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About the programme

The Finance (FIN) programme has clear objectives, related to applying the knowledge. The graduates should be able to demonstrate a deep analytical knowledge and an operational understanding of financial concepts.

The programme is designed to equip students with a strong foundation in analytical and empirical analysis, and to educate them more generally about the research process in finance and related disciplines.

  • Prestigious representatives from the business community give seminars and classes.
  • State of the art Finance lab which provides a unique opportunity for you to access investment bank data through Bloomberg terminals.
  • Highly international classroom with professors from all over the World.

Student's point of view

"I'm so happy that I decided to study my Master's here as well"

Read the full interview with Tara Salehi, alumnus FIN.



There are both general and programme specific requirements.

Programme specific requiremens FIN
The applicant must fulfill either option A or B:


  • A minimum of 7,5 credits in Finance and a minimum of 15 credits in Microeconomics (of which at least 7,5 credits is on intermediate level)
  • A minimum of 15 credits in Statistics (or 7.5 credits in Statistics and 7.5 credits in quantitative methods and/or Mathematics).


  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree (i.e. the equivalent of 180 credits) in Mathematics or in an Engineering programme with a quantitative or mathematical orientation.

Career opportunities

The graduates have provided us with examples of their first job titles; financial controller, financial analyst, treasury analyst, business developer and financial manager. 30% had accepted a job before graduation and 80% were employed within six months.

Centre for Finance (CFF) 

The master of Finance has good support and collaboration with the Centre for Finance (CFF) which was established in 2003 in close cooperation with the local business society. The current education and research at CFF span from managerial and behavioural finance to mathematical finance.

In order to modernize the educational framework, CFF has established a financial laboratory with access to:

  • real-time data from most global Exchanges
  • a continuous flow of updated models and research material from several internationally investment banks, covering most major companies and fixed income securities
  • systems that enable the students to monitor realistic positions of securities in terms of valuation and risk
  • video conference that will allow for live viewing of company presentations



Student Counselling: study.info@gs.gu.se
+46 31- 786 49 56 (phone hours)

MSc Programme Coordinator: PhD Adam Farago

Deputy MSc Programme Coordinator: PhD Gustav Kjellsson


Master of Science

Length of education:
2 years, 120 credits

Language of instruction:

Entrance requirements:
Link to requirements

Tuition fee:
Link to tuition fee

Programme period: 
2 September 2019 - 6 June 2021

Application periods:
International applicants:
1 November 2018 - 15 January 2019 www.universityadmissions.se

Swedish applicants:
15 March - 15 April 2019
www.antagning.se / www.universityadmissions.se



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