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Students with a bachelor degree from Swiss universities

  • Students with a bachelor degree in business, economics, math or engineering from a Swiss university are directly admitted
  • Students with a bachelor degree in another field with sufficient exposure to finance and economics from a Swiss university are directly admitted
  • Application deadline: 30 April 2020 (extended until 15 August 2020)
  • Beginning of the programme: 14 September 2020.

Students with a bachelor degree in business from Swiss universities of applied sciences

  • Students with a bachelor degree in business from a Swiss university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule, HES or HEG) are admitted  following successful completion of a 30 ECTS pre-programme
  • Application deadline: 31 December 2019
  • Beginning of the pre-programme: 17 February 2020
  • Beginning of the MScF programme: 14 September 2020​
  • The standard Bachelor-level pre-programme courses are: ​​
    • Principles of Finance (6 ECTS)
    • International Financial Reporting Standards (6 ECTS)
    • Consolidation (3 ECTS)
    • International Finance (3 ECTS)
    • Empirical Research for Decision Makers (6 ECTS)
    • Statistical Inference with R, Finance with R, and R programming (Datacamp) (6 ECTS)
  • The pre-programme courses can be replaced upon request, if the student has already passed comparable courses
  • For non-French speakers, it is possible to take online courses in English, subject to approval of the Director of the Master in Finance programme.

Students with a non-Swiss bachelor degree

  • Students with a non-Swiss bachelor degree are required to hold a bachelor degree in business or economics, math or engineering or a bachelor degree in another field with sufficient exposure to finance and economics
  • If accepted directly, students can start the master programme on 14 September 2020
  • If accepted conditionally, students can start the master programme following the successful completion of a one-year 60 ECTS bachelor-level pre-programme (available in English) which begins on 14 September 2020. Successful students then begin the MScF programme in September 2021
  • For students needing a visa, we recommend to apply before February 2020
  • In all cases the application deadline is: 30 April 2020 (extended until 15 August 2020).

Content of the application file

  1. The application form and all the items indicated on the form
  2. A short letter of motivation (not mandatory but highly recommended)
  3. A recommendation letter (not mandatory)

Language information

TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, IELTS scores are not required. ​However, the programme is entirely in English and therefore a good command of the language is recommended (IELTS score 5.5 or more).

All applications are reviewed by the admissions committee.

Frequently asked questions

Application questions

General programme questions

Internship and employment

  • How many students are able to get internships?

    Many students complete an internship between two semesters.

    If certain conditions are fulfilled, students can earn 6 ECTS for completing an internship report.

    In addition, it is possible to write an internship thesis instead of a research thesis during the fourth semester. ​The internship thesis is a project completed under the guidance of a company and allows to earn 30 ECTS if a student signs up for the extended 120 ECTS Master in Finance.

  • Are the internships guaranteed?

    It is not possible to guarantee internships, because by Swiss law these have to be based on individual contracts between the student and a company.

    In our experience, good students from Switzerland and the EU comfortably find internships in Switzerland. Non-EU students have to consider additional administrative burdens and constraints from their visa. It is also possible to do internships in another country than Switzerland.

  • What is the average salary for MScF graduates?

    The median is CHF 80'000 when hired and CHF 100'000 after three year for Alumni working in Switzerland.

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Tuition fees

  • CHF 515.00 per semester for Swiss residents
  • CHF 790.00 per semester for non-Swiss residents