The Master in Finance 2011 Opening Ceremony took place yesterday September 20th on IE´s Madrid Campus. This year our students come from 26 different countries with an extraordinary class profile. 45% of these students presented GMAT scores   700, 17% owns industry certificates such as CFA, CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst), CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment) amongst others.

Universities where our students come from include: Oxford University, University of Nottingham, Royal Holloway, Trinity College Dublin, National University of Singapore, University of Colorado, Dickinson College, Purdue University, American University of Beirut, McGill University, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics  WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Pennsylvania State University, Warsaw School of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business, Belgrade Banking Academy, University of Hong Kong, NOVA School of Business and Economics, The State University of New York, Concordia University University of Maryland College Park…

Examples of previous employers: Société Générale Securities, Bloomberg, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Central Bank of Mongolia, Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Scotland, Central Bank of Lebanon, BBVA, Bank of Venezuela, Ministry of Finance Liberia, Standard Chartered Bank, World Bank, Accenture, The Boston Consulting Group, Rothschild, EFG Eurobank Equities, HSBC, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Inter-American Development Bank, Yahoo, TATA Consultancy Services, Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

The class represents true excellence on both academic & professional level and personal level.  Some academic examples include: 2nd Place in National Maths Contest Bulgaria, 1st place in the whole of Northern Ireland in History, 5th in whole of Northern Ireland in Physics, 1st prize International Tech Fest’ Gravitas’ India, published F.T & Investment Week writer. On a personal level, apart from 22% of students who are currently running their own businesses, we have three pianists, a saxophonist, an Irish flute artist, 1st place Lebanese soccer championship for schools, Portuguese & Iberian Rugby Championships Winner, 3rd place Lebanese writing competition amongst many other examples.