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University of Vaasa

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
12000 EUR/year
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The Master's Degree Programme in Finance at University of Vaasa equips students with all the necessary tools that are needed for making decisions and solving problems. It also gives understanding for the increasingly complex and globalised financial markets. In addition, students will learn analytical approaches and methods for financial analysis.

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The EFMD accredited programme focuses on the theory of finance and financial analysis and their practical applications from an international perspective and provides an overview of corporate finance, investments and option pricing. The intensive two-year programme leads to a degree in Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration.

Double Degree programme

The Master's Degree Programme in Finance at University of Vaasa  has developed three Double Degree programmes with high-quality universities in France, Russia and Sweden. Students can apply to gain degrees from two countries and benefit from international experience which is valued by future employers.


The programme is the only Master in Finance programme that is EFMD-accredited in Finland, the second CFA-affiliated Finance programme in Finland and fourth CFA-affiliated Finance programme in Nordic countries. The programme is also ranked in top 60 in the top 200 in Corporate Finance, Western Europe, in the Eduniversal Masters Ranking 2019.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Compulsory courses in Finance 44 ECTS
  • Language and General Studies 13 ECTS
  • Methodological Studies 5 ECTS
  • Master's Thesis Research 32 ECTS
  • Elective Studies 26 ECTS
Find out the exact course content on the programme website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Students are eligible for admission to the two-year Master’s Programme in Finance if they have completed a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field. To be considered for admission to the Master's Programme in Finance, the applicant must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Scope of the degree: A 3- or 4-year Bachelor degree at university or polytechnic level
  • Prior studies at Bachelor level or higher in the core areas of the programme
  • Applicant’s performance (i.e. GPA) in previous studies, including the thesis or ‘final report’ (i.e. the final assignment students must complete in circumstances where a thesis is not used).

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

No tuition fee if you:

  • are EU/EEA citizen
  • are equivalent to EU/EEA citizen (i.e. citizen of Switzerland)
  • are residing in Finland on a permanent basis
  • have an EU Blue Card


University of Vaasa offers a generous scholarship programme for students who are subject to tuition fees. Scholarships are applied for by choosing the scholarship option in the application form to the programme. Students are informed about possible scholarships together with the admission results.

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