Stockholm School of Economics

Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English


The program is taught by experienced faculty with outstanding expertise across financial topics. Topics covered include modern Capital Markets, Valuation (including options), Fixed Income, and Capital Structure. Electives include Value Investing, Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and International Finance.

Every student chooses one of two specializations: Corporate Finance and Investment Management. The choice of specialization is made at the end of the first semester of the program.  

SSE's MSc in Finance has been one of the most popular master programs in Europe, thanks to a great learning environment and outstanding career opportunities offered after graduation. Finance graduates pursue careers in investment banking, corporate finance, private equity, investment management, consulting, as well as non-finance positions.

The MSc program in Finance is consistently one of the top ranked programs across various rankings. For example, the Financial Times ranking of the world's best masters programs (2017) have ranked the SSE Finance masters as no. 16 in the world, the top Nordic school represented.

Career Opportunities

Students specializing in Investment Management will acquire the necessary knowledge in investment theory, asset and securities pricing, and quantitative methods, to successfully pursue a career in fields such as portfolio management, security analysis, fund management, sales and trading, and quantitative investment strategies.

The specialization in Corporate Finance provides you with insights, perspectives, practical knowhow and a skill set that is especially relevant for careers in corporate finance within non-financial firms, in investment or commercial banking, in private equity and venture capital, or in management consulting.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Portfolio Choice and Asset Pricing
  • Fixed Income and Derivatives Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Stability and Regulation 
  • International Financial Management
  • Value Investing I: Listed Equities
  • Value Investing II: Frontiers
  • Applied Financial Econometrics
  • Risk Management
  • Behavioral Finance and Trading
  • Household Finances and Wealth Management
  • Macroeconomics and Finance
  • Private Equity
  • Advanced Methods in Finance
  • M&A: Value, Corporate Structure and Control 
  • International Financial Management
  • Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital

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                          1. Bachelor's degree

                          Bachelor degree with at least 60 ECTS in Social Sciences (including but not limited to Finance, Business Administration and/or Economics) and with a minimum of 30 ECTS in quantitative fields.

                          2. GMAT or GRE test result

                          • GMAT (total score) of 600 or more
                          • GRE score (quantitative) of 155 or more

                          3. Proof of proficiency in English

                          4. Motivation & supporting attachments

                          • Letter of motivation answering a question why you are interested in the program and why you are a suitable candidate
                          • Brief CV with your recent achievements
                          • Relevant work experience and extracurricular activities may be considered
                          • References are not required, but we give a possibility to submit them. 

                          Tuition Fee

                          • International Applies to you

                            15253 EUR/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 15253 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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                          • Tuition fees: 150 000 sek / year
                          • Citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland are not required to pay tuition fees.

                          Living costs for Stockholm

                          • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
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