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.
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.
Why choose MSc in Sustainable Finance?
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.
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.