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

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

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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
  • 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 investor behavior. Finance research at Oulu Business School focuses on individual investors’ actions in the financial markets. The research utilizes large empirical datasets covering individuals’ securities transactions. The research projects include analyzing the rationality of investors’ decision making under standard models of finance, analyzing the reasons for the possible deviations from the standard model’s prediction of behavior, and developing alternative theoretical models to help understand these seemingly irrational behaviors.

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 academic knowledge and skills cultivated during my studies in Finance will equip me on my professional journey to tackle challenges in our ever-evolving world."


The programme prepares students for such positions as:

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