MSc in Finance and Economics

M2: Banking

Curriculum

The Banking track is divided into four modules:

Semester 3:

  • Banking Track Module
  • Elective courses Module (common for all tracks)

Semester 4:

  • Master thesis or internship and internship report Module
  • Elective Courses module (common for all tracks)

The Banking Module delves deeper into banking theory and different major banking topics, such as investment banking, credit and operational risk, and banking law.

Finally, students are given the option to complete either an internship or a Master thesis.

  • Internship: Students intern within the public or private sector for a minimum duration of 12 weeks (with the option to negotiate a longer placement depending on the availability of the student and hosting company/institution). Each student has to submit a field report. The topic of this report is coordinated between the student, the programme director of the Master, and the company supervisor. The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance provides some support to students in obtaining a placement as well as drawing up internship contracts between the hosting institution and the student.
  • Master thesis: Topics for the Master thesis are coordinated together with the programme director and thesis supervisor. The Master thesis is an independent piece of research that should showcase a thorough understanding of the chosen topic as well as the appropriate research methodology.

 

Learning outcomes

  • Advanced, interdisciplinary knowledge within the academic field
  • Detailed understanding of the economic and financial environment in which banks operate, the structure and role of banks in the economy, measuring the risks that banks face, and further aspects of banking
  • Skills and tools to analyse problems and develop appropriate solutions based on well-founded scientific knowledge of theories, methods and instruments of the field
  • Critical thinking, ability to work independently and communicate on the subject using terminology, language and expressions of the field
  • Exposure to the banking and finance industry, opportunities for professional networking

Prerequisite

Successful completion of the first year (M1) of the MSc in Finance and Economics.


M2: Banking

Programme at a glance:

  • 60 ECTS (30 ECTS per semester)
  • Second year track of the MSc in Finance and Economics
  • Taught in English (optional course in French)
  • Intake: max. 20 students per year
  • €200 per semester