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Master's Programme in Finance

  • Number of credits 120 Credits

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. The programme is offered by the AACSB accredited Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics.

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.


You have the opportunity to do an internship in a company for ten weeks in Sweden or abroad. 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.

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.

We have about 70 partner universities, chiefly in Europe, but also in Brazil, India, China, Mexico, South Africa, Russia, and China - all of them selected especially for our students. Students who would like to study farther away can avail themselves of Umeå University's global agreement offering an opportunity to study in North America, Oceania, and Asia.

Sustainability perspective all the more important

We have worked with sustainability in our education for many years by emphasizing social and environmental aspects as important complements to the economic perspective. Questions around sustainability get a whole lot bigger attention in today's firms and organizations and we lifted these questions up early in our educational programs. We are certified by the environmental management system ISO-14001 and we are members of the international networks PRME and GBSN.

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 in Business Administration I 15 cr.

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

Semester 4
Alternative A. Master's thesis in Business Administration III 30 cr. Alternative B. Elective course 15 cr. and Master's thesis in Business Administration II 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 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.

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Contact person for the programme is:
Gisela Taube Lyxzén