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Develop a deep understanding of financial markets to lead in today’s rapidly changing global economy.

Admission is open for Spring 2023

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Master of Science in Finance

College of Business

Develop specialized knowledge on how to use the functions of finance to create and maximize value in commercial companies and societies. Build your skills and expertise in strategic financial management to prepare you for a wide spectrum of senior executive positions in banking, investment and asset management or a finance function in other non-financial corporations.

The degree is valuable to those individuals who are seeking certification as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Risk Manager (CFRM) or Certified Financial Manager (CFM).

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Key Facts

Program Duration

3 Semesters (On Average)

Location

Abu Dhabi

Language of Instruction

English

Credit Hours

36

Cost Per Credit Hour

AED 2,667

Application Deadline

12 December 2022

Key Facts

Program Structure and Content

Required Program Courses
Prescribed Elective Courses

33 Credit Hours Required

FIN630 Corporate Finance

FIN631 International Finance and Banking

ACC632 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Ethical Standards

FIN633 Statistics and Quantitative Methods for Finance

FIN634 Fundamentals of Asset Valuation

FIN638 Islamic Finance Principles

FIN656 The Financial and Banking System

FIN657 Financial Institutions Management

ECN658 Monetary Policy

FIN659 Financial Markets

FIN690 Applied Research in Finance

3 Credit Hours Required

ACC610 Accounting

BUS668 International Law and Business Ethics

ECN666 Managerial Economics

HRM640 Human Resource Management

HRM663 Organizational Behaviour and Leadership

INS649 Enterprise Systems Management

MKT680 Marketing Management

MGT620 Capstone Seminar in Global Business Strategy

MGT660 Entrepreneurship

MGT664 Global Business Strategy

MGT669 Cross Cultural Management

OPR667 Operations Management

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Meet the Program Conveners

Dr. Aristeidis Samitas

Professor

Chair, Finance Department

College of Business

Dr. Moo Sung Kim

Associate Professor

Graduate Program Coordinator

College of Business

What Will You Learn?

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

Demonstrate and apply advanced skills and recent developments, including modern portfolio theory, with regards to capital allocation decisions and the evaluation of the financial performance of financial and non-financial corporations and investment portfolios;

Describe the functioning of international financial markets and the role these markets play in the performance of an economy and recognize the major external factors that affect international financial markets (e.g., consumer preferences, economic factors, legislation, etc.) as well as the importance of efficient and transparent markets;

Use specialized knowledge of the use, pricing, valuation and structuring of financial products, including debt, currency and equity derivatives, and Islamic Finance;

Identify and resolve complex business problems through the application of financial management and acquired general business knowledge, including applicable recent developments;

Design, plan and conduct applied research in a chosen area of finance specialization and document and defend the research results;

Communicate effectively in writing, verbally, and using appropriate information technology to prepare and deliver professional-level presentations for management or clients;

Functions with full autonomy and/or as a member of team across cultural, functional and/or organizational boundaries;

Demonstrate leadership and management skills at the individual, team and organizational level, including strategic performance and development;

Consistently recognize and sensitively manage ethical dilemmas in the workplace, leading to informed, fair and valid decisions; and,

Describe the basic principles and application of corporate social responsibility.

Who Should Pursue a Master of Science in Fianance?

Job seekers with bachelor's degrees who want to enter the workforce after graduation.

Mid-career professionals who want to make a career change, use the degree for career advancement, enhance their skills in their current positions or pursue a doctoral degree.

The Master of Science in Finance does not require candidates to have a background in the field of finance.

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to males and females of all nationalities. Applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree with a CGPA of 3.0 (or 2.5 for conditional admission) or higher from an accredited university and demonstrate sufficient English proficiency to manage a challenging, fast-paced graduate program. An admissions interview is required.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities immediately following degree completion include the following:

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) (Private and Public Sector Organizations, International and Multinational Organizations)

Financial Manager (Private and Public Sector Organizations)

Financial Advisor (Insurance and Real Estate Companies, Consulting to Individual Clients)

Financial Analyst (Commercial Banking, Insurance Companies, Stockbroking and Consulting Firms, Stock Exchanges, Public Sector Organizations)

Investor (Investment Banking, Asset Management, Hedge Fund and Private Equity Firms, Trading, Corporate and Individual Investment)

Who Should Pursue a Master of Science in Fianance?

Job seekers with bachelor's degrees who want to enter the workforce after graduation.

Mid-career professionals who want to make a career change, use the degree for career advancement, enhance their skills in their current positions or pursue a doctoral degree.

The Master of Science in Finance does not require candidates to have a background in the field of finance.

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to males and females of all nationalities. Applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree with a CGPA of 3.0 (or 2.5 for conditional admission) or higher from an accredited university and demonstrate sufficient English proficiency to manage a challenging, fast-paced graduate program. An admissions interview is required.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities immediately following degree completion include the following:

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) (Private and Public Sector Organizations, International and Multinational Organizations)

Financial Manager (Private and Public Sector Organizations)

Financial Advisor (Insurance and Real Estate Companies, Consulting to Individual Clients)

Financial Analyst (Commercial Banking, Insurance Companies, Stockbroking and Consulting Firms, Stock Exchanges, Public Sector Organizations)

Investor (Investment Banking, Asset Management, Hedge Fund and Private Equity Firms, Trading, Corporate and Individual Investment)

9 Reasons Why You Should Choose Zayed University’s

College of Business

Legacy of the University

Zayed University proudly bears the name of the Founding Father of the UAE, the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan whose leadership legacies continue to guide and inspire the nation.

Accreditation and Recognition

National and international accreditation will guarantee you a globally recognized graduate degree.

Bloomberg Financial Lab

A Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation and Bloomberg Certification (through the Bloomberg Financial Market Lab) will increase your marketability.

Superior Academic Support

Small interactive class sizes will support your learning environment.

Leading Academics in the Field

Internationally credentialed faculty will ensure the academic quality of your graduate program.

Dynamic Campuses Located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Cutting-edge facilities and resources will enhance your study environment and education experience.

Strong Alumni Network

Opportunities to build a network of business contacts will enhance your future opportunities.

Strong Collaboration with Industry and Government

Putting theory into practice will facilitate your learning process.

Research Expertise and Focus

Gaining specialized industry knowledge, skills and experience in multiple disciplines will enable you to more adequately forecast global markets.

Why Should You Pursue a Master of Science in Finance?


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