Master's Program in Finance in Switzerland

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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Finance is the discipline concerned with the management of money and includes personal, corporate, and public finance. Though usually associated with asset and debt management in terms of investment banking, finance also includes other specializations like accounting and retirement planning.

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. Switzerland's independence and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers. Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and stable modern market economy with low unemployment.

Master Program in Finance in Switzerland

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Master of Science in International Finance

Geneva Business School (GBS)
Campus Full time Part time 18  September 2017 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

The Master of Science in Finance (MSc.F) with a Major in International Finance is designed to challenge your understanding of finance through rigorous training in the conceptual, analytic and empirical intricacies of modern international finance and investment. [+]

The Master of Science in Finance (MSc.F) with a Major in International Finance is designed to challenge your understanding of finance through rigorous training in the conceptual, analytic and empirical intricacies of modern international finance and investment. GBS has established trading partner in London, the London Academy of Trading, to offer short term trading sessions during the final 6 month Thesis period, increasing job opportunities afterwards. The ethos of the London Academy of Trading is to provide an opportunity for trainee financial traders to develop successful careers within a positive and creative environment with the view to move into the finance and trading sector as skilled and equipped professionals. Facts Duration: 18 months Credits: 90 ECTS Language: English Intakes: February and September Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Finance Major in International Finance. Exchange Program: Rotate between campuses. We offer the opportunity of studying in all of our campuses during the 18 months of the master program. Internships: GBS work with the best and for the best. All of our students have guaranteed internships with the most important enterprises with world-wide recognition. Location: Geneva Campus and Barcelona Campus Program The program requires the successful completion of 90 credits. The program consists of 4 groups of courses common for all Masters, from which students may select the desired subjects to study: Core Courses, Elective Courses, Master Thesis and the following Orientation Courses, which are mandatory to complete the selected major: Banking Organisation and Administration Banking and Financial Law Portfolio Management Asset Management Analysis Hedge Fund Analysis and Management Case Studies Career Options The program is of particular relevance to those working in, or planning to work in: Assets Manager International organisations treasurer manager International financial manager International financial consultant Application and Admissions Selection Criteria GBS’s selection process emphasises leadership potential, academic ability, personal qualities and competencies. We are looking for candidates with managerial experience, people skills and a proven academic record. Admission Requirements Bachelor degree or equivalent in a related field (plus 2 years experience). For Executive Master, 5 years experience Completed application form with passport photo included Photocopy of all academic diplomas or certificates Official English exam results: IELTS 6.0, TOEFL IBT 70, proof of studying previously in an English speaking environment for a minimum of 3 years, or successful completion of the university’s admission examination. Photocopy of your passport Receipt for the payment of the application fee Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) Recommendation letter [-]

Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
Campus Full time 18  September 2017 Switzerland St.Gallen

The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education in economic theory, finance and quantitative methods. Students can choose to specialise in either Economics or Finance, or a combination of both. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education in economic theory, finance, and quantitative methods. Apart from a common set of core courses, you select from a larger menu of optional courses to specialise in economics, finance or a combination of both.

 

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The unique feature of the MiQE/F is the combination of comprehensive economic and finance theory with quantitative empirical methods to analyse and solve challenging practical problems in economics, finance and the private sector. Being equipped with rigorous statistical and econometric methods and an expert knowledge of economics and finance, you will be uniquely positioned on the job market to successfully compete for the most challenging career opportunities in science, the private sector and national and international policy institutions. Curriculum... [-]

Master of Science in Islamic Finance

Geneva Business School (GBS)
Campus Full time Part time 18  September 2017 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

The Master in Islamic Finance is a comprehensive post graduate program for people who are seeking a detailed understanding of the concepts and mechanisms of Islamic Finance. [+]

