Dual Degrees with partner universities in Edinburgh and Hong Kong
We offer a dual degree/articulation programme with Edinburgh Napier University and we will soon be announcing a further such arrangement with a partner university in Hong Kong.
Take advantage of the opportunity to also study in Hong Kong or Edinburgh – and receive a dual degree/articulation programme from the Lucerne School of Business and our partner university, while working on your personal 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 (SECA, SwissVR, CFO, ZCA (Zug Commodity Association).
Multiple career paths in the financial industry
The graduates of our master`s programme in Banking and Finance hold positions in banks, pension or investment funds, are asset or portfolio managers, or work in consulting companies or in finance departments in several industries. Our graduates work in Switzerland and abroad in corporate or private banking, in asset management, investment banking or in risk management.
Top quality studies and lecturers from the industry
Our programme is very focused as we tach 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)”.
Close to the Financial Hub of Zurich
The campus in Zug is less than 30 minutes away from the financial and business hub of Zurich. Zug itself is a well-known location for family business offices, private equity firms, and international pharmaceutical companies. The city also hosts many commodity-trading firms, making it one of the leading centres in this sector. Moreover, several blockchain companies have chosen the «Crypto Valley» Zug as their home location.
The proximity of Zurich as a financial centre and the campus’s location in the economically prosperous region of Zug enables many of our students to work part-time besides their studies. This already allows students to establish a network in the business environment at an early stage in their career and increases their opportunities on the job market after their master’s programme.