MSc in Banking and Finance

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The Programme

The IHU MSc in Banking & Finance caters to the needs of recent graduates looking for an optimal combination of theory as well as a practical hands-on approach to the highly specified financial issues of a business or financial institution.

Also, it is designed to facilitate learning through a variety of teaching methods, technologies and environments.

 

                         

From the moment you embark on your Master's programme, you will acquire a key set of skills and the real-world knowledge crucial to achieving success in your chosen career.

 

The Core Courses

The core courses ensure that you acquire knowledge of practical concepts and attain skills directly relevant to your career aspirations.

First Term

Second Term

The Elective Courses

The students can choose four electives according to their interests  and their current and future career orientation.

  • Private Equity & Raising Capital
  • Shipping Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Advanced Company Valuation
  • Global Capital Markets
  • Technical Analysis
  • Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Risk Management in Banking
  • Financial Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Corporate Governance
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Financial Services Marketing
  • International Banking: Regulation and Supervision
  • Financial Institutions Strategic Management
  • Banking Legal Environment
  • Financial Regulation
  • International Company and Trade Law

 

Students should select four courses. The above list is indicative and continuously updated.
Electives may vary from year to year depending on current interest and student demand.

The Dissertation

As part of the MScs programme students work on a 3-month project on a subject related to their academic interests and career aspirations.

The Master’s dissertation provides a good opportunity to apply theory and concepts learned in their courses to a real-world business environment.

Students submit an individual 10,000 – word project using different types of datasets, as well as the writing of case studies and reports often based on summer internships.

Consulting Project

Students may participate in a consulting project. In small groups, students study an actual project of a particular company or organisation.

Following analysis, the students prepare and present concrete and practical solutions via a report.

This project supplants 2 elective courses.

Schedule

Duration of the Programme:
1 year full-time (FT) or 2 years part-time (PT)

Teaching takes place during weekday afternoons, usually 18.00 – 21.00.

The programme starts in October.

Events and Seminars

The IHU organises regularly events, workshops and business seminars. Some of these are offered exclusively to the IHU students and alumni.

The purpose of the Events and Seminars is to act as a link between the academic community and businesses by introducing you to the real world of business and showing you how the notions and techniques learnt in the classroom apply and materialize in the Greek business context.

After all, you will get a better taste of many sectors of the market.

 

Furthermore, the IHU welcomes the presentation of working academic papers of outstanding Greek and international academics. This consists the "Research Seminar" series.

The purpose of the Research Seminar Series is to bring together the academic and business community by presenting contemporary research topics in Finance, Business, Marketing, Accounting and Economics, among others. Through these seminars, as an international centre of knowledge, innovation and research, the IHU attempts to further strengthen its strategic role in academic excellence.

 


Greek Accounting Standards

Current Economic Conditions

Deloitte Business Seminar

 

 

Debt Restructuring Survive today. Prepare for tomorrow

Συνέντευξη τύπου Deloitte

New Greek Accounting Standards

 

 

Start-ups και χρηματοδότηση

The Role, Importance & Function of the Accounting and Auditing Oversight Board

Consulting Projects 2016

 

 

ACCA Accelerate program presentation

Risk Management in the Context of Modern Bannking

Private Bankers View

 

 

Τhe Role of Business Risk Management & Internal Audit

The General Secretariat of Public Revenue

 

 

The Banking and Finance Students participated in the 2017 CFA Investment Research Challenge
Students of MSc Banking and Finance, Arvanitaki Despoina, Chatzilakos Ioannis, Gkantsidis Nikolaos and Khalayla Susan participated in this year’s CFA Investment Research Challenge. Students’ secured third place in the local finals where seven institutions participated.
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What our students say

 

Dionysis Chatzis icon-text-blockquote My experience during my Masters Degree in Banking and Finance has really changed my perception of effective learning. The transition from passive observance to that of active engagement was very evident and beneficial during my graduate studies. I am confident that when it comes to providing solid learning experience, deep academic resources and practical advice on how to improve your skillset, International Hellenic University is one of the best choices in Greece.blockquote_right
Dionysis Chatzis, Industry Manager, Google

 

Christos Minas icon-text-blockquote The Master in Banking and Finance of International Hellenic University gave me the opportunity not only to learn new things in the finance industry and improve my academic back ground but also after the completion of my studies being a very competitive candidate in the market area. I had the chance to be a part of multinational classes and meeting professors and students from different countries. Moreover, another big advantage of the programme is the fact that is taught English and as a result the candidate is becoming familiar with the English terminology. As a result ,I was able to be competitive not only to the greek but also to the European market.