The Master in Islamic Finance is a comprehensive post graduate program for people who are seeking a detailed understanding of the concepts and mechanisms of Islamic Finance. The program offers an opportunity to study the structure of the Islamic banking and finance industry, including its theoretical foundations, products, performance, Islamic financial instruments and risk management issues. Facts Duration: 18 months Credits: 90 ECTS Language: English Intakes: February and September Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Finance Major in Islamic Finance. Exchange Program: Rotate between campuses. We offer the opportunity of studying in all of our campuses during the 18 months of the master program. Internships: GBS work with the bests and for the bests. All of our students have guaranteed internships with the most important enterprises with world-wide recognition. Location: Geneva Campus and Barcelona Campus Program The program requires the successful completion of 90 credits. The program consists of 4 groups of courses common for all Masters, from which students may select the desired subjects to study: Core Courses, Elective Courses, Master Thesis and the following Orientation Courses, which are mandatory to complete the selected major: Islamic Accounting Introduction to Islamic Finance Principle of Islamic Jurisprudence Islamic Banking Islamic Insurance – Takaful Case Studies Career Options The program is of particular relevance to those working in, or planning to work in: Islamic Banker Adviser Islamic Banking Finance Manager Banking Relationship Manager Application and Admissions Selection Criteria GBS’s selection process emphasises leadership potential, academic ability, personal qualities and competencies. We are looking for candidates with managerial experience, people skills and a proven academic record. Admission Requirements Bachelor degree or equivalent in a related field (plus 2 years experience). For Executive Master, 5 years experience Completed application form with passport photo included Photocopy of all academic diplomas or certificates Official English exam results: IELTS 6.0, TOEFL IBT 70, proof of studying previously in an English speaking environment for a minimum of 3 years, or successful completion of the university’s admission examination. Photocopy of your passport Receipt for the payment of the application fee Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) 1 Recommendation letter [-]

Dual Master with INSEEC

Geneva Business School (GBS)
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

Under an agreement with INSEEC, France, the degree offers an exclusive curriculum that combines the standard GBS and INSEEC MBA modules in a dual program. [+]

Under an agreement with INSEEC, France, the degree offers an exclusive curriculum that combines the standard GBS and INSEEC MBA modules in a dual program.

This special agreement allows students to exchange their GBS credits to study at INSEEC during their MBA studies and vice-versa. GBS and INSEEC students will then have the advantage to study both in Switzerland (for 6 months) and France (for 6 months). Finally, students must write a master’s thesis within a 6-month period, with the objective of gaining two degrees. Facts Duration: 18 months. Language: English. Intakes: February and September. Degree Awarded: This will result in receiving 2 separate diplomas (MBA) from universities in Switzerland and France. Exchange Program: Rotate between campuses. We offer the opportunity of studying in all of our campuses during the 18 months of the master program. Internships: GBS work with the bests and for the bests. All of our students have guaranteed internships with the most important enterprises with world-wide recognition. Location: Geneva Campus. Applications and Admissions Selection Criteria GBS’s selection process emphasises leadership potential, academic ability, personal qualities and competencies. We are looking for candidates with managerial experience, people skills and a proven academic record. Admission Requirements Bachelor degree or equivalent in a related field (plus 2 years experience). For Executive Master, 5 years experience Completed application form with passport photo included Photocopy of all academic diplomas or certificates Official English exam results: IELTS 6.0, TOEFL IBT 70, proof of studying previously in an English speaking environment for a minimum of 3 years, or successful completion of the university’s admission examination. Photocopy of your passport Receipt for the payment of the application fee Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) Recommendation letter [-]


Master in International Finance and Law (Dual Degree with the University of Pennsylvania Law School)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time

The Dual Master's degree program in International Finance and Law is a two-year full time Master's Program. Spanning a wide range of disciplines, this program offers core courses in management, finance and law. [+]

