M.Sc. Finance

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR1542 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR1542 per Year (National

    Tuition fee for the domestic students.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Vaduz, Liechtenstein
This research oriented and internationally recognised programme attracts talented students from all over the world and is unique thanks to its international approach, CFA-oriented curriculum and its personal study environment. The Finance programme is offered at the University of Liechtenstein.



The Finance programme at the University of Lichtenstein is currently one of the few English programmes in the German-speaking area with focus on Asset Management, Wealth Management, Risk Management and International Finance.

Students are equipped with knowledge in the latest research topics in finance and are expected to take on the challenge of studying at a very high academic level. The delivery of methodologies and the completion of research projects are key aspects of this programme and build a base for a further PhD programme. The Finance programme is offered at the University of Liechtenstein.

Small class size and one-to-one tuition provide a personal, creative and productive learning and research environment focusing on the development of strong individual profiles. Traditionally, the student group is highly international thus students can reinforce their intercultural competencies. Our practice-oriented projects enhance teamwork capacity, communication skills and leadership potential among students. Furthermore, excursions and educational journeys plus a possible semester abroad deliver additional insights into different cultures and international financial markets.

Why study Finance in Liechtenstein?
  • Personal learning environment through a low professor/student-ratio
  • International study group of around 35 students
  • English programme with focus on International Financial Management, Risk and Asset Management
  • Strong links to the financial hub in Liechtenstein and Switzerland
  • Curriculum content linked to CFA - Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Educational journeys to leading financial centres in the world
  • Excellent career prospects
  • Ideal preparation for a PhD programme

Our graduates have excellent career prospects and benefit from a nearly 100% employment rate on completion of their studies.

Students will be highly qualified for a professional career in finance, for example in financial risk management, asset, investment and wealth management, international financial management and corporate finance, portfolio management, financial engineering, product development and research projects.

These jobs are offered by asset and capital management firms, banks, insurance companies, investment undertakings, financial advisors and family offices, finance departments of non-financial companies, central banks, consulting firms, regulatory authorities and financial market authorities.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

Started in

  • There is no deadline for this start date.

Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • EUR1542 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR1542 per year ( National

    Tuition fee for the domestic students.

  • Tuition fee: 1 semester costs CHF 850
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The programme is modularly structured and lectures take place generally three days per week, with occasional lectures on a Saturday. Lecturing time can vary. The entire programme is taught in English.

A strong emphasis lies on teamwork within small groups, which ensures exceptionally close contact between instructors and students.The curriculum illustrates a completion of the programme in three semesters, plus one additional semester for the preparation of the Masterís thesis.

CFA-oriented structure (Chartered Financial Analysts)

The curriculum content is linked to the CFA examinations, for which 15 scholarships are available to MSc Finance students on an annual basis. The accomplishment of CFA levels 1-3 of the CFA-Charter, is an internationally recognised degree in the finance sector and provides an important competitive advantage for job-seekers in the international market place.


The Master´s degree programme with Liechtensteinís unique strategic position and membership in the EEA grant students easy access to the Swiss, and European labour market. University of Liechtenstein is recognised by Swiss authorities and the programme itself by all member states of the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland. The international spirit of the programme is enhanced by the international body of academic staff and its international student group. In addtion, educational journeys, the possibility of an exchange semester and excursions deliver additional insights into different cultures and international financial markets.

Course structure

Semester 1

  • Financial Economics and Markets
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Empirical Finance
  • International Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Cross-Faculty Elective Subject

Semester 2

  • Risk Management and Financial Derivatives
  • Asset Pricing and Portfolio Choice
  • Wealth Structures and Taxation of Wealth Structures and Financial Instruments
  • Seminar in Finance
  • Liechtenstein House of Finance LAB, Project
  • Cross-Faculty Elective Subject

Semester 3

  • Investment Strategies and Asset Management
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Pension Finance
  • Alternative Investments
  • Research Greenhouse
  • Liechtenstein House of Finance LAB, Project
  • Private Banking
  • Cross-Faculty Elective Subject
  • or instead of Cross-Faculty Elective: Liechtenstein House of Finance Elective

Semester 4

  • Cross-Faculty Elective Subject
  • Master Thesis

English Language Requirements


All required application documents must be provided in English or German. Diplomas, transcripts of records, certificates etc. issued in other languages need to be submitted as officially certified translations in one of the two languages along with the copies of the original documents. Especially the following documents have to be uploaded (pdf, jpg) and should be prepared before starting the online application:

  • Letter of Motivation
  • CV
  • Copy of your passport
  • Passport photo
If you have already finished your first academic degree programme:
  • Bachelor diploma or diploma of a comparable academic degree programme
  • Diploma Supplement or transcript of data which shows the overall grade

If you have not finished your study at this time but will do so in the nearby future, you have to send us all your records for the evaluation of your study success. All required documents or an attestation of your university that you have completed your study successfully have to be submitted to a specified date which will be announced to you.

Furthermore, we need
  • English language certificate (level B2) according the admission guidelines if your mother tongue is not English
You have to submit this certificate until 31 July at the latest.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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