Stockholm School of Economics

Master program in Finance


SSE has a century-long tradition of academic excellence, practical education for business and beyond, with a global perspective and with strong connections to the business world in Sweden and beyond. The faculty teaching in the MSc program in Finance include leading experts with worldwide recognition.

Every year, the MSc program in Finance brings together a global community of talented students with a passion for finance and business. The program offers an outstanding learning experience and prepares students for diverse and successful careers. Post-graduation career opportunities are consistently excellent, in financial centers like Frankfurt, New York, Shanghai, London and Stockholm.

Once enrolled, students follow a rigorous, practical curriculum taught by leading faculty. Students specialize in Corporate Finance or Investment Management. The curriculum offers considerable additional flexibility, allowing students to choose from a range of electives in finance as well as other fields. Elective choices include courses on Sustainable Finance, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Value Investing, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Wealth Management, often taught with case studies.

In the first semester, the foundations are built for the subsequent specialization. All courses in the first semester are mandatory and common across the two tracks (Corporate Finance and Investment Management).

The program also includes an MFIN immersion week in the beginning of the first semester which combines both academic and non-academic components as well as a diverse mix of employer meetings. This one-week trip is a degree requirement and is funded by the program. As part of the trip, students undertake a course in sustainable finance.

There are no mandatory courses in the second and third semester. However, students who choose to specialize in Corporate Finance or Investment Management must select at least three courses from the list of core electives within each specialization.

The third and fourth semester are devoted to Thesis writing (30 ECTS), to be combined with either taking elective courses (30 ECTS) or going on a student exchange to one of our partner schools.

The Master program in Finance also offers exciting double degree programs with the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), Bocconi University in Milan (Italy), Sciences Po in Paris (France) and CEMS.

Teaching ModeFull Time
Academic RequirementsAcademic background in business or economics
Tuition Fees

Citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland are not required to pay tuition fees. Non-EU/EEA citizens are generally required to pay SEK 180,000 per academic year.

SSE offers several scholarships that fully or partially cover the tuition fees through generous private donations. All scholarship applications are assessed by a selection committee, taking into consideration the relevance and the quality of the personal motivation, academic excellence, relevant extra-curricular activities, program cohort diversity and the distribution of scholarships across all programs. You can find more information regarding the tuition fees and scholarships on SSE’s website.

Length2 Years
Application Deadline
  • November 15 - Early-bird application deadline. You may apply by this deadline if you have all the complete documents and test results ready by that date. We will start reviewing the applications and if your candidacy is selected you will receive the invitation for the assessment center from us by the end of December.
  • January 15 - Application deadline at 23.59 CET. Your complete application should be submitted by this date.
Application Procedure

1. Bachelor's degree with at least 60 ECTS in Social Sciences (including but not limited to Finance, Business Administration and/or Economics) and with a minimum of 30 ECTS in quantitative fields, including but not limited to Finance, Accounting and Financial Management and Economics. The quantitative fields may be outside Social Sciences.

2. GMAT or GRE test result

  • GMAT Focus Edition:
    A minimum total score of 555
  • GMAT Exam or GMAT Online:
    A minimum total score of 600
  • GRE General Test or GRE General Test at Home:
    A minimum quant score of 155

3. Proof of proficiency in English

4. Motivation & supporting attachments

How to apply to SSE’s MSc program in Finance in four easy steps:

Step 1: Take the tests and meet the entry requirements

SSE requires the GMAT or GRE test as well as an English language test, unless you are exempted. Make sure to take / sit the tests by the application deadline (Nov 15 or Jan 15). Your application will not be considered, if the GMAT / GRE test is required for you and you do not attach the proof that you have taken the test.

Step 2: Fill in the online application and upload documents

The application to SSE is only submitted via SSE’s own online application portal and is free of charge.

Step 3: Possible interview

Sometimes, SSE gets in touch with applicants if they have any questions about the application. You would then be invited to a short interview via phone or on Zoom / Teams. Such an interview also offers, naturally, an occasion for you to ask questions about the program and how it could match your career goals.

Step 4: Acceptance, conditional acceptance or rejection

SSE does an overall assessment of all complete applications that that receive. They look at the university where you did your Bachelor's, the courses you have taken and the grades, GMAT / GRE scores, your English language skills, CV, motivation and the results of the assessment center.

Accepted students in their last year of the Bachelor program will receive a conditional acceptance.