The Master of Science in Finance programme provides an opportunity for highly motivated students to develop the skills necessary to understand modern financial markets, instruments and decision-making. The programme is structured to develop financial management professionals with the knowledge and proficiency to:
Create sophisticated solutions to financial problems
Design and evaluate new financial instruments
Leverage resources for optimal profitability and productivity
Develop strategic financial objectives
Seize new business opportunities
Mitigate corporate risk
Improve investment decision making
Analyse technical financial material
The programme starts in March of each calendar year and runs for 15 months. August is a summer holiday, and December is a winter holiday. No classes are conducted in the holy month of Ramadan. Courses are offered once per month and run for 3 weeks. Students meet with DePaul professors 3 times per week during the evening between 6:00pm - 9:30pm and in mornings on 3 consecutive weekends between 8:00am - 3:30pm. Weekends are usually Fridays for this programme.
Students complete the Master of Science in Finance by taking a total of twelve courses. Seven core courses as specified below and three of the other five courses have been determined by DePaul based on appropriateness for the market need in Bahrain. The remaining two electives will be determined by DePaul University in consultation with BIBF.
Applied Quantitative Analysis
Economics for Decision Making
Ethics & Standards of Professional Conduct
Financial Statement Analysis
Special Topics in Corporate Finance
Derivatives: Pricing and Risk Management
Quantitativ Methods in Finance
Advanced Derivatives: Pricing & Applications
Cases in Investments & Financial Engineering
Corporate Financial Policy Problems
Registrations for MSF close December 15th of each calendar year.