This Master's degree is a cooperation between the University of Zurich, represented by the Department of Banking and Finance of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics, and the ETH Zurich, represented by the Department of Mathematics.
Students benefit from the expertise of two leading research groups at two top institutions, from the proximity to the Zurich financial center (banks, insurance/reinsurance and consulting companies) and a well-established multi-dimensional cooperation with industry, including internships.
Program content and objectives
This specialized Master’s program offers its prospective students an advanced education in quantitative finance. A special feature is its unique combination of economic theory for finance with mathematical methods (probability theory, statistics and econometrics, numerical analysis) for finance and insurance. Recent developments in the FinTech area are included in several lectures.
Career prospects and further degree programs
Graduates have excellent opportunities to work as specialists in quantitative-oriented areas of the financial services industry. There are high placement rates in risk management, asset management or financial product development as well as connections to top consulting firms. A further career opportunity is to enter a PhD in (quantitative) finance.
MSc in Quantitative Finance is available as:
Major program: 90 ECTS credits.
The curriculum consists of two semesters of coursework followed by the writing of a Master's thesis. The program starts every year in the fall semester (mid September). Interested persons need to apply online for a place of study. Admission is very competitive.
Application and admission to the Master of Science UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance are processed separately. Follow the link below for detailed information:
Registering for courses
You have to register online and within the registration deadline for all courses which you would like to earn credits for.
UZH modules: follow the link below for information and instructions on how to book modules:
ETH modules: All ETH courses and examinations have to be booked via the ETH MyStudies tool. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the secretariat of the mathematics department. You will receive your access data at the information kick-off event in September or afterwards at the secretariat of the mathematics department.
You will find any information and instructions on how to use the MyStudies tool here:
Recognition and transfer of external credits
Please fill out the form below to submit a petition for transferring coursework which is not part of the curriculum of the degree program.
Master's thesis and graduation
As far as the Master's thesis and the registration for graduation are concerned, the same administrative procedures apply to the Master of Science UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance and all other Master's programs in Business and Economics.
The directives for the Master's thesis and graduation are described in the regulations.