This specialisation provides you with transferable skills that enable you to undertake leading management roles in all areas of the finance and business sector.
Why choose Finance?
An economy’s financial markets are critical to a country’s overall development. Therefore, the finance industry is universally important, as it is essential to value creation, resource allocation, poverty reduction, and growth in a country. As one of the few, Norway’s financial system coped well with the global financial crisis, proving that the Norwegian financial industry is among the most efficient in Europe, with cutting-edge expertise and a great platform for research and development.
BI’s internationally renowned Finance faculty prepares you for an industry that is facing rapid change, digitalisation, automation, new competency requirements, increased innovation and new market entrants. Additionally, you will benefit from excellent links to key financial institutions and employers, the backbone of the Norwegian economy.
What will you learn?
Finance is at the heart of the academic content, with courses covering a comprehensive range of topics and frameworks that you apply to complex financial transactions. The curriculum focuses on the applied nature of finance, which prepares you to meet the needs of the rapidly changing financial environment, and to succeed within it.
While you gain a solid foundation of the Finance field, you are prepared with management tools to manage risk, and solve real-world problems by analysing the data at hand to make efficient and strategic decisions. You will deepen your knowledge and sharpen your skills as you place absolute focus on the financial industry, providing you with a rigorous understanding of key competitive and management issues within. The theoretical and conceptual knowledge of finance and quantitative skills prepares you for a broad range of careers in the financial sector.
You will also:
- Use Bloomberg terminals to learn how to analyse financial markets, assess economic scenarios, and interpret key news developments that impact the global economy.
- Make optimal decisions from a firm’s and an investor’s perspective that incorporate risk.
- Understand the pricing of financial assets and the optimal trade-off between risk and return, and the implications of this for investing in financial assets.
- Use the understanding of data analysis to make strategic decisions.
- Manage the risks of decision-making, and employ techniques applied to real-world business problems.
Students choosing Finance as their specialisation will follow the programme structure below for their third year of the BBA programme.