Specialization in Investment Management
The specialization in Investment Management prepares you for a broad set of careers in the finance industry, including portfolio management, security analysis, asset allocation, quantitative investment methods, and securities sales and trading. Investment management skills are also important for regulators and policy makers in the area of financial markets.
SSE is the best university in the Nordics for business, finance and economics. It offers you a top ranked education and you have the opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Alejandro Moreno Puertas
MSc in Finance, 1st year
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Why did you choose SSE and your specific program?
I studied economics in the Netherlands, and I was very satisfied with my program. The reason was that it focused on critical thinking, and besides learning the basics, the greatest skill that I learned is how to approach economics problems. I wanted something with a similar mindset but more competitive and the Stockholm School of Economics was the perfect fit. Also, I had a friend who studied here and gave me very positive feedback regarding the university.
The reason I chose the master in finance was an insight from a British professor that I had during my exchange semester in Beijing. He explained the importance of thinking differently in order to succeed in the stock market. How the current price is the reflection of the interpretation of all available data by investors, and only by differing from that interpretation you can succeed. This, together with my interest with Big Data, made the finance program a great choice for me
What is your favorite part about being at SSE?
The students, everybody in SSE has a very diverse background with great stories to tell.
Why would you encourage others to apply to SSE?
SSE is the best university in the Nordics for business, finance and economics. It offers you a top ranked education for free and you have the opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. SSE offers amazing exchanges, if you have two years of working experiences you may be able to participate in an exchange in the United States joining MBA programs valued at over 100.000 euros per year, and the CEMS program.
I see SSE as the most cost efficient choice worldwide.
The global asset management industry overseas trillions of dollars across asset classes (equities, fixed income, commodities), institutional settings (hedge funds, ETFs, mutual funds, pension funds, insurance companies), geographical locations and management philosophies. The industry invests on behalf of households, endowments, firms and governments, aiming to provide favourable risk-adjusted returns, provide crucial diversification, and allocate risks efficiently. The investment management industry also ensures that the economy’s capital is deployed in productive uses, matching funds to investment opportunities. The specialization in Investment Management aims to prepare participants for careers in this industry and related fields.
The Investment Management specialization prepares students for the full range of careers in investment management and related fields. It provides a solid analytical foundation for understanding risk and return, value creation, and regulatory and legal institutions in asset markets. It is built on academic rigor, including recent technical advances, to build a deep understanding of key issues in managing assets. The program provides a hands-on toolkit to enable students apply these insights and be fully effective in challenging and interesting roles immediately on graduation.
The finance program is built on the successful predecessor program, ranked no. 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.
Leading finance department
The Department of Finance at SSE is a leading finance department with about 20 faculty and over 20 PhD students. The department’s research covers the whole range of financial economics, including corporate finance and contract theory, law and finance, corporate governance, asset pricing and financial econometrics, derivatives and risk management, mathematical finance, behavioral finance, market microstructure and real estate finance. The experienced and multi-national group of faculty bring their full expertise into the program courses.