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NHH - Master in Finance

Course Description

The Master in Finance (FIE) is one of the specialisations within the two-year Master of Science (MSc) programme in Economics and Business Administration at NHH.

Finance is one of the most popular master programmes around the world, thanks to historically outstanding career opportunities. Finance graduates pursue careers in investment and commercial banking, private equity, brokerage, mutual funds, investment management, consulting, business control, and auditing. Key financial firms regularly visit campus and hire graduates.

The Finance profile combines a rigorous theoretical approach with extensive and relevant real-world applications. The programme allows for specialisation through a choice of courses in Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, and Quantitative Finance. Throughout the programme you will develop a deep understanding of the most recent empirical research and models in financial economics. You will learn to discuss, analyse and solve real-life problems relating to financial markets and financial decision-making in firms. You will also better understand the fluctuations and drivers of financial markets, and test ideas at the forefront of academic research.

Three specialisation tracks are offered within the Finance profile:

- Corporate Finance: The specialisation provides a framework for assessing the value impact of project decisions, capital budgeting choices, and business choices such as mergers or restructuring. Topics include valuation methods, the link between asset markets and corporate decisions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, banking, and private equity.
- Financial Markets: The specialisation provides a solid analytical foundation for understanding risk and return, value creation, and regulatory and legal institutions in financial markets. Students focus on issues such as security prices, their implications on portfolio management, behavioural finance and investor psychology, risk management, as well as the pricing of options, futures, and other derivatives. In addition, students can learn about the interaction of financial markets and macroeconomics, and study how financial markets are both a source for information and a tool for financial regulation and economic policies.
- Quantitative Finance: Students learn to use mathematical models to comprehend complex financial problems and learn how to apply these models to solve real-life problems relating to decision-making in corporations, understand the fluctuations and drivers of financial markets, and test ideas at the forefront of academic research. This specialisation also provides a good starting point for students considering a future PhD study.

Flexible Programme Structure:

The FIE programme has the following general structure; it consists of twelve courses and a thesis, adding up to a total of 120 ECTS credits. Students select six courses within the FIE specialication as their major. By selecting three of the remaining six courses from one of the other specialisations offered by NHH, students will build a minor concentration. This gives you an in-depth understanding of a second field in addition to your major. The combination of a major and a minor provides the students with a broader perspective and an expertise that will give them an advantage in the job market. Normally one would follow courses in three semesters and dedicate the final semester to the thesis. The programme is fully taught in English.

International Opportunities

The school is the Norwegian member of the prestigious CEMS network (The Global Alliance in Management Education). CEMS offers the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM), the most international and culturally diverse MSc in the market and ranked as one of the best in the world by Financial Times since the ranking began in 2005.

The Double Degree programme is a cooperation between NHH and other highly renowned institutions, like HEC Paris in France and Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada. After completion of the programme you will be awarded a master degree from both NHH and the partner institution. Furthermore, NHH participates in exchange programs with more than 130 institutions in over 40 countries.

The most recent survey shows that approximately three out of four NHH students find employment before graduation, and the majority of all 2014 graduates have a salary between 50-60.000 EURO.

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

(Student Profile)

Chris Fasseland, Finance student

2546.jpg "The Finance profile provides you with outstanding career opportunities in different sectors, both in Norway and abroad. You learn about key financial theories and other financial instruments that are vital during your studies and after."


Entry Requirements

1) Bachelor degree (minimum 90 ECTS in economics and business administration). 2) GMAT or GRE. 3) TOEFL, IELTS or TOEIC. 4) Official transcript of grades. 5) Letters of recommendation. 6) Motivation letter. 7) Curriculum Vitae or resumé. View Website

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