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Finance (2022/2023)

Study Cycle: Second Cycle (Postgraduate)
Faculty: Business and Economics
Programme Code: N-MBAFIN60C
Academic year: 2023 / 2024
Title: Master of Science in Economics / Module: Finance
ECTS: 60 (1 year) Accrediation
Decision: Decision for starting of the program

Program’s aims are:

  • Raising the level of management and supervision of enterprises and development of contemporary management;
  • Training and developing of contemporary profile managers: entrepreneurs, prepared to take actions, as well as risks related to any initiative, flexible, determined and courageous individuals;
  • Education of highly-qualified and professional managers with leadership abilities and desire to face the risks of the new millennium;
  • Creation of managers with new perspectives and way of reasoning, developing of skills for predicting the future and taking the risks and possibilities that emerge in the business of the 21st century.

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able:

  • To work individually and in groups on research methods that are more relevant for meeting the needs of the population,
  • To elaborate the differences and needs of the community, in professional and scientific terms.
  • To actively participate in creating macroeconomic and microeconomic policy.
  • To be inform and to contribute to scientific and professional elaborations.
Knowledge and understanding

Calculation of basic macroeconomic aggregates and critical analysis of current macroeconomic policies.

Provision of a critical review of development policies and their application in national economy.

Applying knowledge and understanding

The ability to diagnose the actual market developments, predict the tendencies of these developments and analyze the effects of measures of economic policy on market movements.

Making judgement

Able to be involved in the position of leaders in profitable and unprofitable organizations in the country and around the world.

Analysis of the general processes of economic development in the world and especially the processes of transition, regionalization and globalization of world economic trends.

Communication skills

Allow the development of personal skills, communication, research and other important skills needed for employment.

Allowing students to actively engage in teaching and to conduct independent research in all areas of business and economics.

Learning skills

Develop the concept of critical thinking of the students.

Allowing the acquisition of research skills and experience of management, marketing and public finance, in private and nonprofit organizations.

Semester 1

  • [CMBA01] [6 ECTS] Research Methodology
    The purpose of this course is for students to gain knowledge and understanding of different scientific theories and methodologies. Students will first be explained the basic concepts and theoretical definitions and samples of all existing research methods, direct and indirect hypotheses, variables, validity of results, BIAS and prejudices and scientific qualities and quantitative research methodologies and other methodological approaches. For each chapter students will also perform practical assignments. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: know and understand the importance of basic scientific concepts; learn techniques for efficient research and information retrieval and efficient access to relevant information and literature; identify, describe and formulate scientific problems; make a careful choice of alternative research approaches, describe carefully; compare and explain the advantages and disadvantages of different scientific methods for data collection and analysis in quantitative and qualitative research; apply basic scientific methods to analyze quantitative and qualitative data; provide basic theoretical frameworks on which research will be built; review them and evaluate technical and scientific publications.
  • [CM186] [6 ECTS] Financial Modelling
    The course aims to provide to students fundamental, theoretical, and practical knowledge of financial modelling. The course content is inspired to: - develop a research career in investment funds, investments in the banking sector and other companies; project finance; business analysis; - use modelling through Excel for analysis; the assessment of various companies and forecasting; - preparate financial research, analysis and evaluation of different sectors; - apply financial modelling skills in managerial practice.
  • [CM196] [6 ECTS] International Finance
    This subject covers the international dimension of both investments and corporate finance. Develops strategies for investing internationally, including hedging exchange rate risk, adjusting to client preferences and home currencies, evaluating performance, estimating a corporation’s exposure to real exchange rate risk, strategies to hedge risk or to dynamically adjust to shocks, and reasons for a corporation to hedge. Also covers international capital budgeting, multinational transfer pricing, and international cash management.
  • [CM154] [6 ECTS] Financial Economics
    The main focus of the course Financial Economics is on topics related to Mathematical Finance. The course will introduce students to fundamental ideas and tools developed in this field. A central goal is to demonstrate the use of these tools in contexts where they are indispensable and widely exploited. A remarkable feature of Mathematical Finance is that its theoretical highlights (such as the Black-Scholes formula) turned out to be extremely important in practice. They have created new markets essentially based on concepts developed by academics. The course will expose students to quantitative techniques and theory that will be useful to any actor in the financial industry - a portfolio manager, a risk management consultant, or a financial analyst.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [CM198] Market Research
    • [EFB-02] Game Theory and Business Strategy
    • [C2132] E-Commerce
    • [E2579] Real Estate Finance and Investment Analysis
    • [E2580] Sustainable Enterprise
    • [E2581] Leadership, Teamwork and Diversity
    • [E2582] Accounting Information Systems
    • [E2585] Negotiations for Resolving Conflicts and Leading Change
    • [E2593] Principles of International Finance
    • [E2594] Financial Strategy and Corporate Restructuring
    • [ECBM-603] International Accounting Standards
    • [E2589] Business Process Management
    • [E2595] Quantitative Finances
    • [E2591] Digital Business
    • [CBEF-701] National Accounting and Non-profit Organizations Accounting
    • [E2596] Risk Management in Banking and Regulation
    • [E2597] Asset Pricing and Security Valuation
    • [C2137] Web and Social Media Analytics
    • [E2611] Total Quality and Performance Management
    • [CMBA19] Project Management
    • [EM554] Applied Economics
    • [CBA089] Monetary Economy

Semester 2

  • [BE-MA-THESIS] [30 ECTS] Master Thesis
    This module enables students to transfer their research skills and knowledge and to do the most complex task- writing their master thesis. The module aims to be fully practical and students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to approach writing the thesis. The module has unique return result-to enable students to write the master thesis with minimal difficulties, and with maximum efficiency. The course aims to improve research techniques and style of writing the paper, taking into account the prevention of the usage of illegal means, such as plagiarism and infringement of copyright, which are prohibited by the Statute of SEEU.