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Finance and Economics

Master (2 years) of Economics - Finance and Economics, 120 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4250 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


This programme supports skills central to management consulting, corporate staff functions, general management and business development.

Career Opportunities  

Graduates with strong analytical and quantitative skills in finance typically find jobs in the financial sector and in large business enterprises. Typical jobs for holders of a M.Sc. Economics – Finance and Economics degree are: - Analyst in the financial sector, specializing in bond analysis, stock analysis, firms’ corporate finance activities, or general economic trends -Portfolio manager in pension funds, investment funds, or financial institutions -Responsible for risk management in financial corporations or large companies -Consultant -Jobs related to supervising or regulating the financial markets -Academic career with teaching and research (enrolment in a PhD programme).

About the Degree

A Master of Science in Finance and Economics has a broad knowledge and understanding of central financial problems of corporations and households. The profile gives a deep insight into risk and portfolio management; the pricing of stocks, bonds, and derivatives; the valuation of companies; and the strategic capital budgeting and financing decisions of corporations. The constituent compulsory courses provide a profound understanding of the key issues in finance as well as the methods and models employed to analyse these. Graduates are encouraged to relate their financial knowledge with microeconomic, macroeconomic, or accounting concepts as well as to apply econometric techniques to financial data.

Compulsory courses •Advanced Corporate Finance (autumn) •Derivatives and Risk Management (autumn) •Asset Pricing (spring) •Master’s thesis
Constituent, elective courses (min. 30 ECTS) are chosen among the following •Dynamic Asset Allocation (spring) •Dynamic Corporate Finance and Investments (autumn) •Empirical and Computational Finance (spring) •Industrial Economics (spring) Management •Accounting (autumn)


Applicants having completed a bachelor’s programme in economics from a university can apply to be enrolled. To be deemed as a bachelor’s degree in economics, the programme must include a minimum of 100 ECTS courses within economics. As a minimum, the following subjects must be included with the stipulated number of ECTS:        
•Mathematics (10 ECTS)
•Statistics (5 ECTS)
•Microeconomics (20 ECTS)
•Macroeconomics (10 ECTS)
•Econometrics (10 ECTS)
•Accounting (10 ECTS)
•Finance (10 ECTS) Further 25 ECTS within the above economic areas
In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of the University of Southern Denmark

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact T
he University of Southern Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.  

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Spring - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Feb 01

Spring - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Aug 01
Start date
Feb 01



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