MSc in Finance and Economics

M2: Financial Economics

Curriculum

The Financial Economics track is divided into three modules:

  • Mandatory courses Module
  • Elective courses Module
  • Internship and internship report

Across the 3 modules, students will develop in-depth knowledge of research programmes and instruments, especially in econometrics and international economics, as well as the application of this knowledge to different contexts.

Among other topics, they will explore data mining, big data and programming, international dimensions and developments in economics, economic modelling and the testing of models. T

Finally, students are given the option to complete  an internship.

  • Internship: Students intern within the public or private sector for a minimum duration 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.

 

Learning outcomes

  • Advanced, interdisciplinary knowledge within the academic field
  • Detailed understanding of a range of econometric techniques, economic theory and policy making, the working of financial markets and institutions, and further aspects of financial economics
  • 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 financial sector, opportunities for professional networking

Prerequisite

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


M2: Financial Economics

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