All about this master, Master in Finance Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Business Department
Spain - Western Europe
Financial Markets

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Business Department
Master in Finance


Program overview

The MSc in Finance is a high quality full-time programme run by a top European university. It is designed for students with an outstanding academic record and quantitative skills who have recently completed their undergraduate studies. This FT ranked and AACSB accredited Master provides students with the knowledge, techniques and tools necessary to develop a successful career in finance. Our graduates develop their careers in investment banking, financial boutiques, private equity and financial departments in non-financial entities. Our faculty is composed of both academics with a PhD and practitioners working in top institutions.

CAIA and GARP Academic Parter. The programme covers specific contents aligned with CAIA and FRM exams.



Admission conditions

Required diploma(s) :

  • Bachelor

Tuition & Fees

Between 8900 and 13500 €

  • European students: 9.000€
  • Non-European students: 13.500€

The MSc in Finance offers a maximum of 10 grants (with a maximum value of 4.500€) for students with an outstanding academic record and for strongly motivated students in need of financial aid.

It is important to visit the official website Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Employment opportunities & career impact

Average time for obtaining the first job offer : 4 months

Employment opportunities :

As a Master's student you can take advantage of our Placement Office or the Professional Orientation Service (SOPP), where you can search for internships and full-time job offers. The internship aids in the development of connections and expertise that are crucial during your job search.

Internships: In previous editions more than 90% of students attained an internship related to finance in top institutions such as: BNP Paribas (Investment banking, M&A), Credit Suisse (risk management), BBVA (fixed income trading, forex market), Santander Bank, Moodys, CNMV, Repsol, among others.

Full-employment: Our graduates have found full-time job in prestigious companies: JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, BBVA, UBS, Moodys, Phillips, Repsol, BNP Paribas, KPMG, Deloitte, Commerzbank. They are working many countries worldwide, not only in Spain.

Pursuing a top doctoral degree: The best students in each class could apply for a PhD in the Business Department of UC3M  (ranked as the best Business Administration doctoral programme in Spain).


Program enrolment information and statistics

Students based in the Eduniversal zone in which the program is affiliated 70 %
Students based in the country in which the program is affiliated 48 %
Students Age
Minimum age 21 years
Average age 22 years
Maximum age 27 years
Students Full Time work experience
Minimum Full Time work experience 4 years
Average Full Time work experience 0.5 years

Application Deadlines

Session 1
Application Deadline 3rd December 2018
Admission result 1st March 2019
Session 2
Application Deadline 1st February 2019
Admission result 23rd April 2019
Session 3
Application Deadline 1st April 2019
Admission result 17 June 2019

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Faculty profiles

One of the reasons why this Master is chosen by students is the outstanding quality of its faculty. More than 80% of the faculty hold a PhD from a top university and carry out research actively, publishing in the most prestigious journals. For each course, we combine academic professors with professionals from recognized companies. These practitioners come from BBVA, Santander Bank, Bank of Spain, Deuthsche Bank (DWS), CNMV, Endesa, Repsol, EDP, Ferrovial, among others, companies where our students usually undertake some of their internships.


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Campus facilities & Student Life

Students facilities:

Every student will receive a Carlos III University student ID card which will provide access to the Library, Student Residence Hall and University sports facilities.

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The amazing city of Madrid:

Madrid is a lively and exciting city with a rich variety of cultural activities, and a rich artistic and cultural heritage. It has a reputation for being a very open and welcoming city which makes it possible to turn a short stay into an unforgettable life experience. It is regarded as a very safe place and not particularly expensive for being a large city. If you want to get a more detailed perspective visit the Living and studying in Madrid page.

The average cost of living including housing (sharing flat), food, local bus/metro transportation and medical insurance is about 500-600 euros per month.



Choose a Master, an MS or an MBA in Financial Markets

Pictogramme The Sector of Financial Markets

Financial markets are the communication spaces and networks that allow the trading of financial assets. During the last years, this sector has been affected and change due to the globalization, the change in the company management and the liberalization of the economic markets.

Pictogramme Follow a Masters/MS/MBA in Financial Market

These master allows you to improve your decisions making in the stock market and financial market, to provide participants with tools for the stock exchange and financial markets that generate value, to control the tools and instruments of planning and budgeting that support the financial decision making process and to operate in an dynamic environment. Therefore, you will develop the skills necessary to be able to successfully manage a modern enterprise from the point of view of the function of the financial advisor.

Pictogramme Follow a Masters/MS/MBA in Financial Market

The graduation profile of the Master’s students is of professionals in the field of assets, markets and wealth management who can access the following professional entities: banking financial institutions, financial companies not banking, investment services firms, of course, financial departments of enterprises and management agencies and enterprises in the financial markets.

Pictogramme Financial Management in 2019

At present, the Financial Expert no longer has to carry out control tasks alone, although these remain his responsibility, but his added value as a professional will be determined by his ability to analyze and solve problems, so their actions and competencies must be oriented to a greater involvement in the strategic management of the value of the company. The market demands more flexible financial accountants for two reasons: the responsibility of the Financial Expert within the different areas of the company is expanding and the dynamism of the economy forces them to be increasingly alert from the financial point of view.

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