The Master’s in Finance is designed to provide rigorous and relevant training for future financial professionals. We combine theory and practice to equip you with a solid foundation in financial principles, tools, and techniques that position you for a rewarding career in finance. You learn how to analyze financial markets, use and structure financial products and devise investment opportunities.
Strong links with financial institutions and practitioners through guest lecturers and faculty-led field projects provide a collaborative hands-on learning experience. This, together with our internationally renowned faculty, imparts a sophisticated mix of knowledge that is transferred to the industry through you. The recently introduced track in Digital Finance puts you in a privileged position to take advantage of the new professional opportunities in the area of Fintech.
The Master’s in Finance is an 18-month / 24-month program taught entirely in English. You choose between three specializations, with an optional internship or thesis in case you want to go for the two-year program.
The Master in Finance is designed to provide rigorous and relevant training for future financial professionals. We combine theory and practice to equip you with a solid foundation in financial principles, tools, and techniques that position you for a rewarding career in finance. You learn how to analyze financial markets, use and structure financial products and devise investment opportunities. USI takes great pride in adapting its course offering to the rapid changes in increasingly complex financial systems.
Structure and contents
The Master in Finance at USI offers preparation for a successful career in the modern financial world. These careers are spread across diverse fields ranging from data analytics and banking regulations to cryptocurrencies. As a reflection of this diversity, the Master’s program is organized into three minors (streams): Banking and Finance, Quantitative Finance, and Digital Finance.
In the first semester, courses are common across all minors. They are aimed at providing the students with the foundation of finance, statistics, programming, and accounting. They are the basis for all subsequent courses and allow students to identify their personal interests and strengths. At the beginning of the second semester, students choose the minor in which they want to specialize. The second semester is then dedicated to core courses, establishing the foundations of Banking and Finance, Quantitative Finance, and Digital Finance. In the third semester, half of the ECTS (15) are from core (compulsory) courses, for the remaining 15 ECTS, students have access to a great number of elective courses.
Learn more: https://www.usi.ch/en/education/master/finance/structure-and-contents.
Admission to the Finance programme is based on academic and language requirements.
The formal requirement for admission to the Master's degree in Finance is the completion of a Bachelor's degree granted by a recognised university in Economics or related disciplines. Candidates are required to be adequately prepared in the fields of economics and basic quantitative subjects.
Applicants are encouraged (compulsory for applicants with a Bachelor obtained in non-EU/non-EFTA) to provide GRE/GMAT scores in support of their application.
Further information regarding the entry requirements are available at https://www.usi.ch/en/education/master/finance/admission.
A Master’s degree has become a major asset within the finance industry and can open many doors for graduates who are looking to kick-start their careers in finance. There are plenty of potential career paths out there, so a career in banking does not have to be the only option.
Further details are available at https://www.usi.ch/en/education/master/finance/career-prospects.