Modern financial management requires more and more knowledge about the tools and techniques of business analytics.

A combination of strategic finance and business analytics is required to meet the needs of forward-going businesses wanting to make fact-based decisions in a competitive business landscape.

In this Strategic Finance and Analytics program, you will study strategic finance and business analytics. You will acquire interesting and relevant skills enabling you to work in various management positions in an international business environment.

Semester starts

Autumn 2024

Degree info

  • Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration
  • Campus: Lappeenranta
  • 2 academic years / 120 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee: 13 500€ / academic year

Edunation application period

Early Admission:
• 06.10.2023 - 10.11.2023
Regular Admission:
• 24.11.2023 - 12.01.2024

After completing the program, you will be familiar with the main theories and concepts of finance and international financial markets.

You will become a fact-driven finance professional who understands business processes, analytics, management, and strategy in a financial environment.

You will acquire:

  • competence in business analytics, including skills to choose the correct and relevant tools and techniques for solving business problems; you will be a competent finance professional who can analyze theories and methods in your professional field and apply knowledge in a real-world context with real-world data;
  • knowledge of how to apply business research and systematically analyze discipline-related research problems; you will learn how to produce an academic research report according to the principles for good scientific conduct, which will enable you to continue your studies at the doctoral level;
  • skills for critically evaluating the consequences of business decisions from a responsibility perspective.
  • a professional network by working with your peers during your studies and by networking with industry representatives during guest lectures; you will typically write your final thesis for a business organization.

The programme includes core and advanced specialisation studies in finance, and language studies.

Core studies, 78 ECTS credits, include courses on strategic finance (44 ECTS credits) and analytics for finance (34 ECTS credits).

Advanced specialisation studies, 6 ECTS credits, include a special course on real options and managerial decision-making.

Language studies, 6 ECTS credits.

The Master’s thesis, 30 ECTS credits, is an advanced research project completed during the fourth semester. The Master’s thesis requires approximately six months of full-time work.

As a program graduate, you will be a perfect fit for finance and management teams of global corporations and local SMEs.

The program is practical and career-oriented and gives you a unique mix of strategic finance and business analytics expertise that is appreciated by industry.

You will be prepared for a career in financial management and analytical business development as an analyst in a bank, as a consultant, or as a manager in an industrial or service company.

The admission requirements for the program can found on the university page.

Further information about the tuition fee and available scholarships for the program can found on the university page.


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