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Banking and Finance (MBF)

University of St. Gallen (HSG)

18 months
6180 EUR/year
2652 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
  • Research seminar: 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® 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.
162 (quantitative)
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

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • University Bachelor's degree in Economic Sciences (at least 60 ECTS credit points in the economic core areas Business Administration and Economics and also at least 6 ECTS credit points in Mathematics/Statistics)
  • A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from a recognised university of applied sciences with a minimum average grade of 5.00 (Swiss grading) or 2.00 (German or Austrian grading) in the degree certificate (at least 90 ECTS credit points in the core areas Business Administration, Economics, Law and Mathematics/Statistics; thereof 45 ECTS credit points in Business Administration).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6180 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3090 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2652 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1326 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.

Tuition Fee

  • CHF 1429 - National
  • CHF 3329 - International


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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