Master in Economics - Finance and Economics (MSc)
A Master of Science in Finance and Economics has a broad knowledge and understanding of central financial problems of corporations and households. The profile gives a deep insight into risk and portfolio management; the pricing of stocks, bonds, and derivatives; the valuation of companies; and the strategic capital budgeting and financing decisions of corporations. The constituent compulsory courses provide a profound understanding of the key issues in finance as well as the methods and models employed to analyze these. The graduates are encouraged to relate their financial knowledge with microeconomic, macroeconomic, or accounting concepts as well as to apply econometric techniques to financial data.
The year is divided into two semesters: The autumn semester begins on September 1st and ends just before Christmas. The spring semester begins on February 1st and ends around May/June.
The teaching takes place primarily as lectures and possibly with practical assignment lessons as supplements. Furthermore, individual supervision can occur.
The student must purchase books and other educational material on his/her own.
Each course is completed with an exam. The examination types vary but can take form as e.g. a written exam, an oral exam, a take-home assignment or a multiple-choice test. The examination type for the individual course will be stated in the course description.
Graduates with strong analytical and quantitative skills in finance typically find jobs in the financial sector and in large business enterprises.
Typical jobs for holders of an M.Sc. Economics – Finance and Economics degree 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
- An academic career with teaching and research (enrollment in a Ph.D. program).
The admission requirement for the M.Sc. in Economics (cand.oecon.) in Finance and Econimics is the Danish three-year Bachelor of Science in Economics, Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration (HA) or Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economy.
Applicants with other relevant backgrounds can also apply. The applications will be evaluated on an individual basis. It may be required of the applicants to take supplementary courses.
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