Best Masters Programs in Finance in Switzerland. Master in International Finance and Law (Dual Degree with the University of Pennsylvania Law School) Dual degree program - Penn Law Sciences Po and Penn Law: Two world class institutions Sciences Po at a Glance Sciences Po functions as a top-level research university in the social sciences, offering a wide and varied curriculum and drawing on academics and experts in such fields as political science, international relations, sociology, law, and economics. Scholars as well as professionals from the business world and public administration comprise Sciences Po's distinguished faculty. Located in the heart of Paris, Sciences Po is a symbol of excellence and attracts outstanding students from all over the world. With more than 470 partner universities worldwide and 47% of international students, Sciences Po has become a truly international institution. Innovation and creativity in research and education have always been a driving force at Sciences Po. Through its multidisciplinary programs, Sciences Po delivers a solid methodological training and provides students with the tools to deal with complexity. Besides, Sciences Po's education constantly encourages bold intellectual attitudes and mutual respect and consideration. Penn Law at a Glance Penn Law is a world leader in legal education, uniquely equipping students with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in today's legal marketplace, wherever their career aspirations and intellectual interests take them. Our Strengths: The Wharton Business and Law Certificate, a custom designed program taught by Wharton faculty and industry experts selected for their teaching skills, subject expertise and ability to offer applied concepts and examples to participants. World-class faculty who are celebrated scholars and devoted teachers. A culture of collegiality, where students feel welcome and supported, allowing students to safely take risks that deepen and broaden their study. The Law School: The Law School's campus is state-of-the-art, with four fully interconnected buildings surrounding a green courtyard. Students are steps away from the amenities of the University of Pennsylvania, with its activities for graduate and professional students, its state-of-the-art gym and health club, and its many libraries, museums, theaters, lectures, and events. Program overview A high standard multicultural program in Finance and Law The Dual Master's degree program in International Finance and Law is a two-year full time Master's Program. Spanning a wide range of disciplines, this program offers core courses in management, finance and law. The curriculum blends financial and legal expertise and professional skills courses. It is designed to offer advanced education in the area of financial law and to give students the opportunity to develop a top-level career in the private, public or non-profit sectors. All students will spend their first year at Sciences Po, and their second year at Penn Law. After two years of study, and provided credits have been completed in both institutions, students will receive Master's degrees from both Sciences Po (Master's in Finance and Strategy or Master's in Economics and Business) and Penn Law (LLM). The faculty involved in this program is comprised of internationally renowned academics and practitioners. By joining both the Penn Law and Sciences Po communities, dual degree students will be able to benefit from the exceptionally stimulating intellectual environment of both institutions during the duration of the program, and as alumni to extend their networks and opportunities to both sides of the Atlantic. Students participating in the program will have access at both Sciences Po and at the University of Pennsylvania to all facilities normally offered to students, such as libraries, computer network, career services, sports facilities, and student associations and cultural life. Year 1 at Sciences Po Students who are jointly admitted will spend their first year of study at Sciences Po either in the Master Finance et Stratégie (French taught) or in the Master Economics and Business (English taught): Master Finance et Stratégie, mention International Business (French taught program) Master Economics and Business (English taught program) A specific concentration can appear on the Master's degree at Sciences Po according to the courses completed at Penn Law. The Master in Finance and Strategy and the Master in Economics and Business gather a very diverse student body, in terms of academic as well as cultural backgrounds, with more than 40% international students. Year 2 at Penn Law Students spend their second year at Penn Law earning an LLM alongside 115 other foreign-trained attorneys, typically from over 30 countries. The LLM is a one-year, full-time course of study in advanced legal topics. Students select courses from an extensive curriculum of specialized courses and seminars at Penn Law. Penn Law grants a generalized LLM that allows each student to design his or her own curriculum and, in doing so, may choose to focus on a particular topic. LLM students take courses alongside our upper level JD students and are with us for ten months including the five-week summer program. Penn Law LLM students are also eligible to enroll in the Wharton Business and Law Certificate (WBLC), a custom designed program for Penn Law LLM students taught by Wharton faculty and industry experts selected for their teaching skills, subject expertise and ability to offer applied concepts and examples to participants. All LLM students may participate in this program which runs concurrently with the LLM program. In addition to our outstanding course offerings, our LLM students have the opportunity to gain real world US legal experience. As an integral part of the program, the LLM Public Service Program provides students with important opportunities to develop their professional skills while learning more about the communities that exist beyond the walls of Penn Law as well as supporting students seeking to satisfy the New York Bar pro bono requirement. LLM students are also eligible to participate in four clinical programs focusing on Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property and Technology, International Human Rights and Immigration, and Mediation. At Penn Law, LLMs also have the opportunity to get involved with JDs in student groups ranging from Law School Light Opera Company to Penn Soccer Club, and including participation in Journal of International Law, Journal of Asian Law, and Journal of Constitutional Law. Penn Law has staff dedicated to supporting LLMs, including a Career Counselor who provides LLM specific programming and materials as well as ample availability to meet individually with LLM students. How to Apply Applications will be done online via the Sciences Po Admissions website. Please visit our admission website to learn more about the admission online process. Candidates, no matter their academic background (studies abroad or in France), seeking admission to a dual degree do neither need to sit a written exam nor take an interview. Admission is granted only by virtue of the information given in the application form. To be eligible to take the New York Bar Exam, in general, candidates must have obtained a law degree requiring at least three years of study prior to admission to the program. See the page about the foreign legal education. Most Penn Law LLMs have obtained a law degree prior to matriculation in the Program. However, applicants without a prior law degree have been admitted to the Program where they can show sufficient knowledge and/or experience in a related field as well as demonstrate how the LLM Program will advance their career and/or scholarly work. Tuition and fees Students must pay the tuition fees applicable in their host institution (Sciences Po for Year 1 and Penn Law for Year 2). Financial aid Dual degree students are eligible to the same financial aid as other students in the institution where they are enrolled (at Sciences Po for Year 1 and at Penn Law for Year 2). However, financial aid at Sciences Po and Penn Law is limited and will not cover the total cost of the dual degree program. Students are therefore strongly encouraged to also look for external grants and fellowships. Year 1: Financial aid at Sciences Po Sciences Po offers a wide range of merit-based and need-based scholarships to French, EU and international students. Year 2: Financial aid at Penn Law Penn Law has a limited amount of funding available for dual degree students. Students should consider every option available in order to fully budget for their studies at Penn Law, including taking out private loans as well as government-sponsored ones. Important information about student loans In order to apply for student loans, students have a variety of options: French citizens are eligible for French-based loans; US citizens may take out American federal loans from either Penn Law or Sciences Po but not both. Under no circumstances may the student take out loans on behalf of both institutions. This is a dual degree with the University of Pennsylvania Law School. [-]

