New Joint Program M.Sc. in Financial Economics

The new program will be offered jointly by the Department of Economics and the Department of Accounting and Finance.

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  • Study fees

The program resides in the School of Economics and Management, home of the Centre for Banking and Financial Research, the Economics Research Centre, and the Real Options Research Laboratory. The new program builds on the significant strengths and research expertise of the faculties of the Department of Economics and the Finance faculty of the Department of Business and their experience in already offering several successful quality graduate programs in Economics and in Finance.

The program is well suited for students with strong background in economics and/or quantitative methods. The aim of the program is to produce strong graduates able to apply advanced analytical techniques of modern finance and economics in industry and to conduct quality research. Graduates may follow career paths in banking and financial institutions, the insurance sector, central banking, consulting firms or corporations that demand high analytical financial, economics and econometrics skills. The program is also suited for students who wish to continue their graduate studies into PhD programs in Economics or in Finance. Depending on academic performance in the first semester of study, some financial support can normally be available to excellent students in the second and third semesters of study.

The language of instruction will be English as the program aims to also attract students from European Union countries as well as from other countries in the Mediterranean, the Middle East and the Far East. Similar graduate programs are available in both departments in Greek.

The program can normally be completed in three academic semesters. The course requirements consist of ten carefully selected, rigorous theoretical and methodological courses and a 15.5 ECTS thesis (90 ECTS in total). In addition, students may be asked to attend a few short background courses in accounting or quantitative methods depending on their background (these short courses will be offered just before the start of the first academic semester). The courses and their suggested sequencing are described below.

M.Sc. in Financial Economics
(in English)

Preliminary courses: Basic Accounting, Quantitative Methods

 

FIRST SEMESTER    
Course Code Course Title ECTS
ECO 601 MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS 7.5
ECO 603 STATISTICS & ECONOMETRICS I 7.5
AFN 521 FINANCIAL THEORY 7.0
AFN 525 OPTIONS & FUTURES 7.0
     
SECOND SEMESTER    
ECO 653 STATISTICS & ECONOMETRICS II  7.5
ECO 680 APPLIED FINANCIAL ECONOMETRICS  7.5
AFN 526 FINANCIAL ANALYSIS & CAPITAL MARKET RESEARCH  7.0
AFN 528 ADVANCED CAPITAL BUDGETING  6.0
AFN 542 SEMINAR SERIES  3.0
     
THIRD SEMESTER    
ECO 602 MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS  7.5
AFN 522 INVESTMENTS  7.0
ECO or AFN THESIS  15.5

TOTAL: 90 ECTS

Contact Phone Numbers: + 357 22 89 3605 / + 357 22 89 3650 / + 357 22 89 3636

Coordinators of M.Sc. in Financial Economics: Spiros H. Martzoukos & George Nishiotis