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Double Degree IDEA-MIBF

 

We offer a double degree program that may be of particular interest to students seeking to specialize in international finance and banking in a fully international academic and professionalizing environment. This program allows students to combine the solid analytical training of the IDEA research master with the specialized preparation of the Master of Science in International Banking and Finance (MIBF), offered by Lingnan University in Hong Kong.

The MIBF curriculum provides internationally-focused training in the core areas of banking and finance and also covers related topics in accounting and regulation. MIBF graduates typically take on careers in large international financial service firms.

Students participating in the IDEA-MIBF Double Degree Program benefit from career placement services at both instituions and receive two degrees upon graduation. Graduates of this program can also seek admission in the IDEA PhD Program. IDEA students can apply to the IDEA-MIBF Double Degree Program at any time during their studies, including when they first apply to the IDEA Program. You may visit the IDEA and MIBF web sites for detailed information about the two degrees.

Duration: 2 years, full-time

Credits: 120 ECTS (IDEA) + 30 Credits (MIBF)

Campus: UAB (Barcelona) and Lingnan University (Hong Kong)

Degrees awarded upon completion:
Master of Science in International Banking and Finance (Lingnan University)
Master in Economic Analysis (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

Language of instruction: English

To apply: IDEA master students can apply to the IDEA-MIBF Double Degree Program at any time during their studies, including when they first apply to the IDEA Program. If you are not an IDEA student and wish to be considered for the IDEA-MIBF Double Degree Program, please go to the IDEA admissions web site to apply. When uploading the application materials, the online form will allow you to indicate that you want to be considered for the double degree program. Admissions are based on academic merit.

Foreign languages: Students may combine their studies with intensive language courses during the summer and winter breaks. For more information about the courses offered in Barcelona, you may visit this link.

Academic Track:

Year 1
IDEA
Optimization, Probability and Statistics, Game Theory, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Introductory and Advanced Matlab (detailed course offerings)
Year 2

MIBF (Fall Semester)

5 courses, with at least 1 course in each of the following 4 clusters: Corporate Finance, International, Investment, Financial Institutions
(detailed course offerings)
IDEA
(Spring Semester)
2 courses in 1 module and a Master's Thesis. The course offerings include Topics in Trade and Empirical Finance, Money and Banking, Macroeconometrics, Networks, Applied Public Economics, Experimental Economics
(detailed course offerings and module structure)

Tuition Fees (2016-2017):
Tuition fees depend on the number of credits taken at each institution. When taking the minimum number of credits at each institution, the tuition fees are:

Year 1
IDEA 3,952 € (EU citizens) / 6,780 € (non EU)
Year 2  
MIBF HK $ 76,000 (approx. 8,633 €)
IDEA 2,173.6 € (EU citizens)/ 3,729 € (non EU)

The official IDEA tuition fees for the 2017-18 academic year will be known in July 2017.