University of Gothenburg

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
8302 EUR/year
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The Finance programme of the University of Gothenburg is designed to equip students with a strong foundation in analytical and empirical analysis, and to educate them more generally about the research process in finance and related disciplines.



Financial questions arise almost everywhere in modern life. Individuals must manage their income, expenses, savings, and investments. Companies must run their financial operations in such a way that all stakeholders benefit, including employees, owners, and the surrounding community. Globally, we must establish socially responsible investment practices that provide resources for tackling issues like poverty and environmental sustainability. The skills developed during the Finance programme of the University of Gothenburg help you to provide educated answers to these various challenges.

Professionally oriented

Our programme focuses on the problems of an advanced practitioner and provides you with a solid basis in corporate finance and investment management. You will gain analytical knowledge and an operational understanding of financial concepts, develop skills to apply financial theory to practical problems, and gather working knowledge of empirical tools. Prominent representatives of the business community give seminars and classes, preparing you to enter the job market. Our Finance Laboratory modernizes your education by:

  • providing access to real-time data from most global exchanges;
  • providing a continuous flow of updated models and research material from several international investment banks, covering most major companies and fixed income securities;
  • enabling you to monitor realistic positions of securities in terms of valuation and risk;
  • and developing your programming skills to meet the needs of an increasingly technological industry.


You can choose from various elective courses and tailor your education to your particular interests and goals. Courses like Applied Portfolio Management, Quantitative Finance, and Credit Risk Modelling prepare you for careers in asset management, risk management, security analysis, and sales. On the other hand, courses like Corporate Valuation, Financial Accounting, and Industrial Economics prepare you for careers in commercial banking, management consulting, or finance functions in corporations. You may also broaden your perspective via a wide selection of non-financial elective courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics
  • Microeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Financial Econometrics and Investments
  • Advanced Corporate Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to 180 ECTS credits) from an internationally recognized university
  • A Bachelor's Degree within mathematics or in an engineering programme with a quantitative or mathematical orientation
  • A minimum of 7,5 credits in finance and a minimum of 15 credits in microeconomics (of which at least 7,5 credits on intermediate level) and a minimum of 15 credits in statistics or 7,5 credits in statistics and 7,5 credits in quantitative methods and/or mathematics
  • English 6/English B from Swedish upper secondary school or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8302 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16605 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Full programme cost: 168,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students


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