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

Admission is open for Spring 2022

Master of Science in Finance

College of Business

The program equips participants with in-depth knowledge of the functions of finance.

Specific objectives of the master’s degree program are to:

  • Instruct participants how to use the functions of finance to create and maximize value in commercial companies and societies.
  • Equip participants with current knowledge and techniques required for undertaking the functions of finance with effectiveness, efficiency, and professional standards.
  • Develop and promote strategic financial management skills and capabilities for professional success.

Why Choose a Master of Science in Finance Degree?

The dynamic and complex, even turbulent business world has never been more exciting, and even more so now in the pandemic. During this once-in-a-generation occurrence, companies are scrambling to adapt in real-time. The need for professionally prepared and highly skilled individuals to create, develop, lead and sustain organizations large and small has never been greater. Executives may find that their qualifications are not on par with the new demands of 2021.

 

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has much to offer. It is home to one of the world’s richest per capita economies, where petroleum and natural gas exports, investing and manufacturing rule the market. The opportunities are vast for those ready and eager to become actively and deeply engaged in the world of business. Through a blend of learning methods, business programs in the UAE prepare students to innovate, motivate, manage and lead in today’s rapidly changing global economy. Business education in the country remains popular that has long attracted students as it comes with a variety of opportunities under its umbrella. A study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) shows that students in the UAE tend towards two specializations — business and engineering in Abu Dhabi, and business and education in Dubai — that make up 75 per cent of graduates in public universities.

What Will You Learn?

The College of Business ensures application-based understanding of real business world issues, providing students with skills that will serve as a solid foundation for their career. The program uses innovative educational technologies that continuously evolve with the ever-changing needs of a knowledge-based economy. The study plan allows participants to continue working while actively participating in the program.


The curriculum includes eleven core courses and one course elective that relate to today’s global business concerns. A research component is also included that is designed to develop students into self-motivated and lifelong learners strongly equipped to maintain currency with a fast-evolving field.

The program instructs students how to design, plan, conduct, report and defend applied research with real-world application; classify ethical dilemmas in the workplace, construct interventions, critique alternative modes of action, and justify recommendations. Students will be able to prepare and deliver professional-level internal and external presentations, and lead at the individual, dyad, group, and organisational levels.

Students will also be able to apply advanced skills including modern portfolio theory, for capital allocation decisions, evaluate financial performances of corporations and investment portfolios, understand international financial markets and the use, pricing, carry out valuation and structuring of financial products, and identify and resolve complex business problems through the application of specialized financial knowledge.


The College of Business helps graduate students’ future-proof their careers, by staying on top of industry trends, broadening their networks, as well as upskilling and reskilling their cohorts. Students will be equipped with critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, leadership and effective communication skills.

Key Facts

Program Duration

3 Semesters (On Average)

Location

Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Language of Instruction

English

Credit Hours

36

Cost Per Credit Hour

AED 2,667

Application Deadline

6 December 2021

Who Should Pursue a Master of Science in Finance Degree?

The program is ideal for job seekers with bachelor's degrees who want to enter the workforce after graduation. The program is also designed for 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.

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 higher from an accredited university and demonstrate sufficient English proficiency to manage a challenging, fast-paced graduate program. The Master of Science in Finance does not require candidates to have a background in the field of finance.

Career Opportunities

The program prepares graduates for management positions in banking, investment and asset management or a finance function in public and private sector organizations. The degree is valuable to those individuals who are seeking certification as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Risk Manager (CFRM) and Certified Financial Manager (CFM).

Why Should You Choose Zayed University’s College of Business?

Legacy of Zayed 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.

AACSB Accreditation

The quality and reputation of your business degree will set you apart from the competition.

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.

Legacy of Zayed 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.

Rich Curriculum

The combination of research-oriented and strong skill-based components will provide you with advanced theoretical knowledge and practice based learning that is focused on employability.

World-Class International Faculty

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

Superior Academic Support

Small interactive class sizes will support your learning environment.

Dynamic Campuses Located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

State-of-the-art computer laboratories will provide you first-hand experience with the tools and technologies in high demand by employers today.

An Extensive Alumnus Network

Join talented alumni members who will enrich your learning experience.

Deanship of Graduate Studies

Zayed University Abu Dhabi & Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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