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Qualification: Professional Master’s Degree in Finance, Financier (International Finance and Banking) (BA)

Professional Master’s Degree in Finance, Financier (International Finance and Banking) (BA)

Qualification Information

The aim of the Programme is:
- to prepare highly qualified professional specialists for the leading positions in the fields of international business and finance in accordance with requirements of professional standard “Financier” and interdisciplinary principle of the programme.
Graduates of the programme develop their career in investment and audit companies, financial and credit institutions and insurance companies, they also manage middle and big size corporations or start their own business.

Learning outcomes:
- to understand and critically assess financial data and relevant trends in international financial and capital markets;
- to understand and critically assess business processes in the company;
- to be able to manage finance of the company in ever changing environment;
- to be able to work individually and in local/international teams;
- to be able to manage company in accordance with defined goals;
- to be able to manage finances of the company in order to enhance profitability and long-term development;
- to be able to assess and eliminate financial and business risks;
- to be able to apply financial instruments.

During the study programme students are involved in internship and develop and defend Master thesis.



Competences:

1. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of notion:
1.1. history of economics and finances;
1.2. guidelines of the European Union and international organizations in the field of financial analysis and planning.
2. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of understanding:
2.1. understanding of the regulatory documents governing the financial activity;
2.2. microeconomics, macroeconomics;
2.3. financial theories.
2.4. business communication psychology;
2.5. structure of the financial system;
2.6. global finances;
2.7. marketing;
2.8. business management;
2.9. professional terminology in the official language and two foreign languages.
3. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of use:
3.1. financial accounting and basics of auditing;
3.2. financial analysis and management;
3.3. organization of scientific activities;
3.4. use of statistical methods in finance;
3.5. business informatics;
3.6. financial instruments market;
3.7. banking;
3.8. taxes and tax and fee systems;
3.9. investments;
3.10. project financing;
3.11. ethics, business etiquette;
3.12. information technologies;
3.13. environmental protection;
3.14. official language;
3.15. at least two foreign languages at the communication level;
3.16. labour protection;
3.17. legal employment relationship.



Skills:

1. To analyse correlations and trends of economic and financial developments and adopt decisions according to the changing circumstances.
2. To use laws and regulations, as well as professional standards governing the financial activities.
3. To utilize modern quantitative methods of financial analysis and financial engineering for an effective business operation.
4. To use accounting and balance sheet data, statistical information, analyse results of operation.
5. To analyse, systematize and integrate collected information, utilize economic, statistical and econometric research methods.
6. To predict financial performance results.
7. To calculate taxes.
8. To develop investment projects.
9. To use statistical methods for analysis.
10. To access, analyse and manage financial risks.
11. To prepare and present reports.
12. To use information acquisition, processing and systematization technology.
13. To work in a team or a group, coordinate and delegate tasks.
14. To know the official language.
15. To know at least two foreign languages at the communication level.
16. To use professional terminology in the official language and at least two foreign languages.
17. To communicate and interact with the staff from various departments, direct management and partners.
18. To effectively plan and organize one's work.
19. To independently acquire new knowledge.
20. To prepare business documents in accordance with record-keeping and accounting requirements.
21. To act in accordance with the requirements of the laws and regulations and ethical standards.
22. To comply with professional ethics, codes of conduct and standards.



Knowledge:

1. To analyse correlations and trends of economic and financial developments and adopt decisions according to the changing circumstances.
2. To use laws and regulations, as well as professional standards governing the financial activities.
3. To utilize modern quantitative methods of financial analysis and financial engineering for an effective business operation.
4. To use accounting and balance sheet data, statistical information, analyse results of operation.
5. To analyse, systematize and integrate collected information, utilize economic, statistical and econometric research methods.
6. To predict financial performance results.
7. To calculate taxes.
8. To develop investment projects.
9. To use statistical methods for analysis.
10. To access, analyse and manage financial risks.
11. To prepare and present reports.
12. To use information acquisition, processing and systematization technology.
13. To work in a team or a group, coordinate and delegate tasks.
14. To know the official language.
15. To know at least two foreign languages at the communication level.
16. To use professional terminology in the official language and at least two foreign languages.
17. To communicate and interact with the staff from various departments, direct management and partners.
18. To effectively plan and organize one's work.
19. To independently acquire new knowledge.
20. To prepare business documents in accordance with record-keeping and accounting requirements.
21. To act in accordance with the requirements of the laws and regulations and ethical standards.
22. To comply with professional ethics, codes of conduct and standards.

Reference Data

EQF Level:
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Location:
NQF Level: 
7
Awarding body: 

- BA School of Business and Finance

Awarding body contact info: 

KRIŠJĀŅA VALDEMĀRA IELA 161, RĪGA, LV-1013
Tālr.: 67360133
Fakss: 67320620
E-pasts: info@ba.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Financier (2412 01)

Access requirements: 

Higher education qualification of LQF level 6 (bachelor, professional bachelor or professional higher education qualification) in the same or compatible branch of science or professional field of higher education, as well as a certain professional experience laid down by higher education institution

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)