Banking and Finance
A Master's study program in Banking and Finance provides an in-depth insight into the world of banks and financial markets, addressing questions such as: How do you value stocks and other securities? Where do companies obtain the capital for takeovers worth billions, and how do they decide where to invest? To what extent can turbulence affecting financial markets be attributed to psychological factors?
The Master's study program contains four areas of concentration. In Banking, you will take a more intensive look at the structures of credit institutions and how they work. Corporate Finance examines company finance and investment economics. In Financial Economics, you will deal with resource allocation as well as pricing on capital and financial markets, and in Quantitative Finance, you will use applied mathematical methods to analyze financial market-related subjects.
As a business and financial center with a strong international profile, Zurich offers an outstanding environment for studying Banking and Finance. Thanks to guest lectures from business representatives and seminars offered in cooperation with companies, you will come into contact with the professional world right from an early stage.
Good knowledge of English is required for the Master's program in Banking and Finance as the majority of courses are taught in English.
Career prospects and further degree programs
Graduates are ideally qualified to assume specialized or management roles of significant responsibility in the banking, insurance and consulting industries and in the public sector. Careers as an investment banker, financial analyst, risk manager, portfolio manager or financial consultant represent only a small selection of a broad array of professional options.
Moreover, graduates with the right aptitude have the opportunity to pursue academic research by completing a doctorate.
Banking and Finance is available as:
Major program: 90 ECTS credits.
Business and Economics
|Accounting and Finance||Development and
|Managing Education||Information Systems|
|Behavioral Economics||Marketing||People-Oriented Computing|
|Business Administration||Sports Management|
|Corporate Finance||Sustainable Finance|
|Minor program: 30 ECTS credits.
Can be combined with the following major programs:
|Business and Economics||Informatics|
|Banking and Finance||Artificial Intelligence|
|Business Administration||Data Science|
|Management and Economics||People-Oriented Computing|
|Minor program for students from other faculties: 30 ECTS credits.|
|This minor study program can be combined with a major study program in accordance with the provisions set out in your program.|
Are you planning to pursue a Master's degree program at our Faculty? Here you will find the further procedure.
Next steps and main contact points
- Application and admission: To study with us, you apply centrally at 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: You are already studying with us and have realized that you might like another study program even better.
- Regulations: In the regulations you will find everything you need to know about studying here.
- Questions about your studies: You are already studying with us and have specific questions. Our Student Advisory Service or the Dean's Office team will be happy to help you.