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  • Foreign: $ 11.6k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    This programme is given by the Umeå School of Business and Economics. This programme provides a conceptual and analytical framework for understanding and applying financial theory and offers a thorough grounding in finance that its graduates can build upon for the remainder of their business careers. Corporate Finance and Credit and Risk Management cover both long-term and short-term financial management for firms. Investments and Financial Statement Analysis provide in-depth insights into the valuation, management, and construction of investment portfoliosWith the exception of some elective courses, the programme is offered in English. Level of Education: Second degree studies.

    Career Opportunities
    The programme is suitable for students wishing to work as investment advisers, with financing issues in banks, financing issues or cash management in companies, as financial analysts or consultants in large or small firms, banks, insurance companies, or government departments. Its international orientation provides good preconditions for working abroad.

    The first semester is spent studying core modules.

    During the second semester you must decide whether to do one thesis each year of the program or only one larger thesis at the end of the program. If you chose to do two theses you will spend your second semester studying an elective module and undertaking your first thesis. If you choose to do one large thesis at the end of the program your second semester will be spent studying an elective and, depending on your preparation, a research methods module. (An internship is currently an elective course only for Swedish speaking students).

    During the third semester you will be expected to broaden your knowledge by choosing a minor area of studies, that is core modules 1 and 2 from a specialization that is not your major area. The third semester ends with a mandatory course for all specializations studied jointly.

    In the fourth semester you will either do an elective module and your second thesis or one large thesis.


    Program requirements

    A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university with a major in Business Administration. Special requirements: 90 ECTS (one and a half years of full-time study) in Business Administration (including at least 15 ECTS Finance) and 7.5 ECTS in Statistics. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and no individual score below 5.5. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum score of 575 and a minimum TWE score of 4.5). TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum score of 90 and a minimum score of 20 on the Writing Section). Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies. You will find detailed information about requirements under the heading of Eligibility in the menu to the right. If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University, outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90
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