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Financial Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #18 (QS) ,
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.

About

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic 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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • CHF 630 in tuition fee

Living costs for Lausanne

  • 1609 - 1980 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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