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Studies at University of Oulu

The University of Oulu offers study opportunities with a solid academic foundation ranging from 5-6 year degree programmes and master’s programmes to doctoral training. There are also several possibilities such as open university studies, executive training and continuing education for developing and maintaining skills and competencies.

In addition to a variety of student exchange programmes, international master’s degree programmes in English are offered in six fields of study, making the university an international study environment.

International Master's Programmes

Master's Programme in Finance

The AACSB accredited Oulu Business School aims to educate professionals by bringing an international perspective to develop the business and economy especially in the Northern Finland. The fundamental values of the school are expertise, responsibility to self and others, and a pioneering spirit. The general learning goals of the master’s programs of OBS are analytical thinking and problem solving, disciplinary knowledge, business knowledge, globally responsible business and communication skills.

The master’s program in Finance aims at high-quality, research-based education. It prepares students for careers in finance. Investment advisors, financial analysts, and corporate financial managers all need to understand the financial markets and financial risks. To be successful, finance professionals must have both theoretical understanding of the markets and the empirical tools required for analysis. This program provides the theory and methods necessary for success.

The program covers the core areas of finance: asset pricing, portfolio management, corporate finance, and risk management. Additionally, students in the program gain special insight into the areas of individual investor behavior and the management of alternative assets. Students will develop the quantitative skills necessary to produce thorough research analysis. Therefore, the program also equips it students with abilities to enter into doctoral education.

Kati Leinonen

Basic information

Name of the Degree: 
Master of Science (MSc) in Economics and Business Administration
Duration of studies: 
2 years
ECTS Credits: 
Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
Asset Manager
Security Analyst
Financial Market Researcher
Location of Instruction: 
+358 (0)294 487784
sinikka.moilanen (at)
+358 (0)294 487786
andrew.conlin (at)
Tuition fees for citizens of non EU/EEA member states: 
No tuition fee


Next Application Period: 
December 15, 2015 – January 29, 2016 (15.00 GMT +2)