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Qualification: Professional Master's Degree in International Finance, Financial Analyst (BSA)

Professional Master's Degree in International Finance, Financial Analyst (BSA)

Qualification Information

- to understand the current economic and financial trends, links, regularities and principles, to develop research skills through the implementation of research activity in the sector of finance;
- to be able to apply modern quantitative methods of financial analysis and financial engineering for ensuring efficient operation of a company or institution;
- to forecast and analyze factors affecting the financial activities of a company or institution;
- to carry out the financial analysis of the efficient company market strategy by way of application of modern analytical tools;
- to be able to conduct the assessment of a company by way of application of financial models;
- to be able to raise capital, to build up and plan its structure;
- to develop the company's strategy for growth and to determine the financial reasons for restructuring;
- to manage the company's risks;
- to be able to apply modern information technology, to cooperate with other people during consulting process;
- to work in a team, to present and defend one's points of view in formal and informal communication, both orally and in writing;
- to conduct independent research on a particular company assignment, and to present the results in a master's degree thesis (at least 20 weeks of full-time work or 20 credit points);
- to acquire practical skills necessary for a company's manager by completing a practical training course in a real life company during a period not less than 6 weeks.



Competences:

1. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of notion:
1.1. guidelines of the European Union and international organizations in the field of financial analysis and planning;
1.2. financial theories.
2. The KNOWLEDGE at the level understanding:
2.1. macroeconomics;
2.2. microeconomics;
2.3. monetary and banking economy;
2.4. public finances;
2.5. statistics;
2.6. business informatics;
2.7. international environment of financial activity;
2.8. marketing;
2.9. prices and pricing;
2.10. professional terminology in the official language and at least two foreign languages.
3. The KNOWLEDGE at the level use:
3.1. business economics;
3.2. financial accounting;
3.3. management accounting;
3.4. financial analysis and management;
3.5. commercial and financial law;
3.6. financial information systems;
3.7. official language;
3.8. at least two foreign languages at the communication level;
3.9. communication skills;
3.10. business ethics;
3.11. strategic management;
3.12. labour protection;
3.13. legal employment relationship;
3.14. environmental protection.



Skills:

1. To understand the regularities and principles of current economic and financial developments.
2. To understand current processes in the economy and financial environment and adopt decisions according to the changing circumstances.
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.
5. To apply the laws and regulations of the financial sector.
6. To evaluate and manage projects.
7. To use professional terminology in the official language and at least two foreign languages.
8. To work in a team or a group, coordinate and delegate tasks.
9. To effectively plan and organize one's work.
10. To independently acquire new knowledge.
11. To analyse, systematize and integrate the obtained information.
12. To use modern information acquisition, processing and systematization technology.
13. To communicate and cooperate with the staff from various departments, direct management and partners.
14. To act in accordance with the laws and regulations and rules of conduct.
15. To have good knowledge of drawing up business documents.
16. To understand and analyse interconnections of a company economic and financial activities.
17. To understand and analyse interconnections reflected in the financial accounting, management accounting and financial reports.
18. To analyse and assess the structure and efficiency of the capital, optimize the structure thereof.
19. To attract financial resources for development.
20. To predict factors influencing the financial activities of the company.
21. To be able to use methods to determine the value of financial assets.
22. To develop a profitability increase project.
23. To develop investment projects.
24. To analyse and assess financial performance of the company.
25. To develop a financial risk reduction plan.
26. To prepare a package of documents necessary for the issue of securities.
27. To predict the likelihood of bankruptcy.
28. To be aware of methods of drawing up financial plans, budgets and financial reports.
29. To know the official language.
30. To know at least two foreign languages at the communication level.
31. To carry out scientific and research work.



Knowledge:

1. To understand the regularities and principles of current economic and financial developments.
2. To understand current processes in the economy and financial environment and adopt decisions according to the changing circumstances.
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.
5. To apply the laws and regulations of the financial sector.
6. To evaluate and manage projects.
7. To use professional terminology in the official language and at least two foreign languages.
8. To work in a team or a group, coordinate and delegate tasks.
9. To effectively plan and organize one's work.
10. To independently acquire new knowledge.
11. To analyse, systematize and integrate the obtained information.
12. To use modern information acquisition, processing and systematization technology.
13. To communicate and cooperate with the staff from various departments, direct management and partners.
14. To act in accordance with the laws and regulations and rules of conduct.
15. To have good knowledge of drawing up business documents.
16. To understand and analyse interconnections of a company economic and financial activities.
17. To understand and analyse interconnections reflected in the financial accounting, management accounting and financial reports.
18. To analyse and assess the structure and efficiency of the capital, optimize the structure thereof.
19. To attract financial resources for development.
20. To predict factors influencing the financial activities of the company.
21. To be able to use methods to determine the value of financial assets.
22. To develop a profitability increase project.
23. To develop investment projects.
24. To analyse and assess financial performance of the company.
25. To develop a financial risk reduction plan.
26. To prepare a package of documents necessary for the issue of securities.
27. To predict the likelihood of bankruptcy.
28. To be aware of methods of drawing up financial plans, budgets and financial reports.
29. To know the official language.
30. To know at least two foreign languages at the communication level.
31. To carry out scientific and research work.

Reference Data

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

- Baltic International Academy

Awarding body contact info: 

LOMONOSOVA IELA 4, RĪGA, LV-1003
Tālr.: 67100554
Fakss: 67100554
E-pasts: vocish@bsa.edu.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Financial analyst (2413 02)

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)