Global Executive Masters in Financial Management

 

Highlights

• Part-time executive masters in financial management with a global reach, designed and developed by the GEMFM Global Network, New York, an organization of financial professionals and educational experts from 4 different continents.

• The program approaches financial decision making and analysis from a managerial perspective. It is tailor-made for professionals involved in positions where financial information is crucial to excellent performance.

• The Global Executive Masters in Financial Management program is an eighteen month program taught once a month, over an uninterrupted three day period (24 hours per module).

• It is certified by The International Board for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Executive Financial Education (IBQA), The Hague, and the American Academy of Financial Management (AAFM). It is also recognized by the local educational authorities in each location where it is offered.

• The Global Executive Masters in Financial Management program includes a Study Tour in New York, simulation training by ProBanker, student and staff exchanges, and integrated curriculum.

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Introduction

The Global Executive Masters in Financial Management is a part-time executive program with a global reach, franchised through the GEMFM Global Network. It has been designed and developed by the GEMFM Global Network, New York, an organization of financial professionals and educational experts from 4 different continents. It is accredited by The International Board for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Executive Financial Education (IBQA), The Hague, and the American Academy of Financial Management (AAFM). In addition, it is certified by the local educational authorities in each location where it is offered.

The Global Executive Masters in Financial Management program is taught by finance professors with extensive experience in executive education from top universities in the world, creating a truly global network. The consortium of universities offering the program are local premium business schools, who deliver the Global Executive Masters in Financial Management program locally in conjunction with the GEMFM Global Network.

The Global Executive Masters in Financial Management program includes a Study Tour in New York, simulation training by ProBanker, student and staff exchanges, and integrated curriculum. The Global Executive Masters in Financial Management program caters for the needs of the ‘new’ financial world by focusing on core capabilities: an international orientation, in-depth financial expertise, and the management skills and analytical abilities essential for an ever changing environment. The program pays attention to the personal leadership skills of the financial professional, stressing both effectiveness (getting things done) and responsibilities (impact).

 

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Locations

The structure and the core of the Global Executive Masters in Financial Management program is the same in different countries. Participants will choose the home business school that is more convenient for them (more locations are on their way):
• Curacao – University of Curacao
• Lebanon-ESA Business School (running a spin-off of the Global Executive Masters in Financial Management program, in conjunction with Bocconi University)
• Mexico – IESDE School of Management
Participants will earn the Global Executive Masters in Financial Management degree from their home university, plus the certificate issued by the GEMFM Global Network, New York. Each program is validated by its business school and recognized by its national educational authorities.
The Global Executive Masters in Financial Management is a program for people with work experience, which allows networking and high-quality class discussions. Through the international network, participants can also connect to students and alumni of other programs abroad. Participants are highly stimulated to take some core and elective courses at different GEMFM partner schools.


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Program Objectives

    •    To provide participants with an up-to-date view on both theory and practice.
    •    To strengthen the participants' ability to keep pace with future developments.
    •    To make participants acquainted and familiar with the most important tools for problem analysis and decision support.
    •    To promote a problem-oriented approach to financial management, in which finding an approximate solution to the precise problem is preferred to finding an exact solution to some approximate problem.
    •    To promote attention for the international aspects of and contingencies within the financial world.
    •    To provide participants with skills for communication within both the national and international financial world, skills for 'getting things done'.
    •    To provide participants with an understanding of the legal, social and ethical aspects of financial management.


 

Curriculum

The Global Executive Masters in Financial Management is a part-time academic program tailor-made for professionals involved in positions where financial information is crucial to excellent performance. The program combines financial theory with its application in practice.
Learning in the Global Executive Masters in Financial Management program is different to traditional university learning. Designed to maximize knowledge sharing, dialogue-driven lessons engage students in cross-cultural discussions with educators and peers. Participants can use the knowledge learned immediately on their jobs. Teaching methods include simulations, workshops, business cases, team as well as independent work, and coverage of actual financial topics in the news.
The Global Executive Masters in Financial Management program consists of 16 modules (of which 6 are electives) with highly interactive courses bridging the gap between theory and practice; offering a multi-dimensional and international perspective on financial management. English is the primary language used for the Global Executive Masters in Financial Management modules and communications.


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Core courses

1.       Introduction to Finance
2.       Computational Finance
3.       Financial Econometrics
4.       Empirical Finance
5.       Portfolio & Market Theory
6.       Fixed Income & Asset Allocation
7.       Corporate Finance
8.       Financial Reporting & Analysis
9.       Introduction to Derivatives
10.   Risk Management


Elective courses

Electives are designed to adapt to students´ particular needs and circumstances.  They are intended to support participants who want to grow within the financial industry, as well as those who are seeking for a broad financial profile to function as financial managers in companies and other organizations. The program is suitable also for candidates who want to strengthen their knowledge in finance because they experience this as a necessity in their daily practice (for instance lawyers, fiscal experts, and regulators).
Participants can choose from a long list of elective courses from three categories:
a.       Corporate Financial Management
b.      Investments & Financial Markets
c.       Decision Making, Management, Leadership
The Global Executive Masters in Financial Management program is an eighteen month program taught once a month, over an uninterrupted three day period (24 hours per module). The exact schedule is tuned to the local circumstances. In between classes there may be preparatory reading, assignments, and exams. Nevertheless, as this is a part-time executive master program, participants will find an adequate work/study balance. The final component of the Global Executive Masters in Financial Management program requires the students to complete a practical thesis, which can be done in three different modalities: academic work, literature review, or case study.
The Global Executive Masters in Financial Management program includes a study trip to New York City, with visits to financial institutions and other important parties in the financial sector.

