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Master's Programme in Finance

  • Number of credits 120 Credits
  • Study time 2 years (full time)
  • Level Master’s Degree
  • Starting Autumn Term 2017

The program offers the opportunity to develop a financial theoretical base, analytical skills, communication-, and other important, skills necessary for a successful career in the financial sector. You will get a good understanding of financial instruments and markets, necessary in financial consulting, financial risk management and as a business analyst. Sustainability and internationalization is an integral part of the educational environment.

Admitted to the programme

Here you will find everything you need to know before the programme starts.

While studying

During the first year the focus is on developing both broad as well as specific knowledge of key concern for financial management. The year include modules covering financial statement analysis, advanced corporate finance, investments, and risk management. You will learn about central areas in investment analysis, including, for example, portfolio management, risk measurement and risk management.
You will also have the opportunity to choose elective courses among which internship is one.

During the second year you are given the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in one other area in the field of business administration. This year also includes a research method module and a module in current trends in business administration research. You will develop your writing, analysis and research skills through writing a master's thesis. During this year it is also possible to study abroad one semester.

Internship

You have the opportunity to do an internship in a company for ten weeks. This possibility exists only at a few business schools in the country. You will arrange your internship yourself in a company you find interesting. The internship gives you a good opportunity to put theoretical knowledge into practice and gain valuable experience and new contacts.

Read more about internship

Studies Abroad

Studying abroad is not only fun and challenging for you as a student but also a welcomed experience with future employers. Internationalization is an important area for us and we are working continuously to offer you as a student many opportunities for an adventure in Europe or further away on another continent.

Read more about studies abroad

Corporate Connections

The business school collaborates in many different ways with companies and organizations. For example internships, guest lectures, company visits, guest lectures, essay assignments and cases from companies.

Programme overview

Semester 1
Financial Management 30 cr.

Semester 2
Alternative A. Elective courses 30 cr. Alternative B. Elective courses 15 cr. and Master's thesis 1st year 15 cr.

Semester 3
Current trends and a minor in Management/Accounting/Marketing/Business Development 30 cr.

Semester 4
Alternative A. Master's thesis 2nd year 30 cr. Alternativ B. Elective course 15 cr. and Master's thesis 2nd year 15 cr.

For a more detailed overview see flow chart.

Career opportunities

The programme is suitable for students wishing to work as investment advisers, with financing issues in banks, with cash management, as financial analysts in banks, insurance companies, or government departments. The program's international character also provides good opportunities for a career abroad. The program gives you eligibility to apply for PhD positions.

Degree

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits). Main field of study: Business Administration. Specialisation: Finance.
Degree of Master of Science (120 credits). Main field of study: Business Administration. Specialisation: Finance.

Application and eligibility

Master's Programme in Finance, 120 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2017 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2017

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 credits) from an internationally recognised university with a major in Business Administration. Special requirements: 75 credits in Business Administration, at Basic level (A-level) and Intermediate level (B-level) a minimum of 60 credits in Management, Marketing, Accounting and Finance or the equivalent including at least 7,5 credits in Finance courses. At the Bachelor level (C-level), a minimum of 15 credits in Business Administration. Statistics or similar 7,5 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. Find information about how this requirement can be fulfilled at Umeå University’s website under the headline “Entry requirements” You will find detailed information about eligibility requirements at the program webpage. If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University, outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester.

Selection

The selection criteria are GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test-must be sent directly from ETS, our institution code is 81Q-GG-68) and academic credits. Applicants who have provided a GMAT result will be selected first in the order of their results and the remaining applicants will be ranked according to academic credits.

Application code

UMU-M2014

Application

Application deadline was 16 January 2017. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 45,000

Total fee

SEK 180,000

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2017

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 credits) from an internationally recognised university with a major in Business Administration. Special requirements: 75 credits in Business Administration, at Basic level (A-level) and Intermediate level (B-level) a minimum of 60 credits in Management, Marketing, Accounting and Finance or the equivalent including at least 7,5 credits in Finance courses. At the Bachelor level (C-level), a minimum of 15 credits in Business Administration. Statistics or similar 7,5 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. Find information about how this requirement can be fulfilled at Umeå University’s website under the headline “Entry requirements” You will find detailed information about eligibility requirements at the program webpage. If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University, outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester.

Selection

The selection criteria are GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test-must be sent directly from ETS, our institution code is 81Q-GG-68) and academic credits. Applicants who have provided a GMAT result will be selected first in the order of their results and the remaining applicants will be ranked according to academic credits.

Application code

UMU-02014

Application

Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 18 April 2017.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 45,000

Total fee

SEK 180,000

Common questions

Contact us

Contactperson for the programme is: Gisela Taube Lyxzén

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