General description

The Master of Arts (MA) in Banking and Finance offers advanced economics training and enables students to undertake independent economic, project-oriented assignments. The degree qualifies students to occupy positions in economically-oriented careers and to enter further studies at Doctor level.

Structure of studies (CP = ECTS credit points): The four fields of study differ with reference to specific requirements. In Banking and Finance, 33 CP are acquired in compulsory fields together with a minimum of 27 CP in the fields of corporate finance, financial economics, quantitative finance and financial services. A minimum of 6 CP are acquired in each of the fields of political economics and business administration. Students also have the choice of focusing on individual subjects. Finally, the Master’s thesis accounts for a further 30 CP.

Key features

World-class faculty: The MA in Banking and Finance is privileged to draw on an outstanding faculty in economics, business, and empirical methods. The University of Zurich’s Economics Department ranks first in the German-speaking regions and is among the top worldwide

Innovative, quality-driven program: We are a research-oriented institution that combines theory with a strong focus on cutting-edge empirical methods. Our unique, multidisciplinary program meets the highest quality standards and prepares students for a wide variety of career opportunities in multinational organizations, economic institutions, and academia, among others.

International outlook: The Master of Arts in Management and Economics responds to the growing business need of internationally groomed talent and equips students with the tools to handle the complex demands of an increasingly globalized economy. Our professors bring to the classroom a wealth of international experience. Students, too, come from a variety of countries. Some courses of the Master program are taught in English. German language skills are a requirement.

Competitive Fees: There are no separate fees for the Master program. Students only pay the bi-yearly tuition fee of 700CHF that all students enrolled at the University of Zurich are subject to.

Admission: Admission to the MA is based on the successful completion of a Bachelor degree in Business or Economics.

The city of Zurich: For years, Zurich has ranked among the cities in the world with the highest quality of living. The city offers a wealth of diverse cultural and recreational activities and an excellent network of public transport. Zurich is an international city with agreeable size (population of 340.000) and easy to get to know. Zurich is an enjoyable place to get your Master. Its large university community and the specialization in economic research have made it a major European knowledge center.

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Feb 2020
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