Economics and Business Administration — Finance

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:24 months
Foreign:$ 12.2k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: Mar 15, 2021
StudyQA ranking:6650

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This programme provides students with a thorough knowledge of and competency in the field of finance. The global financial markets are highly developed and integrated, and as a consequence of this complexity and sophistication there is an increasing demand for graduates with a degree in finance at the highest level.


The first semester features four courses: Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis; Fixed Income Securities; Corporate Finance; and Applied Econometric Methods.

The second semester comprises the following four specialising courses: Bank Management studies the financial system and the role of banks and mortgage credit institutions in the capital market. The financial regulation of markets and institutions is also integrated into the course. Securities Markets focuses on how securities markets function at micro level: in particular, how trading is organised and how market structures are different for different securities. Financial Engineering focuses on describing and understanding financial derivatives such as forwards, futures, swaps and options, and on the underlying markets such as money markets, bond markets, stock, currency and commodity markets. Empirical Finance uses statistical and econometric methods to analyse observed prices and returns in financial markets, and to test financial market theories.

In the third semester, students can choose courses in their areas of interest. These can be taken at Aarhus University, at a partner university outside Denmark or at the AU Summer University. Students can also participate in internship programmes in Denmark or abroad.

The fourth semester is devoted to the final thesis, where students have the opportunity to concentrate on and specialise in a specific field of interest.


Graduates can expect to make a career in financial institutions, regulatory bodies, consulting firms or finance departments in non-financial companies, whether in Denmark or abroad. The programme also provides an excellent basis for subsequent PhD study.

1st semester 30 ECTS

Prerequisite courses

  • Corporate Finance
  • Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Applied Econometric Methods

2nd semester 30 ECTS

Specialisation courses

  • Bank Management
  • Pension Economy
  • Financial Engineering
  • Empirical Finance

3rd semester 30 ECTS

Elective courses

  • Electives
  • Study abroad
  • Internship
  • Summer University

4th semester 30 ECTS


The students that hold a bachelor in Business Administration or a Bsc Porgramme from Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University can pursue direct admission to Msc programmes after they finish their bachelor programme (Group 1), cf. below.Students that hold a programme from another educationIf you hold a programme from another university, you can have your programme evaluated at Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University in order to find out if you meet the admission requirements. This evaluation will prioritize the sufficient content of the following subjects and ECTS-points, cf. below.Mathematics 5 ECTSFinance and Accounting 25 ECTSStatistics 10 ETCSResearch Methods 10 ECTSBusiness Economics 15 ECTSOrganisation and Leadership theory 10 ECTSMarketing 10 ECTSMicroeconomics 5 ECTS English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 560 TOEFL iBT® test: 83
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Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Foreign:$ 12.2k / 1 Academic year(s)
  StudyQA ranking: 3210
Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Foreign:$ 12.2k / 1 Academic year(s)
Deadline: Mar 15, 2021 StudyQA ranking: 6491