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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
N0412A050005Finance2.0 years
Qualification AwardedMaster degree, Ing.
Level of QualificationSecond Cycle
Access to Further StudiesThe graduates may continue in a Third cycle
Graduation Requirements120 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis
Mode of StudyFull-time
Programme Director or EquivalentPersonal IDName
KRE330doc. Ing. Aleš Kresta, Ph.D.
Course Structure Diagram with ECTS Credits1. year / Winter semester1. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
2. year / Winter semester2. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
Specific Admission Requirements
Specific admission requirements are determined by the Dean of the faculty. For more information please click here.
Specific Arrangements for the Recognition of Prior Learning
Informal learning - max. 60% of credits gained in prior lifelong learning can be recognized, as determined by the Dean of the Faculty.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Qualification Requirements:
Finished higher education in Bachelor's degree programme.
The Czech educational system is regulated by the Higher Education Act (Act 111/1998). Studies at VSB-TUO are regulated by the Statute of VSB – Technical University of Ostrava.
Profile of the Programme
The aim of the program is to prepare highly qualified professionals who will be able to perform specialized analytical work and management functions related to financial, accounting and tax issues at the top and middle level of corporate and institutional management. The study is structured and focused so that graduates can find employment especially in financial departments and in financial management of non-financial institutions (manufacturing and trading companies), financial institutions (commercial and investment banks, investment companies, insurance companies) and the national economy (state and regional administration).
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
The basis of the study is to gain the knowledge from the following areas: - financial management and business decision-making, - the functioning of financial markets, commercial and investment banking, insurance, investment companies and insurance companies, - financial decision-making under risk, investment decision-making, company valuation, financial modeling, - valuation of derivatives, management of financial portfolios, - international finance, international financial institutions, financial systems, fiscal and tax systems.
Professional skills of the graduates will be the following: - application of financial models, - performing financial analysis, - determining the value of companies and projects under risk, - application of multi-criteria decision-making models, - portfolio management and modeling, - prediction of financial variables, - quantification and hedging of market risks, - creating investment strategies, - performing comparison of tax and taxation systems.
General competencies:
Program graduates will be able to: - decide independently and responsibly under new or changing circumstances, - communicate their own professional opinions to experts and the wider public in a clear and convincing way, - use their expertise and skills in the English language.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
Graduates are prepared for highly qualified positions in which they will be able to perform analytical jobs and managerial functions at the level of middle and top management of companies, banks, insurance companies and other banking and non-banking institutions.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Examination regulations, assesment and grading are described in the Study and Examination Rules.
Course block: Compulsory - all courses are compulsory.
Course block: Choice-compulsory - student has to choose at least one course from the list of courses.
Course block: Optional - student can choose any course from the list of courses.
IMPORTANT: Student has to select so many courses to reach 30 ECTS credits per semester. Rules in detail and convenient selection of courses can be consulted with the programmme director.
Bellow stated courses are assigned for the degree studies only. Students coming to VSB-TUO for an exchange stay must select courses from the List of courses for exchange students.