M.Sc. On Campus

Business Administration - Analytical Finance

24 months
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The M.Sc. in Business Administration - Analytical Finance degree at University of Agder is a Master of Science programme in Business Administration and candidates will be awarded with the additional Norwegian title “Siviløkonom”. 


The M.Sc. in Business Administration - Analytical Finance at University of Agder is open for applicants from the EU/EEA and applicants with a renewable or permanent residence permit to Norway. It is not open for applicants outside EU/EEA. 

Are you interested in the use of financial markets for financial investments and risk and investment management? Do you want to achieve competence in advanced statistical analysis based on big and complex data?

The specialisation in Analytical Finance has a wide disciplinary approach to the fact that theory of finance is constantly developed and refined. The finance industry changes quickly and produces an ever-increasing volume of data. 

Consequently, there is a growing need for employees who possess a solid understanding of finance theory and who can process and analyze financial data. This specialisation will provide you with deep knowledge of financial modelling, computer programming skills, and experience in quantitative analysis of real-world financial data.

Job opportunities

After graduation, you will possess a competitive advantage for securing an attractive position in a bank, a stock exchange, in security trading, investment, risk management, insurance, government or other financial institutions.

Because computer programming and analytical skills are in high demand in the modern job market, the graduates of this program will also possess a competitive advantage for securing an attractive position in non-financial or government companies that require in-depth and skillful data analysis in order to provide basis for decision making and value creation.


The School of Business and Law at UiA is internationally accredited by AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), and the accreditation opens the doors for collaboration with good institutions worldwide.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Methods in Finance
  • Investments
  • Strategy
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Contemporary Challenges in Business and Society
  • Empirical Finance

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.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The academic basis is a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Auditing or equivalent education that is based on UHR-Economics and Administration (Universities Norway, Disciplinary Strategic Unit for Economic and Administrative Studies) plan for bachelor’s programmes in Business Administration.
  • General admission criteria to master’s programmes are given in Regulations concerning Requirements for the Master’s Degrees, established by the Ministry of Education and Research. The general requirement is completed bachelor’s degree, cand.mag.-degree, or other degree or vocational education with a scope of minimum 3 years’ duration.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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  • EU/EEA

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  • There are no tuition fees at the University of Agder. 
  • It is not open for applicants outside EU/EEA. 
  • Semester fee NOK 485

Living costs for Kristiansand

9412 - 14762 NOK /month
Living costs

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


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