Finance at BI
Learn about the benefits you can gain from studying Finance at BI.
Do you want to develop the skills and knowledge for easily adjusting to new challenges? Gain a competitive advantage in a rapidly changing job market by studying Finance.
In the media we can see that finance is integrated in all parts of society, and shapes what happens in the real world. It takes center stage in the decisions that firms, investors and governments alike make. As the globalisation of business takes place at a rapid rate, and because Finance is at the heart of this globalisation, understanding Finance is becoming increasingly important in business. Learn how to make responsible, data-driven financial decisions to help both corporations and society as a whole, from one of Europe’s top 10 Finance departments in the field.
From theoretical to practical
Our programmes will provide you with the theoretical knowledge you need to fully understand Finance. The concepts you learn will provide the foundation from which you can build and apply your knowledge in practice. At BI you will develop skills and tools relevant in the world of Finance that you will carry with you throughout your career. To help you develop these skills, BI has established a Bloomberg room dedicated for Finance students. In addition, our programmes will help you prepare to become a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and gain a competitive edge in the job market.
The department is ranked 10th in Europe, and 2nd in the Nordic countries, based on top Finance publications from 2013–2017. It has a strong international orientation, with faculty from leading schools in Finance and Economics. Half of its staff (24 researchers) have other nationalities than Norwegian. Their research is published in top journals, and covers all areas of Finance.
"In times when financial markets around the globe become more complex and deeply interconnected, a degree in Finance will help you to evaluate financial decisions of market participants and to understand how these decisions influence the real economic activity."
Assistant Professor - Department of Finance
"By choosing to study Finance at BI Norwegian Business School, you will acquire the knowledge and skills in our programmes needed to analyse the financial decisions of individuals, companies, and organisations. "
Associate Professor - Department of Finance
The world of finance is a big one. You can work in various sectors and industries:
- Financial Institutions
- Consultancy firms
- Government and public agencies
- Independent Analysts
You can also choose by a variety of positions and fields of expertise:
- Financial Management (e.g. Financial Strategy, Corporate Valuation, Merger and Acquisitions, Risk Management)
- Financial Services and Insurance (e.g. Retail Banking, Financial Planning, Financial Dealing, Financial Advisor)
- Investment and Investment Banking (e.g. Business Valuation, Economic Research, Portfolio Fund Management)
"In order to succeed within this highly competitive area, we are dependent on highly educated individuals at the intersection of finance, mathematics, statistics, programming and data analysis."
Chief Investment Officer, Equities at Storebrand
"Understanding finance is crucial for all areas of business. Learn the most in-demand financial skills at the flagship programme of one of Europe’s top 10 departments in the field. "
Associate Professor - Department of Finance
How can you study Finance at BI?
We provide programmes at every level, from the Bachelor level all the way through to PhD.
FULL-TIME PROGRAMMES IN FINANCE
The BBA programme is taught entirely in English. In the third year you can specialise in Finance, going through a curriculum focused on how Finance is applied in the real world.
This three-year programme is taught mostly in Norwegian, and is based on giving you both insight into the strategic aspects of Finance, but also practical skills such as Excel, the Bloomberg terminal, and programming.
With this programme you will have the opportunity to earn the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential, a highly respected certification in the finance industry.
Keywords: Quantitative Methods, Applied Valuation and Investment.
By choosing the Finance specialisation in our Master of Science in Business programme, you will supplement your economics and management skills with an understanding of Finance. Students in this programme can be eligible for the highly sought-after title of Siviløkonom.
Keywords: Multinational Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Ressearch Methodology in Finance
The QTEM programme is designed to help you build networks, with two semesters abroad at two other top business schools and an internship. You will develop a global insight and intercultural competency.
Keywords: Risk management, applied economics, public policy, big data
This programme has the heaviest emphasis on quantitative skills of any programme at BI yet. That is because the globalisation of today’s financial markets has led to increased international competition and a growing need for employees with advanced skills. In addition to financial knowledge you will learn advanced methods such as numerical analysis, stochastic models, statistics, and econometrics.
Keywords: Quantitative risk management, computational methods, derivatives
Take your knowledge to the highest level with an in-depth and intensive training programme at the cutting edge of both theoretical and empirical research in Finance.