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The Master’s Programme in Finance prepares you for an international career in the financial services sector, e.g. in commercial and investment banking, insurance firms and supervisory authorities, and in finance functions in both private and public sectors. Graduates from this programme have found work in financial and nonfinancial companies all over the world.

The programme extends your knowledge of all major areas of financial decision-making. You will gain a thorough understanding of, and training in, effective identification, analysis and resolution of complex financial problems. The programme is research-driven and based on the principle of academic rigour in practical application. You will learn advanced theoretical and empirical concepts in both financial economics and corporate finance.

Important objectives are to familiarise students with the main areas of investigation and research techniques used in finance and to give you the general knowledge required to specialise in your preferred area of finance. As an MSc Finance student, you have access to extensive data resources, including Bloomberg terminals. You will be able to view live market data from across the world and use it to test how theoretical mathematical financial models stand up in practice.

The School's Career Services provides you with opportunities to gain the skills you need to compete for international jobs in finance. As part of your orientation week, a half-day career workshop is run, specially tailored for the students of the MSc in Finance. With a Master’s in Finance from a world-class university, you are well equipped to pursue a career in finance all over the world.

Top 50 in the Financial Times ranking

The finance programme is ranked number 32 in the Financial Times prestigious annual global ranking of Master’s programmes in Finance. The international financial paper sends questionnaires to the students who graduated three years ago, in which they have an opportunity to answer questions about what the study programme has meant for them, how their careers have taken off, what they have learned, to what extent they feel their studies paid off, etc. According to the questionnaire, 90% of the finance students are employed after three months.

Double degree options

For students that deliver very good study results during the initial semester of the programme, double degree options with the University of Groningen will be offered. A limited number of students may also extend their studies at EM Lyon.

Programme modules/courses

In this high speed, high learning programme, you will gain solid knowledge in the broad finance area.

Courses and a number of credits: Foundations of Finance (7.5); Financial Econometrics (7.5); Theory of Corporate Finance (7.5); Empirical Finance (7.5); Managerial Finance (5); Financial Risk Analysis (5); Fixed Incomes and Derivatives (5). At the end of the year, you apply your new skills and knowledge set in completing a degree project of 15 credits.

Career prospects

This is a programme for students who are aiming for a career in the finance industry, including portfolio management, investment banking, trading, security analysis, asset allocation. Financial skills are also in demand by regulators and policymakers in the area of financial markets. The programme also prepares you for PhD studies in finance.

Graduates have found work at financial and nonfinancial companies such as Credit Suiss, Citco Group, Goldman Sachs, Royal Bank of Scotland, JP Morgan, BNP Paribas, China Investment Corporation, Standard Poor’s, Maersk, PwC, Electrolux, Tetra Pak, L’Oréal and Volvo.

Please read more about the programmes on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/Finance

Why Lund University?

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.

If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.

The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se

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