Banking and Finance

Stockholm University

24 months
8524 EUR/year
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This Banking and Finance program from Stockholm University trains you in the advanced theories and methods of financial analysis. The program provides a solid background for students pursuing a professional career in the financial industry as financial analysts, chief financial officers and portfolio managers. 

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Prospective employers include commercial banks, central banks, investment banking firms and other international financial institutions. 

The Banking and Finance program from Stockholm University also provides a solid background for students pursuing a career in academic research and teaching in the area of financial economics. 

The program is offered jointly by Stockholm University School of Business and the Department of Economics. For more information and an overview of the program please refer to education website.

Program Goals 

The overall aim of the programme is to prepare students for professional careers as financial analysts, financial controllers, risk analysts or chief financial officers in larger companies, in Sweden and internationally, as well as to prepare students for doctoral studies in finance. 

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Advanced Financial Theory
  • Portfolio Theory
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Econometrics
  • Empirical Asset Pricing 
  • Financial Institutions Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
90 (required)
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

  • Bachelor's degree with 60 ECTS credits in business administration and 30 ECTS credits in economics or 60 ECTS credits in economics and 30 ECTS credits in business administration. 7.5 ECTS credits in mathematics and 7.5 ECTS credits in statistics. Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or the equivalent.
  • Seats are allocated through a successive selection (seats are allocated to one selection group at a time). Firstly, seats are allocated to applicants with GMAT (GRE) result. Secondarily, seats are allocated to applicants with ECTS credits. The maximum merit value in the second selection group (APM) is 270.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8524 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17048 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
  • First instalment: 45000 SEK

  • Total course/programme fee: 180000 SEK


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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