Admission requirements

Students must be in possession of an MSc or PhD from an accredited degree programme and be able to demonstrate that they have successfully completed courses in funding and investments, mathematics, statistics and economics.


Funding and investments
> Principles of Corporate Finance, Brealey, Myers & Allen
> Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Reilly & Brown
> Options, Futures and other Derivatives, Hull

> Quantitative Methods for Investment Analysis, DeFusco, McLeavy, Pinto & Runkle

> Economics: Private and Public Choice, Gwartney, Stroup, S. Sobel & Macpherson

You can apply to the programme using the registration form up to six weeks before the start of the academic year. Most candidates are invited to attend an interview with the programme coordinator, who may set additional requirements for admission. This is likely to be the case if you hold a relevant MSc or PhD but lack demonstrable experience in one or more required subjects. 

The fee for a deficiency exam is EUR 300.


The programme coordinator submits his findings to the advisory board, who make the final selection of candidates based on the following criteria:

  • Experience of professional practice
  • The candidate’s potential as an active participant during the programme
  • Academic performance in previous programmes
  • Composition of the cohort (e.g. educational background, age, experience, role)
Additional interviews with candidates can be scheduled if necessary. No more than 25 students will be admitted to the programme per academic year.