Career prospects


Facts and figures


  • 87% of students found a full-time working position after three-months of graduation

Place of employment

  • Switzerland: 62% (Canton of Neuchâtel: 28%; other Swiss cantons: 34%)
  • World: 38%


  • Banking, financial intermediation and insurance: 63%
  • Industry: 26%
  • Teaching, training and research: 7%
  • NGO: 4%

Graduates' income (in CHF, full-time equivalent)

  • More than 50% of survey participants report that they are entitled to an annual salary of more than CHF 80'000 when they are hired.
  • More than 50% of survey participants report that they are entitled to an annual salary of more than CHF 100'000 after three years working in Switzerland.

Numbers are based on a survey of graduate students of the Master in Finance, 1-8 years after graduation.

Career opportunities

Students are trained for a broad range of financial positions: investment management, hedge funds, security analysis, corporate finance, venture capital and corporate restructuring, investment, commercial and retail banking, corporate planning, regulatory bodies, audit and consulting firms, investor relations, and finance within the public sector (central banks, governments and international organizations).

Past recruiters

Auditing and consulting firms

  • Collins Barrow
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • Maitland
  • Morningstar
  • PwC
  • Towers Watson


  • Banque Bonhôte
  • Banque Cantonale du Jura
  • Banque Cantonale Vaudoise
  • Crédit Suisse
  • HSBC
  • Lazard
  • Morgan Stanley
  • OCBC Bank
  • UBS
  • Vontobel

Corporate Finance

  • ASML
  • Autodesk
  • Cartier
  • eBay
  • Elsevier
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Pepsico
  • Philip Morris
  • Swatch Group
  • Unilever

Governmental institutions

  • Finma
  • University of Neuchâtel


  • Aravis
  • Leonteq
  • Louis Dreyfus Commodities
  • Olympia Capital Management
  • SIG
  • SwissLife
  • TrendRrating

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For FSE students

What a former student says...


Interview of Dr Ivan Guidotti, class of 2008, now working for XO Investments and also teaching in the Master in Finance programme