University of Liechtenstein

Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    790
    Tuition (Semester)
    790
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

It currently is 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.

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 at University of 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

Programme Structure

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 team work within small groups, which ensures exceptionally close contact between instructors and students.


Detailed Programme Facts

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 72

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Prior educational requirements for the intended degree programme

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 skills

Applicants must evidence sufficient basic knowledge in the following areas:
  • academic writing;
  • research methods.
If specific evidence of these skills and qualifications cannot be provided, the skillsrequired can be evaluated through an assessment of the Bachelor's thesis, finaldegree paper or a seminar paper.
Prior academic achievements

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.

Motivation for the intended programme

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.

Social skills

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

Work Experience

Relevant work experience gained prior to the degree programme may have a positive impact on the application process.

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 790 International
  • EUR 790 National
  • CHF 850- / Semester

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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