Master in International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping

University of Geneva
Campus Full time February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping offered by the University of Geneva, in cooperation with the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA), is one of a kind in Europe. The programme focuses on resource/product finance and goods flows, and examines specific economic concepts, such as credit analysis, financial instruments and payment methods for various transactions. Some courses also deal with the legal aspects of shipping, the protection of goods and risk management. The programme is unique in that it combines teaching with practical experience in trading. [+]

Master in International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping The Master in International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping offered by the University of Geneva, in cooperation with the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA), is one of a kind in Europe. The programme focuses on resource/product finance and goods flows, and examines specific economic concepts, such as credit analysis, financial instruments and payment methods for various transactions. Some courses also deal with the legal aspects of shipping, the protection of goods and risk management. The programme is unique in that it combines teaching with practical experience in trading. Curriculum Required courses (72Credits) : Metals, Ores, Minerals; Agri-Commodities Market; Applied Statistics and Probability; Corporate Sustainability and Responsability, International and Swiss Regulation and Taxation, etc. Work placement (72Credits) Dissertation (72Credits) Opportunities Graduates find work in all sectors both in Switzerland and abroad. Given the nature of the Geneva economy, opportunities are usually found in banking, financial institutions, fiduciaries, consulting firms, insurance agencies, local and international manufacturing, international trade companies (e.g. commodities trading, product distribution), international or global organisations (e.g. ICRC, UNHCR, WTO) and public administration. Admission Criteria www.unige.ch/gsem/master/trading Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management

Sciences Po
Campus Full time

The Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management is Sciences Po’s one-year program for young graduates interested in regulatory issues, corporate finance, risk management, compliance and humanities. It is the ideal program for serious students aspiring to become truly specialized in the field of financial regulation and risk management whether it is in the private or public sector. [+]

Best Masters Programs in Finance in Switzerland. The Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management is Sciences Po’s one-year program for young graduates interested in regulatory issues, corporate finance, risk management, compliance and humanities. It is the ideal program for serious students aspiring to become truly specialized in the field of financial regulation and risk management whether it is in the private or public sector. Objectives The program focuses on the fundamentals of finance and, in particular, provides students with critical knowledge regarding corporate finance, regulation and risk management. These foundational courses are contextualized and grounded in the humanities through SciencesPo’s core curriculum courses in political science, law, sociology, history and economics and completed by specialized skills training in ethics and compliance. In particular, the Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management will: - Foster their analytical capacity through a multidisciplinary approach - Prepare students for a wide range of professional exams, including those for Chartered Financial Analyst, Financial Risk Manager, French, British and US regulatory and compliance certificates - Develop their corporate and market finance skills - Offer a privileged connection to SciencesPo’s network of corporate partners and facilitate access to the labor market Innovative teaching methods The master emphasizes interdisciplinary analytical tools and hands-on training workshops as essential to understanding and performing in the field of regulation, compliance, corporate finance and asset management. It is built on a case study approach that is further enriched by the experience and the diversity of the cohort. A high level of interaction is fostered by the small size of the class (the program enrolls 25 to 30 students a year). Students also have access to the full curriculum of SciencesPo’s Department of Economics in business, management, finance and economics as well as SciencesPo’s graduate “common core curriculum” in the humanities. They may choose from a wide range of courses and workshops offered in English and French, according to their individual academic and professional needs and interests. Faculty The Master calls upon SciencesPo’s world-class faculty and its unparalleled network of experts. The program also mobilizes the SciencesPo alumni community, whose members are committed to mentoring and guiding students in their projects and career development as well as to teaching “master classes”. Core courses are taught by both members of its permanent faculty and by adjunct professors who are leading industry specialists from SciencesPo’s corporate partners. The program draws upon the deep knowledge and expertise of SciencesPo’s Department of Economics and notably its cuttingedge research activities supported by the Banque de France Chair in Banking Regulation. Structure and Curriculum Taught entirely in English with optional courses taught in English and French, the program includes: A one-week orientation period in August in order to refresh fundamentals of quantitative skills The Fall Semester made up of seven core courses and two electives A one-week training session in January that focuses on interview skills in order to prepare for the labor market The Spring semester made up of seven core courses and two electives The final Summer semester made up of six advanced courses and which is dedicated to developing practical leadership and management/professional skills. In addition to these courses, students may choose to enroll in a language course. Non-French speakers are particularly encouraged to enroll in French language classes. The overall required number of credits is 100 ECTS, the equivalent of about 25 courses, which makes the curriculum one of the most demanding specialized master programs. Admissions The candidates must hold at least a bachelor degree with either 3-year work experience or a Master Year 1 under validation and, ideally, internship experience. They must demonstrate proficiency in English. [-]

