Dual Degrees with partner universities in Edinburgh and Hong Kong
We offer a dual degree programme with Edinburgh Napier University and Lingnan University in Hong Kong.
Take advantage of the opportunity to spend an exchange semester in Hong Kong or Edinburgh – and receive two MSc degrees, while developing your international network.
Cutting-edge and well connected
The IFZ is Switzerland`s leading university institute in Banking and Finance. The content of the master`s programme in Banking and Finance is cutting-edge, due to our own research and publication activities. Our lecturers often hold positions on the board of directors in local or international companies in the industry or lead the relevant associations in Switzerland (Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association, SwissVR, CFO, Zug Commodity Association).
Multiple career paths in the financial industry
The graduates of our master's programme in Banking and Finance are working at banks, pension funds, investment funds, as wealth managers, FinTechs, in consulting companies or in the financial departments of companies in a multitude of industries nowadays. Our graduates are employed in positions both at home and abroad, amongst others in such areas as corporate or private banking, asset management, investment banking, or risk management.
Top quality studies and lecturers from the industry
Our programme is very focused as we teach in small groups. Students have direct access to their lecturers. The high levels of satisfaction among our students is proven by the results of the programme`s ongoing evaluation.
A programme which is practically relevant for the financial services industry
Our programme is practically relevant for the financial services industry. On top of working on current questions of relevance to the industry, we work with a lot of teaching practitioners who hold senior management positions in Switzerland’s top financial services companies.
Excellent basis for topping up a CFA, CAIA, FRM and more
Completing the master`s programme enables you to top up your education with an internationally recognized certificate like the “Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)”, the “Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)”, the “Financial Risk Manager (FRM)” or the “Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA)”.
Location: Zurich – Zug/Rotkreuz – Lucerne
Our Campus in Rotkreuz can be reached from Zurich in 35 minutes and from Lucerne in 15 minutes. While Zurich is an international financial centre, Lucerne is a national hub for the insurance sector and one of the major regions for tourism in Switzerland. The Canton of Zug is a renowned and important location for commodity trading, private equity, home to many international companies, and has a strong industrial sector. Moreover, the region has attracted many blockchain companies and is known as “crypto valley”