Master of Banking, Investment and Finance

The changing global financial landscape offers opportunities for innovative thinking to respond to unique demands for financial services by businesses and society at large. The Master of Science in Banking Investment and Finance is designed to offer a rigorous academic and practical training, to those who aspire to become experts for careers in mid- to senior- level financial and banking positions in central and commercial banks, consulting firms, investment funds, hedge funds, or insurance firms, in financial analysis, investment and banking management, risk management and treasury management and corporate finance. It is aimed also to help established financial and banking professionals to advance in the workplace, build on and update their skills and knowledge, or change career specialization.

PROGRAMME INFORMATION

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1.5 YEARS

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90 ECTS

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ENGLISH

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FULL TIME

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AWARDED BY NEAPOLIS UNIVERSITY

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES OF THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BANKING INVESTMENT AND FINANCE

The innovative design of the program and its market led curriculum equips students with relevant, up to date, skills and knowledge in the areas of finance and banking. The goal of the curriculum is to give well-qualified students the analytical and conceptual foundations for future high-level financial executive positions in any country in the world. The program combines the theoretical rigor of financial and banking economics with empirical, real-world aspects of finance, banking and risk management and accounting through interactive activities such as simulation games and case studies discussions.

Whilst the program provides students with a robust grounding in finance and banking, the curriculum also encourages critical thinking fosters skills of research, analysis, synthesis, creativity, and ethical behavior.

The plan is achieved through a curriculum of many core courses covering economics, corporate finance, risk management, statistics, mathematics, banking, accounting as well as a sizeable number of elective courses covering real estate finance, market and credit risk management and portfolio management.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES

To gain theoretical background and specialized knowledge in order to be able to explain the structural and constituent components that make up the financial markets of investment services firms, investment funds, hedge funds or insurance companies.

After completing the program participants should be able to:

  • Q1. Identify different theories and concepts to explain financial issues and decisions in business organizations and financial institutions.
  • O2. Apply financial and quantitative skills and select the appropriate decision tools to real-world financial problems to produce applicable recommendations that create value for the organization.
  • O3. Critically reflect on the existing literature by reviewing academic and practitioners’ sources and empirically testing research hypotheses
  • O4. Demonstrate the ability to be adaptable and demonstrate originality, insight and critical and reflective skills so as to make informed decisions in complex and unpredictable situations and environments
  • O5. Use information technology (spreadsheets, econometric techniques software, and databases) to interpret and analyse financial and banking data.
  • O6. Understand and critically evaluate the practical applications of financial theories and techniques and how they are used in the financial industry.
  • O7. Apply the techniques and methods of finance, investment and banking to conduct independent research projects.
  • O8. Work collaboratively, exercise team leadership, demonstrate the ability to manage group conflict and produce team outcomes.

 

DURATION OF THE MASTER OF BANKING, INVESTMENT AND FINANCE

1.5 academic year (3 academic semesters, 90 ECTS) In accordance with the relevant announcements made by the Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education, students have the opportunity to complete their postgraduate studies in two academic semesters (12 months) as long as they start the conduction of their Master’s Dissertation during the first or second semester of their studies, including the summer period. In this case, the completion of the Master’s Dissertation may be prolonged during the summer period, for one or two months. In any case, the total ECTS remain 90.

COURSE STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
MFIN500Quantitative Methods in FinanceCompulsory7.5
MAFN540Corporate Finance and Financial ManagementCompulsory7.5
MAFN550Accounting and Financial Statement AnalysisCompulsory7.5
MFIN520Economics for Financial MarketsCompulsory7.5

SEMESTER 2

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
MFIN560Banking Operations and ManagementCompulsory7.5
MFIN530Derivative SecuritiesCompulsory7.5
MFIN591Real Estate Investment and FinanceElective7.5
MFIN556Market and Credit Risk ManagementElective7.5
MFIN545Portfolio Management and Wealth PlanningElective7.5

SEMESTER 3

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
DIS600DissertationCompulsory30

DISCLAIMER

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

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OUR FACULTY & STAFF

Maria Psillaki

Professor of Banking and Finance

Dean of the School of Economics, Administration and Computer Science

Maria Psillaki is a Professor of Banking and Finance. She studied at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, in France where she received her Bachelor, Master and PhD with the highest honors...

Kostas Giannopoulos

Professor of Finance

Professor Kostas Giannopoulos is coordinator of the Masters of Banking, Investment and Finance at the University of Neapolis. Professor Giannopoulos holds a Laurea in Banking and Finance from the University of Siena, Italy...

Andreas Hadjixenophontos

Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance

Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance

Coordinator of the BSc Accounting, Banking and Finance and MSc Accounting and Finance

Dr. Andreas Hadjixenophontos is an Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance. He graduated in 1985 from the Department of Accounting and Finance of the London School of Economics...

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