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Barcelona GSE MFin program

It combines the resources of two well-respected universities: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
 
Some very well-known economists have come through those schools:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xavier_Sala-i-Martin
http://www.econ.upf.edu/~mcolell/en/index.html

However, their focus is more on other areas of economics, apart from Finance.

If you are interested in a masters in finance taught in Spain, you might want to explore Instituto Empresas (IE), a top-ranked business school which offers several such programs, some of which are taught entirely in English:

http://www.ie.edu/home/DegreePrograms/home_masters_eng.php

However, as a private institution, the cost to attend IE is rather high.

Another program you might want to consider, if you are interested in Spain, is that offered by "CEMFI", which is the "Center for Monetary and Financial Studies."

http://www.cemfi.es/studies/master/program.asp?lang=en

Though the degrees are officially conferred by a lesser-known university -- Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) -- there seems to be little other affiliation with that institution, as CEMFI is actually run by the Bank of Spain (i.e., the central bank.)

http://www.cemfi.es/about/mission/index.asp?lang=en

As such, the program is almost completely funded by the central bank, so the tuition is minimal. (It is interesting that they could afford this when the country is not in the best financial condition...)

They claim that students who desire to complete a Ph.D. have been quite successful at gaining admission to top American universities upon completion of their Masters studies:

http://www.cemfi.es/studies/master/careerprospects.asp?lang=en
 
Concerning Quantitative Finance oriented Masters or Post-degrees in Spain the most well known are the following:

Madrid:
QFB: http://www.finanzascuantitativas.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=43
AFI: http://www.efa.afi.es/efa2/secciones/1099318/Master-en-Finanzas-Cuantitativas.html

Barcelona:
TQMF: http://plus.upc.es/matfin/
MMIF: http://www.uab.cat/servlet/Satellite/masters/presentacio-mmif-1195630206410.html

Although, all of those are given in Spanish (even in Catalan the ones in Barcelona) and I believe that the level is nothing comparable to a MFE or a CQF in London or USA (you can see from the program). They are mostly practical-oriented and may cover the requeriments for a entry-level position in Market Risk but not for a Quant position in the Treasury.
 
Concerning Quantitative Finance oriented Masters or Post-degrees in Spain the most well known are the following:

Madrid:
QFB: http://www.finanzascuantitativas.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=43
AFI: http://www.efa.afi.es/efa2/secciones/1099318/Master-en-Finanzas-Cuantitativas.html

Barcelona:
TQMF: http://plus.upc.es/matfin/
MMIF: http://www.uab.cat/servlet/Satellite/masters/presentacio-mmif-1195630206410.html

Although, all of those are given in Spanish (even in Catalan the ones in Barcelona) and I believe that the level is nothing comparable to a MFE or a CQF in London or USA (you can see from the program). They are mostly practical-oriented and may cover the requeriments for a entry-level position in Market Risk but not for a Quant position in the Treasury.

Well, of course I applied to Stanford, Princeton, Cornell, LSE, Columbia, MIT, NYU, U of Toronto, ETH Zurich, EPFL etc. But based on my low GPA I prefer some hedging strategies... So I was accepted to Barcelona and now I am thinking, whether I should take it, if I am not accepted to top programs - living in Barcelona can be cool apart from other points.
 
Some very well-known economists have come through those schools:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xavier_Sala-i-Martin
http://www.econ.upf.edu/~mcolell/en/index.html

However, their focus is more on other areas of economics, apart from Finance.

If you are interested in a masters in finance taught in Spain, you might want to explore Instituto Empresas (IE), a top-ranked business school which offers several such programs, some of which are taught entirely in English:

http://www.ie.edu/home/DegreePrograms/home_masters_eng.php

However, as a private institution, the cost to attend IE is rather high.

Another program you might want to consider, if you are interested in Spain, is that offered by "CEMFI", which is the "Center for Monetary and Financial Studies."

http://www.cemfi.es/studies/master/program.asp?lang=en

Though the degrees are officially conferred by a lesser-known university -- Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) -- there seems to be little other affiliation with that institution, as CEMFI is actually run by the Bank of Spain (i.e., the central bank.)

http://www.cemfi.es/about/mission/index.asp?lang=en

As such, the program is almost completely funded by the central bank, so the tuition is minimal. (It is interesting that they could afford this when the country is not in the best financial condition...)

They claim that students who desire to complete a Ph.D. have been quite successful at gaining admission to top American universities upon completion of their Masters studies:

http://www.cemfi.es/studies/master/careerprospects.asp?lang=en

About CEMFI I have heard and I applied there a couple of weeks ago
 
Oh, I see a commercial for this program on this website. May be it is time to add it to the tracker?
 
yes - and they accepted me in a week - now I have to decide until the 15-th of March)
Hi Umnik, what have you decided?
I have been admitted to the Economics programs of Barcelona GSE, CEMFI and UC3M with full funding, but I have a rather tough time deciding between them. I am interested in Macro and any suggestions will be of use!

PS. Ako si bylgarin, prati mi lichno :)
 
Hi Umnik, what have you decided?
I have been admitted to the Economics programs of Barcelona GSE, CEMFI and UC3M with full funding, but I have a rather tough time deciding between them. I am interested in Macro and any suggestions will be of use!

PS. Ako si bylgarin, prati mi lichno :)

I have decided to go to Boston University Phd in FinMath program :)
I am not from Bulgaria, I am from Russia :)
 
Concerning Quantitative Finance oriented Masters or Post-degrees in Spain the most well known are the following:

Madrid:
QFB: http://www.finanzascuantitativas.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=43
AFI: http://www.efa.afi.es/efa2/secciones/1099318/Master-en-Finanzas-Cuantitativas.html

Barcelona:
TQMF: http://plus.upc.es/matfin/
MMIF: http://www.uab.cat/servlet/Satellite/masters/presentacio-mmif-1195630206410.html

Although, all of those are given in Spanish (even in Catalan the ones in Barcelona) and I believe that the level is nothing comparable to a MFE or a CQF in London or USA (you can see from the program). They are mostly practical-oriented and may cover the requeriments for a entry-level position in Market Risk but not for a Quant position in the Treasury.
Here is a list of programs we have in UK/Europe. Please feel free to update any missing info
https://docs.google.com/a/quantnet....XA8dDDHWdDd3QXpaRUVvOUVqckhJYjhrZXoxSGc#gid=2
 

diegosanaz

BU MSMF
It does not say anything about needing a masters program in the website. My guess is that it could help, but it´s not a requirement as long as you have a strong mathematical background.
 
what are the prerequisites to do the PhD in BU Umnik? do you need a master's degree before that?

Backgrounds are different - from MFE holders with many years of work experience to BSc in Maths....
I have a MSc in Mathematics from my home country + 4 years of work experience (1,5 of which - in bond trading)...
 
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