Overview of corporate finance, investments and option pricing
Students in the Master's Degree Programme in Finance develop a specialisation in the areas of corporate finance and investments, such as the evaluation of stocks and bonds, financial markets, option pricing, capital budgeting, cost of capital, long-term fiscal policy, and other related topics of modern finance.
Excellent career prospects
The career prospects of accounting and finance graduates are excellent worldwide and the graduates from the Master's Degree Programme in Finance have been very successful in their careers in Finland and internationally:
- 52% of our students find a job before graduation
- Over 100 companies recruited our graduates
- 3,500 EUR average salary after graduation
- 71% of last year's graduates are working fulltime
The programme is the only Finance programme that is EPAS-accredited in Finland, the second CFA-affiliated Finance programme in Finland and fourth CFA-affiliated Finance programme in Nordic countries. The international EPAS accreditation is a mark of the quality of the University's business teaching, and graduates from the Master's Degree Programme in Finance have been very successful in their careers both in Finland and internationally. Furthermore, the high-quality research and scientific teaching have placed the Department of Accounting and Finance among the top research centres in Europe, ranking number 10 in Europe and number 1 in the Nordic Countries.
There are two Double Degree programmes with IESEG School of Management in France (a triple-accredited school) and Umeå University in Sweden (AACSB accredited school). This means you can obtain a degree from two countries at once. 66% of our teaching staff are international and we have visiting professors from highly-ranked institutions such as Manchester Business School, University of St. Galen and Hanken School of Economics.
To be eligible for admission to the Master's Degree Programme in Finance you should already have completed your Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field such as business studies, mathematics or statistics. The study programme leads to a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration degree, and it can be completed in two years. The intake of the programme is 20 students, and the application period is around December - January annually.
There are no entrance examinations for international Master's programmes at the University of Vaasa. Admission decisions are made on the basis of the required documents, evaluating each complete application individually and selecting those with the best qualifications.
The tuition fee for the Master's Degree Programme in Finance is 12 000 euros. In addition to the tuition fee students are required to pay the Student Union membership fee of approximately 140 euro per academic year. The University of Vaasa has scholarships available for students who are required to pay tuition fees in Master's Degree Programmes.