Master in Finance

Basic information

Level of Studies: MSc

Mode of Study: Full-time

Qualification: Economist in Finance

Form of Finance: State Scholarship / Fee-paying

Duration of the Programme: 4 semesters


The goal of our programme is to educate economic professionals to have a global competitive edge in finance, in particular in financial analysis and risk management. Our graduate students are capable of complex and independent financial thinking, managing and analyzing the financial processes of the economy both at the macro and micro level. The main focus of our programme is to provide a high level of professional standards in investment analysis, portfolio management, corporate and bank treasury and risk management.

Our programme is accredited by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP, the FRM certification provider) and by CFA Institute (the CFA certification provider) as well. This feature of our training is unique in the Hungarian higher education market, and it is also rare in an international setting.


Course Guide
For course guide and programme plan open: Master in Finance Course Guide


Thesis Topics for Finance Master Programme
Thesis Topics suggested by the Department of Finance: Topics for Academic Year 2023/24


Course Checklist
7NAM03 course checklist


Programme Plan of Master in Finance

Name of Course Unit Type FC 1. 2. 3. 4.
Semester 1
Economics C 2/t/3
Quantitative Methods C 4/t/5
Accounting C 4/e/5
Investments C FC 2/t/3
Introduction to Financial Mathematics C 4/t/5
Foundations of Risk Management C FC 4/e/5
Corporate Law C 2/t/3
Intensive Seminar C 2/s/4
Semester 2
Data Analytics C 2/e/3
Management Controlling C 4/t/5
Economic History C 2/e/3
Corporate Finance C FC 4/t/5
Macro Finance C FC   2/e/3  
Pricing and Price Forecasting C 4/t/5
Innovation and Green Finance C 2/e/3
Semester 3
Valuation of Enterprises C FC 4/t/5
Environmental Management Systems C 4/e/5
Organisational Behavior C 4/e/5
Fixed Income and Management of Market Risk C FC 4/t/5
Credit and Operational Risk Management C FC 4/e/5
Management Information Systems C 2/t/3
Elective Course Unit 1. E 2/t/3  
Semester 4
Analysis of Production and Operation Decisions C 4/e/5
Elective Course Unit 2. E 2/t/3
Thesis C         12/t/15
Specialisation in Risk Management (2 courses should be selected from the list)            
Investment Management Risk Measurement CE         2/t/3
Banking CE         2/t/3
Insurance CE         2/t/3
Financial and Business Ethics CE         2/t/3
Specialisation in Financial Analysis (2 courses should be selected from the list)        
Portfolio Management, Alternative Investments

and Personal Finance

CE         2/t/3
International Finance CE         2/t/3
Derivatives and Real Options CE         2/t/3
Financial and Business Ethics CE         2/t/3
Total     24/33 20/27 22/31 22/29
Language Courses (refer to separate documentation) E 4/t/0 4/t/0      
Physical Education and Sports (refer to separate documentation) E 2/s/0 2/s/0      

Compulsory (Core) Unit
CE: Compulsory Elective Unit (students may choose units from a pre-selected list)
E: Elective Unit (students may choose course units from the entire university portfolio)
FC: Final Examination Course Unit

Assesment Type:
e: examination
t: mid-term grade
s: signature

E.g.: Quantitative Methods – C 4/e/5
Compulsory (core Unit), 4 contact hours per week, performance assessed by means of examination, totalling 5 ECTS credits