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Master of Science

Finance

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

Financial data analysis graph
Financial data analysis graph

Applied Valuation

Understand how corporate value is created and destroyed. Learn how managerial decisions affect a company’s valuation.

Illustration of graphs
Illustration of graphs

Advanced Corporate Finance

Gain insight into advanced topics in corporate finance, such as capital structure decisions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital.

Financial data and graphs
Financial data and graphs

Asset Management

Learn the empirical methods to evaluate asset allocation strategies in various asset classes in terms of their risk-return characteristics.

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Man looking at a global map

Financial Risk Management

Understand how risk management adds firm value. Learn how the various types of risks faced by financial institutions are measured and managed.

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?

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:

Valentina Barbosa Forero
Valentina Barbosa Forero

Valentina Barbosa Forero

Graduate programme at Norges Bank Investment Management

MSc in Finance from BI
BBA - Specialisation in Finance from BI

Sara Trajchevska
Sara Trajchevska

Sara Trajchevska

Financial Analyst at Equinor

MSc in Finance from BI

Ann-Kathrin Behringer
Ann-Kathrin Behringer

Ann-Kathrin Behringer, CESGA

Portfolio Manager Quantitative Equities at DWS Group

MSc in Finance (Double Degree) from Católica Lisbon and BI

Dennis Anghelopoulos
Dennis Anghelopoulos

Dennis Anghelopoulos, CFA

Consultant at Bain & Company

MSc in Finance from BI
BBA - Specialisation in Shipping from BI

Jesper Hembre
Jesper Hembre

Jesper Hembre

Consultant - M&A Transaction Services at Deloitte Financial Advisory

MSc in Finance from BI
BSc in Finance from BI

Minja Rankov
Minja Rankov

Minja Rankov

Senior Analyst – Strategy & Transactions at EY

MSc in Finance from BI

Alf Kristian Pettersen
Alf Kristian Pettersen

Alf Kristian Pettersen

Junior Associate at McKinsey & Company

MSc in Finance from BI


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

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.

BI’s MSc in Finance among 50 best globally

The Financial Times ranks BI Norwegian Business School as the best in Norway and number 3 in Scandinavia on the FT Masters in Finance Ranking 2022.

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.

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.

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.