Spain - Western Europe
Financial Markets

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Business Department Master in Finance


Program overview

The MSc in Finance is a full-time programme of the highest quality run by a top European university (Universidad Carlos III). The Master in Finance is designed for students with an outstanding academic record and quantitative skills who have recently completed their undergraduate studies. The Master provides students with the knowledge, techniques and tools necessary to develop a successful career in several areas of finance. Our graduates develop their careers in investment banking, financial boutiques, private equity and financial departments in non-financial entities. Our faculty is composed of both academics with a PhD and practitioners working in top institutions.

Admission conditions

Required diploma(s) :

  • Bachelor

Tuition & Fees

Between 8900 and 13500 €

  • European students: 8.900€
  • Non-European students: 13.500€

The MSc in Finance offers a maximum of 10 grants (with a maximum value of 4.500€) for students with an outstanding academic record and for strongly motivated students in need of financial aid.

It is important to visit the official website Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Employment opportunities & career impact

Average time for obtaining the first job offer : 4 months

Employment opportunities :

As a Master's student you can take advantage of our Placement Office or the Professional Orientation Service (SOPP), where you can search for internships and full-time job offers. The internship aids in the development of connections and expertise that are crucial during your job search.

Internships: In previous editions more than 90% of students attained an internship related to finance in top institutions such as: BNP Paribas (Investment banking, M&A), Credit Suisse (risk management), BBVA (fixed income trading, forex market), Santander Bank, Moodys, CNMV, Repsol, among others.

Full-employment: Our graduates have found full-time job in prestigious companies: JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, BBVA, UBS, Moodys, Phillips, Repsol, BNP Paribas, KPMG, Delloitte, Commerzbank. They are working many countries worldwide, not only in Spain.

Pursuing a top doctoral degree: The best students in each class could apply for a PhD in the Business Department of Uc3m  (ranked as the best Business Administration doctoral programme in Spain).

Program enrolment information and statistics

Students based in the Eduniversal zone in which the program is affiliated 70 %
Students based in the country in which the program is affiliated 48 %
Students Age
Minimum age 21 years
Average age 22 years
Maximum age 27 years
Students Full Time work experience
Minimum Full Time work experience 4 years
Average Full Time work experience 0.5 years

Application Deadlines

Session 1
Application Deadlines 1st December 2016
Admission result 28th February 2107
Session 2
Application Deadlines 1st March 2017
Admission result 31st May 2017
Session 3
Application Deadlines 1st June
Admission result 30th June 2017

About deadlines check this website for more information:

Faculty profiles

One of the reasons why this Master is chosen by students is the outstanding quality of its faculty. More than 80% of the faculty hold a PhD from a top university and carry out research actively, publishing in the most prestigious journals. For each course, we combine academic professors with professionals from recognized companies. These practitioners come from BBVA, Santander Bank, Bank of Spain, Deuthsche Bank (DWS), CNMV, Endesa, Repsol, EDP, Ferrovial, among others, companies where our students usually undertake some of their internships.

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Campus facilities & Student Life

Students facilities:

Every student will receive a Carlos III University student ID card which will provide access to the Library, Student Residence Hall and University sports facilities.

More detailed information about University campus facilities:

The amazing city of Madrid:

Madrid is a lively and exciting city with a rich variety of cultural activities, and a rich artistic and cultural heritage. It has a reputation for being a very open and welcoming city which makes it possible to turn a short stay into an unforgettable life experience. It is regarded as a very safe place and not particularly expensive for being a large city. If you want to get a more detailed perspective visit the Living and studying in Madrid page.

The average cost of living including housing (sharing flat), food, local bus/metro transportation and medical insurance is about 500-600 euros per month.