Why banking and finance?

 Banks are central to the financial architecture of all societies. The changing global financial landscape offers opportunities for innovative thinking to respond to unique demands for financial services by businesses and society at large. This programme, by design, assists students develop global skills and proficiencies to work anywhere in the banking and finance world through a distinctive blend of robust course content and a strong and international student and faculty body. If you are motivated and driven to be part of the decision making process in the global financial architecture, the Master of Banking and Finance programme will match your ambition with its scope of content, context, and relevance.

What you will learn

Academic abilities are important in financial decision-making as they help cultivate professional judgment of new developments in finance. As such the programme emphasizes both theoretical as well as practical applications of finance in a global context. A graduate in our Master of Banking and Finance programme possesses a high degree of financial knowledge and skill. You will learn financial theories (including portfolio theory, corporate finance theories, and financial derivatives) and their applications, econometrics and financial modelling and their applications, financial institutions in a global context, and using financial information in the decision making process. Students are taught by committed full-time and part-time faculty members, all of whom are engaged in innovative international financial research. Whilst the programme provides students with a robust grounding in finance, the curriculum also encourages critical thinking and ethical behaviour.

Your future career

The programme provides a solid background for students pursuing a professional career in the financial industry as financial analysts, chief financial officers and portfolio managers. Prospective employers include commercial banks, central banks, investment banking firms and other international financial institutions. The programme also provides a solid background for students pursuing a career in academic research and teaching in the area of financial economics.

Programme overview

 Semester 1,2 & 3: Mandatory courses (four per semester), including for example Advanced Financial Theory, Portfolio Theory, Fixed Income Securities, Financial Derivatives, Econometrics, Advanced Financial Empirical Research and Financial Institutions Management.

 Semester 4: During the last semester of the programme you will write a master’s dissertation.  The dissertation enables you to further advance the skills and knowledge you have developed during the taught courses by applying relevant theories and methods to an empirical problem.

Eligibility requirements

Successful applicants are required to hold a Bachelor’s degree with either 60 ECTS in business administration and 30 ECTS in economics, or 60 ECTS in economics and 30 ECTS in business administration. In addition, students are required to have mathematics and statistics, each equivalent to at least 7.5 ECTS. You must must have a knowledge of English corresponding to English B/6, Swedish upper secondary school.

Selection of Applicants

The ranking and selection of master students is based on GMAT or GRE.

Programme overview


Why choose this programme?

  •  It combines economics with business - giving you important insight into their correlation.
  • The programme provides you with knowledge and skills in high demand among employers.
  • It prepares you for further academic research.