Master in Business Studies - Global Banking and Financial Markets

United International Business Schools
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Switzerland Zurich + 1 more

The Master in Business Studies - Specialization in Global Banking and Financial Markets is taught entirely in English. Students are required to complete 27 courses for 54 credits .... [+]

SPECIALIZATION COURSES IN GLOBAL BANKING Level 500 GSCGB501 Financial Markets and Banking Systems (2) GSCGB502 Investment Banking and Securities Markets (2) GSCGB503 Derivative Products (2) GSCGB504 Financial Risk Management (2) Comprehensive Cases in Global Banking (2) Research Project in Global Banking (2) Level 600 Thesis in Global Banking (8) Capstone Project in Global Banking (4) (for Dual Master students only) Admission requirements proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details) Bachelor degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are considered equivalent. Students who do not hold a business-related Bachelor degree or equivalent may be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in leveling courses from the Pre-Master program in order to be fully prepared for our graduate programs. Students who do not hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent should apply for a Bachelor degree program, or for the Undergraduate Diploma top-up program. Refer to the undergraduate admissions catalog for further details. Students who have 15 or more years of relevant work experience may apply directly for the Pre-Master program and will be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in specific undergraduate courses. e.g. Students who wish to earn a Master degree and who are required to complete the full Pre-Master program will need to earn 30 + 60 credits. CAREER PERSPECTIVES Our study programs and courses are career-oriented in nature and provide students with a high level of flexibility throughout their graduate studies. Focusing on a broad range of specialized subject matters, students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in today’s global economy, and are prepared for a wide variety of professional development and career opportunities. Graduate programs are an excellent choice for recent college and university graduates who would like to see their employability in today's job market increase by engaging in rigorous and academically challenging graduate studies to obtain a relevant academic qualification in the field of business and management. Upon graduation, students mainly start or advance their careers with mid to upper-level management positions in national and multinational companies and organizations in various economic sectors. Others decide to launch a new business venture or join an existing family business. Students can also choose to continue their studies without interruption in almost any of our other graduate and postgraduate programs to further enhance their career prospects. [-]

Master in International Finance

Business School Lausanne
Campus Full time 18  September 2017 Switzerland Lausanne

The Master of Science in International Finance (MScIF) equips you with the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in the financial sector in the dynamic and global business environment of today and tomorrow. [+]

MSc International Finance with CFA Preparation

The program provides you with a solid foundation in key areas of finance such as international corporate finance, banking, mergers and acquisitions, asset management, capital markets, and risk management. The program’s emphasis on developing strong analytical skills is well balanced with an integrated approach to business and soft skills development – students learn to apply advanced quantitative tools to generate creative solutions to real-life business problems.

What makes this program different? Our MSc International Finance program offers: Real Business Knowledge: BSL professors are not just academics; they are seasoned and currently active business professionals who bring real-life experience into the classroom every day. Personalized Learning: Small classes of up to 20 students ensure a personalized teaching approach and create a highly dynamic and interactive learning environment. Professional network: Over 60 nationalities are represented by BSL’s student body and faculty, allowing you to develop an important global network for life. Leadership development: The MIB program combines subject knowledge in key areas of international business with courses enhancing students’ interpersonal skills for effective leadership and management. CFA Preparation ... [-]