Master's Degree Programme in Finance

The University of Vaasa's Master’s Degree Programme in Finance has again been awarded the international EPAS quality accreditation. The highest level five-year EPAS accreditation the master's programme has received is a testimony that the education is at an international top level.

The Master's Degree Programme in Finance is a two-year, full-time, and EPAS-accredited programme since May 2013. The Programme is designed to provide students with a profound understanding of modern financial theory and its practical applications. The core coursework consists of compulsory finance courses taken during the first three academic semesters. These courses develop and broaden the students' knowledge of modern financial theory, while also providing a practical understanding of financial markets. Across both years of the Programme, the students take additional optional courses in which they may build expertise in specific areas of finance based on their own interests and career objectives. The intensive two-year programme leads to a degree in Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration.

The excellence and long tradition of the University of Vaasa in financial market research is strongly reflected in the Programme. University of Vaasa is ranked among the top European research units in terms of finance research productivity, and individual members of the teaching faculty of the Programme have received several international research awards for their scientific contributions. This research expertise ensures that the teaching in the Programme reflects the most recent developments in scientific knowledge.




The EPAS evaluation process considers programme delivery and design, programme outcomes, and quality assurance. The quality of education, international aspects and corporate interaction are also emphasized in the evaluation process.


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Master's Degree Programme in Finance is ranked 60th in the top 200 in Corporate Finance, Western Europe, in the Eduniversal Masters Ranking 2019.



The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and administers the industry gold standard CFA charter. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. Through participation in this program, the University of Vaasa is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year that gives students an opportunity to pay almost a half price for the exam registration, including access to the eBook curriculum.