M.Sc. Finance

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR1600 Year (International)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Liechtenstein | Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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.

Description of Finance

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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

ďMaster of Science in Finance (MSc)Ē

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 of only 1:5

  • 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)

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 31st March, Summer Application Deadline extended through July 2015
Tuition fee
  • EUR 1600 Year (International)

1 semester costs CHF 850, 1 year costs CHF 1.700

Start date September  2015 First week in September
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

The Masterís 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 Masterís 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 Masterís thesis module for the completion of the Masterís degree programme.

CFA-oriented structure

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.

Study concept

The programme is modularly structured and lectures take place generally 4 days per week. Blocked lectures are also possible on a Saturday, but this wonít 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.

Internationality

The Master´s degree programme at the University of Liechtenstein with Liechtensteinís 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.

Requirements for Finance

  • Bachelorís degree or diploma with at least 180 ECTS, 60 of it in business related fields
  • Letter of motivation in English, 1-2 pages
  • Curriculum Vitae in English
  • English language skills at proficiency level B2, i.e. TOEFL 82 / IELTS 6.5 or results of similar levels at other tests
  • Motivation for the chosen Masterís degree
  • International and work experience
  • Academic writing skills
  • Personal interview
Excellent applicants are invited for a personal interview.

Work Experience for Finance

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

The Master's degree programme in Banking and Financial Management is accredited by FIBAA.

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