Admission requirements

Master of Science in Finance

This page outlines the specific admission requirements for this programme.

In addition, you must meet the general requirements for Master of Science.


1.1 Undergraduate Degree
a) A successfully completed Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS credits) in the field of business administration, finance, or economics. 


b) A successfully completed Bachelor’s degree with a specialisation (minimum 80 ECTS credits) in one of the following, provided that the combination of courses gives a good foundation for further studies within finance:

  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics*
  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science

1.2 The Bachelor’s degree should include the following courses, or equivalent

  • Foundations in Economics and/or finance
  • Mathematics*
  • Statistics or Econometrics

*Equivalent courses may include Calculus, Algebra, Differential Equations, or other courses in which mathematics were taught and applied. Applicants need to include the relevant course syllabus(es) with their application to determine that applicants satisfy this requirement.

1.3 Some applicants may qualify for a one-year-add-on-programme
Applicants who successfully completed the four-year Master in Business and Economics (Siviløkonom) with a specialisation in Finance can apply for admission to a one-year add-on programme (+1-model) and will be individually assessed for admission.



In addition to the admission requirements for all MSc degree programmes, the following requirements must be met:

  • A minimum grade of C in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics/Finance (or in equivalent courses).

Please note
The admission requirements above are minimum requirements. We recommend that applicants have a strong foundation in basic mathematics and statistics, economics, and finance to be successful in this degree programme. Students are strongly recommended to take relevant preparatory course offered by BI Norwegian Business School in July/August each year (free of charge). Applicants from a non-business background are recommended to complete a course or courses in Financial Accounting and Financial Management prior to beginning the programme. Students could make use of the following online courses by Harvard Business Publishing:

Grades are posted using the ECTS scale.

Last updated 4 May 2023