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Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics

Financial Economics

The minor study program in Financial Economics takes a more in-depth look at the world of financial markets.

In addition to studying the theoretical and mathematical concepts underpinning how financial markets work, students are given an insight into behavioral finance and Switzerland as a financial center.

Rounding off the minor study program are lectures and seminars with a practical focus in the areas of hedge funds, portfolio management and the real estate sector.

Career prospects

Specializing with the minor study program in Financial Economics offers excellent prerequisites for embarking on a career in the banking and financial services industry. The knowledge that graduates have acquired will open doors to roles in fields such as wealth management and asset management.


Financial Economics is available as:

Minor program (30 ECTS credits)

Can be combined with the following major programs:

Business and Economics
Banking and Finance
Business Administration
Management and Economics

Weiterführende Informationen

How to proceed?

You plan to pursue a Master's program at our Faculty. Information on the next steps you need to take is available here.

Application and admission: For assuming studies at our Faculty, you first need to apply to the University of Zurich.
Application and admission

Admission based on academic background: If you have a Bachelor's degree from another higher education institution, get informed about the categorization process.
Admission to the Master's program

Changing program: Being a student at our Faculty, you have come to the conclusion that another study program might fit your interests even better.
Changing program

Regulations: You will find everything you need to know about your studies in the regulations.

Questions on your program of studies: You are pursuing studies at our Faculty and have specific questions? Our academic advisors or the Dean's Office are ready to help you.