The specialized Master program Master of Science UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance, in short MSc UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance (or before 2009: Master of Advanced Studies in Finance) is a joint degree program offered by the University of Zurich, represented by the Department of Banking and Finance, together with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), represented by the Department of Mathematics. The program is the core of the Center of Competence Finance in Zurich.

The program (entirely taught in English) offers its prospective students an advanced education in quantitative finance. A special feature is its combination of economic theory for finance with mathematical methods (probability theory, statistics, numerical analysis) for finance and insurance. The curriculum consists of two semesters of coursework followed by the writing of a Master thesis. The program starts once a year in the fall semester (mid September) and interested persons need to apply for a place of study by the end of January.

Graduates should be able to work as specialists in quantitative-oriented areas of the financial services industry, such as risk or asset management or financial product development. They should also be able to work in a finance function or treasury group of a corporation or in consulting.

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What Do Our Graduates Say?

TS, graduated 2016:
"The Quantitative Finance MSc program has an excellent structure and an excellent track record of providing both the Finance Industry as well as Academia with highly qualified individuals. The mix of the courses, together with the caliber of the professionals that teach these courses, significantly broadened my knowledge and in the same time helped me to understand how to apply this knowledge in practical situations. The high level quantitative finance education offered by the QF program in combination with my background in mathematics helped me to build the solid foundation I was looking for, for my further professional and academic development."

Michal Svaton, graduated 2016:
"Master of Science in Quantitative Finance was of great value for me personally and for my career. First, it familiarized me with a wide range of research and practical areas, which fueled me to pursue a PhD in finance. Second, it provided me with a plenty of career opportunities and a great network of professionals from finance industry which was materialized in my stay in a major Swiss bank."

Stefan Roggo, graduated 2014:
"I was extremely happy that I have been admitted to the MSc UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance. The program is interesting, challenging and opens up a lot opportunities after graduating."

KS, graduated 2012:
"It is important for me to thank you for the possibility you gave me to do the MSc QF here in Zurich, it is really an amazing program that provides a great education. But above that, I had the chance to meet fantastic people and I even found friends for life. They definitely influenced my personality in a very positive way and I will always keep a good memory of them and my time in Zurich."


13 March 2017 199 candidates have applied for a place of study in the MSc UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance starting in September 2017. 21 candidates were admitted directly and 56 candidates were invited for the interview.

12 September 2016 33 students joined the new class of MSc UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance.

Students starting in September 2016

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