MSc - Master of Science in Finance

Barcelona - Spain

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MSc in Finance


Understanding the unique challenges, successful strategies and opportunities of the global financial markets requires sophisticated, comprehensive instruction and training in all matters of global finance. The Master in Finance program at Global Business School Barcelona has been designed to provide students the fundamental knowledge, tools, confidence and skills necessary for successful financial management in Europe and globally with secure and smart financial strategies on their side.

The MSc- Master in Finance degree offers graduate education in all aspects of finance. One of the most important characteristics of a successful financial manager is the ability to develop business strategies based on key financial issues.

Today’s business leaders must have a thorough understanding of interest rates, investment and financial analysis, and capital markets. These are the same skills gained by students graduating with the Master in Finance degree from Global Business School Barcelona. The Master in Finance prepares students for successful careers in finance and banking in Spain, Europe and around the world.

General Information


Master in Finance awarded by Global Business School Barcelona

 Class Language English

If your English Language level is not sufficient, you can first join our intensive English Language Preparation course before starting the Master in Finance degree.

 Duration Students would normally be expected to complete the Master in Finance degree (MSc) in English within one academic year of full-time studies. Depending on the starting quarter it may take from 9 to 12 months.
 Application Deadline Because of the modular format, applications are accepted all year round. Students can start studying for their Master in Finance in October, January and April. Students who are not the citizens of European Union are encouraged to apply earlier in order to allow time for student visa processing.
 Class Schedule  Monday to Friday
 Commitment Full-Time
 Tuition Fees € 14 640 per academic year (More information on Tuition Fees). Scholarships are available for this program (More information on scholarships)

Program Design

MSc – Master in Finance degree program from Global Business School in Barcelona consists of 60 ECTS. A Master student must complete three quarters of full-time studies. During each quarter a student is required to complete 20-25 academic credits. For detailed course requirements, please refer to the outline of the Master in Finance curriculum.

The Master in Finance is structured around four blocks of financial management and managerial competencies courses that provide students with a comprehensive business education in core global finance concepts.

  • Fundamentals of Finance for Global Managers: The courses cover the fundamental concepts and current issues of finance as well as the necessary tools to make global corporate financial decisions.
  • Advanced Global Financial Management: Students examine intermediate to advanced practices of modern global financial management and learn to develop analytical skills for strategic decision making on a global scale.
  • Managerial Competencies for Global Leaders: The successful management of future challenges requires future business leaders to not only possess high professional qualifications but also a certain personality traits. The courses provide instructions on presentation techniques, ethics, leadership, and international negotiation techniques.
  • Elective Courses: Elective courses are included in the curriculum of the Master in Finance program to provide an opportunity for each student to explore areas of interest that are not included in the core financial management curriculum. Of particular interest are the global regional studies which explore the peculiarities of doing business in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, Russia and CIS.

How Will the Master in Finance Degree Benefit You?

Career Impact: Looking beyond the nearest future, a masters degree from an international business school is a long-term investment. Graduates from the Master in Finance possess the specialist finance skills, managerial competencies and global network to succeed in their long-term careers.

The MSc in Finance prepares you for a specialist career in the finance industry in functions like funds management, investment banking, financial engineering or corporate treasury management. Financial concerns are a part of nearly every organizational decision, whether the organization is a business company, non-profit organization or governmental body. Thus, there are lots of different possible career paths for the holders of the Master in Finance degree.

International Focus: Of particular benefit to students and their future employers is the strong international focus of our Master in Finance degree program. This comes not only from the global-conscious course offerings, but from interaction with fellow students. Students come not only from Barcelona, Spain or Europe, but from most regions of the world.

Gaining a Global Perspective: All courses offered on our Master in Finance program include international business perspective. You will learn how to identify, analyze, and practice the best ways to manage when faced with economic, political and cultural differences across Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and other regions of the world.

Study in Barcelona: Barcelona is a Mediterranean city and one of the major epicenters of the business life in Spain and Europe. Considered the fifth-best city in Europe for business, it gathers 50 percent of the Japanese, French, German, Italian, US, and Dutch companies based in Spain.

To be qualified for admission to the Master in International Business Management Degree Program, you must:

  1. Have earned a Bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher
  2. Provide a proof of English language proficiency
  3. Complete all required forms for admission and submit all required documents

English Language requirements :

  • English as a native language
  • Personal interview – Speak with our Admissions Department and get your English proficiency approved
  • TOEFL – Minimum score: 213 (computer based), 79/80 (internet based), or 550 (paper based)
  • IELTS – Minimum score: 6.0
  • Cambridge ESOL, Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – Minimum score: C
  • English as the language of instruction during previous studies. The student must have studied at least one year in classes taught in English. Taking classes to study the English language is not sufficient

GLD Education’s membership services

Before Traveling:

  • Assessment Center: We will analyze your profile to make sure we can match you to the right opportunity.
  • Two Account Managers: You will be assigned two account managers, one from our study abroad experts team and the other one is from our Global Leaders Membership team in the hosting country. Both account managers will be responsible to manage your application and make sure everything is in place.
  • Access our exclusive discounts: During the application process, you will need to work on translating several documents, passing a language test (IELTS or TOEFL) or even preparing for the language of instruction by taking an intensive course. Through our membership you will receive exclusive discounts to all our services, thanks to our partners.

Once you get accepted

  • Journey Preparation Your international account manager will be there to help you understand more about the country’s culture, its educational system, its living expenses and conditions and make sure that everything will go smoothly with the visa processes.

Scholarship hunting

  • Our account manager will be helping you to get any funding opportunity, we offer support in different dimensions to make sure we can offer you a financial support through:
  • Guidance to obtain a scholarship from the university.
  • Access to crowd funding platforms.
  • Access to our fund networks, which include different corporate funds.

Finding accommodation and booking your flight

  • With our local and global partners, we will get you punch of discounts for your accommodation and services you will use, we know how to help you travel with the minimum cost.

Arriving at your new adventure destination

  • We know how hard it could be for the day of arriving but don’t worry as your Global Leaders Membership team member will be waiting for you at the airport.
  • Your GLMer will provide support to help you settle in perfectly in your new journey and get access to student networks.
  • Now, you have the chance to join our ambassador (GLM) program and get paid while living this life-changing experience.

About to finish your degree

  • In GLD Education we are working with a bunch of big companies and organizations across the world, once you finish your experience, we will help you find the next step in your development.

We believe in the power of international education, so we strive to make it accessible for more young people across the world, joining our network means you are a step closer to achieving this dream.



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Global Business School Barcelona

Global Business School Barcelona is a fully accredited private management university in Barcelona, Spain that teaches business in English and is dedicated to preparing students for the careers of the global economy.

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