Master of Science in Finance

School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg

Program Description
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Master of Science in Finance

School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg

Language of instruction: English

The Master of Science in Finance has clear objectives, related to applying the knowledge. The graduates should be able to demonstrate a deep analytical knowledge and an operational understanding of financial concepts, thereby having attained skills sufficient to apply financial theory to practical problems and working knowledge of empirical tools including software programmes from professional financial vendors and investment banks. To this end, the programme is designed to equip students with a strong foundation in analytical and empirical analysis, and to educate them more generally about the research process in finance and related disciplines. Thus, the programme is primarily professionally oriented, leading to a job in the financial or business sector. Graduates can work as, for example, fund managers, security analysts, risk managers, asset allocation specialists, financial engineers, hedge fund analysts, and traders. Career opportunities are chiefly with asset management companies, brokerages and investment banks, hedge funds, private banks and pension funds.

About the programme

TThe valuation concepts and techniques taught to you have proven applicability even outside the traditional investment banking community. Courses in the program aim to give deeper theoretical knowledge and operational understanding of concepts and techniques, thereby enabling You to apply them to practical problems. This combination of a high theoretical level and professional focus enhances Your employability.

The master of Finance has good support and collaboration with the Centre for Finance (CFF) which was established in 2003 in close cooperation with the local business society. The current education and research at CFF span from managerial and behavioural finance to mathematical finance.

In order to modernize the educational framework, CFF has established a financial laboratory with access to: ◾real-time data from most global exchanges ◾a continuous flow of updated models and research material from several internationally investment banks, covering most major companies and fixed income securities ◾systems that enable the students to monitor realistic positions of securities in terms of valuation and risk ◾video conference that will allow for live viewing of company presentations

Application periods:

Non EU/EEA Citizen:

15th January

EU/EEA Citizen:

15th April

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 30, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
2 years
Full time
249,000 SEK
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Start date Aug. 2017
Sweden Gothenburg
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Duration 2 years
Price 249,000 SEK
(two years). NB: Higher education in Sweden is free of charge for Swedish and EU/EEA students (including Switzerland).