The programme is completely taught in English.
You can choose some electives in German.
Winter semester – 1 October
Summer semester – 15 March
- For the winter semester, which starts on 1 October: 2 May – 15 June
- For the summer semester, which starts on 15 March: 15 November – 15 December
Please visit our admissions website.
Our accredited Master's programme is tailored for graduates wishing to obtain a strong specialisation in International Finance and Economics.
The three-semester, full-time, English-language programme provides you with an in-depth understanding of the principles and practices of International Finance and Economics. The programme allows for specialisation by choosing special electives in finance and economics. Furthermore, the programme offers both practical and international experience and prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities.
We are committed to an academic, yet practice-oriented approach. Professors address modern and contemporary global issues and have extensive academic and practical experience.
The style of lectures tends to be participative, and classes frequently incorporate case analyses and discussions. There will also be group work sessions and opportunities for supervised project work, field trips, and company visits as well as individual research. Small classes allow for close personal contacts.
The Master in International Finance and Economics consists of seven mandatory modules, five elective modules, and the Master's thesis.
1. Module: Fundamentals of Financial Management (International Financial Accounting, Intermediate Microeconomics)
2. Module: Corporate Valuation and Value-Based Management
3. Module: International Capital Markets
4. Module: Global Financial Institutions and Investment Banking
5. Module: Applied Quantitative Methods
6. Module: International Economics
7. Module: Applied International Research Project
A specialisation in one of the fields - finance or economics - is possible by selecting respective elective modules. A student can, for instance, choose anywhere from 6 to a maximum of 24 ECTS in finance electives in addition to the compulsory modules. The same is possible for a specialisation in economics. Students also have the chance to spend one semester abroad or earn a double degree.
Please find detailed module descriptions in our module catalogue.
Double degree options:
We offer two double degrees: one with Sapienza University (Italy) and one with Nord University (Norway). Students of THN’s Master in International Finance and Economics (M-IFE) can earn an additional Master’s degree within two years:
- The Laurea Magistrale in Economics, Management, and Corporate Law (120 ECTS), awarded by Sapienza University
- The Master of Business with a major in Finance and Investments (MSc, 120 ECTS), awarded by Nord University in Norway