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Master program in Finance

The MSc program in Finance combines a rigorous, research-based curriculum with extensive real-world applications and operational skill building.

The program is taught by experienced faculty with outstanding expertise across financial topics. Topics covered include modern capital markets, valuation (including options), fixed income, and capital structure. Electives include value investing, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and international finance.

Every student chooses one of two specializations: Corporate Finance or Investment Management. The choice of specialization is made at the end of the first semester of the program.

Once you are enrolled in the program, you will be connected with SSE's career coach who will serve as a guiding light, offering insights, advice, and strategic planning to help you navigate the path from education to a fulfilling career. We are proud to say that SSE's MSc program in Finance has been one of the most popular Master programs in Europe, thanks to a great learning environment and the outstanding career opportunities offered after graduation. SSE's MSc in Finance graduates pursue careers in investment banking, corporate finance, private equity, investment management, consulting, as well as non-finance positions. 

The MSc program in Finance is consistently one of the top ranked programs across various rankings. For example, the Financial Times ranking of the world's best Masters programs (2024) have ranked the SSE Finance Masters as no. 23 in the world, the top Nordic school represented.

We are very committed to increase diversity and specifically target gender equality and empowering women within the field of finance. Read more here

Do you have questions regarding the academic content of the MSc program in Finance? Send an email to the secretary at the Department of Finance Jenny Wahlberg Andersson

Meet the Program Director

👉🏽 This is Anders Anderson - Program Director for the MSc program in Finance, Associate Professor in the Department of Finance and Affiliated Researcher in the Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets.

After graduation

We are proud of our graduates and the choices they make with the opportunities afforded them. A degree from SSE opens doors to a wide range of careers and advanced studies. Out of all MSc alumni who graduated in 2023 and told us that they went straight to work, 96 percent found employment within three months of completing their studies. Meet our graduates here.

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Class composition | Intake 2023

  • 95 students enrolled
  • 36% female students
  • GMAT range*: 620 - 760
  • GMAT median*: 710
  • GRE range: 158 - 170
  • GRE median: 167,5
  • Swedish students: 54
  • International students: 41
  • Average age: 24

Nationalities: Sweden, Germany, China, Italy, United States, Ireland, Switzerland, Portugal, Iran, Georgia, Hungary, Estonia, India, Norway and Poland.

* Please note that the GMAT scores are only linked to the GMAT Exam, not to the GMAT Focus Edition.

Career opportunities

The MSc program in Finance provides you with insights, perspectives, practical knowhow and a skill set that is especially relevant for careers in corporate finance within non-financial firms, in investment or commercial banking, in private equity and venture capital, or in management consulting.

Furthermore, you will also be able to pursue a career in fields such as portfolio management, security analysis, fintech, sustainable finance, fund management, sales and trading, quantitative investment strategies, big data, entrepreneurship and in academia.