During my studies I learned to work both independently and as part of a team by participating in various projects and course works. Apart from the technical skills, i also managed to improve my soft skills.To sum up, I strongly recommend the Master in Banking and Finance of International Hellenic University because of the high academic standards that are offered and the connection with the finance industry.blockquote_right

Christos Minas, Hedge Funds- Investment Operations Control Officer, Chenavari Investment Managers

 

Nikoleta Tsikoti icon-text-blockquoteAn investment in knowledge pays the best interest” said Benjamin Franklin one of the most prominent political theorists approximately 240 years ago. Maybe this was my motivation to expand my knowledge in Finance by attending the MSC in Banking and Finance at the International Hellenic University. The choice for me was easy. I had everything I wanted in terms of educational content, academic staff and modern premises just a few kilometers away from my home. To my point of view IHU has all those attributes that can make its Business School one of the best and most value for money Schools in Europe and for sure the best School in Greece by far.

I gained great knowledge not only in theoretical level but also in practical due to the fact that IHU has state of art labs and offers a wide variety of opportunities to practice in high appreciated, by potential employers, software (databases, econometrical packages).The staff is highly educated with an International orientation and is always available to assist its students in every concern they may have. The modules are modern, intriguing and deal with all the latest trends in Finance.The moto “study, live, excel” finds its true meaning at IHU.blockquote_right

Nikolaos Tsiouris, Senior Tax Analyst, IBM ISC

 

Antonios Chantziaras icon-text-blockquote Irecently completed my MSc in Banking and Finance at the International Hellenic University. The IHU is an institution that brings together cultures from all around the world. This multicultural environment has broadened my horizons and really changed my view about various things. During my studies, I also appreciated being taught by professors with real-world experience, ready to equip us to confront real situations in our future careers. All courses were well-structured while the different methods of assessment ensured that they were both challenging and purposeful.

In addition, the IHU is an institution committed to academic excellence via investing in tools for research such as databases and special seminars. The contribution of the IHU Career Office in developing one's talents is also admirable. Careers Office activities and seminars gave me the opportunity to gain instruction from professionals on developing my communication and analytical thinking skills.My advice to prospective students is that the International Hellenic University is definitely the right choice for further education, as long as quality education is your preference.blockquote_right

Antonios Chantziaras, Research Assistant, Aston University

 

Nikos Tsileponis icon-text-blockquote Nowadays, it is highly recommended that one put their money in investments of guaranteed return. Thus, it is my firm belief that joining the MSc in Banking and Finance of the International Hellenic University will prove to be a successful investment move.

Apart from the academic gain from attending this university, I also had the chance to live in a diversified student community and come in contact with people from all around the world. I consider this among the most valuable experiences a person can obtain, since one gets the chance to widen one’s scope, become independent and fully develop one's talents and abilities.All in all, to my mind, getting a postgraduate degree in Banking and Finance will provide me with all the necessary tools for either claiming a workplace or going forward to the research field.blockquote_right

Nikos Tsileponis, PhD, University of Machester

 

 

Dr Stergios Leventis Associate Professor in Accounting
Dr Fragiskos Archontakis Lecturer
PhD in Economics
Dr Christos Grose Academic Associate
PhD in Finance
Alexakis, Christos

Associate Professor in Finance
Department of Finance and Accounting at the ESC-Rennes School of Business, France

Charitou, Andreas G.

Professor of Accounting
University of Cyprus

Danbolt, Jo

Director of Postgraduate Studies and Baillie Gifford Chair in Financial Markets
University of Edinburgh Business School

Kosmidou, Kyriaki Associate Professor of Finance
Department of Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Levis, Mario

Emeritus Professor of Finance
Cass Business School, City University, London

 

Completing their studies, the graduates will find their route into financial and banking professions in the private or public sector.
Financial services cover a broad range of graduate careers and positions.

The programme is designed to boost employability for students and professionals who aim for international careers in:

  • Investments
  • Banking
  • Consulting
  • Finance departments

 

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