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This programme builds on previous studies in finance and is directed to students with an undergraduate degree in business or economics.The programme extends students’ knowledge of all major areas of financial decision-making. It prepares students for future careers in the financial services sector, e.g. in commercial and investment banking, insurance firms and supervisory authorities, in corporate finance functions in financial and non-financial firms. It also prepares students for further studies in finance.
The programme is research-driven and based on the principle of academic rigour in practical application. Advanced theoretical and empirical concepts in both financial economics and corporate finance are on the curriculum. You will gain a thorough understanding of, and training in, effective identification, analysis and resolution of complex financial problems. Important objectives are to familiarise students with the main areas of investigation and research techniques used in finance, and to give students the general knowledge required to specialise in their preferred area of finance.
Lund University School of Economics and Management offers both a one-year MSc degree (60 credits) and a two-year MSc degree (120 credits) in Finance. The one-year programme is designed to give you a sound knowledge in the basic methods of advanced finance and to allow you to specialise in a specific area of interest, as well as enabling you to apply your knowledge to analyse real world problems. The two-year programme further deepens this knowledge, broadens the areas of interest and/or introduces you to research methods.
The first year of study consists of seven compulsory courses covering financial theories, research methods, and applications. In the second year, students advance their knowledge of finance by taking elective courses in their favoured areas. The complete list of courses is not fixed and can be adapted in the future according to developments in the discipline, changes in demand from students and other interested parties.
The application deadline apply to all applicants - international as well as Swedish applicants.
Professor Hossein Asgharian
Mårten Wallette, PhD
At Lund University you get the research and the theory, but you also get courses that are very practical. The courses were full of case studies and group discussions. We got group assigments where we were the CEO of a company or investors and had to act on business matters. It was a great experience.
Henriette Strück, from Germany