Master in Economic Studies in Switzerland

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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Professionals who have studied economics and administration comprehend both the larger economic picture and smaller, individualized trends. It is an interdisciplinary field in which specialists are trained to consider and analyze many components in both the public and private section and make recommendations based on current and potential conditions.

 

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. Switzerland's independence and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers. Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and stable modern market economy with low unemployment.

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MScF in International Finance

Geneva Business School (GBS)
Campus Full time 18 months February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master of Science in Finance with a major in International Finance is designed to challenge and develop your understanding of global finance through rigorous training in the conceptual, analytical and empirical intricacies of modern international finance and investment. [+]

The Master of Science in Finance (MSc.F) with a major in International Finance is designed to challenge and develop your understanding of global finance through rigorous training in the conceptual, analytical and empirical intricacies of modern international finance and investment. You will understand the macroeconomic forces that shape the world today, how to assess risk and respond to emerging finance and investment challenges.

Over the course of the program students will:

Acquire knowledge of international taxation and estate planning. Learn risk management and gain an in depth knowledge of insurance companies. Be able to perform a Technical Analysis. Be familiar with Hedge Fund analysis and management. Explore financial statement analysis for executives.  Program ... [-]

Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 Switzerland St.Gallen

The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education in economic theory, finance and quantitative methods. Students can choose to specialise in either Economics or Finance, or a combination of both. [+]

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. Curriculum... [-]

Master’s Programme in Banking and Finance

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 Switzerland St.Gallen

The Master of Arts Programme in Banking and Finance (MBF) of the University of St.Gallen is one of the leading banking and finance programmes in Switzerland. [+]

With a challenging curriculum, the Master’s Programme in Banking and Finance (MBF) is one of the leading international finance programmes. It ranked 10th in the Financial Times Ranking 2017.

In the fields of Financial Markets, Financial Institutions, Corporate Finance and Quantitative Methods, the programme offers high-quality education in both theory and application. It is designed to train our students in the critical reflection of various concepts and approaches prevailing in financial theory and practice.

 

Educational goals

The programme’s educational goals encompass three dimensions:

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MScF in Islamic Finance

Geneva Business School (GBS)
Campus Full time 18 months February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master of Science in Finance with a major in Islamic Finance is a comprehensive post-graduate program for people who are seeking a detailed understanding of the concepts and mechanisms of Islamic Finance, banking and insurance industries. [+]

The Master of Science in Finance (MSc.F) with a Major in Islamic Finance is designed to give you, as a future entrepreneur, the knowledge base and skills to start your own successful businesses. The program provides an in depth, practical education in business and management theories and principles. You will become an effective critical thinker and successfully identify business opportunities by effectively using analytical tools and problem-solving.

Over the course of this program you will:

Gain knowledge of global business topics and issues. Acquire expertise in the legalities of business startups. Obtain management, organizational, and strategic planning skills for the launch of new projects and business start-ups. Program ... [-]

Master of Science in Financial Management

United International Business Schools
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Switzerland Zurich Lausanne Geneva + 3 more

The MS - Master of Science in Financial Management program is taught in English. Core courses include Financial Statement Analysis, Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis .... [+]

Best Masters in Economic Studies in Switzerland 2017/2018. CORE COURSES IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Level 500 GCCFM501 - Financial Statement Analysis (2) GCCFM502 - Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis (2) GCCFM503 - Budgeting (2) GCCFM504 - International Financial Management (2) GCCFM505 - Mathematics of Finance (2) GCCFM506 - Working Capital Management (2) GCCFM507 - Mergers and Acquisitions (2) GCCFM508 - Capital Budgeting (2) Comprehensive Cases in Financial Management (2) Research Project in Financial Management (2) Level 600 Thesis in Financial Management (8) Capstone Project in Financial Management (4) (for Dual Master students only) Admission requirements proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details) Bachelor degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are considered equivalent. Students who do not hold a business-related Bachelor degree or equivalent may be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in leveling courses from the Pre-Master program in order to be fully prepared for our graduate programs. Students who do not hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent should apply for a Bachelor degree program, or for the Undergraduate Diploma top-up program. Refer to the undergraduate admissions catalog for further details. Students who have 15 or more years of relevant work experience may apply directly for the Pre-Master program and will be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the... [-]

Master in International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 6 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping offered by the University of Geneva, in cooperation with the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA), is one of a kind in Europe. The programme focuses on resource/product finance and goods flows, and examines specific economic concepts, such as credit analysis, financial instruments and payment methods for various transactions. Some courses also deal with the legal aspects of shipping, the protection of goods and risk management. The programme is unique in that it combines teaching with practical experience in trading. [+]

