Gain a solid foundation in finance and sustainability to meet the growing need for candidates with this unique perspective and interdisciplinary competence.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
By studying sustainable finance you will be able to meet the increasing need for expertise in both finance and sustainability. You will combine a broad understanding of the challenges related to global sustainable development, climate change, and corporate environmental and social responsibility issues. In combination with strong general management and an extensive knowledge of the theories, concepts, and tools of finance you will be provided with the required education for a career in finance and consulting, but also with a strong basis for management positions in a broad range of industries.
The financial industry, as well as the corporate sector and consulting firms are looking for candidates with the necessary expertise in both finance and sustainability to respond to societal demand, and to be able to offer the required services and management skills to incorporate sustainability issues in business finance. BI's Department of Finance is ranked in the top ten in Europe, giving you a solid foundation as a starting point and an education that is recognised internationally.
Sustainable finance is an area of competency that is still very new and will increase in importance in the coming years. There is high demand from all sectors of the economy for managerial talent with both strong management and financial skills, and a deep understanding of sustainability and social responsibility issues. A broad range of career opportunities will be open to you, both in Norway and internationally.
Graduates will qualify for a range of positions in different areas across:
- The finance, banking, and insurance industries
- The shipping industry
- Large organisations where finance and sustainability and the circular economy are considered important and relevant
- As analysts, roles in portfolio management, asset management, and risk assessment
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.
- 60 credits (ECTS)
- 60 credits (ECTS)
Global Sustainable Development
ESG Risks, Reporting and Regulation
Exchange (18-24 ECTS)
Specialisation elective or Internship
Value Creation, Sustainability and Social Welfare
Priority application deadline for Master of Science: 1 March
The Master of Science in Sustainable Finance is a new programme in development to begin in August of 2021. Details and descriptions are subject to change.