Master of Science in Finance, M.Sc. | Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) | Lugano, Switzerland
24 months
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8000 EUR/year
4000 EUR/year
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Kick-start your career with an FT top-ranked Master’s in Finance and specialise in banking, quantitative finance or digital finance.

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Overview

Kick-start your career with an FT top-ranked Master’s in Finance and specialise in banking, quantitative finance or digital finance.

The Master’s in Finance is designed to provide rigorous and relevant training for future financial professionals. We combine theory and practice to equip you with a solid foundation in financial principles, tools and techniques that position you for a rewarding career in finance. 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. Our graduates occupy top positions in financial and academic institutions worldwide.

The Master’s in Finance 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.

Specializations

  • Quantitative Finance
  • Banking and Finance
  • Digital Finance

Key features

  • Top-ranked by the Financial Times (2022)
  • Internationally renowned faculty
  • Small class size and diverse student body
  • Strong links with industry
  • Outstanding career outcomes
  • Situated in Switzerland, a global financial centre
  • Accredited by the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI)

The Master’s in Finance is coordinated with the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI), an initiative sponsored by the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) with the purpose of achieving international excellence in banking and finance education and research at Swiss universities.

Awarded degree

Master of Science in Finance

Programme Structure

The Master in Finance at USI offers preparation for a successful career in the modern financial world. These careers are spread across diverse fields ranging from data analytics and banking regulations to cryptocurrencies.

As a reflection of this diversity, the Master’s programme is organised into three minors (streams):

  • Quantitative Finance
  • Banking and Finance
  • Digital Finance

The minors are designed to bring together the demands from the industry, individual interests and educational backgrounds.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
5.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
65

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
5.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
65

Other requirements

General requirements

Academic requirements

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.

The number of places is limited.

Language requirements

Further information regarding language requirements are listed athttps://www.usi.ch/en/education/master/finance/admission/language-requirements.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2000 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National: CHF 2000 
  • International: CHF 4000  

Living costs for Lugano

1516 - 2134 CHF /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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