Banking and Finance

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 1.7 k / Year(s) Deadline: Feb 28, 2024
73 place StudyQA ranking:854 Duration:2 years You need IELTS certificate

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Master's programs provide an advanced academic education and allow students to complete independent academic and project-based work. 120 ECTS credits must be completed, consisting of a major study program (90 ECTS credits) and a minor study program (30 ECTS credits). 
The major study program in Banking and Finance is made up of compulsory modules designed to examine basic principles in greater depth and core elective modules from the areas of banking and finance, economics, and/or business administration. Students may also choose from the free elective area. Rounding off the study program is a Master's thesis comprising 30 ECTS credits. 

Compulsory modules

  • Advanced Banking
  • Advanced Corporate Finance I
  • Advanced Financial Economics
  • Empirical Methods
  • Quantitative Finance

Core elective areas

  • BF 2: Banking
  • BF 3: Corporate Finance
  • BF 4: Financial Economics
  • BF 5: Quantitative Finance
  • BWL 1: Accounting, Auditing and Governance
  • ECON 1: Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2: Microeconomics
  • ECON 3: Empirical Economic Research and Econometrics


  • Elective area

  • Master’s thesis

  • Proof of Competence in the English Language. IELTS 7.0, TOEFL iBT 100
  • Admission to a Master’s degree program generally requires a Bachelor’s degree with a total of 180 ECTS credits from a university recognized by the University of Zurich.
  • Acceptance to a Master's program in another field of study may be made conditional on acquiring additional knowledge and skills.


Living expenses depend very much on the individual student. These figures should therefore be regarded as a guideline only (in CHF): 

Rent incl. heating 550
Additional expenses (telephone, internet) 200
Meals 400
Insurance 250
Travel 80
Clothing, laundry, personal items 70
Leisure, spending money 150
Teaching materials 50
Total 1,750

The expected minimum cost of living for students therefore comes to a total of CHF 1,750 per month. Course fees come to around CHF 770 per semester.

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