Master of Science in Finance



The Master of Science in Finance equips participants with in-depth knowledge of the functions of finance. The program is designed to prepare ambitious recent graduates for successful management positions in banking, investment and asset management or a finance function in other non-financial corporations.

Specific objectives of the master’s degree program are to: 

  • instruct participants how to use the functions of finance to create and maximize value in commercial companies and societies;
  • equip participants with current knowledge and techniques required for undertaking the functions of finance with effectiveness, efficiency, and professional standards; and,
  • develop and promote strategic financial management skills and capabilities for professional success.

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Program Recognition

  • The program is approved by the UAE Ministry of Education.
  • Zayed University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Furthermore, the College of Business is accredited by:


Orientation Seminar

At the beginning of the program, students are required to attend an orientation seminar to introduce the University and its resources, the program, and communication tools and software.


The curriculum consists of the following courses for a total of 36 credits for the Master's degree.

Required Program Courses (33 Credit Hours Required)

  • FIN630 Corporate Finance
  • FIN631 International Finance and Banking
  • ACC632 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Ethical Standards
  • FIN633 Statistics and Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • FIN634 Fundamentals of Asset Valuation
  • FIN638 Islamic Finance Principles
  • FIN656 The Financial and Banking System
  • FIN657 Financial Institutions Management
  • ECN658 Monetary Policy
  • FIN659 Financial Markets
  • FIN690 Applied Research in Finance

Prescribed Elective (3 Credit Hours Required)

  • ACC610 Accounting
  • HRM640 Human Resource Management
  • HRM663 Organizational Behaviour and Leadership
  • MGT664 Global Business Strategy
  • ECN666 Managerial Economics
  • OPR667 Operations Management
  • BUS668 International Law and Business Ethics
  • MGT669 Cross Cultural Management
  • MKT680 Marketing Management
  • MGT660 Entrepreneurship
  • MGT664 Global Business Strategy

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Course Delivery

Course Duration

The program is delivered in English over a period of 24 months at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi.

Course Delivery Format

Serial courses are delivered on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 15:00 – 20:00 over a period of five weeks.

For more information on the admission deadline, start date and location for delivery of the program, please visit the Key Dates section of our website.


  • Admission is open to males and females of all nationalities.
  • Applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree with a CGPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited university.
  • IELTS (Academic) overall band score of not less than 6.0 or an internet-based TOEFL total score of not less than 79 iBT.
  • Applicants are required to have a basic knowledge of accounting, finance, economics and statistics prior to gaining entry into the Master's degree program. Applicants may therefore be required to successfully complete appropriate pre-program courses at the discretion of the College Graduate Programs Admissions Committee. Students who have completed the equivalent courses at other institutions may be exempted from this requirement.

*Contact us for Zayed University's special English language programs designed for graduate students who do not currently meet the minimum English language entry or exit admission requirements.

For more information on the admission requirements and the application procedure, please visit the Admissions and Fees section of our website.

Program Cost

AED 96,000 (including text books and course materials)

For more information on the program cost, payment procedure and financial support, please visit the Admissions and Fees section of our website.

Graduation Requirement

Graduate students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in course work taken in fulfillment of the requirements of a Master's degree.

For program information, please contact +971-2-599-3605