The Master in Finance (MIF) at CATÓLICA-LISBON is designed for experienced professionals who want a high-level career. If you work in the Finance area and wish to advance in your career or change area by deepening your financial knowledge, then the Master in Finance is the program for you.
Over the last 15 years, the program was capable to attract more than 300 students, and real-word experienced and academic Faculty.
During one and a half years, the Master in Finance (MIF) participants are exposed to a wide range of subjects which are carefully designed to strike a good balance between theory and practice. The course also covers soft skills topics that will enhance the participants' ability to communicate, negotiate and manage others with greater success.
The MIF starts by covering the fundamentals of modern corporate finance, asset pricing, capital markets, financial analysis and quantitative methods. Participants then build on this broad foundation through a rich menu of advanced courses in areas such as investment banking, financial innovation, asset management and advanced corporate financing and valuation. In addition, participants will benefit from several Frontier of Knowledge Seminars led by distinguished practitioners. These seminars are the perfect opportunity for participants to get an inside perspective from leading experts on key issues in Finance.
MIF graduates are among the very few eligible, through the CMVM, to register themselves as qualified professionals able to exercise as financial analysts and investment consultants. This is a clear recognition of the program's outstanding quality from the supervisory and regulatory institutions.
The MIF at CATÓLICA-LISBON provides participants with the knowledge, skills and versatility to successfully build financial careers at the highest level.
Once your MIF Program is successfully completed, you have the option to top it up with the official Master's title (“MESTRADO”), by completing one more curricular unit and, writing, submitting and defending a thesis.
You will be asked to test yourself by becoming a true master in a specific topic in Finance, spending some time on your own researching and developing original thoughts that will challenge the state of the art of financial science. This is a task that can only be done on an individual level under the supervision of our academic faculty responsible for guiding you through the process of writing your thesis, by helping you with aspects such as formulating research questions, suggested reading and analyzing data.
CATÓLICA-LISBON will offer Dissertation Seminars outlining specific topics in Finance which will support the Master in Finance participants in the completion of their thesis requirements.
The admission to the Master in Finance implies that the student fulfills the following requirement: having successfully completed the CATÓLICA-LISBON MIF program with a final weighted average equal or above to 15,00/20,00.
It is not compulsory to proceed your studies and writing a thesis, however that can be a plus in your future. A thesis will get you to the edge and beyond!