The Faculty of Management and Economics at the University of Santiago de Chile, one of the most traditional and prestigious Chilean universities, offers its Master's program in Financial Economics.
The beginnings of our program can be traced back to the year 1993 and since then it has stood out as specialized graduate program in financial and statistical and econometric analysis of greater depth and complexity theory taught in Chile, which enables students to actively integrate both academic research and to lead teams of financial analysis in the public sector as well as the private sector.
MEF (Master in Financial Economics) has a duration of one year for full-time students and with solid previous training in economics. Those part-time applicants can take the classes over two years. The class schedule is evening, Monday to Friday between 7 pm and 10 pm. Students with strong economic, financial, mathematical and statistical training can apply for the validation of up to 50% of the curriculum.
The program's goal is to provide and promote a broad knowledge of economic instruments for financial decision-making, developing essential to understand the different interrelationships among economic policy, changes at national and international level, and financial challenges at enterprise level. It is aimed primarily at economists, bachelors in economics or management, statisticians, mathematicians, physicists, engineers, auditors and professionals in the area of financial management.
Our graduates have had ample and solid employment opportunities in the most prestigious institutions in the public and private sector as well as international organizations. Job opportunities have been provided at the Central Bank of Chile, Ministry of Finance, the Superintendence of Securities and Insurance, Superintendence of Pensions, Superintendence of Banks and Financial Institutions. Another important group of graduates works in the private financial sector, in institutions such as Price Waterhouse Coopers, KPMG, Banchile, Santander Investment. A significant number of our students have been incorporated into national and international institutions such as the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), United Nations (UN) Economic Commission for Latin America (CEPAL) level. It is common in our graduates to continue their studies in doctoral programs in the most prestigious universities in the United States and Europe, and teaching and research at leading universities in Chile.