Master's in Finance

NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Program Description
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Master's in Finance

NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration
ECTS credits: 120
Duration: two years

The programme prepares students for a wide range of outstanding career opportunities within financial services, consulting and auditing. The portfolio is designed and taught by NHH’s internationally recognised finance faculty, whose academic research and industry knowledge ensure that the courses are relevant and of high quality.

The courses combine a rigorous theoretical approach with relevant applications and students will develop a deep understanding of the theoretical framework and empirical evidence in finance. You will learn to analyse real-life problems related to financial markets and financial decision-making in firms, and to apply principles at the research frontier.

Upon completion of the programme, you will possess skills for performing investment analysis and valuation, evaluating portfolio management strategies and techniques, and making corporate finance decisions and risk management considerations.

You can tailor the programme to suit your own interests and choose to specialise in areas ranging from corporate finance, investment management or quantitative finance to ensure in-depth knowledge and skills vital for a chosen career path.

  • Corporate Finance: Students gain an understanding of how corporate financial decisions affect operations, and the effect of capital budgeting and business restructuring decisions for the firm’s choice of funding.
  • Investment Management: The courses cover pricing of financial securities, portfolio management, behavioural finance, and investor psychology and look at the interaction between financial markets and macroeconomics, including how financial markets are both a source of information and a tool for financial regulation and economic policies.
  • Quantitative Finance: The courses provide analytical and technical skills in financial engineering, derivatives and risk management, market liquidity, and programming with applications in finance.

    Research Distinction
    In addition we offer methodological courses at advanced level for students who want to elaborate their analytical skills. The advanced courses will qualify for a master's with "Research Distinction". Students who are planning to pursue a PhD are encouraged to select at least two advanced courses.

    It makes a difference where you study. NHH is one of the best business schools in Europe and is a member of the exclusive CEMS network ( – the strategic alliance of 30 leading business schools, 65 multinational companies and five NGO partners.

    We welcome talented students from across the world to our master’s programmes and offer them a first-rate education – with no tuition fee.

    NHH is a government funded university and therefore charges no application or tuition fees. As a student at NHH, the only fee you are required to pay is a small semester registration fee to the Student Welfare Organization in Bergen (SiB), allowing you to benefit from their services. The amount is currently approximately NOK 800 per semester. Some applicants are obliged to document financial ability in order to be granted a residence permit to study in Norway (citizens outside the EU/EEA area and Switzerland).

    NHH graduates have relevant jobs waiting. According to our recent employment survey 3 out of 4 students have already landed a job before they graduate. The average salary for NHH graduates is approximately NOK 520 000 (approx. 63 000 USD) including benefits.

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    Last updated December 1, 2016
    Duration & Price
    This course is Campus based
    Start Date
    Start date
    Aug. 13, 2017
    2 years
    Full time
    Feb. 15, 2017
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    Start date Aug. 13, 2017
    Norway Bergen
    Application deadline Feb. 15, 2017
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    End date June 20, 2019
    Duration 2 years
    Price Free
    Government funded, no tuition fees.