Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs

Program Description
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Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs

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 unique feature of the MiQE/F is the combination of comprehensive economic and finance theory with quantitative empirical methods to analyse and solve challenging practical problems in economics, finance and the private sector. Being equipped with rigorous statistical and econometric methods and an expert knowledge of economics and finance, you will be uniquely positioned on the job market to successfully compete for the most challenging career opportunities in science, the private sector and national and international policy institutions.


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.

Fast-track Ph.D.

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

MiQE/F students can benefit from the exclusive opportunity to obtain a double degree from the HSG and a leading European partner university: the Stockholm School of Economics(SSE). Within the DM2 agreement of the HSG, students also enjoy the opportunity to apply for a double degree programme with ESADE Barcelona, HEC Paris, RSM Rotterdam and Bocconi in Milan. The CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM) is available to them as well. In addition, the HSG offers exchange programmes with more than 190 partner universities worldwide.

Career perspectives

Graduates with an economics degree often lack an in-depth education and extensive training in quantitative methods, whereas mathematicians and statisticians often lack the necessary background in economics or finance. The analysis of complex real world problems in international economic policy making, financial sector developments and private industry increasingly requires the use of rigorous quantitative and theoretical methods as they are offered by the MiQE/F. The MiQE/F programme prepares students for ambitious careers that require a sound training in economics and finance, as well as in statistical and econometric methods. Your competitive advantage on the job market – after graduating from the MiQE/F – is the combination of your expertise in quantitative methods and a profound knowledge of economics and finance.

Admission to the MiQE/F programme:

Please consult our website for the latest detailed admission criteria.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 3, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 18, 2017
18 months
Full time
3,326 CHF
Apr. 30, 2017
Start date Sept. 18, 2017
Switzerland St.Gallen
Application deadline Apr. 30, 2017
End date Request Info
Duration 18 months
Price 3,326 CHF
Fee for Swiss students: CHF 1426