The MSc in Finance is an internationally recognized Master 's degree programme of 4 semesters, grants 120 ECTS credits and is currently one of the few English programmes in the German speaking area, that focuses on Asset and Wealth Management and International Financial Management. This Master's degree programme is unique thanks to its international approach, practice-oriented curriculum and its personal touch with students. This programme is entirely taught in English. Successful students are awarded with the Degree in “Master of Science in Finance (MSc)”
The programme equips students with skills and knowledge in the latest finance research topics, encourages networking and teamwork capacity. Practice-oriented projects develop leadership potential and decision-making skills. A limited number of 35 international students are admitted every year and being prepared for leadership and expert positions in the financial services industries, as well as for a PhD programme. Students are required to be open-minded and are expected to take on the challenge to study at a very high academic level.
What makes the programme so unique?
personal learning environment through a low professor/student-ratio
international group of around 30 students
programme entirely taught in English
focus on International Financial Management, Risk and Asset Management
curriculum content linked to CFA - Chartered Financial Analyst
international team of professors and practitioners
unique location in the heart of Europe with international finance know-how
educational journeys to leading financial centres in the world
strong links to the financial industry
excellent career prospects
preparation for a PhD programme
attractive tuition fees (state-funded education)
1 semester costs CHF 850, 1 year costs CHF 1.700
The Master’s degree programme in Finance has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program.This status is granted to institutions whose degree programm(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge(CBOK), which provides students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.
The curriculum illustrates a completion of the programme in three semesters, plus one additional semester for the preparation of the Master’s thesis. The main focus each semester are:
1st semester: Methodologies, Financial Theory, also experimental Finance, Asset Pricing, Profit and Risk Management.
2nd semester: International Financial Management
3rd semester: Wealth Management, Ethics and Leadership, Corporate Governance.
In the 4th semester students participate in the research oriented Master’s thesis module for the completion of the Master’s degree programme.
The curriculum is designed to prepare students for the CFA Examinations, and lectures are also partly held by holders of the CFA. The support in undertaking the CFA levels 1-3 of the CFA-Charter, an internationally recognised degree in the finance sector, will provide an important competitive advantage.
The programme is modularly structured and lectures take place generally 4 days per week. Blocked lectures are also possible on a Saturday, but this won’t be the rule. Lecturing time can vary. The entire programme is taught in English. A strong emphasis lies on team work within small groups, which ensures exceptionally close contact between instructors and students.
The Master´s degree programme at the University of Liechtenstein with Liechtenstein’s unique strategic position and membership in the EEA grant students easy access to the Swiss, and the European labour market. The university is recognised by Swiss authorities and the programme 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 give insight into international market developments and provide additional career opportunities.
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:
No work experience is required.
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