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Refresher course in mathematics and statistics

7-11 September 2020

For the students who have been accepted in the programme, we organise a refresher course in basic math and basic statistics that prepares for the first semester in the Master in Finance.

The course is highly recommended and is free of charge.

Prior registration is required by sending an email to the following address: mscf@unine.ch. The deadline for registration is 31 August 2020.

Useful information

Daily schedule

09h15-10h00  Lecture and discussion exercises
10h15-11h00  Lecture and discussion exercises
11h15-12h00  Lecture and discussion exercises

Lunch

13h15-14h15  Interactive work on exercises
14h15-1500    Self-study on exercises

Late arrival

In case of visa delay, we recommend not to join the programme later then end of September as a late arrival may strongly impact chances of succeeding in the programme.

Preparing for a smooth start

DataCamp

We use DataCamp for our courses and quantitative bootcamps in the Master in Finance and the Master in Finance pre-programme. DataCamp supports education around the world for free via the students learning with DataCamp initiative.

CFA Institute

Do you want to review basic concepts in finance before starting your MScF? We recommend the following ressources that cover important prerequisites for the Master in Finance.

Ressources for students studying remotely

  • Research Foundation publications: Students can search for and freely download from a vast range of short, readable, practitioner-based research publications - from financial markets, economics, equity analysis and behavioural finance through to fintech and artificial intelligence. This is a great resource to supplement project or dissertation reading.
  • The Ethical Decision-Making online course: This free online course helps students navigate ethical situations using the Ethical Decision-Making Framework. They are presented with real-world scenarios and case studies in an online platform that allows them to interact with their peers and study at their own pace (1.5 hours learning).
  • CFA Institute Investment Foundations: This program gives students considering careers in the investment industry a clear understanding of industry structure, job roles, investment instruments, inputs and tools. Suitable for undergraduates, this currently free certificate program is delivered entirely through a modern online learning platform accessible on most devices (80-100 hours learning).

Fall semester 2020 - Quick links

Student card

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Upon arrival in Neuchâtel, students should first go to Student Services to get their card