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"IF WE COULD FIRST LEARN WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE ARE GOING, WE WOULD BE BETTER ABLE TO JUDGE WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT."

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Master of Banking and Finance (MA)

School of Business and Economics
Atlantic International University



The Master of Banking and Finance (MA) program objective is to provides students with a deeper understanding of the field that allows the student to analyze and solve financial issues. The program provides a unique learning experience where formal knowledge transfer of technical concepts is rooted in business practice. The Master of Banking and Finance (MA) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Master of Banking and Finance (MA) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)


Core Courses and Topics in Banking and Finance:

  • Financial Planning
  • Options, Futures and Risk ManagementMaster of Banking and Finance
  • Financial Management Theory
  • Capital Markets
  • Portfolio Management and Theory
  • Personal Development
  • Critical Thinking and Communication
  • Risk Principles
  • Bank Lending
  • International Banking and Finance
  • Risk Financing and Treasury Management
  • Banking Law and Practice
  • Quantitative Methods for Risk Analysis
  • Banking and Financial Services Marketing

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)   
  • Fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)   
  • Fundamental Principles I  (Philosophy of Education)
  • Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)    
  • Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree) 


Research Project in Banking and Finance:

Masters Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Master Thesis (7,500 words)
Publication: Each Master of Banking and Finance graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center Master of Banking and Finance

Job Description Master of Banking and Finance

Individuals with a Master of Banking and Finance arrange and negotiate large financial transactions. Most individuals work for Investment Banking Firms and they initiate financial ventures and advise other companies and businesses. They also advise corporations with financial problems and study financial documents. They work to solve financial failures and budget deficits. Some manage their clients' investments and find buyers for shares in particular companies.

Skills Required for a Career in Banking and Finance

Individual who choose a career in Banking and Finance need to have excellent analytical skills. It's important that they be problem-solvers and creative thinkers and apply their analytical skills to their clients' needs. Having interpersonal skills will help develop relationships with clients. They also need to have strong computer skills to follow markets and keep records and financial documents

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