Why this program?
Do you want to gain an in-depth insight into the world of banks and financial markets? A Master's at the Department of Banking and Finance (IBF) will provide you with an outstanding training to assume demanding tasks in your future professional career or further education.The Master's study program in Banking and Finance consists of four specialized areas, namely banking, corporate finance, financial economics, and quantitative finance. A minor can be chosen among an array of further trend topics such as sustainable finance or data science.
As one of the worldwide most important financial centers with a strong international profile and links between the financial industry and academia, Zurich offers a unique backdrop to the study of the Master's in Banking and Finance. Thanks to guest lectures from business representatives and seminars offered in cooperation with companies, you will encounter the professional world right from an early stage.
What can I do with it later?
Our graduates are 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.
Depending on the specialization of the minor study program, this Master's will open doors for diverse roles in different local or international companies from a wide range of industries. Moreover, suitable graduates with an interest in research have the opportunity to pursue doctoral studies.
Recent Master's theses
- Negative ESG News and Stock Returns
(Elena Grigorenko, 2022)
- The Pollution Premium Evidence from European Equity Markets
(Dominik Bucher, 2021)
- The impact of sustainable investments during the COVID-19 crisis in Europe
(Gilles Huner, 2021)
- Cryptocurrencies as diversification instrument: A practical application for portfolio optimization
(Joel Zeller, 2021)