Master of Banking, Investment and Finance

Programme Description

The Masters of Sciences in Banking, Investment & Finance at Neapolis University offers a rigorous academic and practical training, which can help you become a leader in your field.

For the banking sector employees, the Masters of Sciences in Banking, Investment & Finance programme offers the opportunity to acquire additional all-round managerial and specialised skills. This is an ideal way of preparing to take on complex managerial roles and fill responsible key leadership positions.

This programme combines specialist knowledge and a practical understanding of finance with research into the investment management industry. It prepares students through the traditional finance while developing their extended expertise in a number of areas. The specialization fields of the course include bond portfolio and equity management, alternative investments, asset/liability management, foreign exchange management, venture capital and market and credit risk management. This program provides the basis for students to achieve quality knowledge on all concerned theories that have underpinned effective investments. The program has a reliable exposure to both theories and practical aspects of the field in real life situations.

Career Prospects

The graduates can work in investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, asset management companies and financial institutions. A career in the field of Banking, Investment and Finance is exciting and rewarding. The world of Finance, with the diverse career opportunities and continuous demand for skilled personnel offers attractive career options for holders of this Postgraduate degree.

DISCLAIMER

The University reserves its right to define the electives offered on an academic year basis

Duration of Study

The Master of Banking, Investment and Finance lasts three semesters and the course is taught in English.

Intended learning outcomes:

Graduates will acquire advanced knowledge related to Banking, in particular:

  • accounting methods and tools for reading and analyzing corporate and group financial statements
  • have a comprehensive knowledge of the operations and management of financial intermediaries,
  • describe the role that the financial institutions play in channelling funds from savers to borrowers,
  • have a good knowledge of the heir regulatory framework,
  • identify their main risks banks are facing and discuss how they monitor and manage these risks,
  • New trends in the banking industry: E-banking and electronic money institutions (EMI).

Quantitative finance and risk management, in particular:

  • principles of quantitative analysis of financial markets and security derivatives
  • techniques for stochastic modelling and inferential statistical analysis, as applied in the field of finance
  • technical aspects of risk measurement and management in banking and insurance institutions and valuation techniques applied to credit ratings
  • the main European directives and other regulations concerning the financial market

Graduates will be able to make use of acquired knowledge related to quantitative finance and risk management topics, in order to:

  • apply suitable quantitative methods and tools to evaluate a vast range of complex financial instruments, as well as apply pricing and hedging and arbitrage techniques using simple and complex derivatives
  • apply techniques of probabilistic modelling and inferential analysis to make investment and risk management
  • apply risk measurement techniques, commonly used by banks and insurance companies, and identify appropriate risk management actions; assess credit ratings assigned by financial intermediaries

The Course Structure of the Master of Banking, Investment and Finance is as follows:

CodeCourse TitleTypeECTS

1st Semester

MFIN500Quantitative Methods in FinanceCore7.5
MFIN510Financial Theory and Valuation ModelsCore7.5
MFIN550Financial & Managerial AccountingCore7.5
MFIN530 Derivative SecuritiesCore7.5
30.0

2nd Semester

MFIN560Banking Operations and ManagementCore7.5
MFIN520Economics for Financial MarketsCore7.5
MFIN556Market & Credit Risk ManagementElective7.5
MFIN545Portfolio Management and Wealth PlanningElective7.5
MDB500Financing entrepreneurship Elective7.5
LLM516Corporate criminal law & complianceElective7.5
30.0

3rd Semester

MDIS600DissertationCore30.0
30.0
90.0

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