The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education in economic theory, finance, and quantitative methods. Apart from a common set of core courses, you select from a larger menu of optional courses to specialise in economics, finance or a combination of both.
Your head start
The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education combining theory and quantitative methods. Building on a set of core courses, students choose from numerous electives to specialise in economics, finance or econometrics. The MiQE/F prepares students for ambitious careers requiring a deep understanding of economics and finance, combined with a rigorous competence in quantitative methods. This combination provides MiQE/F graduates with a competitive advantage on the job market and offers access to highly selective Ph.D. programmes worldwide.
In the MiQE/F programme, the compulsory courses mainly focus on economic theory and quantitative methods: Advanced Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics, Statistics, Advanced Macroeconomics, Advanced Microeconomics, Theory of Finance, Econometrics.
You can choose the core electives according to your interests and talents and shape your own profile. They involve advanced application-oriented work and problem-solving and allow for various specialisations. The different areas of specialisation include optional courses in econometrics, finance and economics, which are important to prepare for quantitative applications. The three specialisation areas can be flexibly combined:
• Quantitative economics
• Quantitative finance
• Corporate finance, banking and insurance
During your studies, you will also have to write a Master’s thesis and attend courses in Contextual Studies.
Successful graduation from the MiQE/F is an ideal preparation for the demanding Ph.D. programme in Economics and Finance (PEF) as well as for Ph.D. programmes of leading universities worldwide.
Cooperation with LGT
The LGT Group – The Wealth and Asset Management Group owned by the Princely House of Liechtenstein – is a cooperation partner of the MiQE/F. Each year, LGT awards a prize of CHF 5,000 for the best MiQE/F degree and offers an opportunity to earn practice credits by completing an internship at LGT.
International exchange programmes
There is an exclusive opportunity to obtain an HSG double degree with the renowned Stockholm School of Economics (SSE).
Students may also apply for a double degree programme (DM2) with ESADE Barcelona, HEC Paris, RSM Rotterdam and Bocconi University in Milan, as well as for the CEMS MIM. In addition, the HSG offers exchange programmes with approx. 200 partner universities worldwide.
Graduates in economics and business often lack an in-depth training in quantitative methods. Mathematicians and statisticians typically lack the necessary background in economics and finance. Economic policy institutions, banks and other financial sector firms, and the private business sector must deal with complex real-world problems that increasingly require both. MiQE/F students combine thorough training in statistical and econometric methods with a deep understanding of economics and finance and thereby enjoy a competitive advantage on the job market. They are well equipped for ambitious careers with methodologically challenging tasks that range from positions in government to the financial sector and private industry.
Admission to the MiQE/F programme:
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Last updated March 14, 2018