Specialists for international financial markets

Finance

Do you want a challenging career with a competitive salary? Are you talented and motivated? Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or economics?


Three reasons to choose the Master's Degree Programme in Finance

International accreditations
The only Master in Finance programme that is EFMD-accredited in Finland, the second CFA-affiliated Finance programme in Finland and fourth CFA-affiliated Finance programme in Nordic countries.
Internationalisation
There are two Double Degree programmes with IESEG School of Management in France (a triple-accredited school) and Umeå University in Sweden (AACSB accredited school). 66% of our teaching staff are international and we have visiting professors from highly-ranked institutions such as Manchester Business School, University of St. Galen and Hanken School of Economics.
High-Quality Education
A challenging curriculum in the fields of corporate finance, financial markets, financial institutions and quantitative methods. The programme offers high-quality education in both theory and practice.

Master’s Degree Programme in Finance

The EFMD accredited programme focuses on the theory of finance and financial analysis and their practical applications from an international perspective and provides an overview of corporate finance, investments, and option pricing. During the last seasons we have enriched the program by increasing the supply of courses on Corporate social responsibility, Fintech and Data-analytics.

The career prospects of finance graduates are excellent worldwide and the graduates from the Master’s Degree Programme in Finance have been very successful in their careers in Finland and internationally.

  • 52% of our students find a job before graduation
  • Over 100 companies recruited our graduates
  • 3,500 EUR average salary after graduation
  • 71 % percent of last year’s graduates are working fulltime

Some examples of the recruiting companies: PwC, Deloitte, Nordea, Nordic Investment Bank, Bank of Finland, Keva, Nokia, Ernst & Young, OP Financial Group, KONE, Mandatum Life, JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Wärtsilä.

 

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EFMD programme accreditation is the most thorough programme accreditation system for business and/or management degrees and courses, including face-to-face, blended and online provisions. It constitutes a benchmark for what is considered an internationally recognised and peer-reviewed programme. The EFMD programme accreditation covers all facets of programme provision: from its institutional, national and international environment, through its design, delivery, outcomes and impacts, to its quality assurance processes. EFMD Accredited emphasises academic rigour, practical relevance, internationalisation, and ethics and sustainability.

 

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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.

 

 

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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.


Experience the University

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Teaching outcomes

Our high-quality teaching staff and scientific research have placed the Department of Accounting and Finance among the top research centres in Europe. The programme equips students with all the necessary tools that are needed for making decisions and solving problems. It also gives understanding for the increasingly complex and globalised financial markets. In addition, students will learn analytical approaches and methods for financial analysis. Finance students have access to a Bloomberg Lab, which is a real-world trading room simulation. It allows students to monitor and analyse real-time financial markets data.

An intensive 2 year programme consists of 120 ECTS and leads to a degree in Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration.


More detailed programme structure

 

Double degree programme

The Master's Degree Programme in Finance has developed three Double Degree programmes with high-quality universities in Sweden, France and Russia. Students can apply to gain degrees from two countries and benefit from international experience which is valued by future employers.

  • IÉSEG School of Management, France
    IÉSEG School of Management is one of the top Business Schools in France, ranked 7th in France and 31st overall in the Financial Times Masters in Management 2017 ranking.
  • Higher School of Economics St. Petersburg, Russia
    HSE St. Petersburg is a campus of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow. HSE has become one of the top Russian public universities in the field of social sciences and management and is listed within top 300 best universities in the world according to QS Global World Ranking.
  • Umeå University, Sweden
    Umeå School of Business and Economics is known for its high level of education, research, corporate connections as well as our strong focus on internationalization.


Meet the Teaching Staff

The University's education is based on scientific research. We are in continuous dialog with enterprises and the surrounding environment as to enable us to offer the latest knowledge for society's use in the future as well. Get to know your teachers before-hand by reading more.

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Apply here

Applications to the International Master’s Degree Programmes are done at the Studyinfo system during application period.

Go to Studyinfo.fi

Contact Information

Do you want to hear more and ask questions from the programmes and our current students? For those purposes, we are hosting a webinar on the 24 November at 2:30pm EET. Sign up here and you will receive the link to join to your e-mail.

 

For admission information contact admissions@univaasa.fi.

For further information on the content of the programme:
Janne Äijö, Programme Manager
Nebojsa Dimic, Vice Programme Manager
Sami Ilomäki, Programme Coordinator

Nebojsa Dimic

Assistant Professor

Nebojsa Dimic

Assistant Professor

School of Accounting and Finance, Finance

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  • +358 29 449 8516
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Sami Ilomäki

Specialist

Sami Ilomäki

Specialist

University Services, Education Services

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  • +358 29 449 8130
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Janne Äijö

Professor

Janne Äijö

Professor

School of Accounting and Finance, Finance

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  • +358 29 449 8519
  • Tervahovi D341

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