In the Financial Management specialisation, you'll gain the skills you need to meet a growing demand in the field of capital markets - whether you pursue work in the private or public sector, start your own business or continue your academic career. This specialisation within the Master's Programme in Accounting and Financial Management at Uppsala University prepares you for a successful career in the field of financial management through practical work and research in the areas of investment, valuation, accounting and control.
Why this programme?
This specialisation is designed to give you both practical experience and research opportunities in fields related to financial management. Throughout the programme, you'll gain insight into issues including international corporate investment and financing. Benefits include:
A cutting-edge approach to digitisation and other financial management topics through Uppsala University's collaboration with the Swedish Research School of Management and IT
Curriculum that emphasises both practical training and a deep theoretical foundation
Our comprehensive and varied instructional approach, including student-led discussions and close relationships with faculty members who are experts in the field
An optional internship and the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities
The specialisation is run by the Department of Business Studies, home to researchers who lead their fields in the areas of corporate entrepreneurship, industrial marketing, institutional analysis, international business and more. You'll also benefit from Sweden's stellar reputation for social responsibility - values that inform all of our Master programmes.
Student profile The student body of this programme currently looks like this:
Even distribution of female and male participants
Diverse academic, cultural, and professional backgrounds
Interested in a deeper understanding of issues related to core of business: "Accounting is the language of business" and financial markets.
Applicants from 69 different countries in 2017
The programme leads to a Master of Science in Business and Economics (120 credits) with Business Studies as the main field of study. If you choose to finish your studies after one year with a 15 credit thesis you will receive a Master of Science in Business and Economics (60 credits) with Business Studies as the main field of study.
During your first and second semester, you'll complete courses common to all students in the programme - covering business issues, accounting theory, the scientific method and more - as well as courses specific to your Financial Management specialisation. Course topics include investments and financing, business valuation and regulation of financial markets. (If you choose to finish your studies after one year, you will instead complete a 15 credit Master's thesis.)
In your third semester, you'll choose between elective courses at Uppsala University, exchange studies at one of our partner universities abroad or an internship at an organisation in your field.
You'll spend the fourth and final semester writing your 30 credit Master's thesis, an in-depth study on a topic in the field of financial management.
You'll benefit from a range of teaching methods designed to immerse you in the field of financial management - including lectures, tutorials, seminars and study groups. You'll also learn from guest lecturers who are active innovators in finance, including CFOs. And, you'll have the opportunity to lead your own discussions and seminars for a wider audience.
The programme is offered in Uppsala and all courses are taught in English. The programme follows a fixed study route, which means that the courses must be taken in the prescribed order.
Your Financial Management specialisation prepares you for a variety of roles in the fields of banking and finance - including work with investments, business valuation, financial analysis and more. You may choose to work in the private or public sector of the international job market, become an entrepreneur or continue your career in academia.
Career support When you are about to finish your studies and want to start planning for your next step in life, you are welcome to UU Careers for support and guidance. You are also welcome to a variety of career activities and events all through your stay at Uppsala University. Of course, the services are free of charge. Learn more about UU career support.
You should submit a copy of your GMAT test results at www.universityadmissions.se and the test centre should also send the test result directly to Uppsala University. If you apply for more than one programme at Uppsala University you only need to submit your test result once. The deadline for receipt of supporting documentation is 1 February. Please note that it might take up to 20 days for your Official Score Report to be available to us. We only look at the GMAT total score. Your test results must not be older than five years on the last day for application.
Applicants who do not hold a Bachelor’s degree, but are registered for the last semester of a programme leading to such a degree, shall submit an official document from your current university stating a date of expected graduation and courses remaining before the application deadline of the Master's programme. Detailed instructions can be found on www.universityadmissions.se.
The entry requirements (Degree Certificate) must be validated when the semester starts.
Requirements: Academic requirements A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. Also required is 90 credits in business studies and 15 credits in statistics.
Language requirements All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6"). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school) or university studies. The minimum test scores are:
IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
Students with a GMAT test result have priority. Tuition fee-paying students and non-paying students are admitted on the same grounds but in different selection groups.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. Read more about fees.