Master of Science


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.

Popular courses covered in this programme

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Ethics and Sustainability in Finance

Understand the sustainability issues and ethical challenges facing today’s financial industry.

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Quantitative Methods for Finance

Understand the quantitative methods most commonly used in finance worldwide. You will be introduced to programming in MatLab, as there is increasing demand for finance candidates with technical skills.

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Corporate Finance

Gain insight into advanced topics in corporate finance, such as financial management and valuation, optimal corporate policy and investment and payout policy.

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Gain insight into the international dimension of the investment process and sustainable short-term and long-term investment strategies.


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?

Career Possibilities

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 

Hanne Helene Heiestad Wealth Specialist Danske Bank The best way to invest


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.

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)


  • Exchange (24-30 ECTS)

    - ECTS


  • Specialisation elective (6-12 ECTS)

    6 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.