 

 
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New York Study Tour

The 5-days New York Study Tour consists of an intense and competitive simulation of bank management strategies, together with visits to financial institutions and important financial sector players. It usually takes place in the Cornell Club, with a combination of guest speakers and simulation-based training provided by ProBanker. Prior guest speakers included Tabish Almas (Quantitative Analyst, OpenLink Financial, NY), Geoffroy Teyssonniere de Gramont (Managing Director, Societie Generale), and John Addeo (Director, Genstar Private Equity). Visits include APG Asset Management, Bloomberg, Veris Wealth Partners, Federal Reserve Bank, and Wall Street.



 

 

ProBanker

ProBanker provides with an opportunity to practice decision-making skills in a complex environment. Through simulation-based training, participants gain a comprehensive understanding of balancing banks´ business objectives, risk and compliance.

ProBanker is a web-based program where participants work together in teams and input a range of decisions every quarter affecting deposits, loans, bonds, and capital. Once the simulation is run, the results can be reviewed and discussed with the instructor prior to deciding the inputs for the following quarter. A series of assignments will test the knowledge of the various principles, concepts and tools required in bank management.

Simulation-based training is now recognized as the most effective way to teach decision-making skills. It is ideal for evaluating team-based and interpersonal skills. Simulation-based training is interactive and participants retain more knowledge that lecture-based classes (and is usually fun).

ProBanker is a company with both academic and professional experience. It has decades of experience in providing training solutions. ProBanker employs state-of-the-art advanced simulation customized for today’s banks. Participants have provided consistently positive feedback.

ProBanker Simulation was originally developed by Mark Flannery at Wharton, was joined by Mark Flood in the mid-1990s to transition it from a PC-based to a web-based program. In 2010, Anoop Rai joined the team as CEO of ProBanker Simulation Training to transition it to the next generation software for hybrid and online classes. Jaap Spronk joined ProBanker SimulationTraining in 2014 to globalize the curriculum and expand to overseas markets. It is now offered in several languages.

 

 
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Quality

GEM gemfm qualityThe graduates of the Global Executive Masters in Financial Management program are financial experts who are well-equipped to understand and solve a wide range of finance-related issues as encountered in firms, financial institutions, and other organizations. The program approaches financial decision making and analysis from a managerial perspective (with an eye for context and successful action), taking account of the (more general) insights and evidence from the study of finance. The Global Executive Masters in Financial Management program participants know how to look behind the numbers, and pay attention to the context and implications of financial management (compliance, governance, corporate responsibility).

Quality is defined along five dimensions:
1.    Content which is up-to-date and up-to-the-standard
2.    Practical relevance
3.    Effective communication and interaction
4.    Professional delivery
5.    Corporate/ social responsibility

The Global Executive Masters in Financial Management program integrates a network of selected professors of highly-ranked business schools from all-over-the world, with a proven track record in executive education, providing a rich plurality of content and perspective. There is continuous quality control, through accreditations and interactions with financial institutions and other organizations, alumni, and students.

Faculty

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Admissions

The GEMFM Global Network partner schools aim to recruit and select highly qualified students to participate in the Global Executive Masters in Financial Management program. This is closely connected to the commitment to offer and maintain a stimulating, exciting, and challenging learning environment. One of the basic principles of the Global Executive Masters in Financial Management program is that it not only matters what students learn, but also what they can contribute to the program. The selection process is rigorous and demanding. Key issues are diversity of backgrounds and previous experiences. Leadership and communication skills, drive, motivation, creativity, broad-mindedness, and self-confidence are also considered. Significant attention will be given to candidates´ achievements at work and progression of their career to date. The program is fully taught in English.


The admissions procedure is rolling, which means that applications are reviewed and admissions offers are sent throughout the year. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply early, as there are a limited number of seats.


Prospective students should contact the GEMFM Global Network Admissions Department, ask for an application form, and send their documentation directly to this Department: admissions@gemfmnetwork.org

 


Application Requirements: 1. Complete application form. 2. Copy of undergraduate degree. 3. Proficiency in English. If the candidate has recent TOEFL scores, they should be included in the application package. Otherwise, English proficiency will be determined during the admissions interview. 4. At least 2 years work experience (not necessarily in finance). 5. 2 letters of recommendation from previous or current employers; the reference from a university professor is also acceptable. Please request each referee to complete the form and place it in a sealed and signed envelope. Candidates should include both letters of recommendation in their application package. 6. Admissions interview. As soon as the application package is received, prospective students will be appointed an interview with the GEMFM Global Network Director.Review process will take 1 to 2 weeks.

 

Contact

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GEMFM Global Network Director: Prof.dr. Jaap Spronk
520 White Plains Road, Ste 500
Tarrytown, NY 10591
USA
director@gemfmnetwork.org



If you are affiliated to a Business School interested in the possibility of offering the Global Executive Masters in Financial Management program, please contact the GEMFM Global Network Director: Prof.dr. Jaap Spronk: director@gemfmnetwork.org

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