In the first semester, the foundations are built for the subsequent specialization. All three courses in the first semester are mandatory and common across the two tracks (Corporate Finance and Investment Management).
* The course in Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis is not open to students with a BSc specialization in Accounting and Financial Management from SSE, or with equivalent background (minimum 30 ECTS credits in Accounting and Financial Management). These students must instead make a choice from among available MFIN electives for which they fulfill requirements.
The program includes an international study trip that combines both academic and non-academic components as well as a diverse mix of employer meetings. The one-week trip is a degree requirement, is funded by the program, and takes place at the beginning of the first semester. As part of the trip, students undertake a course in sustainable finance. In 2019, the MFIN students travelled to Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
There are no mandatory courses in the second and third semesters. However, students who choose to specialize in Corporate Finance (CF) or Investment Management (IM) must select at least three courses from the list of core electives within each specialization.
In addition to the three core elective courses, students have the freedom to choose the remaining five courses according to their preferences. Some students may want to specialize further by taking more CF or IM core electives, others may prefer to broaden their perspectives by taking courses outside of finance.
Please note that the course offering is subject to change.