NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS (NHH)

Finance

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.

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

KNOWLEDGE

  • 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.

SKILLS

  • 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.

    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.

Application deadline
Formal prerequisites
  1. Bachelor’s degree: Admission to master’s degree studies in Norway requires Higher Education Entrance Qualification and a completed degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor's degree. Please refer to NOKUT (The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) for information about the minimum educational requirements for your country.90 ECTS must be within economics and business administration. This may include methodological subjects like statistics or mathematics, but not exclusively. 30 ECTS must be within business administration (e.g. finance, accounting, strategy, marketing, statistics, mathematics, etc.). Economics courses such as micro- or macroeconomics may not count toward the business administration requirement. This requirement is absolute and cannot be compensated by work experience, test results or other criteria.Applicants are ranked according to their grade average. Your GPA should correspond approximately to a B on the ECTS grading scale.
  2. GMAT or GRE: Applications not including a GMAT/GRE test by March 15 will under no circumstances be considered, unless you belong to one of the few groups exempted (see Exemptions from the GMAT-/GRE requirement below).Minimum test scores required: GMAT: a total score of 600 points.GRE: 152 points on the quantitative reasoning section. NB! There are some exemptions from this requirement. More information can be found on NHH'swebsite.
  3. English language requirement: TOEFL – Minimum total score: 90 points on the internet based test, 575 points on the written test or 233 on the computer-based test. IELTS - Minimum overall band score: 6,5. PTE Academic - Minimum score of62. TOEIC -There is no minimum score requirement for the TOEIC; the test result will be subject to an individual assessment.NB! There are some exemptions from this requirement. More information can be found on NHH's website.
  4. Curriculum vitae (résumé):You must submit a copy of your curriculum vitae/résumé. The CV/résumé should contain information about previous studies, work experience, extracurricular activities, languages spoken and other experiences you wish to bring to the attention of the admission committee.
  5. Documentation of financial ability: All citizens outside the EU/EEA-area and Switzerland must document financial ability.More information can be found on NHH's website.
  6. Documentation of identity:In order to confirm your identity, you must upload 1) a copy of your passport/ID card and 2)a copy of your diploma/transcript from secondary school (in the original language).
Tuition 0
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Bergen
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English
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