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Master's Programme in Finance, 120 Credits

About the programme

This programme is given by the Umeå School of Business and Economics. This programme provides a conceptual and analytical framework for understanding and applying financial theory and offers a thorough grounding in finance that its graduates can build upon for the remainder of their business careers. Advanced Corporate Finance and Risk Management cover both long-term and short-term financial management for firms. Investments and Advanced Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation provide in-depth insights into the valuation, management, and construction of investment portfolios. With the exception of some elective courses, the programme is offered in English.
Level of Education: Second degree studies.

Level of education: Continuation programme
Degree: Students may still choose to finish with a Degree of Master of Science (60hp) after one year. If students continue the full two years they will graduate with a Degree of Master of Science (120hp). Application and eligibility Programme syllabus


During the first year of the programme, which is given in English, the focus is on providing deeper knowledge about the main subject area of finance. This is done through lectures, which provide the main theoretical backgrounds, as well as, through applications in the form of case studies, seminars and project works. During the year the student is given the opportunity to complement the financial profile with desired electives.

The second year includes a compulsory methodological course and a course outlining recent trends in the field of your specialization. Apart from this, the student is supposed to deepen their knowledge in a supplementary area, such as in Accounting, Management, Business Development or Marketing. The studies also involve the writing of one 30 hp thesis/ two 15 hp thesis.

Career Opportunities

The programme is suitable for students wishing to work as investment advisers, with financing issues in banks, financing issues or cash management in companies, as financial analysts or consultants in large or small firms, banks, insurance companies, or government departments. Its international orientation provides good preconditions for working abroad.

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Umeå School of Business and Economics
Umeå University, The Social Sciences Building

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