Master in Finance

Monday, August 21, 2023


Title: Master in Finance
Approval: RPC-SO-02-No.010-2016, 13 de enero de 2016
Aprobación Actualizchuta amorada CES: RPC-SO-16-No.335-2020, 15 de julio de 2020
Program duration: Periods: 2
Summers: 1
Subjects: 17
Credits: 32
Addressed to:: Escuela de Empresas programs are aimed at professionals who seek to create business value, wish to improve their professional performance, have the potential to occupy management positions, lead teams or processes, and manage new businesses (innovative projects or their own ventures) in Ecuador and the world.
Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday form 18h00 to 22h15 and Saturday from 8h30 a 13h00 (two weeks per month).
Investment: Registration: $1,172,61
Tariff: $11,727,39
Total: $12,900
Admission exam dates:

Saturday June 3rd
Saturday June 17th
Saturday July 8th
Saturday July 22nd



Academic mesh

The Master of Finance program lasts one year (2 semesters and 1 summer) and you can start your studies in August or January of each year. The program consists of courses in financial management, liberal arts and leadership, degree and Global Spirit.

Semester 1 - Financial markets

August to December 16 weeks

Topic Subject Credits
Financial Management Analytical fundamentals for finance 2
Fixed income markets 2
Equity markets 2
Investment portfolios 2
Macrofinance 2
Business intelligence 2
Liberal arts and leadership Liberal arts workshop 1
Qualification Degree Project I 2

Semester 2 - Corporate Finance

January to May 16 weeks

Topic Subject Credits
Financial Management Economic fundamentals 2
Advanced financial analysis 2
Quantitative methods 2
Financial strategy 2
Financial technology 2
Liberal arts and leadership Leadership workshop 1
Qualification Degree Project II 2

Summer - Corporate Integrity

May to July 9 weeks

Topic Subject Credits
Financial Management Corporate integrity 3
Qualification Degree Project III 3



Payment for the application package

  • Make the payment of $148.00 USD for the "Postgraduate Application Process" through the following link and send a screenshot of the payment confirmation to Santiago Tapia, Admissions Counseling Director, at stapia@usfq.edu.ec.

Application form

  • Complete the application form in digital format and send it to stapia@usfq.edu.ec together with a passport photo and the digital registration form for the entrance exam.

Entrance evaluation

  • Take the entry assessment, which determines styles or talents that serve to evaluate professional and managerial potential.

English proficiency

  • Present a certificate of proficiency of your level of English. For the School of Business master's programs, the level of English will be one of the admission criteria. Consult with the Department of Foreign Languages USFQ - DLE.


Delivery and validation of basic documentation to the Admissions Office

  • Higher education degree
  • Registration of the degree at SENESCYT
  • Grade transcript with grade
  • Official score record
  • Citizenship card or passport
  • Certificate of English proficiency from the Department of Foreign Languages USFQ - DLE.

Delivery and validation of specific documentation to Escuela de Empresas

  • Updated resume
  • Personal data form
  • Two letters of professional recommendation, in sealed envelopes, to be sent by the sender.
  • Personal essay

Personal interview

  • Once you have submitted all the documentation, you will be called for an interview with one or more of the assigned professors.


The Admissions Office will notify you via e-mail of the results of your application and selection process.

International week

The Master’s in Finance includes an international week at one of our partner universities.

Develop your leadership skills in an international context! For an additional cost, students who meet the requirements requested by EADA Business School, private university dedicated to training, applied research and knowledge transfer to the business world and society, will be able to obtain an International Master’s Degree in Leadership.


More information and advice

Karolina Báez
Commercial Coordinator

Building Hayek H-100E
02-297-1700 ext.1582

Why study at USFQ?

Institutional educational model

USFQ’s educational model promotes an education based on the liberal arts, the Socratic method and entrepreneurship:

  • Liberal arts: consists of the development of skills in various fields of knowledge to promote the freedom to think and decide independently.
  • Socratic method: alternative to encourage dialogue, questioning, reasoning and the development of critical thinking and creativity.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: is the development of competencies to actively seek achievement and take action.

The liberal arts university

The liberal arts, an educational philosophy in which all disciplines of knowledge have equal importance, allows us to train free individuals, aware of their surroundings, entrepreneurs, self-confident, creative and without conditioning.

“Autonomy properly understood is the beginning of freedom. Freedom with responsibility is the law of the university.”

Santiago Gangotena

Leading with integrity and freedom to create value in society.

Learning objectives:

Make decisions based on corporate integrity in order to maximize the financial performance of the companies.

Understanding the local and global stock market.

Design financial projections aligned to macro and microeconomic factors.

Evaluate alternatives to leverage financial growth.

Manage advanced financial analysis methodologies.

Develop management practices in fintech.

Design models for investment strategies and portfolio management.

Use fixed and variable income management instruments.

Our graduates will be able to:

To understand the relationship between sovereign economic management decisions and the construction of decision-makers’ expectations in financial markets.

Analyze accounting, financial and economic information to make timely decisions that help the company; and measure the impact of financial indicators at a local and global level.

Identify ethical situations and understand the various corporate governance mechanisms and their impact on the sustainable generation of value.