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Master of Science in Finance

Master's programme | 120 credits
Autumn 2020
100% Day
1 Closed GU-68198 2 Closed GU-18198
1) Anyone can apply
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Programme

The master's programme in Finance is designed to equip students with a strong foundation in analytical and empirical analysis, and to educate them more generally about the research process in finance and related disciplines. The valuation concepts and techniques taught to you have proven applicability even outside the traditional investment banking community. Courses in the programme aim to provide deeper knowledge and operational understanding of concepts and techniques, thereby enabling you to apply them to practical problems.

About the Education
Financial questions arise almost everywhere in modern life. Individuals must manage their income, expenses, savings, and investments. Companies must run their financial operations in such a way that all stakeholders benefit, including employees, owners, and the surrounding community. Globally, we must establish socially responsible investment practices that provide resources for tackling issues like poverty and environmental sustainability. The skills developed during the master's programme in Finance help you to provide educated answers to these various challenges.

Professionally oriented
Our programme focuses on the problems of an advanced practitioner and provides you with a solid basis in corporate finance and investment management. You will gain analytical knowledge and an operational understanding of financial concepts, develop skills to apply financial theory to practical problems, and gather working knowledge of empirical tools. Prominent representatives of the business community give seminars and classes, preparing you to enter the job market. Our Finance Laboratory modernizes your education by:

  • providing access to real-time data from most global exchanges;
  • providing a continuous flow of updated models and research material from several international investment banks, covering most major companies and fixed income securities;
  • enabling you to monitor realistic positions of securities in terms of valuation and risk;
  • and developing your programming skills to meet the needs of an increasingly technological industry.

You can choose from various elective courses and tailor your education to your particular interests and goals. Courses like Applied Portfolio Management, Quantitative Finance, and Credit Risk Modelling prepare you for careers in asset management, risk management, security analysis, and sales. On the other hand, courses like Corporate Valuation, Financial Accounting, and Industrial Economics prepare you for careers in commercial banking, management consulting, or finance functions in corporations. You may also broaden your perspective via a wide selection of non-financial elective courses.

An international atmosphere allows you to experience other cultures, improve your communication skills, and build a global network of friends. You will be part of a multicultural classroom. We also offer the chance to apply for a Double Degree programme with the Tor Vergata University of Rome, where selected students spend the second year of the programme in Italy and earn a master's degree from each university. You can also spend an exchange semester in one of our partner universities located around the world. More programme specific information about possibilities to study abroad can be found under Exchange opportunities.


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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: General Entrance Requirements:  
A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to 180 ECTS credits) from an internationally recognized university and English 6/English B from Swedish upper secondary school or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test. For more information about general entrance requirements see (English) and (Swedish).   Programme specific entrance requirements: 
A) a minimum of 7,5 credits in finance and a minimum of 15 credits in microeconomics (of which at least 7,5 credits on intermediate level) and a minimum of 15 credits in statistics or 7,5 credits in statistics and 7,5 credits in quantitative methods and/or mathematics  or   B) a Bachelor´s Degree within mathematics or in an engineering programme with a quantitative or mathematical orientation.

Selection: Selection for event

The selection of students is based on two groups. Priority is given to students in Group 1.

Group 1: Students with GMAT or GRE General Test result. Students need a GMAT test result of 350 or higher. Students with a GMAT test result lower than 350 will be placed in selection group 2. (GRE General Test results are translated to an equivalent GMAT score.)

Group 2: number of credits (maximum 225 credits). For further information and important instructions please see

Selection: Selection for event

The selection of students is based on three groups. Group 1 and 2 are prioritized.

Group 1: Students with GMAT or GRE General Test result. Students need a GMAT test result of 350 or higher. Students with a GMAT test result lower than 350 will be placed in selection group 3. (GRE General Test results are translated to an equivalent GMAT score.)

Group 2: Students registered on Handelshögskolans Ekonomprogram, Logistikprogram or Samhällsvetenskapligt miljövetarprogram (inriktning uthålligt företagande eller miljöekonomi), that are guaranteed a place on one of the nine MSc programmes, offered by the Graduate School. The students are not guaranteed their first choice of programme. See information on how the selection is made.

Group 3: Number of credits (maximum 225 credits). If there are places left when the selection has been made in group 1 and 2, eligible students in group 3 will be selected.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full programme cost: 166 000 SEK
First payment: 41 500 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

If you have additional queries, you are welcome to contact our student counsellors who will be happy to assist you.

Phone: 031-786 4956, E-mail:


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Box 695
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Vasagatan 1

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