FIN3900 - Master Thesis in Financial Economics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master thesis 100/100

Course content

The Master's thesis should include a scientific analysis of a problem in the field of financial economics. The topic and analysis of the master's thesis must be approved by the Department of Economics. Supervision is an essential and obligatory component of the work on the master's thesis. The supervision contributes to ensuring that the student has the necessary knowledge to complete the thesis, and serves as a quality control in the collection and processing of data. If needed, our supervisors will communicate with the student in English. The master's thesis is assumed to have a workload corresponding to one semester, and the work should be carried out in accordance with the Department's guidelines for master theses ( Topics should be within the scope of courses given in the master programme. The thesis can be written individually or in collaboration with one other student.

Learning outcome


You learn 

  • How to carry out an independent research project 
  • In-depth knowledge of the limited theme of the master's thesis.


You must 

  • Be able to carry out independent research work under supervision

General competence

You must 

  • be able to work independently and organize and plan your own work within given deadlines 
  • be able to carry out analyzes that contain a high academic level and disseminate these

Learning methods and activities

Seminars and supervision.

Compulsory assignments

  • Individual supervision.

Further on evaluation

Master's thesis and oral examination. The oral examination is used to adjust the grade of the written thesis. Ordinary deadline is June 1. Alternative dates: September 1, December 1, March 1

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Financial Economics (MFINØK)

Required previous knowledge

The course is open only to students who are admitted to the Master's programme in financial economics.

Course materials

Individual reading list

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Financial Economics
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Economics


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Master thesis 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Master thesis 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Master thesis 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Master thesis 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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