Master of Finance

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The Master of Finance (MS) program objective is to provide students with the technical tools and knowledge necessary to work in the competitive environment of finance be taking into account the needs of the company with a global perspective. The Master of Finance (MS) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Master of Finance (MS) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work.

Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

For South African citizens interested in our offers: Please note that our partner university AIU and it's programs are fully accredited by ASIC the UK Government body for accreditation of foreign Universities, however AIU is not yet recognised by SAQA within South Africa.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example.

Core Courses and Topics in Finance:

  • Financial Economics
  • Equities Markets
  • Bond Markets
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate Financial Analysis
  • Real Estate Investment and Development
  • Negotiation
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Derivatives Markets
  • Econometrics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Managerial Economics
  • Risk Management
  • Derivative Securities Valuation
  • Markets
  • Financial Economics
  • Corporate Value Management
  • Corporate Financial Policy
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Reporting
  • Law and Finance of Equity Markets

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)
  • Fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)
  • Fundamental Principles I (Philosophy of Education)
  • Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)
  • Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree)

Research Project in Finance:

  • Masters Thesis Project
  • MBM300 Thesis Proposal
  • MBM302 Master Thesis (7,500 words)

Publication: Each Master of Finance graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Last updated Jun 2019

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