Master in Finance - MSc

University West Masters Programs

Full time See Course MSc 1 year

About the course

This one-year Master's programme in Finance offers the quantitative and theoretical tools required for a successful career as a financial analyst. You’ll learn from highly qualified researchers, lecturers, professors and representatives from business – from both Sweden and abroad. Your degree gives you expertise in the main areas of applied finance (corporate finance, pricing, risk management and financial institutions) and a solid foundation in economics, business and industry – making you highly employable in the international job market.


Kick-start your career as a financial analyst

The Master in Finance fast-tracks you to a successful career as a financial analyst in Sweden or abroad. We cooperate with accreditation organisations such as SwedSec and the CFA

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Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree worth 180 credits with 90 credits in the major subject field of economics with at least 7.5 credits in finance at the
intermediate level and 7.5 credits in econometrics, statistics, or the equivalent.

Alternatively, a bachelor’s degree worth 180 credits with 90 credits in the major subject field of business administration, with at least 7.5 credits in micro- economics and 7.5 credits in macro-economics and at least 7.5 credits in finance at the intermediate level and 7.5 credits in econometrics, statistics, or the equivalent.


Tuition is free for those with citizenship within the EU.

Students with citizenship in countries not within the EU/EEA or Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees, for details please visit: Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.

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Student Profile(s)

Yuliya Ilchenko

Why did you choose the Master in Finance at University West?
When I applied for the Master in Finance I already had extensive experience in finance, mostly in banking. So, from that experience it was a logical step to continue studying a master’s programme in the field of Finance. What attracted me most in the programme at University West was that it was a 1-year programme only and the subjects that are taught.

How did you experience your studies at University West?
All the subjects were relevant, interesting and challenging. Moreover, I think this programme is a good basis for preparation for the CFA exam – the most prestigious certification for financial analysts.

The academic staff on this programme are well qualified, can grab the audience’s attention and can explain complicated things. Very kind, supportive and interesting people. Any feedback or request is responded to quickly.

The programme at University West is very well organized. The university’s online student systems (Disco and Canvas) provide accurate support and help with planning my studies.

I really liked the modern and stylish architecture on the university’s campus. Everything is easily accessible for everybody through automated doors and elevators. The buildings are very spacious, clean, with modern furniture and equipped with kitchens and study rooms. I really love the modern design!

How would you describe the university culture?
What I really liked was everybody’s willingness to help and support. Besides that, I experienced that teachers had a real desire to teach and mentor students. I felt there was a cooperation with staff instead of them being controlling or commanding, which I was used to at my previous university.

Can you tell us about your future plans?
I am planning to work and live in Sweden. It would be great to learn more about the working culture in Sweden. I am also considering taking the CFA exam, because my programme has given me a solid knowledge to pass the CFA, levels 1 and 2 successfully. Also, I’ll continue to study the Swedish language; I enjoy it.


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