.

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