Master of Science in Wealth Management


Programme Description

Study wealth management in the heart of private banking & boost your career

Wealth Management is a leading activity in the financial industry in Switzerland and in the world.

There is a growing demand for wealth management experts with both finance and law training. That is why the Geneva Finance Research Institute (GFRI) at the University of Geneva offers the Master of Science in Wealth Management (GEMWeM).

Enjoy Geneva's reputation as a global centre for business and finance. Geneva financial centre is strongly connected to Europe, Asia, and America financial centers, making it a leading-edge hub for wealth management.

What is special about GEMWeM?

Finance Training

New Fields

Law Training

Enhance your quantitative skills in wealth management from top finance researchers in the field

In entrepreneurship & innovation, sustainable finance, neuro-finance

At the same level of the law master degree delivered by law faculty experts in collaboration with the Center de Droit Bancaire et Financier

  • GEMWeM is a three-semester program, 90 ECTS, full time for pre-experienced students.
  • You can tailor the program to suit your career aspirations by choosing from different modules and a wide range of electives.
  • The quality of teaching is guaranteed by an exceptional faculty that combines cutting-edge academic research and industry knowledge and by various teaching methods that encourage learning by doing.
  • The excellence of the Master of Science in Wealth Management is recognized by prestigious associations such as the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) and the CAIA Association.

Career opportunities

The Master in Wealth Management leads to professional opportunities, in Switzerland and abroad, in:

  • Banking (private, universal, investment)
  • Insurance and reinsurance companies
  • Consulting Companies
  • Traditional and Alternative Investment Funds
  • Government Bodies, Regulators
  • Academic Career: doctorate


Entry requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a Swiss university in Economics, Management, Finance, Information Systems, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering.
  • Another degree or university qualification may be judged equivalent and give access to the Master’s program, with or without conditions. Complementary program (1 year) or co-required can be requested. No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones.

Application deadline

  • The enrolment procedure starts in January of each year.
  • Applications close on February 28 for all students.

Application procedure

The candidates must submit two applications:

  • The first one to the UNIGE Admissions Office
  • The second one to the GSEM by completing the online application form.

Main features

  • Start of courses: September
  • Programme duration: 3 semesters - 90 ECTS credits
  • Tuition fees: CHF 500.- per semester
  • International exchange: There is an opportunity to follow an international exchange program from the 3rd semester onwards.
Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

The Geneva Finance Research Institute (GFRI) is a multidisciplinary institute based at the University of Geneva that focuses on two main research topics in finance: “Portfolio Management” and “Finance ... Read More

The Geneva Finance Research Institute (GFRI) is a multidisciplinary institute based at the University of Geneva that focuses on two main research topics in finance: “Portfolio Management” and “Finance and Society”. Its research themes thus emphasize, on the one hand, the role that Geneva, as a financial center, plays in Portfolio Management and on the other, the benefits and externalities that finance displays for society at large. The GFRI research is multidisciplinary and builds on synergies between the University of Geneva Faculties of Economy and Management, Law and Psychology and Educational Sciences. These collaborations have enabled GFRI to recently expand in two new research areas: neuro-finance and sustainable finance. Read Less