Full-time in Vietnam

The M.Sc. in Global Finance and Economics program offers an in-depth educational experience and prepares for the probing challenges of today's financial markets and global economic environment. This unique program not only provides a thorough training in state-of-the-art methodology. It also offers an international exposure to topical best practices of finance professionals and economic policy decision-makers. On an individual level, students enhance personal skills essential for careers in an international environment and get the opportunity to gain international experiences during an optional residency in "Experience Frankfurt Finance" component.

This unique cross-national program is delivered in a full-time format at the campus of the Vietnamese-German University (VGU), 40km from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The program is conducted in English, begins annually in winter semester and can regularly be completed within four semesters. Graduates earn a “Master of Science” (M.Sc.) degree (120 ECTS CP) from the AACSB-accredited Faculty of Economics and Business at Goethe University Frankfurt. The program ensures world-class teaching and is academically managed and staffed by the Faculty of Economics and Business of Goethe University Frankfurt with the cooperation and substantive involvement of the Faculty of Economics and Management at VGU. 

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We have designed the M.Sc. in Global Finance and Economics to draw upon faculty members’ active involvement in frontier research in finance, macroeconomics and econometrics as well as their strong links to the broad range of premier financial and monetary institutions based in Frankfurt and beyond, including also the growing number of these in Vietnam. We aim to equip young professionals with the requisite knowledge and skills to contribute substantively to the new phase of development of financial markets and of the economic policy framework in Vietnam, thus strongly preparing our graduates for the highly competitive job market in the financial industry and in economic analysis.

Prof. Michael Binder, Ph.D.Academic Director, M.Sc. in Global Finance and Economics, Chair for International Macroeconomics & Macroeconometrics, Faculty of Economics and Business, Goethe University Frankfurt

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What makes our M.Sc. in Global Finance and Economics program special?

At GBS in general and within the M.Sc. in Global Finance and Economics program in particular, we enjoy ties to an international community of renowned experts in their respective fields. The program will be taught by members of the Faculty of Economics and Business at Goethe University as well as members of the Faculty of Economics and Management at VGU.

The program combines thorough training in state-of-the art methods in finance with corresponding training in microeconomic theory, monetary economics, international macroeconomics, econometrics, data science and selected aspects of programming, providing its participants with a broad methodological apparatus and those tools needed to address current and future challenges in global finance and economic analysis.

M.Sc. in Global Finance and Economics graduates have learned to:

  1. select a state-of-the-art modeling approach that is conducive for the question being addressed;
  2. successfully apply the selected modeling approach;
  3. assess the substantive value of the results obtained on the basis of the selected modeling approach.
  4. craft concise and insightful analyses; and
  5. give structured and well-reasoned presentations.

Graduates receive a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree (120 ECTS CP) from the AACSB-accredited Faculty of Economics and Business at Goethe University Frankfurt. All degree programs at Goethe University Frankfurt are individually accredited as part of the university's system accreditation granted by the German Accreditation Council.

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What Makes Us Strong

Our programs are accredited through AACSB and Goethe University’s Accreditation Commission, recognizing us as a quality provider of business education adhering to high German as well as international standards. We also partner with a number of influential institutions from government, industry, and academia, creating a network of experts who help us make sure our programs are addressing the needs of the market and those working within it.