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Master of Science in Finance

The Master of Science in Finance aims to give students excellent quantitative knowledge enabling them to understand the complicated working of financial institutions and to face the changing market environment.

In addition to providing strong theoretical bases, the aim of this training is to teach the participants to apply the know-how implicit in their qualifications.
The MSc in Finance offered by HEC Lausanne is a general finance specialization. It has been recognized by the CFA Institute as a CFA Program Partner.

HEC Lausanne‚Ää
Institute of Banking and Finance 

Degree awarded
Master of Science (MSc) in Finance, orientation Asset and Risk Management, Corporate Finance or Financial Entrepreneurship and Data Science

ECTS credits

4 semesters

Teaching language
English. Recommended level : C1.

Final enrolment dates
30 April. The degree course begins in the autumn semester.
Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland : 28 February.

More information
Timetables and course descriptions

University studies develop, in addition to specific academic skills, many transversal skills such as  : oral and written communication, critical, analytical and summarising faculties, abilities in research, the learning and transmission of knowledge, independence and the ability to take decisions.

This panoply of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired in the course of studies, is an excellent preparation for a wide range of employment opportunities in all sorts of industries. This Master prepares for high-level financial careers in companies requiring profound knowledge of corporate finance and risk management techniques.

Students may expect to find jobs in the following branches  :

  • banks (retail, private, and investment) insurance companies
  • wealth manager or advisor in family offices
  • consulting companies
  • corporate finance
  • pension funds
  • trading
  • central banks, Government bodies, regulators, international institutions
  • research, doctoral studies, academic career

Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts are authentic.
Last update: 24 May 2017

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