Master of Science

Sustainable Finance

Acquire skill sets within sustainable finance to meet the growing need for candidates with this unique perspective and interdisciplinary competence.

What will you learn?

Gain deep insight into the role of finance in the global economy, and the adoption of sustainable technologies and practices in response to the challenges and trends concerning social and environmental issues. The programme will focus on the core economic theories that address sustainability and ESG issues, their macroeconomic aspects, and corporate dimensions. You will acquire an in-depth understanding of how it affects financial management and how financial constraints may limit or support corporate action towards these issues. By using and applying systematic and quantitative tools and methods within finance, you will be equipped to analyse and assess the impact, risks and benefits, of ESG and sustainability in the context of corporate decisions and development. The programme will also address ethical issues that may arise when trying to balance interests of investors, employees, other stakeholders, and society. By being introduced to a variety of relevant and real-world cases, you will be trained and experienced in critical thinking, problem solving and working individually and in teams.

Popular courses covered in this programme

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Illustration of graphs

Get introduced to how financial markets, corporations and regulators separately, and collectively, can make the transition to a sustainable economic system possible. 

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Illustration of green environment

How can firms and organisations assess and disclose their ESG and sustainability footprint and which voluntary or regulatory ESG frameworks do they need to comply to?

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Man looking at a Globe

This course teaches the fundamentals of corporate and financial risk management and shows how to integrate environmental, sustainability and climate risks into a holistic approach. 

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Illustration of data analytics

How can our understanding of sustainability and ESG challenges help improve decision making to enhance environmental and social performance while creating value for shareholders?

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 Sustainable Finance at BI.

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Career possibilities

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
  • Consulting
  • 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.


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.

Please be aware that the study plan and courses can be subject to change.