Admission requirements

Master of Science in Finance

BI prides itself on its rigorous academic curriculum and engaging educational experience with career-minded application of theory. BI is a highly selective institution; we seek to enrol business students who demonstrate the intellectual curiosity, professional leadership, and academic ability to succeed. Applicants with a different, but strong quantitative background and some previous exposure to business and/or economics, may also qualify for admission.

1.1 Requirements related to the Bachelor's degree
a) A successfully completed Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS credits) in the area of economics and business administration. Applicants should have a strong foundation in quantitative methods (eg. mathematics and statistics), economics, and finance to be successful in this degree programme.


b) A successfully completed Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS credits) in finance (minimum 80 ECTS credits specialisation).

1.2 Requirements related to the Master in Business and Economics degree
Applicants who successfully completed the four-year Master in Business and Economics (Siviløkonom) with a specialisation in finance can apply for admission to a one-year add-on programme (+1-model) and will be individually assessed for admission.

The minimum grade requirement is a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.50 on an ECTS scale.

Applicants with a grade of D or lower in relevant courses may be refused admission on the basis of an overall academic assessment. Courses of particular relevance to the programme are courses in finance, business economics, quantitative methods and economics.

All grades will be converted to the ECTS grade scale before applications will be evaluated for admission. Follow this link to help calculate your GPA.

The admission requirements are minimum requirements and do not automatically give applicants a right of admission. If the number of qualified applicants is higher than the number of places, the applicants will be ranked according to qualifications. Applicants will be ranked on the basis of grade point average. If the grade point average is the same, applicants with a better GMAT score will be prioritised.

In special cases the Associate Dean for the programme may approve other documented qualifications that are fully or in part equal to the admission requirements referred to above for academically strong applicants.

NB: Admission requirements may be subject to change. Please note in addition to the general admission requirements, each Master of Science programme has specific curricular requirements you must also fulfil to gain admission.