University of Oulu

Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
Organizations of all sizes and industries, from multinationals to SMEs, governmental agencies and nonprofit institutions, are involved with and affected by the financial markets. The Finance programme is offered at the University of Oulu.

About

The MS Finance program from University of Oulu also includes a module of core courses which covers fundamental theory, mathematical methods, and research methods.

Students gain special insight into the areas of the management of alternative assets and individual investor behaviour. The Finance Department of Oulu Business School has unique databases which allow top-level research in these areas.

The programme has a double degree programme with HEC School of Management, University of Liege, Belgium. A limited number of qualified students accepted to the programme complete their first year of studies in Oulu and the second year of studies in Liege. Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded the degrees of M.Sc. Finance from the University of Oulu and Master’s degree in Management, Banking and Asset Management, from the University of Liege.

Students are also eligible to go abroad on an exchange programme during the two-year programme in Oulu.

Graduates understand finance theory and have the technical skills to apply theory to practice. The programme prepares students for such positions as:

  • Asset Manager
  • Financial / Market Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Corporate Financial Manager

Programme Structure

The international master’s programme in Finance is a two-year programme that covers the core areas of finance, investment management, and corporate financial management. The program includes such courses as:

  •  asset pricing
  • portfolio management
  • ·alternative investments
  • corporate finance
  • corporate governance
  •  financial risk management
For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

An appropriate bachelor's, or higher level degree (or equivalent) completed in a university is required of applicants. In addition, students with a BBA degree (tradenomi) from a Finnish polytechnic institute (ammattikorkeakoulu) are eligible.

A successful applicant has obtained their first academic degree, normally a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from an institution of higher education. As a rule, the Bachelor’s degree is the lower academic degree. This degree should be equivalent of at least three years of full-time studies (180 ECTS).

All applicants are required to prove a high level of proficiency in English language.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Oulu

660 - 1,040 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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