Sustainable Financial Analysis

Practical information about various aspects of the programme.

  • Target group

    Target group

    The programme is targeted towards experienced Norwegian and primarily Nordic students with a professional interest in how to better understand the sustainability dimensions when approaching financial tasks. Relevant professional backgrounds include being an investor, analyst, banker, advisor, or working in a company’s treasury or finance function, journalist, regulator, or rating analyst.

    The programme is adapted for participants from both the private and public sector.

  • Admission requirements

    Admission requirements

    a bachelor's degree, or

    • a cand.mag. degree, or
    • another degree or vocational education with a scope of at least three years, or
    • an education that, pursuant to Section 3-4 of the Act relating to Universities and University Colleges, is recognised as equivalent to the above-mentioned degrees or educations.

    In special cases, other documented qualifications may be deemed to be fully or partly equivalent to the above-mentioned courses of study.

    You must also have at least three years of relevant work experience.

  • Documentation requirements

    Documentation requirements

    Education and work experience related to this application must be documentet. This also includes the work position you are holding at the present moment. If not documented correcctly, it will not been taken into consideration.

    It is important that your CV is up to date, and gives a good description of your education and work experience.

  • Educational model

    Educational model

    The programme will be taught with a combination of lectures, cases, group work and use of online resources, in addition to the preparation and presentation of the group reports. In addition to the academic lecturers, relevant market industry lecturers will also be included.

    The students are expected to conduct a significant group report at an advanced level on a topic related to the overall scope of the course. The students are expected to present and defend, as well as discuss other groups’ reports in a 2-day final session. This session thus aggregates and concludes the learning outcomes for the students. Sustainable finance is a challenging, interdisciplinary subject where the students in particular benefit from reflecting, presenting and discussing challenging topics where the solutions also require mature judgements. This, combined with a generally critical approach towards the subjects, will also be applied during the lectures and class discussions. 

  • Structure of the programme

    Structure of the programme

    The programme includes eight full days of learning, organised into one week of 6 full day sessions, and a two days final session where students present, defend and discuss their group assignments.

    Session 1: October 18th to 23rd 2021

    Session 2: March 18th to 19th 2022

    The programme is demanding, and completing the programme requires significant efforts from the participants through self-study and participation in groups.

  • Assessment

    Assessment

    The programme is concluded by the students’ preparing an independent group report which represents 7.5 ECTS. The report may include a company case or a more generic topic within the scope of sustainable finance, addressing one of the specific learning objectives. The choice of topic is to be approved by the course responsible, and the groups will also receive limited supervision when working on the reports. The report should be based on the teaching in the first session, and the students are thus expected to prepare it between the first and second sessions in the programme.

    The students are assessed on their group reports, and how these are presented and defended. The report also contributes to the requirement for an independent assignment as part of the Executive Master in Applied Finance.

  • Tuition fees and expenses

    Tuition fees and expenses

    Tuition fees for the programme is NOK 70 000. 

    In addition, there will be expences for literature, travel and accomodation.

    Semester fee covering the student organization NOK 600 per semester (cf. paragraph 15 of the regulations of the Student Organization).
    We reserve our rights to make changes to stipulated prices.