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    Full time available

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  • Course Duration

    1.5 years

  • Course Type

    MBA, MA, MSc

  • Course Fees

    CHF 3326 for matriculated foreign students in a regular semester

The Master’s programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality education in economics, econometrics and quantitative methods, with a strong focus on finance. The programme combines in-depth knowledge in the areas of economics and finance with state-of-the-art quantitative methods, which makes it unique in Switzerland. Small class sizes ensure inspiring discussions and close contact with the research-oriented faculty. The MiQE/F is an excellent basis for moving on to responsible positions in the private sector or policy institutions as well as for highly selective Ph.D. programmes worldwide.


The MiQE/F is a full-time programme with a course load of 90 ECTS credits and is designed for a standard study period of three semesters. The core studies consist of compulsory courses and a wide choice of core and independent electives.

The compulsory courses focus on finance, economics, econometrics and quantitative methods:

  • Advanced Macroeconomics: Asset Prices, Flucturations and Unemplyment
  • Advanced Mircoeconomics: Incentive Theory
  • Theory of Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Data Analytics I: Predictive Econometrics
  • Data Analytics II: Causal Econometrics
  • Advanced Mathematics and Statistics

Based on these rigorous foundations, students subsequently choose their core and independent electives. The core electives involve advanced application-oriented and problem solving courses. From a wide range of courses, you chose your courses according to your interests and strengths. With your choice of electives, you develop your own study profile. MiQE/F also offers a specialisation in “Digitisation and Data Analytics”.

The programme includes a Master’s thesis. When writing your thesis, you will be applying the skills you have acquired to explore a special research topic.

Contextual Studies are an opportunity to acquire leadership skills and develop intellectually and culturally beyond the scope of core studies. You are free to choose from Contextual Studies irrespective of your particular Master’s programme.

The Master´s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) has been continuously renewing its structure and curriculum to meet the changing needs in today's academic and business worlds. For the updated programme content, please refer to the programme's website: https://www.unisg.ch/en/studium/master/quantitativeeconomicsandfinance/2curriculum

Double degree and exchange programmes

As a MiQE/F student, you have the opportunity to apply for the double degree programme with the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) allowing you to supplement your HSG Master’s degree with a second Master’s degree from SSE in the field of Economics within two years. You may also apply for a double degree programme (DM2) with ESADE Barcelona, HEC Paris, RSM Rotterdam and Bocconi University in Milan. The CEMS Master’s in International Management is open to you as well.

In addition, the HSG offers exchange programmes with more than 200 partner universities worldwide.

Career perspectives - A competitive advantage

Graduates of pure business and economics programmes often lack an indepth training in quantitative methods. Mathematicians and statisticians often lack an economics or finance background. As a MiQE/F graduate, you bridge this gap with your diverse skillset. Policy and financial institutions and firms in the private sector are increasingly confronted with complex problems requiring a confident application of methods as well as a deep understanding of economic processes and the finance sector. MiQE/F graduates are well prepared for responsible positions in the areas of banking and finance, consulting and insurance. Due to its strong methodological training, MiQE/F graduates are also extremely well equipped to pursue an academic career.


The programme is taught in English.

Admission and Application

Recognised Degree with at least 180 ECTS credit points, of which at least 60 ECTS credit points must have been awarded in economic subjects. More dateails on Admission and Application: https://www.unisg.ch/en/studium/zulassungundanmeldung/zulmasterstufe/miqef

Application Deadline: April 30

Visit the M.A. HSG in in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) page on the University of St Gallen website for more details!






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