Taught course


Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University · Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University

Entry requirements

Students that hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration (HA) or variants hereof from Aarhus University, can pursue direct admission to MSc programmes in Economics and Business Administration after they complete their Bachelor’s degree programme.

Students holding a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (HD) can also pursue admission to the MSc programmes in Economics and Business Administration. However, it is required that you complete supplementary courses corresponding to 20 ECTS.

If you hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration, Bsc from one of the Danish institutions you fulfill the specific admission requirement and will be admitted if the specialisation does not have a limitation on intake. If you do not know whether or not you fulfill the specific requirements, please contact the Student Counselor’s Office.

If you hold a degree from another university, you can have your qualifications assessed by Aarhus University, Admission in order to find out if you meet the admission requirements. Please contact ma.admission@au.dk for further information.

Months of entry


Course content

MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Finance is a general university education in finance. It provides students with thorough knowledge of and competence in finance. Upon graduation, our 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 programme 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. Our programme also uses external lecturers from local financial institutions as well as visiting faculty members from internationally acclaimed universities.

Information for international students

Since English is the language of instruction in all subjects, all applicants are required to provide evidence of their English language proficiency. Please see the page on language requirements.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

+45 8715 0000