MAS Geneva Master of Advanced Studies in Finance 2021

This MAS takes place in Switzerland, a leading financial center with a long tradition in wealth management. It is a post-experience programme ideal for bachelors and masters holders in engineering and science who want to transit to a career in finance.

Information

Period

September 2021 - June 2022
60 ECTS credits
1800 Teaching hours
For information about a part-time option, please contact us.

Language

English

Format

On-site

Contact

Location

Université de Genève

Registration

Early bird deadline

30 September 2020

Registration deadline

31 March 2021
A discount of 10% is granted for early bird applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible, to allow for the time needed for visa application, if required.

Fees:

Tuition fee: CHF 42000.-
Application fee: CHF 300.-

In case of admission, the registration fee is deducted from the first semester’s university fees. It is not reimbursed in case of rejection, withdrawal, or incomplete application, regardless of the reason.

 

Objectives

  • Gain the analytical rigor needed for leadership positions in finance
  • Strengthen teamwork and project management skills
  • Learn to apply advanced quantitative methods applied in the financial industry
  • Acquire technological competencies to manage portfolios in the fintech context
  • Develop a professional network to share knowledge and expertise all around the world

Audience

Bachelor's and Master's graduate in engineering and science who want to transit to a career in finance
Student of business and finance who wish to get a leadership position in finance

Programme

Core courses:

  • Valuation and Private Equity
  • Asset Management

Elective Courses in Finance and Management: 

  • Financial Economics
  • Portfolio Management
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Quantitative Risk Management
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Hedge Funds
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Entrepreneurship –Startup Project
  • Team Management
  • Psychology in Finance
  • International Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics of Banking

Elective Courses in Law and Financial Regulation:

  • International Capital Markets Law
  • Introduction to the Law of Trusts
  • Investment Management Law
  • International Enforcement in Financial Markets
  • International Tax Planning
  • Chinese Financial Market Regulation

GEMFIN students also benefit from:

  • A structured series of industry visits. As part of the program, students will visit leading Swiss financial institutions and meet with financial executives from the prominent financial and non-financial companies.
  • Leadership retreat in the mountains (optional).

Director(s)

Prof. Harald HAU, Geneva Finance Research Institute (GFRI), University of Geneva

Partnership

Geneva Finance Research Institute (GFRI) and Centre de droit bancaire et financier (CDBF), Faculty of Law, University of Geneva

Assessment

The programme corresponds to 60 ECTS. It includes courses in the form of compulsory courses (Core Courses), optional courses to choose among a list of thematic modules and the writing of a final work. Mandatory and optional courses are specified in the Study Plan.

Pedagogical method

  • Experienced senior teachers with a high faculty to student ratio
  • Innovative project oriented teaching methods focused on business cases
  • Integration of advanced data platforms into the learning experience
  • Individualized and tailored curriculum with close faculty guidance

Diploma awarded

Participants who pass the assessment requirements and successfully complete all core courses and required elective courses will be awarded the [Master of Advanced Studies in Finance (Maîtrise universitaire d’études avancées en Finance) by the Geneva Finance Research Institute of the University of Geneva.

Admission criteria

  • Undergraduate degree or higher
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • One year of work experience
  • Working knowledge of English
  • Motivation letter
  • Reference letter

Meet Us

The best way to discover whether the GEMFIN program and the city of Geneva are right for you is to come and visit. We would be happy to meet with you for a personal consultation to talk about your personal goals, the program, course options, living and studying in Geneva and more.

For a one-to-one meeting with the Executive Education Manager, Dr. Michal Paserman, please contact us at: gemfin(at)unige.ch

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