The MScQF - entirely taught in English - offers its students a unique blend of training in quantitative methods for finance and economics, covering the fundamental concepts associated with financial economics, financial markets, asset management, and risk management.
The program comprises core courses, elective courses and a master's thesis.
There is a rich list of elective courses being part of the program. Students may submit petitions to transfer credits from courses that are not part of the degree program - so called external credits.
Any course of the program is part of one of the 2 areas.
Each student needs to acquire at least 90 ECTS credit points as follows:
Mathematical Methods in Finance (MF)
Required Total ECTS Credits
Core courses: 36 ECTS Credits, at least 12 from each area FIN and MF
Elective courses: 24 ECTS Credits, at least 9 from each area FIN and MF
Master's Thesis: 30 ECTS
|If a student has acquired more than 36 ECTS credit points from the core courses, the additional points can be credited to the elective courses. Be aware that only complete modules can be transferred and that a splitting of the module ECTS is not allowed!
6 failures allowed in total.
All modules and the Master's Thesis can be repeated only once!
At most 15 external credits.
At most 2 seminars. More seminars only with petition.
An internship is not compulsory for the program, but we encourage our students to make internships. Internship opportunities, as well as jobs, offered by the finance industry are communicated via email to our students.
Our students have got part-time and summer internship offers from the following companies (non-exhaustive list): Axpo, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, European Central Bank, Fintegral, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, KPMG, LGT, Morgan Stanley, Scor, SIX Group, Swiss Re, UBS, ZKB.