MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Finance and International Business

Aarhus University

Program Description

MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Finance and International Business

Aarhus University

MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Finance and International Business


This programme not only provides students with the professional qualifications for strategic decision-making in complex financial matters, but also gives competency in acting in an international context. The programme has been ranked by the Financial Times as one of the world’s best international MSc programmes.


The first semester features the following four courses: Corporate Finance I and II; Internationalisation of the Firm; and Applied Econometric Methods.

The second semester comprises the following specialising courses. International Financial Accounting I focuses on financial reporting requirements in international environments. International Financial Accounting II develops an understanding of the relevance of accounting information for decision-making and for the reliability and quality of accounting statements. Strategy and Management Accounting discusses and analyses elements of strategy formulation and strategic management accounting. Advanced Corporate Finance focuses on topics such as agency theory, asymmetric information and behavioural finance, which are used to study capital structure, dividend and capital budgeting policies. International Business Finance focuses on firms operating internationally, which necessitates an understanding of the markets for products, factors of production and exchange-rate exposures.

In the third semester, students can choose courses in their areas of interest. These can be taken at Aarhus University, at a partner university outside Denmark or at the AU Summer University. Students can also participate in internship programmes in Denmark or abroad.

The fourth semester is devoted to the final thesis, where students have the opportunity to concentrate on and specialise in a specific field of interest.


This degree will equip graduates to work as managers of foreign subsidiaries, experts on mergers and acquisitions, financial managers, international controllers, corporate restructuring experts, or international business strategists.

“I work as a management consultant in PwC Consulting in our Stavanger office. In my job, I advise companies within the fields of financial effectiveness, business process optimisation and strategy implementation. The MSc in Finance and International Business, with its combination of finance and managerial economics in particular, was a brilliant match for the position I recently applied for. I have used specific academic skills from my Master’s but also, and more importantly, the structured approach to problem-solving.”


MSc in Finance and International Business

Senior Manager, PwC Consulting, Stavanger, Norway




EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE

Others: EUR 10,000

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Last updated August 18, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
2 years
Full time
10,000 EUR
Start date Sept. 2016
Denmark Aarhus
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 10,000 EUR
; EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE