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Quantitative Economics and Finance

University of St. Gallen (HSG)

18 months
6180 EUR/year
2652 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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With its challenging curriculum, the Quantitative Economics and Finance programme at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) offers high-quality education in economics, econometrics and quantitative methods with a strong focus on finance. 


The programme combines in-depth knowledge in the areas of economics and finance with state-of-the-art quantitative methods, which makes it unique in Switzerland. 

The Quantitative Economics and Finance programme at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) trains students to analyse and solve challenging problems in economic policy, finance and the world of business. Small class sizes ensure inspiring discussions and close contact to the research-oriented faculty.  

The programme is an excellent basis for moving on to responsible positions in the private sector or policy institutions as well as for highly selective Ph.D. programmes worldwide. 

Learning Objectives

  • You develop a deep understanding of economics and finance theories.
  • You gain strong methodological competences with distinctive skills in econometrics, quantitative methods and machine learning.
  • MiQE/F prepares you for economics in the “digital age”. You will be able to handle, analyse and interpret large data sets with different tools and programmes.
  • You know how to apply your diverse skill-set to analyse data and solve complex and challenging real-world problems.
  • In addition, your management and communication skills are trained.


As a MiQE/F graduate you bridge the gap between mathematicians and economists. Policy and financial institutions as well as the private sector are increasingly confronted with complex problems requiring confident application of methods as well as a deep understanding of economic processes and the finance sector. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Macroeconomics: Asset Prices, Fluctuations and Unemployment
  • Advanced Microeconomics : Incentive Theory
  • Theory of Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Data Analysis
  • Quantitative Risk Management
  • Asset Pricing
  • Big Data Analytics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines






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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
160 (verbal)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

If you have one of the following degrees from a recognised university (not university of applied sciences) or complete one before your chosen degree programme starts, then you can apply for this Master's programme:

  • University Bachelor's degree in a similar subject to EconomicsA degree is considered to be similar if at least 60 ECTS credit points have been awarded in economic subjects.
  • Consecutive university Master's degree in another disciplineBachelor's and Master's degree programmes must have been completed in the same discipline (consecutively) and amount to at least 270 ECTS credit points together.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6180 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3090 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2652 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1326 EUR per semester during 18 months.

Tuition Fee

  • CHF 1429 - National
  • CHF 3329 - International

Living costs for St. Gallen

1540 - 2130 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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