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Financial Engineering

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

M.Sc.
24 months
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1138 EUR/year
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About

The Master’s program in Financial Engineering (MFE) provides financial education at the forefront of both academic thinking and industry practice and is the result of a multidisciplinary effort involving the Swiss Finance Institute at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne and faculty members from mathematics, statistics, computer science, operations research and communications.

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Overview

The events of the last few years have exposed new needs in risk measurement and management, derivatives pricing and hedging, portfolio management, model validation and corporate finance

Over the past decade the financial industry has become increasingly complex and volatile. Specialists with a solid analytical background are urgently needed to understand past developments and to drive financial innovation forward.

The curriculum of the Master in Financial Engineering is broad but also specific because it offers an extensive range of electives so students can tailor-make the program to correspond to their career goals.

Career options:

MFE graduates from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne have the perfect profile to integrate rapidly in financial institutions such as investment banks, rating agencies, consulting and auditing companies, insurance companies and online trading companies. Alternatively, MFE graduates can enter top level PhD programs in finance or financial engineering, such as the Swiss Finance Institute PhD program at EPFL.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Accounting for Finance
  • Econometrics
  • Introduction to finance
  • Macrofinance
  • Quantitative methods in finance
  • Stochastic Calculus
  • Project in human and social sciences
  • Advanced derivatives
  • Derivatives

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your resumé (curriculum vitae)
  • Copy of your University degree(s) or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Legalized transcripts from each university you have attended.
  • A statement of purpose. 
  • Three letters of recommendation: The recommendation letters must be issued by professors who are well aware of your work and qualities. These recommendations are confidential and will only be accepted if they are received through the electronic application process.
  • Your identity card or passport.
  • For foreigners who already live in Switzerland: your residence permit.
  • Extra documents such as TOEFL or GRE scores, research publications or other portfolios of your previous work, are welcome but not compulsory.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1138 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 569 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1138 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 569 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • CHF 630 in tuition fee

Funding

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