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Master of Science in Economics in Finance (MFIN)


The MSc in Finance is offered by the Swiss Finance Institute and the Faculty of Economics at the Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland. The standard duration of this full-time study program is 3 semesters (90 ECTS). However, you can extend the duration by an additional semester taking additional credits in the form of an internship or a Master thesis to bring the total number of ECTS to 120. The master is entirely offered in English.

The Master equips you with a solid background in financial principles and tools to excel in your career in finance. You will learn how to analyze financial markets, use and structure financial products, and value and devise investment opportunities. Our graduates occupy top positions in financial and academic institutions worldwide.

You will enjoy a sophisticated mix of knowledge transfer by our world-class and internationally renowned faculty, as well as hands-on experience by practitioners. The Master is organized in three tracks (Minor):

  • Quantitative Finance
  • Banking and Finance
  • Digital Finance

This flexible structure of the course offering allows you to specialize according to your interests and career goals, be they in quantitative analysis, banking, or financial technology. USI takes great pride in keeping their course offering cutting edge and up-to-date at the pulse of the financial system.

The Master in Finance is coordinated with the Swiss Finance Institute, 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.

The highlights of the programme are:

  • High professor-to-student ratio
  • International Faculty
  • Courses and guest lectures from leading practitioners
  • Wide range of career opportunities
  • Excellent placement records
  • SFI accreditation