Master (2 years) of in 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


By studying for a MSc in Economics and specialising in finance, you will obtain insight into risk and portfolio management, the pricing of stocks, bonds, and derivatives, as well as the skills necessary to analyse companies’ strategic capital budgeting and funding decisions.

The degree places emphasis on how to relate economic knowledge to microeconomics, macroeconomics, and accounting concepts, as well as how to apply econometric techniques to economic data.

The graduate programme in Economics consists of a series of compulsory courses and electives, some predetermined, and others free to choose from graduate courses offered at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. The programme is completed with your master’s thesis.

Compulsory Courses
1st Semester
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives and Risk Management

2nd Semester
  • Asset Pricing
  • Topics in Finance

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 MSc Economics, specialising in finance, 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)

Entry Requirements
To apply for the Master’s programme in Economics - Finance, you need a relevant Bachelor’s degree. Read more on
You can also apply if you hold a similar degree including a minimum of 100 ECTS within Economics. Read more on
If your degree does not fulfil the entry requirements, the study board will decide whether you can follow one or more supplementary courses.

* The degree is qualifying, provided that the courses Microeconomics (10 ECTS) and Econometrics (10 ECTS) are included. Alternatively, Econometrics can be taken as a supplementary course after admission.


A bachelor of science in environmental planning and management or a similar background. 

There is open admission for this degree programme. The rule regarding open admission is applicable only to those of you who have applied before the application deadline. 

Applicants will need to document English at B Level or equivalent to this level.

You can read more about English Language Requirements

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 the 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.

Tuition fee

There is no tuition fee for students from within the Nordic countries, the EU, EAA, or from Switzerland.  

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside the EU, EAA, or with a 

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 - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



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