Banking and Finance (MBF), M.A. | University of St. Gallen (HSG) | Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
18 months
6824 EUR/year
2930 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Do you want to make an impact as a leader in the financial industry? Then the Banking and Finance (MBF) programme at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) is the ideal programme for successfully starting your career. 


With a challenging curriculum in the fields of financial markets, financial institutions, corporate finance, and quantitative methods, the programme offers a high-quality education in both theory and application. 

The curriculum is designed in such a way as to ensure that students are able to acquire the foundations in finance in the first semester. Subsequently, students are flexible to select courses according to their individual preferences.

Career Outlook 

The Banking and Finance (MBF) programme at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) prepares you for a successful career in banking, consulting, asset management, insurance, industry, or academia. The typical graduate can choose from more than two job offers upon graduation. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Insurance
  • Derivatives
  • Private Equity
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Financial Institutions
  • Financial Markets
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Smart Data Analytics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines






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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
162 (quantitative)
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, then you can apply directly for the Master's program:

  • University Bachelor's degree in a similar subject
  • A degree is considered to be similar if at least 30 ECTS credit points have been awarded in law subjects.
  • Consecutive university Master's degree
  • Bachelor's and Master's Degree programs must have been completed in the same discipline (consecutively) and amount to at least 270 ECTS credit points together. You must provide evidence that you have taken 30 ECTS credit points in law subjects over the entire course.
The following criteria will be assessed in the selection process:
  • average grade
  • study qualification test (optional)
  • university and curriculum of the degree program
  • extracurricular activities an
  • written and an oral examination before being admitted
  • intercultural mobility
  • letter of motivation

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6824 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3412 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    2930 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1465 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.


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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