Discover the fascinating world of banking and finance

The financial sector has witnessed a complete transformation in the 1980s and 1990s. Deregulation, technological evolutions, globalization and consolidation were fashionable. Competition and rapid development of integrated financial services firms caused a boom in financial activities in many fields, including commercial banking, investment banking, financial markets and derivatives trading.
The banking and economic crisis after the fall of Lehman Brothers fundamentally altered the landscape. Regulators devised new rules, of which Basel III are the most influential. Supervisors are organized at the European level and various mechanisms have been enacted in order to maintain the integrity of the financial system. Risk management is more important than ever before.
The MBF program integrates all these elements in a coherent study program covering all the major fields of banking and finance. Graduates of the MBF are well equipped to tackle all relevant banking, asset management and risk management challenges in modern financial services firms.

The mission of the MBF program can be summarized as follows:

  • Acquire state-of-the-art advanced knowledge in banking and finance within a selected group of master students with the necessary economic and quantitative background.
  • Analyze the interactions of banking and finance with risk management and with macroeconomic conditions.
  • Focus on the development of quantitative and econometric skills applied to banking, finance, risk and portfolio management.
  • Stimulate intellectual and research competences by promoting independent thinking and creative problem solving.
  • Develop communication and presentation skills through interactive classes, group assignments and a real-world graduation project.
  • Link theory and practice by organizing cases, business games and interaction with the financial industry.