Master of Science in Finance

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The Master in Finance (MScF) degree provides you excellent career opportunities through studying in small classes in the heart of Switzerland, acquiring profound practical knowledge of modern problem-solving techniques in finance, and by preparing for the CFA and FRM exams.

Profound. Practical. Personal.

Profound: Our programme is profound and offers you excellent training in the tools sought by financial institutions, corporations and government agencies. The MScF is partner of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program and the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). This means that the programme covers a significant portion of the CFA Level 1-2 and FRM Level 1-2 curricula and ensures that you acquire up-to-date knowledge in finance.

Practical: The programme focuses on practical applications where you learn how to utilise modern methods in finance. You will solve real-life problems during hands-on exercises, computer-lab sessions, internships, or field projects. Meetups with practitioners and the CFA research challenge provide you direct exposure to the practical world.

Personal: Small classes allow for interactive teaching and teamwork presentations in a multicultural environment. Our campus is located in the heart of Switzerland right next to the beautiful lake of Neuchâtel - an ideal place to form the basis for your career in finance.

MSc in Finance (90 or 120 ECTS)

Our Master in Finance offers a core programme where you earn 90 ECTS in 3 semesters. Students interested in a research career have the option to complete a research thesis to earn additional 30 ECTS during an additional semester and bring the total amount of ECTS to the number of 120.

MSc in Finance with Data Science Major (120 ECTS)

Do you plan to work in the intersection between Finance and Data Science? You can complement the Master in Finance core programme (90 ECTS) by earning additional 30 ECTS in Data Science courses during an additional semester and bring the total amount of ECTS to the number of 120.


We make sure that our graduates know the ethics of business conduct and are able to apply ethical principles in decision making. They understand how to avoid financial misbehavior and foster good business practices. For this purpose, our students learn the foundations of “Sustainable Finance” right from the beginning and attend classes in “Finance Ethics” and “Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance”.

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CFA Institute Research Challenge 2022/2023

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