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.
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.
Deadline applies if you do not have the same nationality as the university.)
Deadline applies if your country of nationality is in the EEA (European Economic Area))
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
Tuition fee for the domestic students.)
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 Master’s 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 Liechtenstein’s 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.
The applicant must demonstrate that the programme has a clear connection to his/her previous educational background.Additional qualifications related to the intended programme, for example publications, projects and so on, may have a positive impact on the evaluation of the application.
Academic skillsApplicants must evidence sufficient basic knowledge in the following areas:
For admission, the knowledge, skills and qualifications gained from the applicant’s first degree must constitute relevant prior education for the Master’s degree programme concerned. A prior degree is deemed to be relevant if it comprises modules of at least 60 ECTS in business corresponding to the level of a Bachelor’s degree programme in Business Administration at the University of Liechtenstein. For the interdisciplinary degree programme in “Information Systems“, programmes comprising modules of at least 60 ECTS related to business/computer science corresponding to the level mentioned above are deemed to be relevant.
The grades obtained in the applicant’s first degree programme, especially those obtained for final degree papers, will be taken into account in the admissions procedure.
In a letter of motivation (approx. 1-2 pages), applicants must present their prior knowledge and personal experiences, and explain how this degree programme is applicable to their planned areas of study, interests and job perspectives. In particular, the letter must explain the motivation for selecting the desired course of study. It should be clear why the University of Liechtenstein has been selected.
An applicant’s social skills will be assessed both on the basis of his/her CV , in which developments, experiences, activities and services provided in both professional and private life should be listed, and through a personal interview with the Academic Board. The decision to conduct an interview will be taken on the basis of the application documents submitted. It serves to reinforce and expand the impression gained of the applicant from the various documents. The personal interview offers an opportunity to discuss the profile together with the applicant
Relevant work experience gained prior to the degree programme may have a positive impact on the application process.
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