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MSc Banking and Finance, Program in English

"In order to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing industry, it is necessary to have a firm grasp of technical, methodological, and social skills."

Dr. Ruben Seiberlich, Head of MSc in Banking and Finance

Managerial roles in banks and financial institutions require a high degree of entrepreneurial thinking, leadership abilities, solid specialist knowledge, and analytical skills.

Our MSc Banking & Finance, Program in English, offers a full time option for those students who do not work part time and wish to enter the job market with a MSc degree as soon as one year after they finish the BSc.

The first 11 months, from September to July, require attendance on site. The assessments in the last semester can be done remotely, offering the possibility to enter the job market in any of the global financial hubs.

At a Glance

Title: Master of Science (MSc) in Banking and Finance
Workload: 90 ECTS-Credits (approx. 2 700 hours of work)
Study Format: Full-time (Bilingual part-time program)
Duration: 3 semesters full-time study with only 11 months of regular attendance
Start of New Program: Mid-September
Enrollment Deadline: 31 July 2020 - Enrollment
Location: Switzerland, Winterthur
Language of Instruction: English
Semester Fee: CHF 720.- semester fee, including flat rate exam fee; CHF 500 additional semester fee payable by students legally domiciled outside Switzerland; registration fee and enrollment fee: CHF 100 (fees are subject to change)
Double Degree: The program offers the option to complete a double degree with our selected partner university (IÉSEG School of Management). For a double degree, students continue their studies at the other university after having completed the program at the SML.
Accreditation: AACSB

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“The Master’s program is an excellent mix of theory and practice and covers a wide range of banking and finance topics.”

Claudia Fisch, Head of Product Management Basis, Thurgauer Kantonalbank, Alumna of MSc in Banking and Finance

What You Will Learn

The program "MSc in Banking and Finance" provides both sound scientific knowledge and practically oriented management know-how at an international level. You will learn to analyze complex tasks, identify different options, and implement solutions effectively. You will deepen your knowledge of the market and its environment and of how to manage financial services providers. You will study risk management, traditional and alternative investments, controlling and business processes, as well as corporate finance. 

“Our Master's program allows you to focus on your career goal: by choosing between two areas of specialization, 'Capital Markets and Data Science' and 'Digital Banking', and by engaging in corresponding application-oriented project work.”


Prof. Dr. Peter Schwendner, Head of Institute of Wealth & Asset Management

Your Career Prospects

Digital Banking

Capital Markets & Data Science

Program Structure and Admission

Practice and Research

The Program will take three semesters to complete and be worth 90 ECTS credits. This is the equivalent of approx. 2,700 hours of study. Nearly half of the program is devoted to applied research. You will complete your studies by completing a Master's thesis based on a practical research question. The first 11 months, from September to July, require attendance on site. The assessments in the last semester can be done remotely.

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“The Master’s program prepares me perfectly for a career in the financial sector and gives me the opportunity to gain professional experience at the same time.”

Nicolai Donat, alumni, MSc in Banking and Finance

What You Need to Qualify

In addition to these basic conditions, there are additional requirements to be met:

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