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The Finance master’s programme at NHH prepares you for a wide range of outstanding career opportunities within financial services, consulting and auditing.

The portfolio is designed and taught by NHH’s internationally recognised faculty in finance and related areas, whose academic research and industry knowledge ensure that the courses are relevant and of high quality.

Taught in English over two years, the courses combine a rigorous theoretical approach with relevant applications. Students will develop a deep understanding of the theoretical framework and empirical evidence in finance.

You will learn to analyse real-life problems related to financial markets and financial decision-making in firms, and to apply principles at the research frontier.

Upon completion of the programme, you will possess skills for performing investment analysis and valuation, evaluating portfolio management strategies and techniques, and making corporate finance decisions and risk management considerations.

Subject areas

You can tailor the programme to suit your own interests and choose to specialize in areas ranging from corporate finance, investment management or macroeconomics to ensure in-depth knowledge and skills vital for a chosen career path.

  • Investment Management: Designed for careers in asset management, risk management, treasury functions, and securities sales and trading.
  • Corporate Finance: Prepare students for careers in investment banking, M&A (merger & acquisition) advisory, security analysis, commercial banking, private equity, management consulting, and corporate positions.
  • Macroeconomics: Look at the interaction between financial markets and macroeconomics, including how financial markets are both a source of information and a tool for financial regulation and economic policies.
  • Fintech: Study of how the finance industry is changing under the impact of technological innovation.

Learning outcome

Candidates who have completed their specialisation in the Finance profile will have acquired the following at the end of the programme:


  • have extensive, updated knowledge of relevant theories within finance, their application and empirical basis - as well as having special expertise in at least two of the three main themes of the financial markets, corporate finance and macroeconomics.
  • have solid competence in methods of empirical analysis in finance.
  • have a broad understanding of the issues that characterise today's national and international financial markets.


  • be analytically strong with a proven ability to both understand and carry out a broad set of calculations and analyses on their own, with a view to mapping out opportunities and challenges related to issues in finance and financial markets.
  • be able to update skills on their own throughout their career.
  • have the ability of independence, reflection and maturity in their work.

General competence

  • be able to utilise available information and data with necessary critical understanding of sources
  • have the ability to work in teams and to communicate and present professional analyses and issues to both specialists and a wider audience.
  • have solid competence on ethical issues and social responsibility in general - and in relation to the financial market in particular.


The core courses in the master's programme provide a foundation for the elective courses in finance. You are encouraged to take the core courses and the course in empirical methods during the two first terms to have flexibility in your choice of electives.

You are required to take at least three elective courses. As presented below, the electives can be organized into four broad topic areas: Investment Management, Corporate Finance, Macroeconomics, and Fintech.


As an NHH graduate you have numerous career possibilities. Recent surveys show that 74 per cent of our graduates found employment before graduation.

Visit the Master's in Finance page on the Norwegian School of Economics website for more details!





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