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 2017.

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.

I chose to study the MSc in Finance because I am interested in the underlying logic of the market. Both the group work and the individual work within the programme are challenging, requiring rigorous analysis and critical thinking when applying theories to practice. My fellow students in the class come from different backgrounds and various countries, which provides a good network for building my future career.

Haiyue Dong (China) studied Finance 2015/16

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.

85% 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, 85% of the finance students are employed after three months. 

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Double Degree options

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

Last application date
January 2018
Closed for applications.

Quick facts

Next programme start: 29 August 2018
Arrival Day: 21 August 2018
Duration: 1 year, full time
Tuition fee: SEK 120.000 (≈ €12.560)
EU/EAA citizens are not required to pay tuition fees.
Scholarships: available

2016/17 Class profile

Age range: 21–30
Nationalities: 24

Student stories | Henriette


The Master’s in Finance is ranked 39th in the world in Financial Times ranking of pre-experience programmes 2017, and 47th in the QS Masters in Finance Rankings 2018.