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June 13, 2013

Open Application Period for the International Master in Microfinance for Entrepreneurship (IMME)

This post has been elaborated by Gonzalo Luzárraga Álvarez, International Master in Microfinance for Entrepreneurship

The International Master in Microfinance for Entrepreneurship a Specific Degree of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid launches its fifth edition with a new deeper perspective on entrepreneurship and social inclusion, without missing the traditional focus on global microfinance analysis regarding different world regions.

Pioneering and multi-disciplinary, combining Economics, Entrepreneurship, Social Inclusion and Development Cooperation, the IMME offers high quality practical and theoretical training by a top-level international panel of microfinance researchers, practitioners and executives.

The greatest value of the Master lies in its international teaching panel, with over thirty lecturers with recognized experience in the microfinance sector and guest professors from universities all over the world. We highlight the participation of panelists such as John Hatch (father of microfinance in Latin America and founder of FINCA International), Claudio González-Vega (academic expert, professor at Ohio State University) or Micol Pistelli (The Mix Market – Social Performance analyst), among others.


The program covers all aspects of microfinance, focusing on financial and social issues and delving deeply into the differing perspectives and needs of populations with diverse geographic and socio-economic backgrounds.

The course lasts an academic year, from late October to June, with a total of 400 teaching hours, about 50% in Spanish and 50% in English, with classes Monday through Friday from 18:00 to 21:00. In a seminar format, more than 30 professors and microfinance practitioners share their academic, personal and professional experiences, using a debate and discussion approach that enriches the classroom sessions and creates an environment conducive to learning everything about this financial inclusion tool.

The International Master in Microfinance for Entrepreneurship includes in its program a minimum of 150 internship hours with over 40 top-level microfinance institutions in Spain, Europe and the rest of the world collaborating and providing our students with practical experience. Many internships lead to jobs thanks to the experience and knowledge acquired during the Master.

In the actual stage of the microfinance industry, a deep knowledge of the market and the research and development of new innovative products and ideas is really essential to enforce good practices and microfinance in itself. This post-graduated program, specific, up-to-date and heterogeneous, provides the necessary knowledge to build the microfinance future basis.

To enroll in the upcoming 2013-2014 master class, in it’s fifth year, a university degree is required, as are other application documents that can be found on our website along with further information about the program.

For any further information the International Master in Microfinance for Entrepreneurship can be contacted by writing to 

Initiative financed by: Initiative financed by AECID
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