Overview
This course will not open vacancies in the academic year 2020/21 The MSc in Financial Economics is fully taught in English and is accredited by the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education. Such accreditation is based on the recognition of the excellence of the program’s Faculty (scientific research and teaching practices), as well as on the exceptional quality of School’s facilities and equipment.


This master degree caters to both national and international demand and is intended to fulfill the societies' growing needs of highly qualified resources in finance, by offering specialized training in this field. In particular, this three semester program (total of 90 ECTS) provides students with rigorous training in economics, econometrics and finance, all of which are key basis for those wishing to start his/her career in investment and commercial banks, central banks, consulting firms and policy oriented organizations. In addition, the Master provides students with an appropriate background to continue studying at the PhD level, namely in our program in Management and Economic Sciences.

Objectives

After graduating students should be able to:

  • Critically interpret the current research in Financial Economics and evaluate its empirical relevance
  • Understand the role and duties of financial institutions
  • Understand the way financial markets work and identify potential market failures that require the state's intervention and regulation
  • Perform empirical research in financial economics, using appropriate quantitative methods
  • Acquire a deep knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of theoretical and applied research methods
  • Perform mathematical and economic analysis to solve decision problems that are faced by public entities and other entities connected to the finance field
This course will not open vacancies in the academic year 2020/21
 
Career Opportunities

This is a Master Program with recruitment at national and international levels. Job opportunities for graduates in Financial Economics are very promising. Statistics show that the majority of graduates in Financial Economics obtain employment in several areas, particularly linked to the financial sector. Among others, it can be mentioned the following areas:

  • Banks and other financial institutions (insurance, funding management societies, stock exchange, leasing societies, factoring societies, brokerage firms)
  • Consulting and auditing firms
  • Firms' financial departments
  • Central Public Administration (departments of foresight and planning, public institutes in the fields of Economics and Statistics)
  • International economic organizations