Studiengang Details

Master of Science in Banking and Finance

Fact sheet

Master, Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Taught language
English, English/German bilingual track

Banking and Finance

Program Emphasis
Banking and Finance

Course options
Teilzeit Studium, Vollzeit Studium


Dr. Simon Amrein
Head of Programme
Lucerne School of Business
Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ
Campus Zug-Rotkreuz, Suurstoffi 1
6343 Rotkreuz

The Master of Science in Banking and Finance is a research-based MSc with a practical dimension providing advanced technical and management training. It offers subject-specific skills and knowledge in the areas of Bank and Risk Management, Corporate Finance and Investments (incl. Alternative Investments) as well as FinTech, Data Analytics and Blockchain. The master's degree prepares students for demanding duties in the financial sector.

Program Emphasis

Banking and Finance


Requirements / Application

Admission to the Master of Science in Real Estate is subject to the following conditions:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related discipline with a specialisation in Banking and Finance (minimum 24 ECTS credits)
  • An ability to follow tuition in English at university level (English C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • A high level of motivation and readiness to work hard
  • A positive outcome from the admission interview

Important Dates

Autumn semester:
mid September to Christmas (calendar weeks 38 to 52)

Spring semester:
mid February to end May (calendar weeks 8 to 22)

Tuition / Fees

Enrolment fee: CHF 250.-
Semester fee: CHF 800.-

Duration of study

Regular study programme: 4 semesters
Extended study programme: 6 semesters

Career Perspective

The Master’s programme is part of the CFA Institute’s University Affiliation Program and thus prepares students for potential Chartered Financial Analysts® Program exams. Our MSc in Banking and Finance has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and we are eligible to award a number of CFA scholarships each year.

Strategic key roles in the financial sector:

  • Banking
  • Financial services companies
  • FinTechs
  • Private Equity
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Investment funds
  • Pension funds
  • Asset management providers
  • Financial consultancies
  • Auditing services providers
  • Finance departments of companies across all sectors


As an attractive option for holders of a bachelor's degree from a university level institution, the Master of Science in Banking and Finance, a MSc degree, provides an academic, research-based, practically oriented and internationally aligned specialist education in banking and finance.

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