Program Overview

The BSL Master in International and Sustainable Finance (MISF) is a new generation of a master’s program that facilitates a rigorous exploration of finance for a sustainable world.

Program Objectives

  • You will explore the interdependence between finance and sustainability and will be exposed to the latest thinking on shared economy, social value, sustainable investing, micro-crediting, and other models beyond finance as usual.
  • You will develop rigorous finance skills and know-how that are valued globally by taking the preparatory courses for the CFA® Level I exam. The CFA® is known as the top professional qualification for finance and investment professionals.
  • You will explore your leadership capacity and will be encouraged to develop the skills and sensibilities for making a meaningful difference in the world.

Why Sustainable Finance?

Sustainability in finance is state-of-the-art development in the world of finance, suggesting that finance can facilitate meeting the world’s current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. Following the financial crisis of 2008, corporations, banks, and national governments realized that they needed to increase financial stability, reduce systemic risk, and consider social and environmental challenges in business operations. The crisis revealed the limitations of the existing financial paradigm of quick profit maximization and return on investment, often achieved at the expense of long-term stability and economic health. Today, corporate governance and sustainable development are a strategic priority for financial institutions and companies around the world. In this context, the Master in International and Sustainable Finance aims to shape responsible financial professionals who proactively tackle the challenges in the financial sector and the global economy.

CFA® Level I preparation

Every student in the program takes the preparatory courses for the CFA® Level I exam. The courses enable students to apply for the global CFA® Level I exam, and cover subjects such as money and capital markets, fixed income and equities, derivatives, ethics and economics, and corporate finance.

BSL Signature Features
  • Small classes of up to 20 students with personalized attention and support from professors
  • Professors who are seasoned and currently active business practitioners and experts in their field
  • International and diverse environment with students from 60 nationalities

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Teresa Deveaux looks forward to hearing from you.

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Program Format

Duration: 18 months

Start Date: Each September and February

Number of courses: 20
(Coursework is completed over the first 1 year, capstone project in the last 6 months)

Workload: 5 half-day classes per week (Mon-Fri) plus independent learning

Number of terms: 4 terms in one academic year and each term takes 10 weeks

Program credits: 120 ECTS (5 ECTS per course)

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