The curriculum for the Master's Degree in Banking and Financial Regulation is made up of an 8-month period of study and an internship period. At the end of the master's degree program, students must present a Master's Thesis Project.
During the period of study, theory sessions will be complemented by use of the case method applied to the banking industry and an analysis of real situations using information taken from the financial and banking system. In addition to the sessions, seminars, conferences and roundtable discussions are held on current issues linked to the banking industry.
Econometría aplicada al negocio bancario / Econometrics for Banking
Econometrics for Banking is an introduction to some of the most important quantitative techniques commonly applied in the financial industry and, particularly, in banking. There is a growing demand in this sector for quantitative-skilled professionals who are able to apply econometric techniques on financial data, understand and elaborate technical reports.
Contabilidad bancaria avanzada / Advanced Banking Accountancy
In a globalized banking industry, the banks around the world must provide high-quality and homogeneous across countries financial information, fulfilling the needs of their users, regulators and supervisors. The International Financial Reporting Standards, due to their large international acceptance, represent the language able to meet this purpose.
A Complete & in-depth IFRS Program for Banking Accountancy
The course will enable students to critically examine the effects of IFRS reporting on economic decision making, and the broader impact on the Banks and society.
The students will analyze empirical accounting questions related to the Banking industry to stimulate critical enquiry into the theory behind the standards, the effects and the degree to which the standards achieve their aims. It will develop students' critical and analytical abilities.
The program is developed through the completion of case studies that simulate aspects of the real-world application of the IFRS knowledge. The students will acquire the accounting knowledge of complex transactions realized by Banks.
Finanzas corporativas y gestión de riesgos / Corporate Finance and Risk Management
The objective of the first part of the course is to study the major decision-making areas of managerial finance and some selected topics in financial theory of special relevance in the Banking sector. These include company valuation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, pricing of selected financial instruments, syndicated loans, etc.
Programación en SAS / SAS Programming
The aim of this subject is to introduce students into SAS analysis. Students will learn how to get a wide arrange of different datasets into SAS and perform some descriptive analysis of the data. They will also learn how to carry out regression analysis in SAS and deal with the most common problems faced in this type of analysis.
Entorno económico / Economic Environment
This subject will introduce relevant concepts, such as financial, current account, sovereign debt and banking crisis as well as economic bubbles. The context is the recent historical experiences. Additionally we explore the inter-connection between the real economy and the financial part of the economy, emphasizing the role of monetary policy.
Ética Financiera y Responsabilidad Social Corporativa / Financial Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
The globalization has far-reaching consequences on the economy, management and society. It presents an abundance of ethical challenges at all levels of business and work: at the systemic (macro-), organizational (meso-), and personal (micro-) level. Therefore, it needs fair and effective rules, customs, and institutions, but also professional ethics and integrity of individuals and organizations.
Regulación Financiera / Financial Regulation
This subject will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the foundations of banking regulation. The program covers the main areas of macro and micro prudential regulation. It provides several case studies that allow for a more practical approach to different aspects of banking regulation. Students will be able to acquire a sound knowledge of banking regulation.
Negocio bancario y sistemas de gestión de la información en la banca / Banking business and systems of information management in banking
Prácticas profesionales / Professional internship
Master internships will provide students an opportunity to utilize the knowledge gained through the Master in Banking and Financial Regulation coursework. The internship will account for 27 ECTSs toward degree completion.
Trabajo fin de máster / Final project
The master thesis is intended for students to be able to analyze with rigor and professionalism any relevant issue related to the banking industry. A tutor selected by the student could guide and evaluate the thesis writing process.