This masters program trains you in the advanced theories and methods of financial analysis. The program provides a solid background for students pursuing a professional career in the financial industry as financial analysts, chief financial officers and portfolio managers. Prospective employers include commercial banks, central banks, investment banking firms and other international financial institutions.
The program also provides a solid background for students pursuing a career in academic research and teaching in the area of financial economics. The program is offered jointly by Stockholm University School of Business and the Department of Economics. Certain courses are run by the Mathematical Statistics Division of the Department of Mathematics.
Students take four courses per semester during the first three semesters. Courses on the programme include Advanced Financial Theory, Econometrics, Empirical Asset Pricing and Financial Institutions Management.
During the last semester of the programme you will write a masters dissertation.
The dissertation enables you to further advance the skills and knowledge you have developed during the taught courses by applying relevant theories and methods to an empirical problem.