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Curriculum 2016-2017

MScF

Instructor ECTS Module H/week
GRAND TOTAL   120    
Semester 1 Autumn        

Asset Pricing
Derivatives
Econometrics
Economic Policy
Financial Accounting

M. Dubois
D. Ardia
J. Tellez
S. Yassin
P. Fiechter

6
6
6
6
6

M
M
M
E
M
4
4
4
4
4
Total   30   20
Semester 2 Spring        
Corporate Finance
Financial Analysis
Valuation
Ethics I
Fixed Income
Portfolio Management
International Economics
Progamming

P. Valta
M. Passardi
L. Roth
E. Kassanos
D. Ardia
M. Dubois
B. Volland
P. Cotofrei

6
3
3
3
6
3
3
3

M
M
M
E
M
M
E
M

4
2
2
2
4
2
2
2
Total   30   20
Semester 3 Autumn        

Equity Research Contest
Ethics II
Risk Management
Portfolio Optimization
Current Issues in Portfolio Management 
Research in Financial Analysis
Alternative Investments

C. Salva
E. Kassanos
G. Bolliger
F. Sonney
M. Dubois
M. Dubois
J.F. Bacmann, P. Jeanneret, J. Martin

6
3
6
3
3
6
3
M
E
E
E
E
M
E
4
2
4
2
2
4
2
Total   30   20
Dissertation   30    

 Mandatory (M): 60 ECTS
Electives for CFA (E): 30 ECTS

Elective courses

  • Transitional arrangement: Students who have started the program in 2015-2016 can alternatively choose Topics in International Economics II (3ECTS) as elective during the third semeser.
  • In place of the electives (E), a maximum of 18 ECTS can be chosen in other master programs at the Faculty of Economics and Business and/or MScF programs in other Swiss universities. Approval of the Director of the MScF is mandatory.
  • In addition, 6 elective ECTS can be replaced by an internship of at least 6 weeks including the writing of a report supervised by a professor of the Faculty of Economics and Business. Approval of the Director of the MScF is mandatory.
  • In addition, 6 elective ECTS can be replaced by passing the CFA level I exam.