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This guide describes the contents of this master's programme. More information about studying at the business school can be found in the general study guide for Oulu Business School's master level students.


Master’s Programme in Finance

The programme focuses on understanding the financial markets and financial market participants. Students will develop the skills necessary to analyze the interactions between the markets and participants. The program provides a strong foundation in the theoretical and empirical tools of modern finance. Topics covered include asset pricing, corporate finance, portfolio management and risk management. The approach is analytical and methodologically oriented.


General Learning Outcomes:

• Analytical thinking and problem solving – our graduates are able to solve business and/or economic problems and make business decisions.

• Disciplinary knowledge – our graduates demonstrate deep and coherent understanding of an academic field of study.

• Business knowledge - our graduates demonstrate deep understanding of their own profession, and are able to use, process and analyze economic and/or business information.

• Globally responsible leadership – our graduates are able to act as future generators of sustainable value for business and society.

• Communication skills - our graduates demonstrate professional oral and written communication knowledge and skills appropriate for business situations.


List of courses and teaching timetable are available in Finance degree diagram.

(HUOM! Opiskelijat, jotka eivät ole International Master`s Programme in Finance tutkinto-ohjelmassa, katsokaa suomenkielinen opinto-opas, jossa näille opiskelijoille tarkoitettu tutkintorakenne esillä.)


After completing the Master’s Programme in Finance the student is able to:

• describe the fundamental concepts and theories in finance

• define and explain the efficient market hypothesis and its implication

• identify and explain the basic principles of corporate finance, portfolio management and risk management

• explain and apply the principles of asset valuation

• choose and apply basic quantitative methods in finance

• carry out small-scale programming (Excel, R-language, SAS)

• write a research report based on existing theory and empirical literature in the field

• recognize differences between traditional thinking and ‘new facts’ in finance