Master in International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping The Master in International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping offered by the University of Geneva, in cooperation with the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA), is one of a kind in Europe. The programme focuses on resource/product finance and goods flows, and examines specific economic concepts, such as credit analysis, financial instruments and payment methods for various transactions. Some courses also deal with the legal aspects of shipping, the protection of goods and risk management. The programme is unique in that it combines teaching with practical experience in trading. Curriculum Required courses (72Credits) : Metals, Ores, Minerals; Agri-Commodities Market; Applied Statistics and Probability; Corporate Sustainability and Responsability, International and Swiss Regulation and Taxation, etc. Work placement (72Credits) Dissertation (72Credits) Opportunities Graduates find work in all sectors both in Switzerland and abroad. Given the nature of the Geneva economy, opportunities are usually found in banking, financial institutions, fiduciaries, consulting firms, insurance agencies, local and international manufacturing, international trade companies (e.g. commodities trading, product distribution), international or global organisations (e.g. ICRC, UNHCR, WTO) and public administration. Admission Criteria www.unige.ch/gsem/master/trading Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Wealth Management

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

Master in Wealth Management combines a professionally-oriented curriculum with sound theoretical and methodological training. This combination is essential to gain in-depth knowledge of both wealth management and the financial sector in general, and to contribute to their evolution, in particular through research. The programme is made up of modules which allow students to develop comprehensive knowledge in risk management, selection and evaluation of financial assets, international finance and banking and financial law. [+]

Best Masters in Economic Studies in Switzerland 2017/2018. Master in Wealth Management The Master in Wealth Management combines a professionally-oriented curriculum with sound theoretical and methodological training. This combination is essential to gain in-depth knowledge of both wealth management and the financial sector in general, and to contribute to their evolution, in particular through research. The programme is made up of modules which allow students to develop comprehensive knowledge in risk management, selection and evaluation of financial assets, international finance and banking and financial law. Curriculum Required courses (60Credits) : 5 core modules to choose from Electives (60Credits) Applied course (60Credits) : Wealth Management and Law in Practice Dissertation (60Credits) Mobility Master students at the GSEM may go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their third semester. They may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Graduates find work in all sectors both in Switzerland and abroad. Given the nature of the Geneva economy, opportunities are usually found in banking, financial institutions, fiduciaries, consulting firms, insurance companies, local and international manufacturing, international trading companies (e.g. commodities trading, product distribution), international or global organisations (e.g. ICRC, UNHCR, WTO) and public administration. Admission Criteria www.unige.ch/gsem/master/gemwem Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Statistics

University of Geneva
Campus Full time February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Statistics focuses on data analysis, methodological problem-solving in a range of disciplines, various types of statistics software or mathematical statistics. The programme is open not only to experts who wish to improve their theoretical skills in statistical research, but also to non-experts who wish to develop their data analysis skills in an area of specialisation acquired at the Bachelor level. [+]

Master in Statistics The Master in Statistics focuses on data analysis, methodological problem-solving in a range of disciplines, various types of statistics software or mathematical statistics. The programme is open not only to experts who wish to improve their theoretical skills in statistical research, but also to non-experts who wish to develop their data analysis skills in an area of specialisation acquired at the Bachelor level. unige.ch/gsem/rcs/master Curriculum Required courses (30Credits) : Generalized Linear and Additive Models; Mixed Linear Models; Multivariate Analysis; Sampling Techniques; Statistical Consulting; Time Series Electives (30Credits) Dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Master students at the GSEM may go on exchange for one or two semesters. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester. They may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master of Science in Statistics opens doors to opportunities in various industries: in agrolimentaire industry, international organizations, in (cantonal and federal) statistics offices, in financial companies, biostatistics (in the pharmaceutical industry ) and in many other areas. Finally, , the continuation of studies with a doctorate is also an option available to students who have completed the master. Admission Criteria www.unige.ch/gsem/master/statistics Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Economics

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Economics enables students to perfect their knowledge and understanding of the issues that influence economic activity. This programme covers various fields, including international economics, labour economics, public economics, monetary and financial economics, environmental economics and econometrics. A key part of this programme is to learn how to use quantitative tools — such as econometric models, statistical methods and numerical methods — and apply them to economic and social phenomena. This programme touches on a variety of different subjects, including consumerism, economic growth, inequality, poverty, unemployment, migration, globalization, climate change and the financial markets. Students may follow a general economics curriculum or chose from among six concentrations. [+]

Best Masters in Economic Studies in Switzerland 2017/2018. Master in Economics The Master in Economics enables students to perfect their knowledge and understanding of the issues that influence economic activity. This programme covers various fields, including international economics, labour economics, public economics, monetary and financial economics, environmental economics and econometrics. A key part of this programme is to learn how to use quantitative tools — such as econometric models, statistical methods and numerical methods — and apply them to economic and social phenomena. This programme touches on a variety of different subjects, including consumerism, economic growth, inequality, poverty, unemployment, migration, globalization, climate change and the financial markets. Students may follow a general economics curriculum or chose from among six concentrations. AVAILABLE CONCENTRATIONS: Econometrics International Economics Monetary and Financial Economics Labour Economics Macroeconomics (joint with the University of Leuven and the University of Namur) "A la carte" courses Curriculum Required courses (30Credits) : Dynamic Methods in Economics; Econometrics; Microeconomics; Time Series; International Macroeconomics, etc. Electives and concentration courses (30Credits) : Electives Concentration courses (18-24 credits) Concentration courses (36-42 credits) Dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Master students at the GSEM may go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their third semester. They may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master in Economics leads to professional opportunities in many sectors, both in Switzerland and abroad, in: Private companies Public institutions Monetary, banking and insurance sectors Economic and econometric... [-]

