Why development finance?
Still today, many people in developing and transition countries do not have access to formal financial institutions. Instead they rely on informal financial intermediaries, such as moneylenders who handle small amounts of money and charge very high interest rates. The richest 20% of adults in developing countries are more than twice as likely to have a formal account as the poorest 20%. Yet, while the poor don't have the same access to financial products as wealthier individuals, their need for financial services may be even greater. Development finance focusses on bringing this population in the formal finance sectors.
Development finance is about the development of formal financial systems catering the needs of the population at large not only in developing countries but also in developed world. Thus, development finance focuses on the key factors that drive or hinder the development of the formal financial sector and on the respective policy approaches that have been derived from this analysis to foster financial development and the build-up of inclusive financial sectors.
Why Master of Leadership in Development finance
Established in 2016, our Master of Leadership in Development Finance – Online aims to prepare new generations of leaders who are passionate about finance and its role as a catalyst for economic development and growth in emerging economies worldwide. Development Finance has gained a lot of popularity in the recent years as a means of alleviating people from poverty.
Taught from practitioners to practitioners, this programme will not only equip you with the theoretical background of development finance but will also prepare you for the daily job as a leader in a financial institutions working in or with developing countries and emerging markets. The part time online format allows you to follow the programme whenever you want, wherever you are. With elective modules the course also offers you the flexibility to design your own curriculum.
For contact: email: OnlineMaster(at)fs.de, web: www.fs.de/online-master