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?
Our MSc in Finance is your opportunity to excel in the world of finance, irrespective of whether you want to specialise in corporate finance, asset management, or other finance-related roles. In a programme with international students and faculty from around the world, you will learn to solve complex problems in uncertain environments. For instance, in corporate finance, you will grasp where a company’s value comes from and how different factors impact its financial situation. Similarly, in asset management, you will understand how changes to the risk-return trade-off affect portfolio weights.
The driving force behind this programme is the Department of Finance which is ranked among the top ten in Europe and has a strong international focus. As such, the MSc in Finance lays a solid foundation upon which you can build and apply your knowledge in practice. You will also gain important digital competencies. Beyond mastering Excel and programming, you will gain proficiency in working with data, e.g., in our Bloomberg room. As a member of the CFA’s University Affiliation Programme, our MSc in Finance also helps you on your journey toward becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), thereby enhancing your competitiveness in the job market.
In the face of the ever-changing needs of the financial industry, our objective is to equip you with the ability to identify the underlying economic issues and propose innovative solutions to address them. This prepares you for a thriving career while simultaneously creating value for society as a whole.
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. 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. In this video you will hear from Paul Jenkins, Senior Partner at McKinsey and Company, and what he thinks is the strength of this programme.
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. Below are some of our former students and the positions they secured straight after graduation.
The job market: MSc in Finance
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.
By completing the necessary combination of specialisation elective courses, you can acquire distinction in one of the following two tracks:
- Asset Management track
- Corporate Finance track
By choosing all specialisation electives included in a track, you will become specialised in that specific subject area and that will also be reflected on your diploma.
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.
It is important for us that our students have access to the best tools and possibilities to help improve their skills and employability. 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.
CFA Institute Research Challenge
This is an annual global competition where students are challenged and tested on their analytical, valuation, report writing, and presentation skills. They are mentored and trained by BI faculty. This is one of the toughest case competitions in the world. BI’s team has been to the global finals in four out of six years and became Global Champions in 2021.
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.
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.
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!
BI’s MSc in finance among the best globally, top three in the Nordics
BI’s Master of Science in Finance ranks among the 55 best finance programmes globally, according to Financial Times Masters in Finance ranking 2023.
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 enjoys the rational and logical part of finance, but was surprised when she was faced with creative challenges.
- 60 credits (ECTS)
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.