Master, 2 år
Studieform: Undervisning ved lærestedet
Studietempo: Heltid

Informasjon oppdatert

14. mars 2022.

Om studiet

The Financial Economics major at NHH prepares you for a wide range of outstanding career opportunities within financial services, consulting and auditing.

The course portfolio is designed and taught by NHH’s internationally recognised faculty in finance and related areas. Their academic research and industry knowledge ensure that the courses are relevant and of high quality. Many of the courses are case-based and cutting edge.

The courses combine a rigorous theoretical approach with relevant applications. Students will develop a deep understanding of the theoretical framework and empirical evidence in finance.

You will learn to analyse real-life problems related to financial markets and financial decision-making in firms, and to apply principles at the research frontier.

Upon completion of the programme, you will possess skills for performing investment analysis and valuation, evaluating portfolio management strategies and techniques, and making corporate finance decisions and risk management considerations.

Studiets oppbygging

To ensure in-depth knowledge and skills vital for a chosen career path, you can tailor the major to suit your own interests and choose to specialize in areas ranging from corporate finance, capital markets or quantitative finance/Fintech:

Corporate Finance: prepares students for careers in investment banking, M&A advisory, security analysis, commercial banking, private equity, management consulting, and corporate positions. Students gain an understanding of how corporate financial decisions affect operations and the effect of capital budgeting and business restructuring decisions for the firm's choice of funding. Topics include corporate valuation, securities issuance, capital structure, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, banking, and private equity.

Capital Markets: prepares students for careers in portfolio management, risk management, treasury functions, and securities sales and trading. The courses deal with the pricing of financial securities, portfolio management, behavioral finance, and investor psychology. They also cover the interaction between financial markets and macroeconomics, including how financial markets are both a source of information and a tool for financial regulation and economic policies.

Quantitative Finance and Fintech: prepares students for careers as specialists in quantitative-oriented areas such as asset management, risk management, and financial product development, as well as financial regulation. The rapid technological development has increased the demand for candidates with a deep understanding of financial theory combined with strong quantitative skills. Companies have large amounts of data and need employees who can analyze this data, for example using machine learning, to make strategic decisions. This specialization also offers insights on implications of structural changes and opportunities caused by digitalization and new financial regulation.



  1. Bachelor’s degree: 90 ECTS must be within economics and business administration. Your GPA should correspond approximately to a B on the ECTS grading scale.
  2. GMAT or GRE
  3. English language requirement
  4. Curriculum vitae (résumé)
  5. Documentation of financial ability: All citizens outside the EU/EEA-area and Switzerland must document financial ability.
  6. Documentation of identity
  7. Online video and written assessment

For more information about the admission requirements, please visit www.nhh.no.


You need to log on to NHH's page in the Norwegian application portal, SøknadsWeb to apply. The application portal opens 1 November every year. Visit NHH's website for more information about the admission process.


Upon successful completion of the major, the candidate shall:



K1: have extensive, updated knowledge of relevant theories within finance, their application and empirical basis - as well as having special expertise in at least two of the three main themes of the financial markets, corporate finance and macroeconomics.

K2: have solid competence in methods of empirical analysis in finance.

K3: have a broad understanding of the issues that characterise today's national and international financial markets.



S1:be analytically strong with a proven ability to both understand and carry out a broad set of calculations.

S2: be able to update skills on their own throughout their career.

S3: be independent, reflective and mature in their work.



G1: be able to utilise available information and data with necessary critical understanding of sources

G2: have the ability to work in teams and to communicate and present professional analyses and issues to both specialists and a wider audience.

G3: have solid competence on ethical issues and social responsibility in general - and in relation to the financial market in particular.

Videre studier

If you have a desire to learn more, to explore new ideas, enjoy innovating and wish to develop intriguing insights in the field of economics and business administration after completing your master's degree, pursuing a PhD at NHH may be your next journey!

As a PhD research scholar you will be a member of our faculty. You will be working closely with leading professors in your field, who have a significant impact on government policies, business practice and academic thought. You will be included in a thriving intellectual community, which enjoys a close collaboration with leading business schools worldwide.

The purpose of our three (or four) year, fully funded programme, is to give the scholar a deepened and broadened theoretical and methodological knowledge, alongside the experience of producing a substantial piece of original scientific work. The conferral of the PhD in economics and business administration signifies expertise in a major field of study.

The majority of our PhD graduates develop an academic career, but an increasing number take on leading positions in management, consultancy or in larger organisations.


The Financial Economics major prepares you for a wide range of outstanding career opportunities within the financial services industry, consulting, and management.


As an NHH student you have excellent opportunities to gain valuable international experience during your studies through exchange programmes, the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM) joint degree, the Double Degree programme and summer courses.

NHH currently participates in exchange and study abroad agreements with 170 universities and business schools in more than 50 countries.


MSc in Economics and Business Administration - major in Finance

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