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Basic financial principles and subject specialisation

Students are expected to complete the Master in Finance program in three semesters, followed by the master’s thesis. The first semester provides students with a core of financial principles, followed by specialisation in the second semester. The third semester of the Master in Finance is spent at an ISM foreign partner university in order to raise your awareness of the subject’s international perspectives and to develop your intercultural skills. Besides practical sessions, the course also incorporates consultancy projects and a master’s thesis with a practical focus.

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Program Content M.Sc. Finance

1st Semester M.Sc. Finance

Finance Management

  • Asset Management (3 ECTS)
  • Corporate Finance (3 ECTS)

Financial Theory

  • Capital Market Theory (2 ECTS)
  • Derivatives (2 ECTS)
  • Option Pricing Theory (2 ECTS)

Accounting & Taxation & Law

  • International Business Law (2 ECTS)
  • International Accounting (2 ECTS)
  • International Taxation (2 ECTS)

Quantitative Finance

  • Financial Mathematics (2 ECTS)
  • Investment & Financing (2 ECTS)
  • Statistics & Financial Modelling (2 ECTS)

Leadership Skills

  • Corporate Governance & Business Ehtics (2 ECTS)
  • Negotiation, Communication & Exec. Presentation (2 ECTS)
  • Cross Cultural Leadership (2 ECTS)

Work placement (12 ECTS)

2nd Semester M.Sc. Finance

Compulsory modules:

Financial Engineering

  • Alternative Investments (2 ECTS)
  • Financial Market Products (2 ECTS)
  • Financial Risk Management (2 ECTS)

Financial Planning & Rating

  • Business Planning & Modelling (2 ECTS)
  • Rating (2 ECTS)
  • Bank Management (2 ECTS)

Operational Management

  • Investment Banking (2 ECTS)
  • Commodity Portfolio Management (2 ECTS)
  • Real Estate Management (2 ECTS)

Elective Modules (1 of 2):


  • IFRS 1 (2 ECTS)
  • IFRS 2 (2 ECTS)
  • Auditing (2 ECTS)


  • Value-based Business Management (2 ECTS)
  • Business Planning & Venture Capital (2 ECTS)
  • Corporate Valuation (2 ECTS)

3rd Semester M.Sc. Finance

Semester abroad. (24 ECTS)

Study Profile

The Master in Finance enables you to take the basic knowledge you gained at undergraduate level to the next level during three semesters, followed by the master’s thesis.

Semester Abroad

After two semesters at ISM, you will be expected to spend a semester at an ISM partner university.

Double Degree

If you decide to enrol in the double degree course, successful study will result in you being awarded a German master’s degree from ISM and a master’s degree from an international partner university.


Your Application at the International School of Management.


As a state-recognized, non-profit university the ISM is solely financed by tuition fees. Upon acceptance of a degree course place at the ISM the applicant has to pay an admission fee. Once you are accepted as a student at the ISM you are required to pay enrolment fees, which amount to 600 Euro.

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Info about Admission Test Registration.


Program Related Downloads.

Program content of the M.Sc. Finance

Detailed knowledge of financial principles, individual specialisation and a semester abroad are part of the program content of the M.Sc. Finance. Two students and the course director explain the content in detail.

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