Finance

Money is the driving force of our world. But behind all the money-making is the subtle science of finance. For financial professionals, this is an excellent opportunity to broaden their existing knowledge and gain a relevant and comprehensive education that covers the full range of financial expertise. KTU provides a top-class study tailored to the needs of modern and future individuals and businesses.

CFA Institute’s University Affiliation Program (UAP) is included in this program. That means you will be studying at least 70% of the CFA Program’s Candidate Body of Knowledge content, which is necessary to obtain an international CFA certificate and become a certified financial analyst.

Employers around the world are very well aware of the value of this certificate, so the doors to applying your acquired knowledge straight into international waters will be wide open. Naturally, it comes as no surprise that according to the data of the Lithuanian magazine overlooking educational institution rankings “Reitingai”, the Finance Program has been occupying the highest places among Master degree programs in the field of Finance in Lithuania for several years now.

Study wherever you like

With the Erasmus exchange program, you can go study at any foreign university for a semester or complete an internship at an international business of your choice.

Code 6211LX036
Location Kaunas
School of Economics and Business
Cycle Second cycle
Field Finance
Language Lithuanian
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 2 y. (Cyclic, Evening-time)
Degree awarded Master of Business Management
 

Values

World-renowned study program

CFA Institute’s University Affiliation Program (UAP) is included in this program. That means you will be studying at least 70% of the CFA Program’s Candidate Body of Knowledge content, which is necessary to obtain an international CFA certificate and become a certified financial analyst. Great opportunities ahead!

Employers around the world are very well aware of the value of this certificate, so the doors to applying your acquired knowledge straight into international waters will be wide open. Naturally, it comes as no surprise that according to the data of the Lithuanian magazine overlooking educational institution rankings “Reitingai”, the Finance Program has been occupying the highest places among Master degree programs in the field of Finance in Lithuania for several years now.

"Bloomberg" certificate

During the entire course of your studies, you will actively use the latest and most up-to-date Bloomberg analytical data. Since KTU is the only university in the Baltic States to have a Bloomberg laboratory, you will be able to obtain the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) smart certificate and gain invaluable experience from working with top international data platforms.

Finance "know-it-all"

When it comes to business and financial market processes – you will be very comfortable. The specifics of various markets will always be at your fingertips as you gradually gain excellent analytical research and assessment skills in all kinds of financial situations. Alongside that, you will be equipped to design economic scenarios and prepare the highest-level financial forecasts.

Theory is practice and vice versa

You will be testing your acquired competencies by cooperating with businesses and financial institutions by applying them to real companies in the fields of financial management and analysis.

Snatch that senior managing spot

Professionals with such a skillset like your own often become senior executives. The competencies you will gain in decision-making that carry a great value for any organisation you join will guarantee you a great spot in the office. It also makes sure you get one of the highest salaries on the market.

 

Skills

Master+ is a unique model within a chosen MSc programme

The Master+ model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills in addition to the main discipline by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track providing a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.

Students of these study programmes can choose between the path of Field Expert and Interdisciplinary Expert. Selection is made in the academic information system. Each path (competence) consists of three subjects (18 credits) allocated as follows: 1 year 1 semester (autumn) – first subject (6 credits), 1 year 2 semester (spring) – second subject (6 credits), 2 year 3 semester – third subject (6 credits). A student, who chooses a path of the Field Expert, deepens knowledge and strengthens skills in the main field of studies. The one, who chooses a path of the Interdisciplinary Expert, acquires knowledge and skills in a different area or field of studies. Competence provides a choice of alternative additional subjects.

  • Field Expert (profound knowledge and skills in the area, required for solution of scientific research tasks);
  • Interdisciplinary Expert:
    (fields of different knowledge and skills are combined for solution of specific tasks);

Acquisition of the competence is certified by the issue of KTU certificate and entry in the appendix to the Master’s diploma. In addition, students can acquire an international certificate (details are provided next to each competence).

Competences are implemented by KTU lecturers – experts in their area – and high level business and public sector organizations; their employees deliver lectures, submit topics for the student’s theses, placement-oriented tasks for the projects, etc.

Career

What will you be able to do?

Analyse the processes that are taking place in the global financial markets and assess their impact on businesses.

Evaluate the effectiveness of financial systems in any business management context.

Create an application of traditional and modern financial management methods.

Develop and implement value creation and enhancement strategies.

Analyse, model, and evaluate various investment alternatives.

 

 

You may become

You will shape the financial policy of a company or organisation, plan and organise commercial activities, and strategies. You will also represent the company in transactions with financial institutions.

You will be the professional compiler of the company’s financial program or the main financial market forecaster who constantly studies changes in the economic environment. You will be able to evaluate, develop, and implement a value creation strategy in the context of a company or organisation and analyse the local and global markets.

You will be the specialist who monitors and analyses various market aspects. As an investment professional, you will develop investment strategies, manage investment portfolios, and potential risks.

 

Minimum requirements

 

Score structure

Component Coefficient
First component of the competition score

Average grade (CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement

0,7

Second component of the competition score

Research activities

0,2

Third component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview

0,1

 

Tuition fee

Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 2952 €
Price per credit 49,2 €

 

Financial support