MSc in Finance

BI Norwegian Business School

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MSc in Finance

BI Norwegian Business School

MSc in Finance

BI’s Finance department is internationally recognised as one of the leading within its field. This excellent research quality is reflected in the MSc in Finance and gives you a thorough understanding ofthe latestfinancial theories, financial decision criteria and risk managementand will give youthe toolsneeded to analyse complex financial and administrative problems. 
In addition to the focus on fundamental financial theories, students will choose a specialisation area like investments, risk management, corporate financeor financial derivatives.This course combination will give students a understanding of modern financial theories and their applicability.

Programme Structure

The MSc in Financeis a two-year, 120-ECTS-credit programme consisting of90 course credits and 30 MSc thesis credits.

Core courses provide a common methodological platform for all MSc students and are taken in the first year of the programme. Specialisation courses cover fundamental issues in your specialisation area. Some of these courses are mandatory, while others are electives.In the second year of the programme, the specialisation courses may build on subjects covered in the first year and include more up to dateresearch in the given field of study and elaborate on theories and models presented earlier. Make sure to check the prerequisites for the courses in your programme.
The programme culminates in the Master Thesis, which enables the student to pursue in depth a particular area of interest and develop a personal understanding of a leading edge issue in the field of specialisation.

Programme Focus

In anarticle (Financial Management, 34, Issue 4, 2002) Chan, Chen and Steiner report on world research productivity in financial economics. Over the 1996-2001 period, business schools are ranked with respect to publications in the top three journals (Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies).

The Finance department of BI Norwegian Business School ranks second of the eight European schools making the top 100 list. This excellent research quality is reflected in the MSc in Finance.

Whilst the programme stresses the importance of fundamental financial theory through compulsory courses, students can specialize in a number of applied areas such as investment analysis, risk management, corporate finance and financial derivatives.
In addition to the wide range of finance courses, the programme also includes mandatory and elective courses in micro- and macroeconomics. The overall aim of the program is to offer students a thorough understanding of modern financial theory and its applications.

Through the MScF students will learn to master the technical and quantitative tools that are required to analyze complex financial management problems.

Double Degree

Students at the MSc in Finance can apply for the Double Degree programme where they take the first year at BI, and the second year at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

What is a Double Degree?

Study at two internationally acclaimed institutions and receive two degrees.
Spend the first academic year at BI and the second academic year at the host institution. Receive two full degrees completing them in the same time that it would take to earn one.

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Last updated February 19, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2017
Aug. 2017
2 years
Full time
87,400 NOK
Start date Jan. 2017
Aug. 2017
Norway Oslo
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Duration 2 years
Price 87,400 NOK
Annual tuition fee, internal applicants