18 months
2502 EUR/year
1476 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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This Banking and Finance program from ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences offers a full time option for those students who do not work part time and wish to enter the job market with a MSc degree as soon as one year after they finish the BSc.


This Banking and Finance program from ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences provides both sound scientific knowledge and practically oriented management know-how at an international level. You will learn to analyze complex tasks, identify different options, and implement solutions effectively. 

You will deepen your knowledge of the market and its environment and of how to manage financial services providers. You will study risk management, traditional and alternative investments, controlling and business processes, as well as corporate finance.


  • Management support
  • Project management
  • Staff positions
  • Highly demanding specialist positions
  • Leadership roles
  • Consulting for managing demanding portfolios

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Investments
  • Corporate and Entrepreneurial Finance
  • International Economics
  • Risk Management
  • Customer Journey
  • Institutional Frameworks

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You need to meet a number of criteria to qualify for this MSc program. The main requirement is a Bachelor's degree in Banking and Finance or an equivalent university qualification in Business Administration. The admission of individual applicants is based on their overall profile and will be approved on merit.
  • If you have a university degree in another, related discipline, such as business law, economic journalism, economic engineering, or economics, you may be admitted subject to additional achievements to be completed.

In addition to these basic conditions, there are additional requirements to be met:

  • Foundation knowledge of banking and finance, which can be made up in self-study if necessary
  • Ability to actively follow classroom instruction in English and use course materials in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2502 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1251 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    1476 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 738 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • CHF 720 semester fee
  • CHF 500 additional semester fee payable by students legally domiciled outside Switzerland

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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