With the MSc in Economics – Finance you obtain insight into risk and portfolio management, pricing of stocks, bonds, and derivatives, as well as an assessment of companies and corporate's strategic capital budgeting and funding decisions.
The profile has an emphasis on how to relate the economic knowledge to microeconomics, macroeconomics, or accounting concepts, as well as to apply econometric techniques on economic data.
The program consists of a number of constituent and optional courses. The constituent courses ensure that you get a solid theoretical and methodological foundation, while you with the electives have the opportunity to pursue your areas of interest.
The teaching is mainly organized as lectures and lessons where you get practical assignments. In addition, individual supervision will be given. The program is concluded with your thesis.
Knowledge and understanding
The master's program in Economics provides knowledge based on the highest international research within the profile area. MSc graduates in Economics are able to understand and on a scientific basis reflect on this knowledge as well as identify relevant scientific problems.
MSc graduates in Economics are able to work independently and with a systematic, goal-oriented, and analytical approach to solving various problems, both individually and in collaboration with others. MSc graduates in Economics are able to structure their own learning and are capable of seeking and adapting new knowledge acquired from national and international sources.
MSc graduates in Economics are able to:
Work methodologically correct with both qualitative and quantitative analyses.
Apply theories and principles to new but related economic problems.
Reason economically to substantiate economic claims.
The graduate can draw up new models for analysis and solutions based on run analyses. The graduate can communicate his/her knowledge and discuss professional problems with colleagues, company management, and the surrounding society.
Within the profile area, the MSc graduates in Economics can manage work and development situations that are complex, unpredictable, and which require new models of solutions. Graduates can also independently implement and carry through technical and cross-functional collaboration as well as claim professional responsibility.
The graduate can independently take responsibility for his/her own technical development and specialization.MSc graduates are able to analyze and formulate complex economics problems on a scientific basis, both individually and in collaboration with others as well as under time constraints. The graduates are likewise able to assess the utility and limitations of theories and methods and, based on that, to provide a basis for the decision and independently make decisions.
The graduates are proficient in the use of IT tools and statistics, which means that they can handle and assess data material. Graduates are specially trained in applying statistical methodology within economics, which enables them to solve quantitative analysis problems.
MSc graduates in Economics are able to communicate in writing as well as orally to both specialists and to the general public. The Master of Science in Economics offers opportunities for employment within a very broad professional spectrum. Thus, the program is targeted towards employment in both the public and private sectors, including businesses and trade organizations. Recent employment studies have shown that employment in ministries, teaching and research institutions, and local authorities is common, as is employment in the private sector, e.g. as consultants and in banks.
Graduates with strong analytical and quantitative skills in finance typically find jobs in the financial sector and in large business enterprises.
The MSc in Economics – Finance and Economics qualify you for a career particularly within the financial sector, where the typical job titles are:
Analyst in the financial sector, specializing in bond analysis, stock analysis, firms’ corporate finance activities, or general economic trends
Portfolio manager in pension funds, investment funds, or financial institutions
Responsible for risk management in financial corporations or large companies
Jobs related to supervising or regulating the financial markets
Academic career with teaching and research (enrollment in a Ph.D. program)