Develop quantitative and analytical skills you can transfer to all business disciplines and industries. Earn a highly recognised degree by learning from faculty in one of Europe’s best departments in Finance.
What will you learn?
The programme provides the best possible education and environment for the development of well-trained, knowledgeable and socially responsible professionals for finance and other related positions. The skill sets you acquire form the basis for critically assessing problems and being able to make optimal and strategic decisions in an uncertain environment. A modern manager requires good insight into the drivers of the financial situation of an enterprise, which is intimately connected with its success. The aim is to develop valuable individuals for corporations and society both in relation to current practices and designing a better future with the ability to adjust to new challenges with vision. This programme has an applied focus and you will develop IT and programming skills to meet the needs of an industry that is becoming increasingly technological.
BI's Department of Finance is ranked in the top ten in Europe, and has a strong international orientation, with faculty from leading schools in Finance and Economics. Our programme 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.
WHY CHOOSE THIS PROGRAMME?
Engaging learning experiences and quality teaching are something we strive to provide, to help you build a solid skill and competency base, making you relevant for the future of work. In the video below, you will get the perspectives of our students, faculty, and the industry to understand the reasons for choosing to study Master of Science in Finance at BI.
Why choose MSc in Finance?
With a Master of Science in Finance, you will be a viable candidate for a broad range of positions and industries, both in Norway and internationally. Here are a few examples of positions our former students have obtained:
- Chief Economist, Sparebank 1 Markets
- Vice President, Credit Suisse
- Consultant, First House
- Business Controller, Kongsberg Maritime AS
- Finance Analyst, Equinor ASA
- Investment Analyst, SpareBank 1
CUSTOMISE YOUR DEGREE
As a master student at BI, you have several exciting opportunities that will contribute to a varied and interesting student life, at the same time as you build relevant competence and gain an advantage in the job market by tailoring your degree.
Our internship programme is a credit-bearing course that gives you the opportunity to test subjects and industries based on your interests, competency, and personal qualities. An internship is valuable as a means of allowing you to experience how your field of study is applied in the business world and provides you with work experience that can be highly attractive to potential employers.
We offer a number of elective courses so that you can adapt your studies to your own interests and goals. This way you can build up competency and pursue a combination of courses that will make you attractive and unique.
Take part of your education abroad! If you want to work abroad or in an international company after your studies, this should be particularly relevant for you. Culture and language are important in all companies and organisations, but knowledge of other countries' customs, governance and behaviour can be absolutely crucial to global success.
Earn two master's degrees in the same time it takes to complete one. Double your insight, double your network, and double your potential!
The increasing complexity of the financial industry creates new needs. Therefore, to educate up-to-date candidates, we need to use up-to-date tools and data in our classrooms. Bloomberg is a global provider of real market data and other financial information and news. Among other things, it can be used to analyse markets and to determine the value of companies. You will have access to Bloomberg through BI and gain programming skills used in the financial world.
It is important for us that our students have access to the best tools and possibilities to help improve their skills and employability. By becoming a CFA Charterholder, your expertise within investment management will be your testament to the quality of your competence. By being an Affiliated University, our curriculum is closely tied and embedded with the core competence applied by investment professionals globally, and the standards of the CFA Institute.
BI team crowned global champions
A team of four students from BI’s Master of Science in Finance programme secured the title of Global Champions in the 15th Annual CFA Institute Research Challenge.
“The field of finance provides you with so many opportunities"
Nicoleta Ionita chose finance because she enjoys the rational and logical. But when she started her master’s degree at BI and came face to face with the challenges of the creative aspects of the field, she discovered new qualities in herself.
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- 60 credits (ECTS)
- 60 credits (ECTS)
Specialisation elective (6-12 ECTS)
You will automatically qualify for one of the special tracks below by completing the necessary combination of elective courses:
- Asset Management track
- Corporate Finance track
Please be aware that the study plan and courses can be subject to change.
Priority application deadline for Master of Science: 1 March
After 1 March, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.