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Master of Science in International Financial Management

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Graduation
Master, Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Taught language
Englisch

Specialization
International Financial Management

Program Emphasis
International Financial Management

Course options
Teilzeit Studium, Vollzeit Studium

Contact

Ansprechpartner
Prof. Dr. Imke Keimer
Co-Head of Programme
Anschrift
Lucerne School of Business
Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ
Campus Zug-Rotkreuz, Suurstoffi 1
CH-6343 Rotkreuz
Switzerland

Contact

Ansprechpartner
Prof. Dr. Stefan Hunziker
Co-Head of Programme
Anschrift
Lucerne School of Business
Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ
Campus Zug-Rotkreuz, Suurstoffi 1
CH-6343 Rotkreuz
Switzerland
Today's global marketplace is mainly looking for auditors, accountants, financial managers, and future CFOs with two specific qualities: a comprehensive knowledge of financial management, and the ability to perform in an international environment. Our programme nurtures the vital professional skills of management accounting, financial accounting (IFRS), risk management, auditing, corporate finance, and decision-making, which allows our graduates to go on to work for international companies in Switzerland and abroad. Our Master’s programme is an excellent starting point for students who want to succeed in the field of financial management. We provide career planning to all our students. From the initial consultation to the actual job offer, the HSLU Career Service supports our students to launch a successful career.

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Program Emphasis

International Financial Management

Accreditation

The master's programme International Financial Management is also accredited by ACCA, CIMA and EXPERTsuisse, which entitles our graduates to various benefits.

Requirements / Application

  • An application with the required documents (ex. CV, Photo…etc.)
  • A bachelor’s or similar university degree in Business Administration or any other related discipline of at least 180 ECTS, issued by a university or a university of applied sciences
  • At least 27 ECTS in the field of Financial Management, e.g. Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Control or Corporate Finance. In case of missing ECTS credits in the area of financial management, students can earn up to 12 ECTS completing corresponding bridge classes by end of the first academic year. These classes are offered by the MSc programme.
  • Certificate of C1 English level in the Cambridge ESOL (IELTS 6.0 – 7.0) or equivalent, and/or English mother tongue.
  • Completion of the admission interview (in case of open questions of the Heads of the Programme).
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Important Dates

  • Application deadlines autumn semester: 1 April for applicants requiring a visa or 30 April for Swiss and EU/EFTA applicants
  • Application deadlines spring semester: 1 September for applicants requiring a visa and 15 January for Swiss and EU/EFTA applicants

Tuition / Fees

  • Enrolment fee: CHF 250.-
  • Tuition fees: CHF 800.-

Duration of study

  • Regular study programme: 3 – 4 semesters
  • Extended study programme: 4 – 8 semesters

Career Perspective

Most of our graduates work in the finance and pharmaceutical industry, at large consultancies or in the robotics sector. They mainly hold positions in finance departments, such as CFOs, Heads of Accounting, Heads of Finance, Financial Managers, Business Analysts, Treasurers, Auditors, Consultants, etc. Some have gone on to become CEOs and others have founded their own start-ups.

Participants

Incoming students are bachelor’s graduates with typically a degree in business administration or a related qualification field. Please see admission requirements.

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