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 Master’s Program you will study the disciplines of strategic finance and business analytics. You will acquire interesting and relevant skills enabling you to work in an international business environment in various management positions.

  • Key facts


    Degree: Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration
    Extent of studies: 120 credits
    Duration: 2 academic years
    Studies begin: September
    Language of instruction English
  • Objective

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

    • describe and examine the main theories and concepts of finance and international financial markets
    • understand the supporting role of information technology in business and decision-making and evaluate possibilities
    • understand the use of information technology in business development and transformation
    • demonstrate analytical financial and business skills in practice
    • conduct an independent scientific research project, report and present it professionally
  • Structure

    The program includes core and specialization studies in finance, minor studies in business analytics, and language studies.

    Core studies (54 ECTS credits) include courses on strategic and corporate finance topics including financial management, banking and insurance finance, financial theory and valuation, and financial econometrics.

    Specialization studies (36 ECTS credits) include a special course on real options and managerial decision-making and the Master’s thesis.

    Minor studies (25 ECTS credits) include studies on business analytics based on modern tools and hands-on practice on using the tools in real-world business problems.

    Language studies, 5 ECTS credits.

    The Master’s thesis and seminar, 30 ECTS credits, is a part of specialization studies. The thesis is a research project, which requires approximately six months of full-time work. It is completed during the fourth semester of the degree program.

    Double degree studies for students from the partner university

    Students from the partner university are able to study as a double degree student at LUT.

    MSF’s double degree partner university is Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Russia.

    Students admitted to the double degree program receive a degree certificate from two universities after they have fulfilled the degree requirements of both universities.

  • Career opportunities

    As a graduate of this program, 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, whether as an analysts in a bank, as a consultant, or as a manager in an industrial or a service company.

  • GMAT/ GRE minimum scores

    Applicants for this program need to submit one of the following test results with the required minimum scores:

    (1) GMAT:

    Total score 550


    (2) GRE General:

    Verbal Reasoning 152

    Quantitative Reasoning 152

    Analytical Writing 3.0

    For more information of required documents, please go to the university page.

Quick facts

Semester starts:

Application deadline:
November 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019


Tuition fee:
10,000€ / year

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