|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
If you hold a programme from a university other than Aarhus University, you can have your programme evaluated at the School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University in order to find out if you meet the admission requirements.
Admission requirements for the Master’s degree programmes in Economics and Business Administration:
Quantitative and Qualitative Methods – 15 ECTS
Academic areas for MSc Finance:
Please note it is possible to apply for admission before you have completed your Bachelor’s degree programme, but a transcript of exam results from the BA/BSc programme up to the time of application must always be included in the application, even if the BA/BSc diploma and examination results have to be submitted after the deadline.
If you are lacking relevant documentation prior to the applications deadline, write down what sort of documentation, you are lacking, and when you will receive it. Official desriptions of not yet completed courses must be attached.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Danish / Norwegian / Swedish.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
If the documents mentioned above are not in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English, they must be accompanied by translations into English. The translations of your diploma and grade transcript must be officially certified translations into English, either by your home institution or a certified translator. The course description may be translated by yourself, but certified by your university.
NB! Your language test results cannot be older than 2 years (incl. CAE, CPE).
When you sign up for an IELTS or TOEFL test, you must also ask the test institution to send your test results to AU. The university will use the results sent by the testing institution to validate your document. The Aarhus University TOEFL code is 8935 (select “Other department not listed”).
It is possible to apply for admission before you have taken your English language test and obtained the required result. Instead you must submit documentation that you have signed up for a test.
Please also provide the following:
1. Course descriptions in English briefly describing the contents of your specific BA courses or other information that will contribute to describing the contents of your Bachelor’s degree programme.
2. Official descriptions of relevant courses to be completed after the application deadline.
3. An official description of the marking scale used at your home university.
MSc in Finance is a general university education in finance. It provides students with thorough knowledge of and competence in finance. Upon graduation, students are expected to begin careers in financial institutions, regulatory bodies, consulting businesses or finance departments in non-financial companies.
The programme has a clearly defined structure with a focus on global finance so the programme is relevant for all international students. 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 degrees in finance at the highest level. Therefore the MSc in Finance is perfect for students seeking a career in finance in a global setting.
The ultimate ambition of the programme is to prepare our students for making the right decisions at the right time; this ability requires excellent analytical skills and a talent for embracing all relevant data, as well as cultural issues.
Finance and other advanced research areas are based on statistical and mathematical models. Therefore it is an advantage for students to be familiar with these areas before the programme begins. The models are integrated into the courses so that the students study the models in relation to their application. It is our experience that the learning outcome is much higher when the models are part of the various courses.
The latest research in finance is integrated into the programme and many of the professors are internationally well-known teachers and researchers. The programme also uses external lecturers from local financial institutions as well as visiting faculty members from internationally acclaimed universities.