Program

Program

The School of Management's interest in comprehensive training and skills approach is incorporated in the Master's in Finance through a curricular design supported by a Assurance of Learning center, which guarantees the development of distinctive professional skills that are highly valued in the work environment, implying institutional monitoring and reporting. Ethical commitment, and critical analysis and synthesis skills, decision-making skills, cooperation and teamwork, and oral and written communication are some of the transversal skills the students will develop and which will be evaluated throughout the program.

Learning Goals

The Learning Goals are a product of the analysis of the skills, attitudes and knowledge expected from students as a result of their academic process through the program. These aspects are the basis on which we build our assurance and evaluation of or learning system.

  1. Students will be a professional who incorporates the ethical and sustainability perspective into the decision-making process of an organization
  2. Students will be a financial decision maker that generates value to organizations through the integration of financial knowledge and the environment
  3. Students will be a professional capable of communicating its ideas in an effective way

Descripción

The Master of Finance program forms professionals with the skills and competencies needed to design solutions for the financial sector in both a national and international context.

 

Description

 

Degree Awarded:

Master of Finance

Ministry of Education Registration Number:

SNIES Code 53734

Duration:

18 months

Schedule:

Classes are taught 3 times a week from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. except in the first bimester, in which there will be additional virtual classes.
Note: the elective courses offered by the International Summer School in June-July will be taught intensively from Monday to Sunday for two weeks.

 

The Master of Finance seeks to develop the skills and competencies of students so that they can achieve success in executive positions in the field of finance. The design of the Master of Finance responds to the need to form professionals with critical and analytical acuity in line with local business realities in a global context. For this reason, the program has been envisaged as an interrelated set of knowledge and basic tools in finance that develops dynamic thinking and skills in participants, consequently fostering diagnosis and problem solving in this field.

Our students' training involves conceptual solidity and a practical focus, while they choose the financial profile they wish to acquire through the elective courses.

The structure of the study plan includes the following:

  • Initial courses, which provide key knowledge, quantitative strength, and the framework for financial decision-making.
  • Advanced topics relating to corporate finance, capital markets, risk, and financial strategy.
  • Elective courses that allow students a more in-depth examination of aspects relating to corporate finance and/or financial markets.

Methodologies

Our program is developed on the basis of a diverse set of dynamic methodologies, which provide an ideal basis from which to achieve the learning goals designed for the program and each of its courses. The different methodologies help students to build a sense of responsibility, which will allow them to activate their own learning.

  • The use of specialized programs: Students will use specialized software in class, including, for example, Crystal Ball, which is an application based on spreadsheets to elaborate predictive, forecasting, simulation and optimization models.
  • Master classes: These focus on theoretical approaches, which the professors enhance with examples, helping students to understand the topic.
  • Case studies:  National and international case studies, which allow students to cover different areas of the organization in real situations and through interaction with classmates and professors to develop critical and analytical thinking, as well as communication, argumentation, and persuasion skills.
  • PBL (Problem Based Learning): Knowledge is acquired by questioning in order to problematize issues helping students to incorporate such knowledge into their own mental structures. This methodology includes the opportunity to research and transfer previous learning to new situations.
  • Workshops: Through practical exercises, students strengthen their skills in specific topics.
  • Reports and projects: Students have to research information, analyze concepts, and make decisions in order to incorporate research methodologies into management processes.
  • Simulation game: Students are exposed to the exercise of generating a strategy and designing different mechanisms and tools in order to control strategy execution. They will understand and scale the risks inherent to decision-making processes and the impact of corrective measures. They will use management simulation software to effectively integrate and consider most of the areas of an organization, their interrelations, and the complexities when it comes to implementing strategies.
  • Seminars: The purpose of these refresher seminars is to use the knowledge and experience of professors, business and trade leaders, and renowned experts to complement the training process.

Benefits

The study plan for the Master's in Finance has a curricular structure that provides our students with the following additional benefits:

International perspective: We have a number of options that can be adapted to students' particular possibilities.

    • International week: Students will have an opportunity to take one or more of the elective courses –abroad and in English- through courses designed in exclusive agreement with a globally renowned university. Over the past two years, our students have attended the London School of Economics (England) and Babson College (USA).
    • Summer school: Students in Bogotá can take elective courses taught in English by following teachers from renowned universities in Europe, North America, and Asia.

Double program: An agreement with the MBA program at Universidad de Los Andes for the validation of credits, to help our students and graduates to strengthen their managerial profiles.

Flexible training according to professional interests: The Master's degree helps students develop an in-depth analysis in their areas of interest through different elective courses in corporate finance or financial markets.

Skills development: Learning experiences designed to develop leadership skills teamwork and communication skills throughout the program.

Professional Development

Graduates of the Master of Finance of our School develop their careers in areas such as financial management, investment banking, corporate treasury, tax inspection, financial planning, project evaluation, business valuation, money desks, stock market, etc. in both industry and the financial sector.

Those who graduate from our program go on to hold positions with a largely strategic and decision-making component, as graduates are characterized by their ability to analyze the environment and then define and implement financial proposals that meet the needs of organizations. This movement into management positions is consolidated to the extent in which they are able to apply the skills and competencies acquired in the Master of Finance to market challenges.

Regulations

See the academic regulations here.

For more information, please visit the Office of Alumni.

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