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M.Sc. in International Financial Management

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Master, Master of Science



Financial Management, Finanzwesen, Internationale Ausrichtung

Teilzeit Studium, Vollzeit Studium


Head of MSc International Financial Management
Prof Dr Michael Blankenagel
You are looking for

  • Excellent specialised education in Financial Management
  • Comprehensive coverage of all Financial Management-related topics rather than limiting to either Corporate Finance or Accounting or Management Control
  • Great career opportunities outside the financial services industry
  • High flexibility in combining education, job and personal life
  • Truly international programme
This is precisely what we offer you at Lucerne School of Business with our new Master of Science in International Financial Management.

How to become someone the War for Talent in Financial Management is waged for? The market is looking for two traits in their future Financial Managers, Accountants, Auditors and CFOs:

  • comprehensive knowledge in Financial Management and
  • the ability to perform in an international setting.
The consecutive MSc in International Financial Management achieves the first by the selection of its topics that comprises all of a CFO’s areas of responsibilities: Financial Accounting and Reporting, Management Accounting and Control, Corporate Finance, Tax and Corporate Law, Internal Audit, Assurance and Risk Management.

The second is accomplished by a truly international programme. You will not only be working on multinational problems, but you will operate in an international environment together with students from different nationalities and cultures, either in class or in collaboration with foreign universities. Ideally the experience is supplemented with a period of studying and working abroad, which the programme allows for in its time schedule. Swiss-based international companies are looking for interns, be it Swiss to send abroad or non-Swiss to employ in Switzerland.

The programme at a glance
The Master of Science in International Financial Management covers all topics relevant within a modern Finance Department in internationally oriented companies in non-financial-service industries. The course is held completely in English.

The course lasts between three and six semesters depending on personal preferences, occupational obligations and family commitments. Full-time students are able to finish the coursework in three semesters. Part-time students can hold a job of up to 50% (four semester course duration) or even 70% (six semester) or meet family commitments respectively.

Mandatory in-class lectures in Zug, located in between Lucerne and Zurich, are concentrated in the fall semester, giving students the highest possible flexibility in spring and summer to pursue off-site activities like studying abroad, an international internship, taking part in the Swiss CPA busy season, conducting project work or taking optional courses.

The course provides 90 ECTS credits on completion of the coursework. In terms of workload, students will need to invest approximately 2,700 hours.

The entry requirements for the course are

  • a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) in Business Administration or related topics with at least 27 ECTS credits in Financial Management courses and
  • a good level of English.
Based on the application documents and an interview in English, programme management will decide on the admission. There is the option to bridge a gap of up to twelve missing credit points during the first two semesters of the master’s programme by passing particular modules in the German BSc of Business Administration at Lucerne University ASA.

The execution of the Master’s programme is supported by the School of Management and Law of Zurich University of Applied Sciences. The Universities’ staffs are complemented by industry specialists from international companies

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