Master’s programme in Finance

MSc in Finance | 1 year | 60 credits

The Master’s programme in Finance prepares you for an international career in the financial services sector, e.g. in commercial and investment banking, insurance firms and supervisory authorities, and in finance functions in both private and public sector. Graduates from this programme have found work at financial and non-financial companies all over the world.

Top 50 in Financial Times ranking

The Master’s in Finance at Lund University School of Economics and Management is ranked 39th in the world in Financial Times ranking of pre-experience programmes 2018.

This programme extends your knowledge of all major areas of financial decision-making. You will gain a thorough understanding of, and training in, effective identification, analysis and resolution of complex financial problems.

The Master’s programme in Finance provides knowledge in both financial economics and corporate finance. Important objectives are to familiarise students with the main areas of investigation and research techniques used in finance, and to give you the general knowledge required to specialise in your preferred area of finance.

The programme is research-driven and based on the prin­ciple of academic rigour in practical application. You will learn advanced theoretical and empirical concepts in both financial econom­ics and corporate finance. We use case studies to help you practice what you learn. Thanks to our close connection to the business community the classes feature guest speakers from top management in financial firms on a regular basis.

With a Master’s in Finance from a world class university you are well equipped to pursue a career in finance all over the world.

After working in wealth management at Citi Bank, I wanted to specialize further in finance. Personally, I have learned to think critically, to solve problems and to understand different finance related perspectives. The class is so diverse, that I will have a network all over the world. The programme has given me the tools to start my career in a number of financial areas, and a Master’s degree in finance from Lund University is well recognized among future employers.

Kathery Razo (Mexico)

Pre-programme career workshop

The Careers Centre provides guidance and advice to help you meet your career goals. During the academic year, the Careers Centre delivers a wide range of activities, for example, CV writing, interview preparation and networking skills.

As part of your orientation week, a half-day career workshop is run, especially tailored for the students of the MSc in Finance.

Bloomberg terminals

As a MSc Finance student you have access to extensive data resources, including Bloomberg terminals. You will be able to view live market data from across the world and use it to test how theoretical mathematical financial models stand up in practice.

Bloomberg is one of the leading providers of market data, news and analytical functions and is used globally in bank dealing rooms and investment houses.

84% are employed after three months

The finance programme is ranked number 39 in the Financial Times prestigious annual global ranking of Master’s programmes in Finance.The international financial paper sends questionnaires to the students who graduated three years ago, in which they have an opportunity to answer questions about what the study programme has meant for them, how their careers have taken off, what they have learned, to what extent they feel their studies paid off, etc. According to the questionnaire, 84% of the finance students are employed after three months. 

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Double Degree options

For selected students that deliver very good study results during the initial semester of the programme, double degree options with EMLYON Business School and University of Groningen will be offered. 

EMLYON Business School
The studies at EMLYON Business School will take place the semester after you have obtained your Master’s degree in Finance. Students will follow the whole course programme of the Specialised Programme in Quantitative Finance from October–March, with the option to do an internship after having completed the course work. After the completion of the Master's in Finance at Lund University School of Economics and Management and the completion of the courses at EMLYON Business School, students will receive a separate Master's degree certificate from each university. All students pay tuition fees to EMLYON Business School. 

University of Groningen
After completing the Master’s in Finance (60 credits), you can take a third semester (30 credits) at the University of Groningen studying parts of their Master's in Finance programme. The duration of the double degree programme is three semesters, comprising a total of 90 credits. After the completion of the Master's in Finance at Lund University School of Economics and Management and the completion of the courses at University of Groningen, students will receive a separate Master's degree certificate in Finance from each university.

Next programme start

August 2019

Arrival day

20 August 2019

Application deadline

15 January 2019


1 year, full time

Tuition fee

SEK 120 000. EU/EAA citizens are not required to pay tuition fees.


The Master’s in Finance is ranked 39th in the world (No. 2 in Scandinavia) in Financial Times ranking of pre-experience programmes 2018, and 47th in the QS Masters in Finance Rankings 2018.