Specialization in Corporate Finance
The specialization in Corporate Finance is designed to prepare students for careers in investment banking/M&A, commercial banking, and private equity, the finance functions in corporations, and elsewhere.
Thinking about the future career in finance, I knew that by getting a master degree at SSE I could become a competitive candidate and find a work that would excite me.
MSc in Finance, 1st year
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Why did you choose SSE and your specific program?
Thinking about a future career in finance, I knew that by getting a master degree at SSE I could become a competitive candidate and find work that would excite me. Besides, after getting a Bachelor's degree at SSE’s branch in Riga, I was certain that it will be a great and modern learning experience. I feel that education at SSE provides more than academic knowledge; it makes you develop your personality, the right mind set and the courage to act.
What is your favorite part about being at SSE?
Being among students who are active, self-motivated and determined to achieve, and who are at the same time supportive and fun to be with. The usual week at SSE is filled with studying as much as it is with many exciting events organized by SASSE, ranging from sport activities, parties, up to interaction with leading companies in the finance sector
Why would you encourage others to apply to SSE?
Even if you’re not sure whether you are eligible for the program at SSE or whether you want to study in Sweden, I would recommend that you take the chance to apply to SSE. There is nothing to lose, but so much to gain!
The Corporate Finance specialization provides a framework for assessing the value impact of operational decisions, capital budgeting choices, and critical business decisions such as mergers or restructuring. In the Corporate Finance specialization, key topics include valuation techniques, the link between asset markets and corporate decisions, public equity markets and corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, financial intermediaries, restructuring, and private equity. Students get a deep understanding of the legal, regulatory, and institutional frameworks of financial markets in Europe and elsewhere and develop a thorough understanding of how financial markets and institutions function.
The insights and skills taught in the Corporate Finance specialization prepare participants for a range of careers in finance and outside. Examples of career paths include corporate financial functions including the CFO profession investment banking, including both M&A and equity analysis; consulting and financial advisory. Graduates regularly join a range of the most sought after employers in the financial industry.
The finance program is built on the successful predecessor program, ranked number 1 in Northern Europe by the Financial Times. The program is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree and some prior academic experience of finance topics, but accommodates a wide range of backgrounds. Pedagogical methods, including case-based teaching and extensive interactions with practitioners and corporate partners, are designed to prepare all our students for their desired career trajectories, and benefit from the range of nationalities and backgrounds of our students.