The Master’s programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality education in economics, econometrics and quantitative methods, with a strong focus on finance. The programme combines in-depth knowledge in the areas of economics and finance with state-of-the-art quantitative methods, which makes it unique in Switzerland. The MiQE/F trains students to analyse and solve challenging problems in economic policy, finance and the world of business. Small class sizes ensure inspiring discussions and close contact to the research-oriented faculty. The MiQE/F is an excellent basis for moving on to responsible positions in the private sector or policy institutions as well as for highly selective Ph.D. programmes worldwide.
The MiQE/F is a full-time programme with a course load of 90 ECTS credits and is designed for a standard study period of three semesters. The core studies consist of compulsory courses and a wide choice of core and independent electives.
The compulsory courses focus on finance, economics, econometrics and quantitative methods. Based on these rigorous foundations, students subsequently choose their core and independent electives.
The core electives involve advanced application-oriented and problem solving courses. From a wide range of courses, you chose your courses according to your interests and strengths. With your choice of electives, you develop your own study profile. MiQE/F also offers a specialisation in “Digitisation and Data Analytics”.
Cooperation with LGT
The LGT Group – The Wealth and Asset Management Group owned by the Princely House of Liechtenstein – is a cooperation partner of the MiQE/F. Each year, LGT awards a prize of CHF 5,000 for the best MiQE/F degree and offers an opportunity to earn practice credits by completing an internship at LGT.
- The MEcon offers exclusively to its students the possibility of participating in attractive double degree programme with the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) in Stockholm, Sweden.
- Other double degree options are available under the DM2 agreement with ESADE Barcelona, Spain; HEC Paris, France and RSM Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
- CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)
- Exchange semesters with approx. 200 partner universities worldwide.
Graduates of pure business and economics programmes often lack an in-depth training in quantitative methods. Mathematicians and statisticians often lack an economics or finance background. As a MiQE/F graduate, you bridge this gap with your diverse skill-set. Policy and financial institutions and firms in the private sector are increasingly confronted with complex problems requiring confident application of methods as well as a deep understanding of economic processes and the finance sector. MiQE/F graduates are well prepared for responsible positions in the areas of banking and finance, consulting and insurance.
Due to its strong methodological training, MiQE/F graduates are also extremely well equipped to pursue an academic career.
Admission to the MiQE/F programme:
Please consult our website for the latest detailed admission criteria.
Application Deadline: April 30
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Last updated October 2, 2018
This course is
Sept. 16, 2019
Fee for Swiss students: CHF 1426
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