This master prepares you for a career in the financial or banking sector and covers a broad spectrum of essential topics, taught in a practical way, to ensure you are well equipped to hit the ground running.
The world-renowned CFA Institute is the largest network of financial investment professionals in the world, with more than 175.000 members in 166 countries, ranging from companies to universities and regulators.
The mission of CFA Institute is to advance ethics, market integrity and professional standards of practice amongst its members, which collectively contributes value to society.
CFA Program Exam
Our program embeds a significant proportion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge required to pass CFA exams, including Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.
The affiliation with CFA Institute also enables us to award 5 selected students with scholarships to sit the CFA examinations at a significantly reduced fee. These students will have free access to the career center of CFA.
CFA Institute Career Resources
You have access to the career center of CFA, either paid or for free (see above). You can create a profile, setup email alerts for new opportunities and apply for jobs.
In addition to the CFA affiliation, our Master in Finance program at AMS has been recognized as an academic partner of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).
The Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certificate issued by GARP is the global standard for financial risk. Our students have exclusive access to scholarships (up to six) that cover the FRM Part I exam registration fee and the opportunity to connect with local risk professionals.
This program gives you a strong background in analytical and practical decision making, management skills and a business attitude for a function in the financial sector.
You can obtain a dual master’s degree in finance in just 1 year. You study at Antwerp Management School (Belgium) during ten months (September till June). After successful completion of the program, you will receive an official and internationally accredited Master of Science (MSc) degree issued by Antwerp Management School ; ‘Master in Finance'.
Subsequently, you can go to New York in July and obtain a Master of Science in Global Finance at the Fordham Gabelli School of Business by following three courses in Finance.
There are so many career choices for you in the field of finance. Making the right choice is the key to a successful career. Our monthly alumni career talks can support you in finding out which job will suit you.
Every month, an alumnus/alumna of our program shares some insights into their job. What does a fixed income analyst do? What is it like to be a junior consultant? What is a good mergers and acquisitions career path?
Our alumni give you valuable first-hand information about their industry. These talks are really an eye opener.
Our alumni come from, amongst others, Argenta, Axa, CBRE Global Investors, Delen Private Bank, Janssen R&D, J.P. Morgan, KBC, PwC Middle East, Rabobank, STX Group, …
5. Knowledge & skills
This program focuses on the practical application of concepts in real business and is very interactive: prepare yourself for class discussions, analyzing business cases, making business presentations and reports. You will obtain thorough knowledge of the theory and concepts of all major areas of financial management and their strategic implementation. You will gain expertise in risk management, asset management, portfolio management and global management, directly applicable to your future professional career.
6. Trends & networks
Finance is a well-established yet vibrant industry. It is constantly evolving. There’s always something going on: Fintech, startups, open banking, blockchain… To keep you up to date with the industry trends, we frequently invite experts in various fields to talk about ‘hot’ topics.
Moreover, to bridge the gap between theory and practice, financial professional practices workshops are organized quarterly, in which guest lecturers guide students through a specific industry in finance (e.g. private equity, investment banking, real estate finance, and so on), followed by a group assignment. The guest lecturers offer guidance and insights on how to tackle problems in practice.
7. Career management services
Throughout the academic year, several activities will be organized at AMS by the Career Management Services which can inspire and help you in making a good career decision, including job interview trainings, career fairs, networking events, case evenings. Individual and peer coaching is offered to help you explore your talents, interests and needs, relate these to what companies offer in terms of jobs and career opportunities, and prepare yourself for job interviews and assessments.
Graduates from this program work in a variety of companies worldwide:
ABN AMRO Bank, BP, Belfius, BNP Paribas Fortis, Deutsche Bank, Egyptian Gulf Bank, Henkel, Hitec Vision, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, McKinsey, TriFinance, …
The AACSB and NVAO accreditations awarded to Antwerp Management School clearly demonstrate AMS’ permanent attention to quality education. AMS is also listed in the Financial Times Rankings. Our EMBA has a top position in this ranking: N° 45 worldwide. The FT Rankings positions our full-time master's programs in the Top 20 worldwide for international mobility. Furthermore, AMS takes into account the principles of responsible management education as presented by PRME. Our master's programs are also highly ranked in Eduniversal Rankings en QS World University Rankings (in Top 10 Best Value for Money).