Semester 1

Department ECTS Rate of studies
Background in Business Administration take:      
Intermediate Microeconomics Economics 7,5 50%
Intermediate Macroeconomics Economics 7,5 50%
Background in Economics take:      
Financial Reporting Business 7,5 100%
Corporate Finance Business 7,5 100%
Mutual courses:    
Financial Institutions Management Business 7,5 50%
Econometrics 1 Economics 7,5 50%

Semester 2

Fixed Income Securities Business 7,5 50%
Portfolio Theory Business 7,5 50%
Financial Derivatives and Risk Management Business 7,5 50%
Econometrics 3b: Time Series Data Economics 7,5 50%

Semester 3

Elective course   7,5  
Financial Development and Crises Economics 7,5 50%
Advanced Financial Theory Business 7,5 50%
Advanced Financial Empirical Research Business 7,5 50%

Semester 4

Master´s Dissertation in Finance   30 100%

First semester

During the first half of the first semester students with a background in Business take two courses in Economics at intermediary level and students with a background in Economics take courses in Business at intermediary level. The second part of the first semester the programme offers courses in Financial Institutions Management and Econometrics.

Second semester

The second semester develops the disciplinary core and consists of four courses dealing with various financial instruments and techniques: “Derivatives”, Fixed Income Securities”, “Portfolio Theory” and “Econometrics”.

To continue onto year 2, students must have accomplished a minimum of 52.5ECTS during year 1. 

Third semester

The third semester is integrative and combines, in addition to one elective course, knowledge from the two contributing disciplines. The courses give an intergrative specialisation within the area of financial economics and are preparatory for further research within the field. 

To enter the fourth semester and the degree project the student should have completed a minimum of 75 ECTS within the programme.

Fourth semester

The fourth semester consists of writing a master’s thesis with relevance to the programme. The thesis is expected to give a substantial contribution to research.