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Master of Science in Finance (120 ECTS, English)


Course Description

Finance is the area of economics that studies investment decisions. These decisions are fundamental to the well-being of firms and individuals. Investment outcomes are affected by randomness. Investment decisions involve trade-offs between risk and expected return.

The Master programme includes four semesters of lectures and seminars and an internship. A thorough understanding of risk is necessary to the good management of financial assets. Therefore the first semester is dedicated to the economic and statistical foundations of financial markets and the quantitative disciplines necessary to model them. This knowledge is then applied to the analysis of financial instruments and their markets in the core courses of the second and third semesters.

The Master in Finance is coordinated by the Swiss Finance Institute at the University of Lugano. The Swiss Finance Institute is an initiative sponsored by the Swiss Bankers Association with the purpose of achieving international excellence in banking and finance education and research at Swiss universities.

Entry Requirements

The formal requirement for admission to the Master's degree in Finance is the completion of a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) granted by a recognised university in Economics or related disciplines. Candidates are required to be adequately prepared in the fields of economics and basic quantitative subjects.Applicants are encouraged (compulsory for applicants with a Bachelor obtained in extra EU country) to provide GRE/GMAT scores in support of their application.The number of seats is limited.

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