Master's Programme in Finance, 120 ECTS
This programme is given by the Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics. This programme provides a conceptual and analytical framework for understanding and applying financial theory and offers a thorough grounding in finance that its graduates can build upon for the remainder of their business careers.
Corporate Finance and Credit and Risk Management cover both long-term and short-term financial management for firms. Investments and Financial Statement Analysis provide in-depth insights into the valuation, management, and construction of investment portfolios with the exception of some elective courses, the program is offered in English. Level of Education: Second-degree studies.
Studies Abroad and internship
At Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE), internationalization is given high priority. There are plenty of opportunities to go abroad to study. The environment at the business school is also increasingly international with both students and teachers with an international background.
As a student at one of the Master's programmes at USBE you can apply for one semester studies abroad at one of our 70 partner universities. It is also possible to find a company and do an internship for 2 months some where in the world.
The programme is suitable for students wishing to work as investment advisers, with financing issues in banks, financing issues or cash management in companies, as financial analysts or consultants in large or small firms, banks, insurance companies, or government departments. Its international orientation provides good preconditions for working abroad.
Umeå University is in the top in Europe on factors related to student satisfaction according to the last year results from the International Student Barometer Here you will among other things be part of a buddy group that will introduce you to Swedish activities.
USBE is an internationally accredited business school under AACSB. We are among the 5% of Business Schools in the world with this accreditation focusing on quality management.
In order to be eligible to apply to our Master's programmes here at USBE you need a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Business Administration 180 ECTS (three years of full-time study), which should include:
- 75 ECTS (one and a half years of full-time study) in Business Administration.
Subjects can be defined differently in different countries. Examples of courses that we consider to be part of the subject of Business Administration are Accounting, Finance, Controlling, Management, Marketing, Logistics, and Entrepreneurship.
Language skills required
Students are required to have special eligibility in English equal to English B from Swedish gymnasium. This is usually shown with an internationally recognized test of English proficiency.
The Master’s Programme in Finance has special requirements:
75 ECTS (one and a half years of full-time study) in Business Administration (including at least 7.5 ECTS Finance) and 7.5 ECTS in Statistics.
Selection criteria and Notification of Admission Status
Admission is granted on a competitive basis. The selection criteria are the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) result.
If you have no GMAT test result you are still eligible to apply for the programme (Master's Programme in Accounting) but will be ranked after applicants with a GMAT result and according to the number of academic credits you have.
The city of Umeå
With 115 000 inhabitants (out of which 30 000 are students) Umeå provides an opportunity to gain high quality education as well as a good time. The city is large enough to have lots of activities but small enough to reach most things of interest by bike. It is also one of the cities in Sweden with the lowest crime rate.
One thing that attracts a lot of students is the sports center IKSU (the largest in northern Europe with 5000 visitors per day!!!!) with activities ranging from gym, various group training and swimming to different ball games including football, basketball, floorball, squash, badminton and indoor beach volleyball.
Beautiful clean nature within a short distance from the city.