You learn how to analyse financial markets, use and structure financial products and devise investment opportunities. USI takes great pride in adapting its course offering to the rapid changes in increasingly complex financial systems.
USI is situated at the heart of Lugano, Switzerland, strategically located on the main north-south axis that connects Zurich and Milan through the Alps. Strong links with financial institutions and practitioners through guest lecturers and faculty-led field projects provide a collaborative hands-on learning experience.
This, together with our internationally renowned faculty, imparts a sophisticated mix of knowledge that is transferred to the industry through you. The recently introduced track in Digital Finance puts you in a privileged position to take advantage of the new professional opportunities in the area of Fintech. The graduates occupy top positions in financial and academic institutions worldwide.
The Master in Finance from Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) is an 18-month / 24-month programme taught entirely in English. You choose between three specialisations, with an optional internship or thesis in case you want to go for the two-year programme.
A Master’s degree has become a major asset within the finance industry and can open many doors for graduates who are looking to kick-start their careers in finance. There are plenty of potential career paths out there, so a career in banking does not have to be the only option.
A considerable 71% of the Master’s in Finance students find work before having graduated. And only three months after graduation, 86% of the graduates are employed. The overall employment rate is at 94%. 57% accept a job in Switzerland, while work in the rest of the world. 60% of the graduates work in banking and financial services and 12% in consulting.
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- Financial Econometrics
- Financial Accounting
- Corporate Finance
- Risk Management
- Arbitrage Pricing
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- 24 months
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- The formal requirement for admission to the Master's degree in Finance is the completion of a Bachelor's degree granted by a recognised university in Economics or related disciplines. Candidates are required to be adequately prepared in the fields of economics and basic quantitative subjects.
- Applicants are encouraged (compulsory for applicants with a Bachelor obtained in non-EU/non-EFTA) to provide GRE/GMAT scores in support of their application.
- Candidates with a Bachelor's degree of a recognised University of Applied Sciences may be admitted with 30-60 additional ECTS to be earned during or before the beginning of the programme, with Bachelor or Master courses according to a study programme defined by the scientific director. Admissions will be treated on a case-by-case basis. Please be sure to check the language requirements below.
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International7420 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7420 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA7420 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7420 EUR per year during 24 months.
- National: CHF 2000
- International: CHF 4000
Living costs for Lugano
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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