24 months
12000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Finance programme offered at the University of Oulu is a two-year programme that covers the core areas of finance, investment management, and corporate financial management. 

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Students gain special insight into investor behavior. Finance research at Oulu Business School focuses on individual investors’ actions in the financial markets. The research utilizes large empirical datasets covering individuals’ securities transactions. 

The research projects include analyzing the rationality of investors’ decision making under standard models of finance, analyzing the reasons for the possible deviations from the standard model’s prediction of behavior, and developing alternative theoretical models to help understand these seemingly irrational behaviors.

Students are also eligible to go abroad on an exchange programme during the two-year Finance programme at the University of Oulu .

Graduates understand finance theory and have the technical skills to apply theory to practice.

The programme prepares students for such positions as:

  • Asset Manager
  • Financial / Market Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Corporate Financial Manager

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Asset pricing
  • Portfolio management
  • Alternative investments
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Financial risk management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A successful applicant has obtained their first academic degree, normally a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from an institution of higher education. As a rule, the Bachelor’s degree is the lower academic degree. This degree should be equivalent of at least three years of full-time studies (180 ECTS).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Oulu

660 - 1040 EUR /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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