Master in Money and Finance - Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana

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Master in Money and Finance

Which are the forces that cause money to change its value every second? How to control them or benefit from them? What are the reasons for inflation, deflation or hyperinflation? Why are currencies disappearing and new ones replacing them? How will the state cover its budget deficit and how will it fulfil its commitments to the European Union?

You will find the answers to these questions during your study in the Money and Finance programme.

We think of money as one of biggest inventions of mankind. With widespread use of money finance was born. Nowadays all the economies are financial. Their financial systems have grown in their size and complexity. We see a wide array of financial institutions trading in complex financial assets on interdependent financial markets with a single aim of bringing together savers and investors in their desire of making the best use of their wealth. Development of financial systems has thus become a close companion of general economic development. At the top of these financial systems are modern central banks with a difficult task of using money as a steering wheel between the dangers of inflation and recessions. Good understanding of the mechanics of financial systems is of essence. The aim of the MSc in Money and Finance at FELU is to provide such understanding to students whose ambitions are to as skilled as their peers on international job market. Special care is devoted to give the student a solid background knowledge of economics and quantitative tools. The growing complexity of financial markets in a globalized world is making such a knowledge a necessity for good analytical skills. Equipped with it our students will be given the opportunity to master its use in a selection of applied courses that will be offered each year.

Duration of study 2 years (4 semesters)
Scope of ECTS 120 ECTS
Study status full-time
Degree magister ekonomskih ved (mag. ekon. ved) – second cycle graduate in Money and Finance

Double degree

Programme Money and Finance can be also part of Double degree programme. For students who want to spend part of their Master's studies at a foreign university there is a possibility to participate in a Double-Degree two-year Master's Programme jointly organised by:

The Double-Degree Programme includes spending one year in the MSc Programme of the partner university and leads to obtaining a double Master's Degree, both from the home university (UL) and partner foreign university. Given high quality of Master's Programmes of partner universities this is an excellent entry point for ambitious students to international job market or an academic career.

Knowledge and skills acquired by taking this programme

In addition to topical subjects related to monetary policy, investments, as well as public and international finance, the programme gives students knowledge about analytical tools and theoretical models. All of the above provides a solid basis for decision-making as is expected from the financial economist profile gained through this study.

Organisations/institutions/companies with employment prospects

Employment is possible in companies and institutions requiring a financial economist in the general government sector (ministries, agencies, central bank) and private companies dealing in money and finances.

The Money and Finance programme is a double-degree study, offering the possibility to obtain a degree at one of our partner schools abroad. When a student completes their first year of study at the Faculty of Economics they can continue studying abroad and also defend their master’s thesis there. Ambitious students who are keen on additional research gain a proper basis for enrolment in doctoral studies.

Professions

  • Financial economist
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Portfolio manager

Curriculum – first-year enrolment until study year 2017/18

1st year

Semester Course Type ECTS
1. Advanced Macroeconomics 9 10
1. Microeconomics 3 9 10
1. Optimization methods in economics 9 10
2. Econometrics 2 10 8
2. Financial Economics 10 8
2. **Public Finance 2 11 7
2. **International finance 2 11 7
2. ELECTIVE COURSE 13 7

2nd year

Semester Course Type ECTS
3. Monetary Economics 2 10 8
3. History of Economic Thought 10 8
3. MASTER'S THESIS DISPOSITION / 11
Business Skills Development / 3
4. **Taxes and Tax Harmonisation in the EU 11 7
3. **Empirical Asset Pricing 11 7
4. ELECTIVE COURSE 13 7
4. MASTER THESIS / 16
**student selects one of the two offered obligatory courses type 11

In case there will not be enough applicants for the programme Money and Finance, the programme will not be offered in English.

Curriculum – first-year enrolment from study year 2018/19 on - NEW

1st year

Semester Course Type ECTS
1. (winter) Microeconomics 3 9 7
1. (winter) Advanced Macroeconomics 9 7
1. (winter) Optimization methods in economics 10 7
1. (winter) Financial Economics 10 7
2. (spring) Econometrics 2 9 7
2. (spring) Public Finance 2 10 7
2. (spring) Economic Policies of the EU 9 7
2. (spring) ELECTIVE COURSE 13 7
2. (spring) Skills Development 1 / 4

2nd year

Semester Course Type ECTS
3. (winter) Monetary Economics 2 10 7
3. (winter) * Risk Management 11 7
* Taxes and Tax Harmonisation in the EU 11 7
3. (winter) ** Empirical Asset Pricing 11 7
** International finance 2 11 7
3. (winter) MASTER'S THESIS DISPOSITION / 7
4. (spring) ELECTIVE COURSE 13 7
4. (spring) Skills Development 2 / 4
4. (spring) MASTER THESIS / 21
*student selects one of the two offered obligatory courses type 11.
**student selects one of the two offered obligatory courses type 11.

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  • Monday - Friday:
    from 10:00 am to 12:00 am
  • and Tuesday:
    from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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