Finance – Field of study catalogue MU
“Money first“ (Finance)
Students in this field are prepared to work in various functions in monetary systems, corporate finance, and financial accounting. The organization of the field enables the students to gain knowledge of monetary systems, banking, insurance systems, corporate finance, accounting, financial markets, and international finance. A mastery of financial and monetary problems is stressed. Optional subjects enable students to deepen their knowledge of banking, bank management, bank accounting, financial analysis and planning, contractual relations in financial affairs, corporate financial accounting, and the insurance market.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- analyse developments in the financial markets and use the tools of fundamental, technical, and psychological analysis to predict their development
- understand and actively manage risks and threats in the banking and insurance sector
- choose and actively use banking and insurance products for efficient management and hedging against risks
- interpret financial data from the financial statements compiled under different accounting systems and use this data to efficiently manage commercial entities
- understand the tax system in the Czech Republic and implement active steps to optimize the tax burden of commercial entities
Graduates will be able to work as experts in various departments in financial institutions, especially in banks, insurance companies, and foundations, and in financial and accounting departments of companies and other organizations. They can work in higher management positions in the financial departments of banks, insurance institutions, and as financial and capital markets analysts, tax consultants, etc.
The standard duration of studies is four semesters. For admittance to the final state examination, students must earn a total of 120 ECTS credits for type A/required, type B/selective, and type C/elective courses. Type A/required courses constitute the basis of the discipline and their share is the largest part of credits (including credits for courses focused on writing a Master’s thesis). Students choose type B/selective courses according to their interests and intended professional specialization. The remaining credits can be earned from type C/elective courses offered in the curriculum of the given study programme or from other courses offered by any other study programme. The total minimum number of credits is defined by the study and examination regulations of Masaryk University, the guidance note about the general study requirements, and the current study catalogue. Students can access the study catalogues through the faculty website.
The final state examination in the Finance study programme is oral and has three parts:
- Thesis defence (a projector is available)
- Examination in Economics (student draws one question): questions and methodological guidelines for the exam can be found on the department website
- Examination in Finance
More information about graduation requirements can be found on the department website: https://www.econ.muni.cz/o-nas/organizacni-struktura/561700-katfinanci/szz-na-kf
After completing the Master’s degree study programme, it is possible to continue further studies in any doctoral degree study programme (after satisfying the admission requirements).