The Master of Science in Financial Technology and Computing is offered jointly by the Faculty of Informatics and by the Faculty of Economics of the Università della Svizzera italiana, USI, situated in Lugano - Switzerland. This full-time study programme comprises 120 ECTS spread over 4 semesters (usual duration 2 years) and is entirely offered in English.
This unique cross-discipline programme combines USI's world-leading expertise in Finance and Informatics and offers exciting career prospects that range from fintech startups to banks and insurers to hedge funds. The programme has been designed to provide graduates with an informatics background with the necessary tools and skills for understanding fundamental problems in finance while, at the same time, learning about advanced tools and techniques in informatics to be applied in finance.
Master of Science in Financial Technology & Computing.
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This full-time programme stretches over 2 years. It allows students to personalize their study curricula according to their interests. The core skills are acquired in the first 2 semesters. The 3 semester is dedicated to more specialized courses and electives that can be chosen according to the student's preference. For example, students interested in an area such as cryptocurrencies take as electives Software Performance and Distributed Algorithms. Those with an interest in personalized finance (aka "Robo Advising") may instead take Banking, Corporate Finance, and Project Management, while those interested in Algo trading take Advanced Derivatives, Advanced Asset Pricing II, Fixed Income Markets, and Financial Engineering. In the 4 semester, students have a choice of completing their master thesis in a university research group, or a more applied thesis project in a company - both carried out in collaboration with the Fintech Laboratory.
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesFinance Informatics & Information Technology Computer Sciences View 30 other Masters in Informatics & Information Technology in Switzerland
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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The formal requirement for admission is a Bachelor's degree granted by a recognised university in Informatics, Engineering, Mathematics, Finance, or Economics. Students with other degrees may be admitted on a case by case basis as well.
Further information regarding language requirements are listed at https://www.usi.ch/en/education/master/financial-technology-and-computing/admission.
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International8000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4000 EUR per semester during 24 months.
National4000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2000 EUR per semester during 24 months.
- National: CHF 2000
- International: CHF 4000
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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