Student profile


Are you fascinated by financial markets, have strong analytical skills and curious to explore state-of-the-art financial techniques?

Then the Master of Science in Finance programme might be the right choice for you. Every year, 30 - 40 students with an excellent Bachelor degree in economics, finance, management, or in the hard science (e.g., engineering, mathematics, and physics) join our programme. Over the past years, the class intake has been highly diverse with more than 60% of students showing an international (i.e., non-Swiss) background and more than 40% of our students being female.

Facts and figures

  • Average age: 25
  • Average intake: 30-40
  • International students: 63%  
  • Women: 41%​

Where did our international students obtain their Bachelor's degree? A partial list of undergraduate institutions?

Athens University
Bocconi University
Hanoi University
Humboldt University Berlin
Istanbul University
Laval University
Lomonosov Moscow State University
London School of Economics
LUISS Guido Carli (Rome)
New York University
Ohio State University
Shanghai University      
University of Aberdeen             
University of Bologna   
University of Paris 12   
University of Strasbourg
University of Verona                      
University of Tirana
University of Valencia
University of Vaasa

Previous degrees

  • Economics: 39%
  • Finance: 25%
  • Management: 19%
  • Other: 17%

What our former students say

UNINE_mscf_AnnaMariaDiGiorgio_teaser.jpgAnna Maria Di Giorgio, MScF 2016, Senior Global Finance Manager, Procter & Gamble

"The Master in Finance at UniNE is a very demanding programme that offers an excellent preparation to its students and enables them to become highly attractive candidates for the job market, in any finance field. This is due to the comprehensive curriculum offered, coupled with first-class teaching that prepares students to the concrete challenges of the business world".



Thibaut de Coulon, MScF 2016, Credit analyst & junior portfolio manager, Lombard Odier Asset Management, Switzerland

"After the highly demanding Master of Science in Finance from the University of Neuchâtel, you will have all the cards in hand to kickstart your career in finance. Besides providing me with all the necessary academic concepts, the curriculum also prepared me to enter the professional world with a wide array of practical skills. The teaching angle of the Master strikes the perfect balance between theory and real-life practical examples, giving you a valuable overview into the competitive and thrilling asset management industry".