- Asset Pricing and Investments
- Responsibility and Sustainability
- Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis
- Empirical Methods in Finance
- Corporate Finance
In the first semester, the foundations are built for the subsequent specialization. All courses in the first semester are mandatory and common across the two tracks (Corporate Finance and Investment Management).
Having completed these courses, students choose to specialize in Investment Management (IV) or Corporate Finance (CF).
The program also includes an immersion week which combines both academic and non-academic components as well as a diverse mix of employer meetings. This one-week trip is a degree requirement, funded by the program, and takes place in the beginning of the first semester. As part of the trip, students undertake a course in sustainable finance.
There are no mandatory courses in the second and third semester. However, students who choose to specialize in Corporate Finance or Investment Management must select at least three courses from the list of core electives within each specialization.
In addition to the three core elective courses, students have the freedom to choose the remaining five courses according to their preferences. Some students may want to specialize further by taking more CF or IM core electives, others may prefer to broaden their perspectives by taking courses outside of finance.
Please note that the course offering is subject to change.
Semester 3 - 4
Thesis in finance and choose between:
- Electives at SSE (including courses from other SSE Master programs)
- Electives at Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES)
- Electives within the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM)
- Sustainability Track
- Data Analytics Track
- XTM: Executive Trainee Module
- CEMS Master in International Management (MIM)
- Exchange Program
- Wallenberg International Fellows Program (WIFP)
- MSc - PhD Parallel Enrollment
The second year of the Master program in Finance is devoted to Thesis writing (30 ECTS), to be combined with either taking elective courses (30 ECTS) or going on a student exchange to one of our partner schools.
An overview of all MSc program components of the second year are listed here.
Please keep in mind that this landing page lists all available program components on the MSc level. Have a look at the list above to find out what options you may choose from when you are enrolled in this particular MSc program.
The Master’s thesis is an opportunity for students to delve deeper into a question of particular interest, often with significant analytical challenges, and to work independently on a challenging task, developing project management and other career-relevant skills. The thesis can either be written as a research paper or as a case study or report that addresses a real-world financial problem faced by a firm or financial institution. The thesis work is done with advice and oversight from a faculty advisor, and is usually undertaken jointly by a pair of students.
Double degree programs
The Master program in Finance also offers exciting double degree programs with the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), Bocconi University in Milan (Italy), Sciences Po in Paris (France) and CEMS. Read more here!
Sample of elective courses in semester 2 - 4
- International Financial Management
- Value Investing I
- Value Investing II: Frontiers
- Behavioral Finance
- Household Finances and Wealth Management
- Macroeconomics and Finance
- Private Equity
- Advanced Methods in Finance
- Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
- Sustainable Finance
- Special Situation Investing
- Risk Management