The major sheds light on a wide range of economic issues, covering business analysis, finance and economics. Compared to other majors that offer courses in similar subjects, ECO courses have a stronger emphasis on understanding the validity and limitations of methods and models. The increased emphasis on understanding the methods and models, rather than just being able to apply them, helps students' competence stay relevant in a future work place with increasing degrees of automation.
The three main areas in ECO — financial economics, business analysis and economics — offer opportunities for specialisation. At the same time, emphasis is placed on the close links that exist between the subjects. This gives you the possibility to specialise within one area, but also to choose valuable combinations across areas.
The major is well suited for jobs that require high analytical competence. Such jobs are found in, among others, the banking, finance, and insurance industries, major companies, innovation- and knowledge-oriented businesses, public administration, and international organizations.
The major also provides an ideal basis for pursuing a PhD in one of its subject areas.
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Financial economics covers key methods in advanced investments/asset pricing, corporate finance and corporate governance, derivatives pricing and risk management, and insurance economics and macroeconomic analysis. A common feature of the courses is that they focus on the main insights and assumptions behind important finance models, and emphasize their strengths and weaknesses.
Business analysis focuses on how value creation in an organisation can be measured, analysed and managed in the best possible way. The subject is covered through courses in management accounting, accounting and capital markets, economic organisation theory, analysis and applications of auctions and tenders, and of principles for dynamic pricing.
The subject of economics offers courses in key areas such as microeconomics, international macroeconomics, industrial organisation, taxation and resource economics.
- 24 months
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The Welcome Week starts 16 August, teaching starts 23 August.
DisciplinesEconomics Finance Econometrics View 9 other Masters in Finance in Norway
- 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.
- GMAT or GRE
- Curriculum vitae (résumé)
- English language requirement
- Documentation of financial ability (all citizens outside the EU/EEA-area and Switzerland must document financial ability.)
- Documentation of identity
- Online video and written assessment
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As a student at NHH, the only fee you are required to pay is a small semester registration fee. The amount is currently approximately NOK 800 per semester.
NHH is a publicly funded university and charges no application or tuition fees.
As a student at NHH, the only fee you are required to pay is a small semester registration fee to the Student Welfare Organisation in Bergen (Sammen), which allows you to benefit from their services. The amount is currently approximately NOK 800 per semester.
NHH does not offer scholarships or other forms of financial support to students. Please contact your home university, the educational authorities or funding organisations in your home country to find out if you are eligible for funding.
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