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Career prospects

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Facts and figures

Employment: 87%

Place of employment:

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

Sectors:

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

Functions (1-8 years after graduation):

  • Employee without leadership / managerial responsibilities: 42%
  • Junior / middle manager (e.g. project manager/ staff officer): 29%
  • Senior manager: 10%
  • Other / does not apply: 19%

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 oportunities

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

Banks:

Banque cantonale vaudoise, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Lazard, OCBC Bank, UBS, Vontobel

Corporate Finance:

Autodesk, Elsevier, Pepsico, Philip Morris, Unilever

Governmental institutions:

Finma, University of Neuchâtel

Investments:

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