The Master's Degree Programme in Finance focuses on the theory of finance and financial analysis from an international perspective. The programme provides an overview of corporate finance, investments, and option pricing. Students will 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.
The career prospects of accounting and finance graduates are excellent worldwide. 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.
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. As of August 2017 Finnish universities have introduced tuition fees.
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 142 euro per academic year. The University of Vaasa will have scholarships available for students who are required to pay tuition fees in Master's Degree Programmes.
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Last updated December 11, 2018