The Master of Science in finance (MSF) at AUC helps participants advance their careers in the finance field and keep up with the growth in the banking and financial services sector in Egypt. It is a pre-experience program that provides the deep financial knowledge needed to be a well-rounded professional who can understand the industry’s best practices and apply them to meet local market demands.
With concentrations in corporate finance and investments, the MSF provides students with an option to specialize in the area that can help them pursue various career tracks in finance, including corporate financial management, treasury, financial research, asset management, investment banking and private equity. The program is designed to attract sophisticated and collegial participants seeking a professional or academic career in finance.
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The Master of Science in finance has been accepted into the Charter Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Recognition Program. The American University in Cairo is the first in Egypt to have received this form of acknowledgment. This status is grangted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70 percent of the CFA program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.
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Graduates of the program who are interested in pursuing a professional career will be prepared to work in a vast array of institutions within various fields, such as investment banking, portfolio management funds, corporate finance departments of national and multinational companies, private equity firms, venture capital firms, financial analysis and research departments, institutions involved in the trading of financial instruments and regulatory bodies. As a specialized scientific degree, the MSF is also considered a stepping stone for individuals wishing to pursue an academic or research-oriented career, as it allows them to apply directly to a PhD program in finance. The thesis component of the MSF is an integral component that allows students to learn and apply the research process in finance-related problems.