Finance

Finance, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) (2 years)

  • An internationally comparable degree in Economics from an AASCB accredited business school
     
  • In-depth understanding of finance theory and financial markets
     
  • Special insight into alternative investments and individual investor behaviour

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The international master’s programme in Finance is a two-year programme that covers the core areas of finance, investment management, and corporate financial management. The program includes such courses as:

  • asset pricing
  • portfolio management
  • alternative investments
  • corporate finance
  • corporate governance
  • financial risk management

The program also includes a module of core courses which covers fundamental theory, mathematical methods, and research methods.

Students gain special insight into the areas of the management of alternative assets and individual investor behaviour. The Finance Department of Oulu Business School has unique databases which allow top-level research in these areas.
The programme has a double degree programme with HEC School of Management, University of Liege, Belgium. A limited number of qualified students accepted to the programme complete their first year of studies in Oulu and the second year of studies in Liege. Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded the degrees of M.Sc. Finance from the University of Oulu and Master’s degree in Management, Banking and Asset Management, from the University of Liege.

Students are also eligible to go abroad on an exchange programme during the two-year programme in Oulu.
Graduates understand finance theory and have the technical skills to apply theory to practice.

The programme prepares students for such positions as:

  • Asset Manager
  • Financial / Market Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Corporate Financial Manager