Overview

The MSc in Banking and Finance Programme is being offered by the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University. The programme caters to the needs of recent graduates looking for an optimal combination of theory as well as a practical hands-on approach to the highly specified financial issues of a business or financial institution. Also, it is designed to facilitate learning through a variety of teaching methods, technologies and environments. From the moment you embark on your Master’s programme, you will acquire a key set of skills and the real-world knowledge crucial to achieving success in your chosen career. The courses are taught exclusively in English.

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Key facts

Start date: October 2020

Application deadline: 12 October 2020 or until places are filled

Campus: Thermi, Thessaloniki

Duration/Mode:
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time/ weekdays evenings

Accreditation:
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Recognition:
CFA Institute University Recognition Program

Taught language:
English

Entry requirements:
– An undergraduate degree from a recognised University

Language requirements:
IELTS (academic 6.5 and above), TOEFL (IBT, 90 and above) or TOEIC (850 and above) score, or a recognised by the Greek State certificate of proficiency in English

Fees:
5,000€ (total)

How to apply:
Programme announcement (en+gr)

Testimonials
Dionysis Chatzis
MSc in Banking and Finance
Industry Manager, Google
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The transition from passive observance to that of active engagement was very evident and beneficial during my graduate studies.

Who can apply

To be considered for the programme, candidates are required to have:

  • an undergraduate degree from a recognized University
  • proof of English competence [a recognised certificate of proficiency, recently acquired IELTS (academic 6.5 and above), or TOEFL (IBT, 90 and above) or TOEIC (850 and above) score]

Course content

The core courses

The core courses ensure that you acquire knowledge of practical concepts and attain skills directly relevant to your career aspirations.

First Term

Second Term

The elective courses

The students can choose four electives according to their interests  and their current and future career orientation.

Students should select four courses. The above list is indicative and continuously updated. Electives may vary from year to year depending on current interest and student demand.

The Dissertation

As part of the MScs programme students work on a 5-month project on a subject related to their academic interests and career aspirations.

The Master’s dissertation provides a good opportunity to apply theory and concepts learned in their courses to a real-world business environment.

Students submit an individual 10,000 – word project using different types of datasets, as well as the writing of case studies and reports often based on summer internships.

Events & Seminars

The IHU organises regularly events, workshops and business seminars. Some of these are offered exclusively to the IHU students and alumni. The purpose of the Events and Seminars is to act as a link between the academic community and businesses by introducing you to the real world of business and showing you how the notions and techniques learnt in the classroom apply and materialize in the Greek business context. After all, you will get a better taste of many sectors of the market.

Furthermore, the IHU welcomes the presentation of working academic papers of outstanding Greek and international academics. This consists the “Research Seminar” series. The purpose of the Research Seminar Series is to bring together the academic and business community by presenting contemporary research topics in Finance, Business, Marketing, Accounting and Economics, among others. Through these seminars, as an international centre of knowledge, innovation and research, the IHU attempts to further strengthen its strategic role in academic excellence.

Events & Seminars

The IHU organises regularly events, workshops and business seminars. Some of these are offered exclusively to the IHU students and alumni. The purpose of the Events and Seminars is to act as a link between the academic community and businesses by introducing you to the real world of business and showing you how the notions and techniques learnt in the classroom apply and materialize in the Greek business context. After all, you will get a better taste of many sectors of the market.

Furthermore, the IHU welcomes the presentation of working academic papers of outstanding Greek and international academics. This consists the “Research Seminar” series. The purpose of the Research Seminar Series is to bring together the academic and business community by presenting contemporary research topics in Finance, Business, Marketing, Accounting and Economics, among others. Through these seminars, as an international centre of knowledge, innovation and research, the IHU attempts to further strengthen its strategic role in academic excellence.

CFA Challenge

The Banking and Finance Students participated in the 2017 CFA Investment Research Challenge

Students of MSc Banking and Finance, Arvanitaki Despoina, Chatzilakos Ioannis, Gkantsidis Nikolaos and Khalayla Susan participated in this year’s CFA Investment Research Challenge. Students’ secured third place in the local finals where seven institutions participated.

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Schedule

The duration of the MSc in Banking and Finance programme is 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time. Teaching takes place during weekday afternoons, usually 18.00 – 21.00. The programme starts every October.

The Academic Faculty

Dr Stergios Leventis Associate Professor in Accounting
Dr Fragiskos Archontakis Lecturer
PhD in Economics
Dr Christos Grose Academic Associate
PhD in Finance
Alexakis, Christos Associate Professor in Finance
Department of Finance and Accounting at the ESC-Rennes School of Business, France
Charitou, Andreas G. Professor of Accounting
University of Cyprus
Danbolt, Jo Director of Postgraduate Studies and Baillie Gifford Chair in Financial Markets
University of Edinburgh Business School
Kosmidou, Kyriaki Associate Professor of Finance
Department of Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Levis, Mario Emeritus Professor of Finance
Cass Business School, City University, London

Fees & Financing

Fees

The programme fees for the MSc in Banking and Finance is 5000€. The amount is payable in two instalments for the full time mode or in four instalments for the part time mode at the beginning of each semester. The fees are also eligible for financing through LAEK 0,45% – OAED programme.

Deposits

If you have been accepted to a postgraduate programme, you will need to make a payment of the deposit of 500 Euros to secure your place. This amount will count towards the first instalment of your tuition fees. The deposit is non-refundable once you have commenced your studies at the IHU. Prior to that, a refund can be made but a 20% administrative fee will be retained. The deposit can be paid by bank transfer or bank draft. Credit card payments can be made through electronic banking (contact your Bank as handling fees may apply).

Scholarships

The School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics offers a number of scholarships for the programmes it offers, covering a significant proportion of the fees. These scholarships are competitive. Award criteria include the quality of the first degree, the undergraduate grades of the candidate, his/her command of the English language and overall profile. Candidates for scholarships should include a separate letter with their application documents in which they request to be considered for a scholarship, stating the reasons why they think they qualify.

Programme announcement – Admissions

Next MSc in Banking and Finance class starts in October 2020. Interested parties are invited to submit their application by October 12th 2020 or until places are filled, by following instructions at the page ‘Apply to UCIPS’.

Programme announcement (English)

Programme announcement (Greek)

Graduate careers

Completing their studies, the graduates will find their route into financial and banking professions in the private or public sector.
Financial services cover a broad range of graduate careers and positions.

The programme is designed to boost employability for students and professionals who aim for international careers in:

  • Investments
  • Banking
  • Consulting
  • Finance departments

Location

The MSc in Banking and Finance takes place in the facilities of the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University in Thermi-Thessaloniki.

Contact

Postal address:
School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics
Department of School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics
University Center of International Programmes of Studies
14th km Thessaloniki – Nea Moudania 570 01 Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece

Tel: +30 2310 807 526/529

Email: infoseba@ihu.edu.gr