Most of what happens in business and industry is ultimately about finance. Today, most modern managers have good insight into the forces that affect and determine the financial situation of an enterprise. The Master of Science programme in Financial Economics, therefore, will provide you with a strong basis for management positions in a broad range of industries. If you want to work internationally, the fact that BI's Department of Finance is ranked top ten in Europe gives you a good starting point and an education that is recognized in other countries as well.
Focus on analytical qualities
The programme will provide you with in-depth knowledge of financial topics and you will learn how to apply what you have learnt in practice. Not least, you will acquire an analytical way of thinking that is almost indispensable in management positions in a number of fields, not only in economics. Among other things, the curriculum includes financial theories, financial decision criteria and risk management, financial analysis (and much more). You will choose your own focus area, for instance investment, risk management, group finance or financial derivatives. The teaching is in English. This will give you a good command of English, which today is a necessity for most managers both in Norway and abroad.
With an Master of Science in Financial Economics there will never be any doubt as to your qualifications, and a broad range of career opportunities will be open to you – both in Norway and internationally. The following are some examples of positions our graduates have obtained recently: financial analyst in the oil industry, analyst in the stock market, adviser in a PR-company, business controller in a shipping company, and senior executive officer in statistics and social analysis. These are just a few opportunities – there are many more!
All master's degree programmes offered by BI are full time, and with the exception of the Master in Professional Accountancy they are taught in English.