Master's Programme in Finance

Umeå University, Umeå School of Business and Economics

Program Description

Master's Programme in Finance

Umeå University, Umeå School of Business and Economics

Master's Programme in Finance, 120 ECTS

This programme is given by the Umeå School of Business and Economics. 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.

Programme Outline

All courses are studied in sequence and not parallel. This means that you study one course at a time full time for five weeks then you have an exam and then the next course starts. There are four courses each semester. If you are used to a parallel system this might sound like very few courses but the expected workload for one semester is at least 40 hours per week in this system of sequential studies.

Studies Abroad

At Umeå School of Business and Economics, 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.

International exchange is an important component of student life at Umeå School of Business and Economics. Our 70 partner universities around the world send students to Umeå every year, and about 45 % of our business school graduates have spent one or two semesters abroad as part of their curricula.

Career Opportunities

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.

Admission Requirements

General requirements

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:

  • 90 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.

Specific requirements

The Master’s Programme in Finance has special requirements:

90 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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 14, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2018
2 years
Full time
180,000 SEK
Sweden - Umeå
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Tuition fee; first instalment:SEK 45000