Please note: This degree programme is currently not open for enrolment. You can find our current portfolio of courses here.
The part-time Master of Science programme Finance, taught entirely in English language, is designed for ambitious graduates, who are eager to prepare themselves for demanding professional roles in finance. It conveys comprehensive competences which are essential both to financial intermediaries in particular as well as the wider business world in general. In order to equip financial experts with the skills necessary to face tomorrow’s challenges, the MSc in Finance is designed with both methodology and application in mind.
Trip to a global financial centre
Workshops on Design Thinking, Kanban, Agile, Scrum
Real Life Project
JOB & MASTER Programme: JOB & MASTER is a free-of-charge placement service for applicants who wish to combine a challenging academic education at HSBA and valuable professional experience.
Mentoring Programme: Students are matched with experienced HSBA Alumni from Hamburg, offering to be ideal sparring partners / role models.
|Students||25 students on average, maximum of 40 students per class|
|Degree||Master of Science with the right to proceed to doctoral studies|
|Course Duration||30 months, start on 1 October|
|Course Organisation||Part-time, contact hours at extended weekends and in some full-time weeks|
|Admission Requirements||Good bachelor's degree in economics, business or similar; work experience not obligatory but beneficial for JOB&MASTER-placement; B2-level in English|
|Mentoring Programme||HSBA alumni from the Hamburg business community|
|Financing||JOB&MASTER, additional grants|
|Study Fees||22.500 Euro (=750 Euro per month)*, early-bird discount of 10% if application is received by 31 May. Fee including examination fees, excludings costs for the study trip.|
|Application Process||Written application, telephone interview, admission day. Applications are accepted until the maximum number of students is reached. We recommend to apply early, since grants and JOB&MASTER-places are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Non-EU/EEA students should apply early to allow time for their visa application.|
|Accreditation||FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation).|
* HSBA alumni and staff at partner companies, Job&Master candidates as well as applicants that apply before 31 May receive a 10% discount.
Minh Yen Bùi
"The MSc Finance is exactly what I was looking for. The broad curriculum includes important theory and hands-on practical exercises and experiences, providing me with detailed knowledge on finance. In class, there are students from all over the world. Due to our common interest in finance there is a great atmosphere in class where team spirit prevails."
"I like HSBA in general and the MSc Finance because of the high practical relevance. We work on a lot of different case studies. One notices immediately that the lecturers have a lot of practical experience. The programme is very well organised and can therefore be well combined with the job."
Laura Andrade Pardo
"What I like the most about the MSc Finance is the balance between the theoretical and practical components. It provides specialised content that can be applied to companies or any other institution. Professors have broad experience and theoretical clarity, and many activities are challenging which stimulates the development of new skills."
Hans Martin Cruz Quiñonez
"Finance is better learned when applying it to real situations. That is exactly what we do in the finance modules. Theory is put into practice right away allowing you an enhanced learning experience."
To successfully complete the programme and be awarded the Master of Science degree, 120 ECTS must be collected. The credits are spread over ten modules in the first study year, and seven modules in the second. The programme concludes with the thesis.
In the core modules, knowledge needed to succeed in tomorrow’s financial roles is aquired. Quantitative Finance creates an IT language/ finance interface; Financial History teaches how challenges are tackled looking at lessons learnt from the past. Many other core modules delve deep into selected finance-related topics, while thorough methodology is used, including those for hedging strategies. In Project Finance students act as consultants, facing real-life problems.
The shared modules with students from MSc Business Development make for lively discussions. Concepts such as Kanban, Design Thinking, Scrum or Agile are taught in Project Management; and in Data Analysis & Statistics IT tools like MatLab are used. Negotiation and presentation techniques and research methods are aquired in Scientific Methods & Competences, conveying methodological and analytical skills. Sustainable Innovation & Compliance, Digital Economics and Applied Econometrics highlight the need for embracing and developing digitalisation. Students gain an international perspective in International Markets & Study Trip, a module which takes the cohort abroad (current destination: Shanghai).
Students from across all postgraduate courses learn together in Digital Toolbox / Elective which is a unique offering on digital tools and strategies.