American Univesity of Beirut

Master's in Finance Leading the future of finance

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to Master's in Finance program

The MFIN program is aimed at developing highly qualified individuals wishing to become technical experts in the finance profession. Our program provides the region with professionals who are well equipped with knowledge of relevant, cutting-edge financial theories and tools.​

This program emphasizes the following learning outcomes (PLOs):​

  • OSB graduates will evaluate the challenges that a financial manager faces when assessing the different modes of raising capital, determining the fair value when acquiring another company, estimating an accurate cost of capital of the different divisions of the company.

  • OSB graduates will evaluate the financial statements reported by a firm, assess the interrelationships among the financial statements and validate the underlying economic events that the financial statements represent. Graduates will also verify the financial health of the firm using ratio analysis.

  • OSB graduates will estimate the advantages and disadvantages of the various models or approaches used to value the equity of a firm.

  • OSB graduates are able to evaluate the mechanics of derivatives (contingent claims) markets and how derivative products are used and priced. Students will also be introduced to continuous-time financial models and their uses in modeling and valuing contingent claims

  • OSB graduates will use general market, industry, and sector information to make informed investment choices in accordance with risk-return objective. Graduates will think critically about investment problems and independently evaluate difference investment approaches and portfolio strategies.

  • OSB graduates will appraise the statistical evidence to propose financial and business decisions. They will be able to select and employ techniques that are suitable for modeling financial returns, assess the suitability of econometric techniques for different asset classes, and appraise the implications of their results for market efficiency, return predictability and asset allocation.

  • OSB graduates will have a good knowledge base of the working of financial markets in the region and abroad. Have the skill set needed to design commercial bank strategies and understand the complexities of real estate and private equity financing


  • Targeted
Tailored to appeal to students who have a passion for finance and would like to become experts in​ the finance profession.

  • ​Meet the needs of professionals
​Meet the needs of professionals who are seeking to advance their careers in the finance field (financial markets and corporate sector).

  • ​Proficiencies
​Equip students with the appropriate range of analytical and research proficiencies.

  • ​S​kills
​Acquire specialized (hard and soft) skills needed to excel as finance professionals.

  • ​Knowledge
Develop a knowledge base of all areas of finance, including financial industry, private equity, risk management, and real estate in Lebanon and the MENA region. ​​​

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