MSc in Banking and Finance

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The Programme

The IHU MSc in Banking & Finance 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 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.

  • Private Equity & Raising Capital
  • Shipping Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Advanced Company Valuation
  • Global Capital Markets
  • Technical Analysis
  • Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Risk Management in Banking
  • Financial Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Corporate Governance
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Financial Services Marketing
  • International Banking: Regulation and Supervision
  • Financial Institutions Strategic Management
  • Banking Legal Environment
  • Financial Regulation
  • International Company and Trade Law


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 3-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.

Consulting Project

Students may participate in a consulting project. In small groups, students study an actual project of a particular company or organisation.

Following analysis, the students prepare and present concrete and practical solutions via a report.

This project supplants 2 elective courses.


Duration of the Programme:
1 year full-time (FT) or 2 years part-time (PT)

Teaching takes place during weekday afternoons, usually 18.00 – 21.00.

The programme starts in October.

Events and 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.

 Recognised by the CFA

An Ideal Career Path

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



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