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.
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.