Master of Science in Business

Major in Finance

Customise your Master of Science in Business degree by choosing a major in Finance.

Why choose a major in Finance?

Finance is ultimately about taking optimal and strategic decisions in an uncertain environment, which applies to all areas of business. A modern manager requires insight into the drivers of the financial situation of an enterprise, which is intimately connected with its success.

What will you learn?

Among the courses, you will find:

  • Multinational Corporate Finance: Understand financial decision-making in multinational firms.
  • Risk Management: Learn why corporations should hedge and what tools they may use to do so.
  • Research Methodology in Finance: Learn important econometric techniques that are used in empirical finance, and how these techniques can be applied.

Programme Structure

The academic year at BI is divided into two semester, one in the autumn and one in spring. There are exams at the end of each semester. This programme structure provides an overview of which courses you will be taking and when you will be taking them.

1. Year

    60 credits (ECTS)

2. Year

    60 credits (ECTS)



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Student perspective

MSc in Business with a major in Finance and Class of 2017 student, Maria Rana, explains from her own perspective what students will learn in the major. Furthermore, Maria highlights how the degree will enable future graduates to be successful in the job market.

Student perspective

Faculty perspective

Associate Professor of Finance and Coordinator for the major in Finance, Costas Xiouros, highlights the different aspects of Finance that students are introduced to in the MSc in Business with a major in Finance programme. Furthermore, Professor Xiouros explains the ways the material can be used in a career afterwards. 

Faculty perspective

Industry perspective

BI alumnus and current Senior Manager at Monitor Deloitte, Kathrine Lærke Søndergaard, explains how her major in Finance at BI has enabled her to excel in her career. Furthermore, she highlights the reason why Deloitte needs people with a background in Finance.


Industry perspective

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