Master in Socio-Economics

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Socio-Economics allows students to become well acquainted with concepts and tools enabling them to critically examine interactions between society and the economy, at both the structural and procedural level with a view to optimising these interactions. Students may specialise in social and spatial issues, development issues and North-South inequalities, population-based studies, social policies, inequalities in the labour market or gender perspectives. The programme emphasises the link between theory and practice through research (dissertation) or by putting students’ skills to the test as they move from an academic to professional setting (work placement). [+]

Master in Socio-Economics The Master in Socio-Economics allows students to become well acquainted with concepts and tools enabling them to critically examine interactions between society and the economy, at both the structural and procedural level with a view to optimising these interactions. Students may specialise in social and spatial issues, development issues and North-South inequalities, population-based studies, social policies, inequalities in the labour market or gender perspectives. The programme emphasises the link between theory and practice through research (dissertation) or by putting students’ skills to the test as they move from an academic to professional setting (work placement). AVAILABLE CONCENTRATION: Demographics Curriculum Required courses (33Credits) : Economic challenges of globalisation; demographic analysis, human development, poverty and inequality; research methodology, socio-economics of social policies, etc. Other courses and electives (33Credits) : Social and spatial issues; public finance; history of the corporate world; business ethics; migration and development, etc. Dissertation or work placement (33Credits) Mobility Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. Neither the thesis nor the internship report can be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master in Socio-Economics leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in: Local, national or international administration and institutions NGOs and, more generally, associations within the social and solidarity economy The private sector: social and environmental responsibility and intercultural dimensions Secondary schools Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Economics,... [-]

Master in International Economic History

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

Master in International Economic History [+]

Best Masters in Economic Studies in Switzerland 2017/2018. Master in International Economic History The Master in International Economic History is the only advanced degree of its kind in Switzerland. Firmly anchored in approaches and methods used in history, the programme nevertheless focuses significantly on other branches of the social sciences. The goal is threefold: to provide advanced and flexible training for careers in the public or private sector; to prepare students for advanced research in economic and social history, possibly even a PhD; and to enable students to teach at the secondary level. It should be noted that the geography stream allows students to include topics in human geography, such as borders, territoriality, land use planning and urban policy, in their curriculum. AVAILABLE ORIENTATION: Geography Curriculum Required courses (18Credits) : Methodology and current trends in historical research Thematic courses and electives (18Credits) Dissertation (18Credits) Mobility Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities A Master in International Economic History leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in: Private sector business, especially banking and finance Public administration International and humanitarian organisations Journalism Secondary school education Academic research and teaching. Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Economic and Social History or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of supplementary courses to be determined based on... [-]

Master in International Economics

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in International Economics combines analytical rigor and practical applications to provide students with the up-to-date tools, knowledge and intuition needed for economic policy analysis. [+]

The Master in International Economics combines analytical rigor and practical applications to provide students with the up-to-date tools, knowledge and intuition needed for economic policy analysis. The programme prepares students for doctoral studies, research and careers in the public and private sectors. Core classes focus on micro and macroeconomics, trade policy, regional integration, econometrics, development economics and the international monetary and financial system.

 

 

Master in International Economics

 

The 2 years MIS program provides a rigorous training in economics with an emphasis on policy issues. We focus on the international dimension of economics, namely trade, international migrations, international macroeconomics, economic history, and development.... [-]


Master in International Finance

Business School Lausanne
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 Switzerland Lausanne

The Master of Science in International Finance (MScIF) equips you with the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in the financial sector in the dynamic and global business environment of today and tomorrow. [+]

MSc International Finance with CFA Preparation

The program provides you with a solid foundation in key areas of finance such as international corporate finance, banking, mergers and acquisitions, asset management, capital markets, and risk management. The program’s emphasis on developing strong analytical skills is well balanced with an integrated approach to business and soft skills development – students learn to apply advanced quantitative tools to generate creative solutions to real-life business problems.

What makes this program different? Our MSc International Finance program offers: Real Business Knowledge: BSL professors are not just academics; they are seasoned and currently active business professionals who bring real-life experience into the classroom every day. Personalized Learning: Small classes of up to 20 students ensure a personalized teaching approach and create a highly dynamic and interactive learning environment. Professional network: Over 60 nationalities are represented by BSL’s student body and faculty, allowing you to develop an important global network for life. Leadership development: The MIB program combines subject knowledge in key areas of international business with courses enhancing students’ interpersonal skills for effective leadership and management. CFA Preparation ... [-]